Homeopathy has promising remedies for diabetes of all types like type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes etc.
In simple words, DIABETES MELLITUS means an increase in levels of sugar in the blood.
The term diabetes is derived from Latin (originally Greek) and means “to go through or siphon,” referring to a large amount of urine produced by the kidneys. The term Mellitus, in Latin, means “sweet.” Diabetes mellitus causes high blood glucose levels and glucose eventually spills into the urine.
Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make.
Chronic diabetes conditions include
- type 1 diabetes and
- type 2 diabetes.
Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include
- pre-diabetes and
- gestational diabetes.
Pre-diabetes occurs when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. And pre-diabetes is often the precursor of diabetes unless appropriate measures are taken to prevent progression. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy but may resolve after the baby is delivered.
American diabetes association has given guidelines for various types of diabetes in terms of blood sugar levels.
Diabetes comes in different forms, depending on the cause-
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
|RESULT||FASTING BLOOD SUGAR IN mg/dl|
|NORMAL||Less than 100|
|PRE-DIABETES||100 to 125|
|DIABETES||More than 125|
Pre-diabetes is when your blood sugar is higher than it should be but not high enough for your doctor to diagnose diabetes. More than a third of people in the United States have it, but most of them don’t know it. It is also called impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose depending upon the test conducted for diagnosis
Pre-diabetes can make you more likely to get type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
The A1C test is used to measure average blood sugar for the past 2 to 3 months. It is also called HBA1C.
|Result||A1C in %|
|Less than 5.7|
|5.7 to 6.4|
|Higher than 6.5|
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test [OGTT] –
OGTT is a 2 hr test that checks blood sugar levels before and 2 hrs after a special sweet drink usually 75 grams of glucose.
|OGTT levels in mg/dl|
|Less than 140|
|140 to 199|
|200 or higher|
Type 1 Diabetes-
Type 1 diabetes is also called
- insulin-dependent diabetes. It used to be called
- juvenile-onset diabetes because it often begins in childhood.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition. It happens when your body attacks your pancreas with antibodies. The organ is damaged and doesn’t make insulin.
|More than 100 mg/dl|
|Post prandial blood sugar [pp bsl]
|More than 140 mg/dl|
Type 2 used to be called non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes. But it’s become more common in children and teens over the past 20 years, largely because more young people are overweight or obese. About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2.
Pregnancy usually causes some form of insulin resistance. If this becomes diabetes, it’s called gestational. Doctors often spot it in middle or late pregnancy. Because a woman’s blood sugars travel through their placenta to the baby, it’s important to control gestational diabetes to protect the baby’s growth and development.
Gestational diabetes is prevalent in 2% to 10% of pregnancies. It usually goes away after birth. But up to 10% of women who have gestational diabetes get type 2, in early or later life.
Gestational diabetes is more of a risk for the baby than the mother. A baby might have unusual weight gain before birth, trouble breathing at birth, or a higher risk of obesity and diabetes later in life. The mother might need a cesarean section because of an overly large baby, or they might have damage to their heart, kidney, nerves, and eyes.
Signs and symptoms of diabetes-
Some of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are:
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Non-healing or Slow-healing ulcers
- Frequent infections, such as skin infections like boils and vaginal infections
- Acanthosis nigricans [dark rashes around your neck or armpits], can be a sign that the body is becoming resistant to insulin.
Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, though it often appears during childhood or adolescence. Type 2 diabetes, the more common type, can develop at any age, though it’s more common in people older than 40
Diabetes – Symptoms and causes
The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But, no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems.
Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes and gestational diabetes. Pre-diabetes occurs when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. And pre-diabetes is often the precursor of diabetes unless appropriate measures are taken to prevent progression. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy but may resolve after the baby is delivered.
Diabetes symptoms vary depending on how much your blood sugar is elevated. Some people, especially those with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, may sometimes not experience symptoms. In type 1 diabetes, symptoms tend to come on quickly and be more severe.
Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, though it often appears during childhood or adolescence. Type 2 diabetes, the more common type, can develop at any age, though it’s more common in people older than 40.
Causes of type 1 diabetes
The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. What is known is that your immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria or viruses — attacks and destroys your insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This leaves you with little or no insulin. Instead of being transported into your cells, sugar builds up in your bloodstream.
Type 1 is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors, though exactly what those factors are is still unclear. Weight is not believed to be a factor in type 1 diabetes.
