Janet Gray explains how homeopathy can contribute to the diabetes and homeopathic of this condition, improving quality of life and helping to control complications. A hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, is responsible for controlling the movement of sugar, in the form of glucose, across from the blood stream into the individual cells of the body.
In diabetes, either the diabetes and homeopathic beta cells fail, and thus insulin is not produced; or the body become insensitive to the action of insulin with the same end result, diabetes and homeopathic. In the case of pancreatic beta cell failure, insulin is the diabetes and homeopathic possible treatment, diabetes and homeopathic, and must be given regularly by injection. Let me say at this point that there is no homeopathic alternative to diabetes and homeopathic, although some remedies may help to reduce the insulin requirements.
People with type 1 diabetes are often quite young at the time of diagnosis, diabetes and homeopathic, and will often have lost a lot of weight before diagnosis is made.
These people are often in their middle years at time of diagnosis, and are often overweight, diabetes and homeopathic, and can thus be helped considerably by dieting and regular physical activity.
Management of diabetes So where can homeopathy contribute to the management of diabetes? First of all, homeopathic treatment can help improve the general health of a person with diabetes.
If a person with diabetes is in good health, diabetes and homeopathic or her insulin requirements will be steady and the blood glucose well controlled. If the general health is poor, it can be very difficult to achieve good control. The effect will be to improve the general sense of well-being, to improve diabetes control, diabetes and homeopathic, and maybe to lower the insulin or drug requirements.
The remedy Syzygium Jambol seeds has a reputation for a specific effect on diabetes, and can be given in mother tincture, three drops daily in water, diabetes and homeopathic. I cannot claim much success with this, but a veterinary colleague has reported excellent results in dogs. Uranium nitricum is one of these, and it is associated with great emaciation and fluid retention, thirst, nausea and vomiting.
It can be tried in low potency, twice daily. Phloridzin obtained from the root of the apple and other fruit trees is another diabetes and homeopathic indicated. Specific complications Unfortunately, if the blood glucose level is not well controlled in diabetes, several serious complications can arise. It is important that people with diabetes have regular checks to detect any complications early. However, homeopathy can help to alleviate some of the symptoms of these complications.
Neuropathy The peripheral nerves can be damaged giving rise to blunting of sensation in the feet and hands. This can be dangerous because minor injuries, such as blisters, will not be felt and will thus be ignored.
They can then progress to seriously infected ulcers which will take a long time to heal. I must stress that although homeopathic remedies can help here, they must be used in a complementary and not alternative way, diabetes and homeopathic, because conventional medicines such as antibiotics may be vital to prevent gangrene from occurring.
The numbness may be helped by Conium hemlock especially if this is accompanied by weakness of body and mind, difficulty walking because of trembling and weakness, and dizziness. Plumbum lead may diabetes and homeopathic useful if the numbness is accompanied by hypersensitivity with neuralgic pains. These pains are better for hard pressure and rubbing, and worse at night. The infected ulcers can be helped to heal by using Calendula marigold both externally as a lotion, and also internally, using a 6c potency twice daily.
Nephropathy The urine must be regularly checked for the presence of protein which would indicate that the kidneys have become affected. Good diabetes control will minimise the risk of kidney damage. Unless severe damage has occurred, homeopathic remedies can help renal function. Apis mellifica the honey bee can stimulate a good urine flow and improve fluid retention. Natrum muriaticum salt diabetes and homeopathic, Lycopodium club moss and Sulphur are all wonderful constitutional medicines which can improve renal function if the patient fits the type.
Thrush Although not a life-threatening complication, recurrent thrush can make life pretty miserable, diabetes and homeopathic. Again good blood glucose control minimises the problem, but there are several homeopathic remedies which can help with the symptoms.
The one I most commonly use is a potency of the fungal diabetes and homeopathic itself, Candida. I use Candida 30c three times a day until the symptoms remit.
This also tends to prevent recurrences. Erectile dysfunction impotence This is a problem that causes a lot of distress, and for which there is no easy conventional solution. Good diabetes control is of the essence, but homeopathic treatment can also help. Again, I would use a constitutional remedy wherever possible, with the addition of the following remedies in low potency:. Arteriopathy Diabetes and homeopathic with diabetes in the past were put on diets rich in fats to compensate for the sugar and carbohydrate that they could not eat.
It is now realised that this is not necessary and nowadays people with diabetes have much healthier diets, low in fats and with an average carbohydrate content. It is possible therefore that the high rate of atherosclerosis furring of the arteries seen in people with diabetes is as a result of their diet, and not of the disease itself. Atherosclerosis causes heart disease, stroke, poor circulation in the limbs and kidney damage.
Hopefully the incidence of these complications will now reduce. I would like to illustrate this complication with a case history.
Mr Diabetes and homeopathic aged 69 came to see me with an infected ulcer on his big toe. It had failed to heal using conventional treatment, including an admission to the hospital for intravenous antibiotics. His other diabetes and homeopathic had been amputated four years previously after a similar infection could not be controlled. He was under the care of a vascular surgeon who was very gloomy about his chances of keeping his remaining leg.
X-rays showed osteomyelitis of the bone underlying the ulcer, diabetes and homeopathic, and Doppler studies showed a very poor circulation in the leg. I treated him with a constitutional remedy Nux vomica 1M for his general health, and he felt better in himself very quickly.
I gave him Calendula both internally 6c twice daily and externally as a lotion to bathe the ulcer. He had Secale 6c twice daily to help the blood circulation. After two months the ulcer was nearly healed, but the leg became swollen, diabetes and homeopathic, so I changed him on to Apis c, one dose weekly. The fluid retention resolved, but the leg became very painful and the veins became distended. He had Hamamelis 6c twice daily for this, which helped considerably.
Although the ulcer was by this time very much smaller, it would not completely close, and continued to ooze yellowish pus. He first had Silica 6c twice daily for this, and then Hepar sulph 6c twice daily. He was finally able to stop all medication after 15 months, with the ulcer fully healed, and the leg pain-free and a good colour. People with diabetes should let their healthcare team know if they are using homeopathic treatments in conjunction with their conventional medicine. She lectures in homeopathy at the Bristol Teaching Centre and has a small private practice near Chippenham.
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Again, I would use a constitutional remedy wherever possible, with the addition of the following remedies in low potency: Coca divine plant of the Incas — especially where associated with exhaustion and palpitations. Irritable, diabetes and homeopathic, prefers to be alone. Phosphoric acid — mental debility. Cannot maintain an erection. Testicles tender and swollen. Moschus musk intense desire, diabetes and homeopathic, but impotence.