Today, on the occasion of World Diabetes Day, let us look at the role of Ayurveda in the treatment of diabetes. This is an ancient traditional Indian medicine system that believes that the human body is made up of the five elements - earth, water, fire, air and space energies. It also says that each living being have 3 types of energies in them - vata, pitta, and kapha. Any disturbances in these energies may cause diseases. According to this holistic method of healing, diabetes is the result of imbalance in kapha energy. Kapha contains the earth and water elements.