Causes of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes
In pre-diabetes — which can lead to type 2 diabetes — and in type 2 diabetes, pancreatic cells become resistant to the action of insulin, and the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin to overcome this
resistance. Instead of moving into your cells where it’s needed for energy, sugar builds up in the bloodstream.
Exactly why this happens is uncertain, although it’s believed that genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes too. Being overweight is strongly linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, but not everyone with type 2 is overweight.
Causes of gestational diabetes
During pregnancy, the placenta produces hormones to sustain your pregnancy. These hormones make your cells more resistant to insulin.
Normally, the pancreas responds by producing enough extra insulin to overcome this resistance. But sometimes the pancreas can’t keep up. When this happens, too little glucose gets into cells and too much stays in the blood, resulting in gestational diabetes.
Risk factors for diabetes depend on the type of diabetes.
Risk factors for type 1 diabetes
Although the exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown, factors that may signal an increased risk include:
- Family history. Your risk increases if a parent or sibling has type 1 diabetes.
- Environmental factors. Circumstances such as exposure to a viral illness likely play some role in type 1 diabetes.
- Damaging immune system cells (autoantibodies). Sometimes family members of people with type 1 diabetes are tested for the presence of diabetes autoantibodies. Then they have an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes. But not everyone who has these autoantibodies develops diabetes.
- Certain countries, such as Finland and Sweden, have higher rates of type 1 diabetes.
Risk factors for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes –
Researchers don’t fully understand why some people develop pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes and others don’t. It’s clear that certain factors increase the risk, however, including:
- The more fatty tissue, the more resistant cells become to insulin. Women with PCOS are more prone to type 2 diabetes.
- The less active you are, the greater your risk. Physical activity helps you control your weight, uses up glucose as energy, and makes your cells more sensitive to insulin.
- Family history. Your risk increases if a parent or sibling has type 2 diabetes.
- Race or ethnicity. Although it’s unclear why, certain people — including Black, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian American people — are at higher risk.
- Age -Your risk increases as you get older. This may be because you tend to exercise less, lose muscle mass and gain weight as you age. But type 2 diabetes is also increasing among children, adolescents, and younger adults.Gestational diabetes – If a lady developed gestational diabetes when she was pregnant, her risk of developing pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes increases. If she gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds (4 kilograms), she is also at risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome. For women, having polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS— a common condition characterized by irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth, and obesity — increases the risk of diabetes.
- High blood pressure. Having blood pressure over 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) is linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels. If you have low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol, your risk of type 2 diabetes is higher. Triglycerides are another type of fat carried in the blood. People with high levels of triglycerides have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Your doctor can let you know what your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are.
Risk factors for gestational diabetes include:
- Age – Women older than age 35 are at increased risk. Women with PCOS are also more prone to gestational diabetes due to increased weight.
- Family or personal history- risk increases with pre-diabetes — a precursor to type 2 diabetes — or if a close family member, such as a parent or sibling, has type 2 diabetes. You’re also at greater risk if you had gestational diabetes during a previous pregnancy, if you delivered a very large baby or if you had an unexplained stillbirth.
- Weight – Being overweight before and during pregnancy increases
- Race or ethnicity- women who are Black, Hispanic, American Indian, or Asian American are more likely to develop gestational diabetes.
Long-term complications of diabetes develop gradually. The longer you have diabetes — and the less controlled your blood sugar — the higher the risk of complications. Eventually, diabetes complications may be disabling or even life-threatening.
Possible complications include:
- Cardiovascular disease- coronary artery disease with chest pain (angina), heart attack, stroke, and narrowing of arteries (atherosclerosis).
- Nerve damage (neuropathy). Excess sugar can injure the walls of the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) that nourish your nerves, especially in This can cause tingling, numbness, burning, or pain that usually begins at the tips of the toes or fingers. Damage to the nerves related to digestion can cause problems with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. For men, it may lead to erectile dysfunction.
- Kidney damage (nephropathy). Diabetes can damage the delicate filtering system called glomeruli. Severe damage can lead to kidney failure or irreversible end-stage kidney disease, which may require dialysis or a kidney transplant.
- Eye damage (retinopathy)-Diabetic retinopathy, potentially leading to blindness. Diabetes also increases the risk of other serious vision conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma.
- Foot damage. Nerve damage in the feet or poor blood flow to the feet increases the risk of various foot complications. Left untreated, cuts and blisters can develop serious infections, which often heal poorly. These infections may ultimately require toe, foot, or leg amputation.
- Skin conditions – Diabetes may leave you more susceptible to skin problems, including bacterial and fungal infections. It can cause an ulcer to heal slowly or no healing at all.
