How to Reduce Fluid Retention and Insulin Resistance in Diabetes

May 28, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

One of the most common complaints people with diabetes have is that they retain fluid and are unable to control blood sugar levels. You can take several home remedies and ayurvedic medicines for lowering blood sugar levels. As a precautionary measure, make sure that the blood sugar does not fall drastically.

Steps To Deal with Fluid Retention

The main reason for fluid retention is improper blood circulation. Damaged blood vessel causes peripheral edema, leakage of fluid, and swelling. Here are a few remedies that you can try:

Exercise regularly

Exercising improves blood circulation and thus will help in getting rid of fluid retention.

Keep your feet elevated

Elevate your feet above the heart level using a pillow or cushion for 10-15 minutes daily to reduce swelling.

Avoid wearing tight shoes

Wearing tight shoes obstructs the blood circulation in the feet, which leads to fluid retention. It is better to buy shoes which are one size larger.

Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds are known to reduce swelling and fluid retention. Grind coriander seeds or mix coriander powder with some water to make a paste. Apply this mixture all over the affected area.

Restrict salt intake

Salt affects the blood pressure and can result in fluid retention. It is better to have limited salt intake.

Rice water

Rice water helps in microcirculation and removal of inflammation. You can soak your limbs in rice water for 15-20 minutes to remove water retention and swelling. It is also good for drinking when you have a swollen leg.

Remedies for Reducing Insulin Resistance

Neem Leaves

Grind neem leaves to make a paste. Mix with water and drink on an empty stomach in the morning.

Cinnamon powder

Mix 1 tsp cinnamon powder into warm water and drink every day.

Flax seeds

Mix ground flax seeds to water and drink every day.


Have a high fibre diet with proteins, whole grains, leafy greens, fresh vegetables, fruit, and legumes. Fish oil supplements can also be taken as a nutritional support.

Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes recommends a strict diet and lifestyle changes along with these remedies. Yoga poses such as Mandukasana, Surya Namaskar, and Pawan Muktasana can assist a lot in controlling blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. Did you check your blood sugar levels recently? Get consultation with Jiva doctor for effective Diabetes treatment today. Call 0129-4040404 or email