Diabetes means that the body does not produce or use insulin properly. Many studies have reported the beneficial effect of the practice of yoga on diabetes. Type 2 Diabetics made up 90 to 95 percent of Diabetics.It is a scary thought that we could so much harm to our body.Reason for type 2 Diabetics is a metabolic disorder in which the body does not respond to the effects of the hormone insulin. This is known as insulin resistance. In addition, some people with type 2 diabetes also may not produce sufficient amounts of insulin in the pancreas.
The pancreas contains enzyme producing cells that secrete two hormones. The two hormones are insulin and glucagon. Insulin and glucagon are secreted directly into the bloodstream, and together, they regulate the level of glucose in the blood.The cause of abnormal pancreatic function in diabetics is insulin resistance, it happens when cells stops responding to insulin means it does allow glucose to enter it. which in return will increase glucose in blood and it gets higher and higher. As long as there is too much glucose in blood and too little in cells, the Pancreas will continue to produce insulin to pull glucose level down. It is a vicious cycle.This is how Diabetics occurs.
Long term damages:
kidney failure, diabetic retinopathy and blindness, peripheral neuropathy, serious skin infections, cardiovasculars disease, stroke, disability, osteoporosis, Alzheimers disease, hearing damage and death.
Studies have confirm that the practice yoga asanas can rejuvenate the insulin producing cells in the pancreas of diabetics of BOTH types, and that doing the postures in a relaxed manner, without exertion, meditation and pranayama help most patients to control the causes of diabetes.
Here are some asanas which will benefit Diabetics
Marichyasana ABCD, Dhanurasana (Bow pose,) Paschimottanasana(Sitting crane), Padangusthasana (Standing crane), Sarvangasana(Shoulder stand), Spinal twist, halasana (Plough pose)
These postures will help to massage abdominal organs like intestine, stimulate peristalsis, tones and massage the liver and pancreas. And also do wonders by stretching the kidneys.