- Hearing impairment. Hearing problems are more common in people with diabetes.
- Alzheimer’s disease. Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The poorer your blood sugar control, the greater the risk appears to be. Although there are theories as to how these disorders might be connected, none has yet been proved.
- Depression symptoms are common in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Depression can affect diabetes management.Complications of gestational diabetes-Most women who have gestational diabetes deliver healthy babies. However, untreated or uncontrolled blood sugar levels can cause problems for you and your baby.Complications in a baby can occur as a result of gestational diabetes, including:
- Excess growth. Extra glucose can cross the placenta, which triggers your baby’s pancreas to make extra insulin. This can cause your baby to grow too large (macrosomia). Very large babies are more likely to require a C-section birth.
- Low blood sugar. Sometimes babies of mothers with gestational diabetes develop low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) shortly after birth because their own insulin production is high. Prompt feedings and sometimes an intravenous glucose solution can return the baby’s blood sugar level to normal.
- Type 2 diabetes later in life. Babies of mothers who have gestational diabetes have a higher risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life.
- Untreated gestational diabetes can result in a baby’s death either before or shortly after birth.
Complications in the mother also can occur as a result of gestational diabetes, including:
- This condition is characterized by high blood pressure, excess protein in the urine, and swelling in the legs and feet. Preeclampsia can lead to serious or even life-threatening complications for both mother and baby.
- Subsequent gestational diabetes. Once you’ve had gestational diabetes in one pregnancy, you’re more likely to have it again with the next pregnancy. You’re also more likely to develop diabetes — typically type 2 diabetes — as you get older.
Complications of pre-diabetes – Prediabetes may develop into type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes can’t be prevented.
However, the same healthy lifestyle choices that help treat prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes can also help prevent them like:
- Eat healthy foods. Choose foods lower in fat and calories and higher in fiber. Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Physical activity – approximately 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity on most days or at least 5 days of the week.
- Lose weight – can reduce the risk of diabetes.
- Quit smoking and alcohol
- Live a stress-free life. your wellbeing is of utmost importance.
- take the help of digital tools.
Conventional Medicine Vs Homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are far more effective than conventional medicines in many ways.
Homeopathic medicines are:
- Safe and without any side effects
- No sudden hypoglycemic attacks
- Easy to consume
In such cases, homeopathy can be very effective in treating diabetes. Homeopathic medicines mainly act on the pancreas, allowing it to produce adequate amounts.
There are so many best homeopathic remedies given for diabetes.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed only after considering the complete history of the patient (including mental and emotional).
There is NO specific remedy for diabetes as homeopathy is science-based on individualization means not the same remedy is given to all patients with diabetes.
Always remember that homeopathy cures the patient in disease [PERSON] not disease per se.
Kindly consult your homeopathic physician for getting treatment for diabetes.
I am giving some remedies on my personal practical experience based on that particular person’s current mental state. Don’t use them vaguely without giving your complete case history to a homeopath.
Grief with diabetes-
Aur, aur mur n, IGN, Mag mur, Nat s, acid phos, tarantula
Sadness during diabetes –
Helonias, nat-s, opium
Fear sudden, followed by diabetes – opium
Anxiety in diabetes – cod, nat-s.
Male – erections wanting –
Acon, coca, cupr, eup-pur, elonias, mosch, acis ph, sulph.
Ankle swelling – arg met.
Constipation – lac-d, nat-s, kreos, graph, carl.
Type 1 diabetes- calc-p, crat.
Weak memory in diabetes – kali-br, lyco, nux-m, nux-v, ph-acid.
Gestational diabetes –
Allox, murex, podo, zinc-I, zinc-m, zinc-n.
Rapid onset – cur, morph.
CNS Involvement – lycops- v.
Irritability in diabetes – helon, lycop –v.
Hyperthyroidism with diabetes– kali –i.
Paralysis with diabetes – curare
Ulcers with diabetes – sec, syzyg.
Ars, ars-br, cupr, cur, helonias, kali-br, mec, nat-s, ph-ac, rat, uran-met.
Numbness of feet – helonias.
Fungal infection in women – pic-ac, sepia.
This is just my practical experience of homeopathy in various disorders in diabetes and its related complaints.
Homeopathy is a better mode of treatment in diabetes mellitus of any type. It’s safe and reliable. Most cost-effective with no incidence of drug-induced lowered sugar levels that are common occurrences with allopathic with oral and injectable antidiabetic medicines.