This article will cover homeopathy for diabetes, its causes, symptoms, types, management, risk factors, and the best homeopathic medicine for diabetes.
Diabetes is defined as a group of metabolic disorders that involves high blood sugar levels over a long period of time.
It is a group of diseases that is characterized by too much sugar in the bloodstream.
This is also a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin in the body.
Insulin hormone moves sugar from the blood into the cells and stores it as energy.
It may also damage the nerves, eyes, and other organs if not treated properly.
Diabetes also occurs in children during the gestational period when the baby is in the womb of the mother.
If the mother is also diabetic, it increases the chances of having a diabetic baby.
The patient suffers from thirst, hunger, tiredness, blurry vision, frequent urination, and mood changes.
It is generally caused by hereditary factors and also hormonal factors.
If the patient is very obese, he/she may have a high risk of having diabetes.
The patient with diabetes has clear diluted urine which contains a high amount of blood sugar.
Diabetes is one of the commonest diseases of high blood sugar levels in the body.
About 90% of the population is suffering from diabetes.
Old people, adults, young adults, and even children, infants are also prone to diabetes.
The cause may be hormonal or genetic.
The normal of diabetic patients are as follows:
1. Fasting blood sugar level should be 99mg/dl or below 99mg/dl.
2. Pre-diabetic patients should have blood sugar levels between 100mg/dl to 130mg/dl.
3. A diabetic patient or high range blood sugar level is 140mg/dl and above.
4. It may varys from age to age and person to person.
5. It may also vary from any kind of disease or complications.
There are mainly 4 types of diabetes which are as follows:-
Type I diabetes mellitus is also an autoimmune disease.
In this type of diabetes mellitus, the immune system attacks and harm the cell in the pancreas, from where insulin is secreted.
Approximately about 10 percent of the population have diabetes type I.
The patient may complain of excessive hunger and thirst, weight loss, frequent urination, tiredness, and fatigue.
The patient may also suffer from mood changes.
Type II diabetes mellitus is also an autoimmune disease in which the body processes the blood sugar level in the body.
It is the chronic condition of the patient where the body regulates and uses glucose as energy.
It is generally caused in people who are overweight, obese and have lack physical activity.
It is more common in those above 45 years of age.
People with high blood pressure also suffer from diabetes type II.
People having a family history of diabetes are more prone to diabetes.
The main symptom of type II diabetes is sores that heal slowly.
Tiredness, fatigue, increased thirst, hunger, blur vision is also present.
Gestational diabetes is the type of diabetes that affects pregnant women.
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy may be one of the main factors of gestational diabetes.
Pregnant ladies who can’t produce insulin during pregnancy.
Patients who have gestational diabetes mellitus may have an increased risk of preeclampsia.
The patient may have frequent urination, excessive thirst, and sugar in the urine.
Gestational diabetes mellitus have risk factors of overweight, overage, have a baby weight of approximately more than 9 pounds, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Prediabetic is the condition of diabetes mellitus.
It is the condition when the blood sugar level is high but does not affect type II diabetes.
The patient catches too much infection easily and slows the healing process.
Cold hands and feet, dry mouth, and urinary tract infections are the main symptom of this condition.
The prediabetic condition can be treated by healthy changes in lifestyle and maintaining the weight of the body.
There are several causes of diabetes such as:-
Family history is the comment cause for diabetes.
Diabetes runs from generation to generation.
Living sedentary lifestyles without any physical activity may cause an excess disposition of sugar resulting in diabetes.
People who do not participate in daily activities may have other gastric problems also.
Doing yoga and exercise burns excess fat and also helps to stay fit and healthy
Having irregular eating habits such as excess carbs, fat, proteins may lead to diabetes.
Intake of junk food and fried food is also the cause of diabetes.
People who have smoking and alcohol consumption may have diabetes.
A person having high blood pressure, thyroid, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and any other disease especially cardiovascular disease may easily be prone to diabetes mellitus.
There are many signs and symptoms which are mainly present in the patient.
Some of them are mentioned below:-
1. The patient may complain of frequent urination, when your blood sugar level is high it is excreted by the kidney and causes frequency in urine.
2. Due to excessive urine, there is excessive thirst because the patient is thirsty at the same time.
3. The patient feels very tired and fatigued.
4. There is excessive weight loss.
5. Wounds heals slowly.
6. The patient may also complain of tingling and numbness in the hands and limbs.
7. The patient complains of blurry vision due to damage in the small blood vessel, which results in swelling of the lens.
8. Insulin resistance may cause skin discoloration mainly on the neck, groin region, thighs, underarms, etc.
Some common risk factors are:-
1. The patient may be 45 years or above in his/her age.
2. The patient is overweight and obese.
3. Person who have sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy habits.
4. If he/she is having a family history of diabetes.
5. If he/she is having a history of gestational diabetes.
6. If the patient is suffering or has a history of heart disease, blood pressure, etc.
7. Lack of physical activity and yoga.
8. Excessive intake of junk food.
9. Regular intake of drugs and wrong medicines.
The following diagnostics test for diabetes are as follows:-
This A1C test is also known as the hemoglobin A1c test or HbA1c test.
This test is easy to detect the blood sugar level over the past 2 3 months.
This is usually done by a simple collection of the blood sample.
Its normal range is 5.7% and the high range is more than 6.5%.
This test does not require fasting.
Eating more carbohydrates, rice, bread, sugar, and fruits increased the rate of high A1c levels.
A fasting blood sugar test is used to detect diabetes mellitus by taking the blood sample of the person.
In this case, the patient needs to have overnight fasting and then an early morning checkup is done.
Fasting is done usually for approximately 10 to 12 hours before the test.
