Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a clinical syndrome characterized by hyperglycaemia (increased sugar level in blood) due to absolute or relative deficiency of insulin (insulin is a hormone secreted by pancreas).
Diabetes mellitus can be primary or secondary.
Primary diabetes mellitus can be insulin dependent (IDDM) or non-insulin dependent (NIIDM).
Secondary diabetes mellitus arises due to some other disease which causes the development of diabetes mellitus. It can be due to
Drug induced etc.
Diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus
Polyuria (excessive urination), polyphagia (excessive hunger), polydipsia(excessive thirst), weight loss or weight gain.
Non healing wounds.
Recurrent styes, recurrent UTI (urinary tract infections)
Blood sugar level (fasting overnight) > 126 mg/dl on at least two separate occasions.
Post prandial blood sugar level: > 140 mg/dl.
Normal blood glucose level: 70-110 mg%
Random blood glucose level: > 200 mg/dl.
Acupressure treatment of diabetes mellitus:
CV 4, 10, 12
UB 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 50
Reflex points: pancreas, liver, all glands.