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Prevent & Manage Diabetes With Holistic Wellness

Diabetes is a persistent health risk for millions of people around the world with dire consequences in some cases. While millions do suffer from this disease it can be easily prevented or at least managed by making simplistic lifestyle changes. The Dharana Wellness Retreat strives to clarify the origins of diabetes and underscore the crucial role that holistic wellness plays in preventing it.


Understanding Diabetes


Diabetes is a persistent condition that significantly affects the body’s ability to regulate glucose, the primary source of energy for cells. It can be broadly categorized into two main types :


  • Type 1 Diabetes: This autoimmune disorder arises when the immune system mistakenly targets and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Consequently, individuals with Type 1 Diabetes must follow a regimen of insulin administration to maintain stable blood sugar levels.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: This is the most prevalent form of diabetes and is often associated with lifestyle factors, including poor dietary choices, a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity. This results in elevated blood sugar levels due to either insufficient insulin production or resistance to its effects.


The Role of Holistic Wellness


Dharana at Shillim places a paramount emphasis on holistic wellness, a practice that acknowledges the interplay between the mind, body, and spirit. As diabetes is a lifestyle disease, it is preventable or manageable by making health-conscious lifestyle choices. A medical paper written by Dr. Karla I. Galaviz of Emory University states “Compared with control participants, those receiving individualized dietary prescription combined with physical activity counseling over 6 years had a 51% lower diabetes incidence at the end of the intervention and a 43% lower incidence over a 20-year follow-up period.”


Our wellness programmes and activities are able to address the primary risk factors and guide individuals on their path to wellness. 


  • Nutrition

A fundamental part of preventing Diabetes is having a well-balanced and nutritional diet. Commence your wellness journey at Dharana Shillim with a tailored diet plan featuring farm-fresh whole foods for optimal nutrition. A variety of cooking classes are available to help educate you on how to continue Dharana’s food philosophy once your stay has concluded.

  • Exercise

Regular physical activity assumes a pivotal role in the prevention of Diabetes. Exercise augments insulin sensitivity, thereby facilitating the regulation of blood sugar levels. Dharana at Shillim offers a diverse array of fitness activities, encompassing yoga, meditation, hiking, and outdoor pursuits. Programmes like Dharana Endurance or Dharana Healing Holiday would also be engaging and unique forms of exercise. Our experts ensure that each individual finds solace in activities commensurate with their predilections and abilities.

  • Weight Management

The maintenance of an optimal body weight is often imperative in the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes. Excessive body weight can instigate insulin resistance, thereby exacerbating the body’s capacity to govern blood sugar. Apart from presenting exercise programmes, Dharana at Shillim delivers personalized guidance on weight management strategies. Learn more about the Weight Management Programme that focuses on nutrition, exercise, and spiritual well-being.


Dharana’s comprehensive wellness strategy is thoughtfully designed for individuals aiming to prevent the onset of diabetes or improve its management. Dharana provides tailor-made programs that seamlessly incorporate nutrition, exercise, and weight management approaches into your personalized daily routine, known as Dincharya. This World Diabetes Day, take a proactive initiative in your wellness journey to adopt a healthier lifestyle and prevent or manage diabetes.