A fasting range is approximately 99mg/dl or low.
A glucose tolerance test checks the blood sugar level present in the body.
It is a medical test in which glucose is given and a blood sample is taken to detect the glucose level.
It is used to detect diabetes, insulin resistance, and impairment beta-cell.
The dose for glucose tolerance test is recommended by the world health organization of approximately 75gm orally.
The normal glucose level should be 140mg/dl or 7.8 mmol/L.
A glucose screening test is a routine checkup test for pregnant women to detect their blood sugar levels.
Through this test, we can easily detect gestational diabetes found during pregnancy.
The normal range of glucose screening tests is approximately 140mg/dl.
There are many ways to manage diabetes such as:-
1. First and foremost thing to keep in mind is to avoid a sedentary lifestyle.
2. Eat well nutritive and healthy food. Add all vegetables and fruits necessary for diet.
3. Do not skip medicines for diabetes or any other health problems.
4. Maintain proper hygiene daily.
5. Avoid smoking and drinking. This may lead to severe health problems.
6. Add physical activity and yoga to your daily routine.
Insulin was discovered by Frederick and Charles Herbert in the year 1921.
They were first to isolate insulin from the pancreas of dogs.
Insulin is highly produced in the beta cells of the pancreas in mammals.
Islets of Langerhans have beta cells that release insulin in two forms.
Firstly, it releases blood glucose levels and lasts for 10 minutes.
The second form is a slow process for approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Normal blood insulin level is 57-79 pmol/L.
Insulin is the preparation of protein hormone which is used to treat blood sugar levels.
There are a few conditions in which insulin hormone is disturbed such as:-
1. Diabetes Mellitus both Type I and Type II
2. Insulinoma is a condition in which a tumor of beta-cell produces an excess of insulin.
3. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
4. Hypertension / Anxiety
5. Cardiovascular system
Human insulin is medically manufactured by recombinant DNA technology.
Insulin injection is a subcutaneous injection by a single syringe, needle, and insulin pump.
It is a single-time process and then it is disposed of after one-time use on the patient.
Insulin cannot be taken from the mouth because it may react with the GI tract and may cause infection or improper activities of the system.
Nowadays inhaled insulin is also available in markets.
Homeopathic treatments help to cure all types of diseases according to Hahnemann’s criterion.
He believes in the law of similia similibus curranter and totality of symptoms as the process of treating the patients.
Homeopathy cannot cure the blood sugar level permanently but it will always treat the patient to make it in a normal range.
Here are a few medicines for diabetes mentioned below:-
• Abroma Augusta
• Conium Maculatum
• Gymnema Sylvestre
• Phosphoric Acid
• Syzygium Jambolanum
• Uranium Nitricum
Abroma Augusta is the most important and beneficial remedy for diabetes insipidus.
It also helps in treating menstrual abnormalities with pain in the abdominal and pelvic regions.
It effectively cures sleeplessness, weakness, and exhaling during diabetes.
Abroma Augusta mother tincture is used to cure a number of health problems fever, abdominal pain, menstrual irregularities, sleep disorders, etc.
It cures weakness of sexual organs in males caused due to diabetes.
Dose and Potency: – Take 4 – 5 drops of Abroma Augusta dilution in half cup of water mix it well three times a day such as a morning, afternoon, and evening.
Conium is also known as hemlock and is highly toxic in nature.
It cures neuromuscular problems due to high blood sugar levels.
It also cures pain due to neuropathy.
Conium helps in maintaining muscular fatigue, especially at the lower part of the body i.e. legs and feet.
Dose and Potency: – Take 5 drops of conium dilution in half cup of water mix it well three times a day such as a morning, afternoon, and evening.
Gymnema Sylvestre is an herb and is commonly known as a sugar destroyer.
It helps in treating diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol levels.
It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help in managing blood sugar levels.
The patient who has an excessive craving for sweets may have Gymnema, this reduces the sugar cravings.
Dose and Potency: – Take 8 – 10 drops of Gymnema Sylvestre mother tincture in half cup of water three times daily such as morning, afternoon, and evening.
Phosphoric acid is the homeopathic natural remedy for diabetes.
It is given when the patient complains of frequent urine, a high amount of sugar in urine, and urine is milky in color.
Dose and Potency: – Take 2 – 3 drops of phosphoric acid dilution in half cup of water mix it well three times a day such as a morning, afternoon, and evening.
Syzygium Jambolanum is also known as Black Plum or Jamun. It is the common homeopathic medicine for diabetes suited to all types of age groups and every constitution.
It cures patients naturally by decreasing their blood sugar levels.
It can be given in case of excessive thirst and frequent urination.
This medicine provides good results for long-standing ulcers for the cure of diabetic patients.
Dose and Potency: – Take 15 drops of Syzygium Jambolanum mother tincture in half a cup of water daily such as morning, afternoon and evening 15 minutes before taking food.
Uranium nitricum is a heavy metal found in seawater.
Uranium nitricum is the most suitable remedy in homeopathy for lowering the increased blood sugar level and blood pressure level.
It is helping in treating excessive urination, nausea, fatigue, burning in urination, etc.
Uranium is also helpful in curing fatty liver degeneration.
Dose and Potency: – Take 5 drops of uranium dilution in half a cup of water 3 times daily such as morning, afternoon, and evening.
Remember that homeopathic remedies should be prescribed based on individual symptoms and characteristics. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopath for proper evaluation and personalized treatment. Homeopathy focuses on treating the whole person, so a detailed case study is necessary to select the most appropriate remedy.
Homeopathic medicines should be taken only when prescribed by a homeopathic physician. Self-medication may aggravate the original conditions.