Diabetes: Type II
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How can homeopathy help manage diabetes?  The first step is to administer a "constitutional" remedy, based on the holistic view of the individual's symptoms and characteristics. The effect is to enhance the overall awareness of well-being, to improve diabetes management, and maybe to decrease the insulin or medication requirements.

What is Diabetes Type 2?

Diabetes is a medical condition where sugar or glucose builds up in your bloodstream. Diabetes mellitus is a condition where the normal mechanism of the body for controlling the amount of glucose (glucose) in the blood flow is malfunctioning. The hormone insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, is responsible for controlling the glucose flow from the blood to individual cells in the body. In diabetes, one of two scenarios exist. Either the pancreatic beta cells fail, and insulin isn't produced (Diabetes Type 1), or the body becomes insensitive to insulin with the same end result. The sugar piles up in the bloodstream and leaves the body through the urine starving individual cells out of sugar needed for energy.

A proper diet, regular physical activity, drugs, and sometimes insulin can be helpful in managing prediabetes and diabetes type 2. These people are typically mid-age and are often obese, and may consequently benefit considerably by dieting and regular physical activity. Diabetes can usually be managed with a change in diet, exercise, and prescription drugs to control blood glucose. However, many people with diabetes have difficulty controlling their symptoms. 

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What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an alternative medical system based on the principle of "like cures like." Homeopathy is based on the concept that a condition can be treated with a diluted amount of a natural substance that has been proven to cause symptoms of this disease in healthy men and women. 

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Homeopathy for Diabetes type 2 management

Homeopathic remedies for diabetes

Where can homeopathy help manage diabetes? Homeopathic therapy can help improve overall health. If a person is in good health, their insulin requirements will be continuous, and the blood sugar well controlled. If the overall health is bad, it can be challenging to manage blood sugar levels.

The first step is to administer a "constitutional" remedy, based on the holistic view of the individual's symptoms and characteristics. The effect is to enhance the overall awareness of well-being, to improve diabetes management, and maybe to decrease the insulin or medication requirements.

Syzygium (Jambol seeds) is known for its impact on diabetes and may be given in mother tincture, three drops daily in water. 

Boericke's Materia Medica mentions several different remedies, which cause diabetic symptoms, like an increased urinary output and glucose presence in the urine (glycosuria). Uranium Nitricum is one of them, and it is connected with excellent emaciation and fluid retention, thirst, nausea, and vomiting. It can be attempted in reduced intensity, twice daily.

Phloridzin (obtained from the origin of the apple and other fruit trees) is another remedy suggested.

Diabetes is a long term disorder and can be treated through different systems of medicines. Homeopathy has a positive role in early diagnosed cases through inherent corrections. Many Homeopaths also use Yoga and Naturopathy together with homeopathic remedies. If the blood glucose is quite high, the priority is to control the elevated blood glucose to save him from life-threatening complications. There are homeopathic remedies, known as organopathic remedies, which could lower the sugar. The commonly used ones are Uranium Nitricum, Phosphoric Acid, Syzygium Jambolanum, Gymnema Sylvestre, and Cephalandra Indica. These are used in physiologically active doses like Mother tincture or 3x, depending upon the amount of blood glucose and the need for the individual.

Another approach is to know the profile of the individual by means of pathophysiological profiling through a detailed case taking and then pick a constitutional remedy. This is a special concept in homeopathy. For this, one must have a detailed history of the individual, his private, family history, past history, emotions, individual taste, likings, dislikes, sleep, reactions at physical and psychological levels, and so are taken and arrive in the individualizing characteristics of the individual. The process is named individualization, and a remedy is chosen that suits more near the picture of this particular disease (Similia principle). This distinguishes Homeopathy from other medical systems. Modern scientists are slowly accepting this notion, and they call it personalized medication or Theranostics.

Fenugreek or Methi Seeds, Bitter Gourd (Karela), Pterocarpus (Vijaysar), Gymnema (Gurmar), Guduchi (Amrit) are a few of the herbal products used in controlling blood glucose with some success.

Each approach has its own scope and constraints. The doctor must make a decision about which approach to undertake a specific patient. This depends on his overall health, the advancement of the disease, complications, the organs affected, age, length of illness, other systemic involvement and so forth.

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Homeopathy preventive approach to diabetes

A preventive approach to diabetes

The goals of diabetes treatment are to remove symptoms and to prevent, or at least slow, the development of complications. Microvascular (i.e., eye and kidney disease) risk reduction is accomplished through control of glycemia and blood pressure; macrovascular (ie, coronary, cerebrovascular, peripheral vascular) risk reduction, through the management of lipids and hypertension, smoking cessation; and metabolic and neurologic risk reduction, through control of glycemia.

In preventive care, every individual needs to take both private, dietetic, and homeopathic services to decrease the complications and to preserve the quality of life. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by lifestyle modifications. Some of the Simple tips are:

Eat many, smaller meals every 3 hours rather than consuming a few, large meals. Prefer to steam your veggies as opposed to frying them. Avoid fried foods. Reduce the use of alcohol, sugar, and fatty foods in your diet. Eat fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, pulses, and lower your consumption of oil. 

Lifestyle modifications that may be followed by everybody are routine exercise for at least half an hour. Prefer to climb stairs as opposed to using elevators or escalators unless there's any heart ailment. Avoid sitting in the same position for a longer duration at your offices. Take short breaks. Practice yoga at home in the event it's impossible to go outside and indulge in household chores so as to keep yourself fit and active.

Even the Type 2 Diabetic patients, even if they follow the lifestyle modifications and take regular medication under the rigorous supervision of a skilled homeopath, severe complications can be avoided and keep the disease in check. Consequently, the message to people suffering from diabetes or is"Wake up before it's too late. Drag yourself away from the sedentary habits and lifestyles. Go outdoors and indulge in exercises such as walking, swimming, running, gym, sports. Adequate exercise and dietary control is your key for a healthy future".

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Homeopathic remedies for managing diabetes symptom

Homeopathic remedies originate from minerals, plants, or animals. They are considered "all-natural." Homeopathic principles say that when a substance is diluted, it raises its therapeutic potency. The natural substance is then diluted to the point at which the treatment contains only trace quantities of the substance. It may then be formulated as:

lotions

pills

sugar pellets

lotions

drops

Examples of Homeopathic remedies to manage diabetes symptoms are listed below:

Syzygium jambolana or black plum is supposed to help treat hunger, fatigue, skin disorders, and excessive bleeding.

Uranium Nitricum is promoted to treat excessive urination, swelling, nausea, and burning with urination.

Calendula (marigold) is believed to take care of infected ulcers.

Conium (hemlock) is supposed to deal with numbness in the feet and hands in addition to diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage).

Phosphoric acid is encouraged to deal with frequent urination at night, impaired memory, confusion or heavy mind, hair loss, and difficulty maintaining an erection.

Plumbum (lead) is thought to assist with numbness in the hands and feet, nerve pain, and tinnitus.

Infection (yeast) is believed to treat yeast infections.


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Science & research

There is little evidence to prove that homeopathic treatments work. While they have been used for several years, more study is required to ascertain their effectiveness.


Studies examining Syzygium jambolanum in mice and rats have shown promise. Double-blind, controlled clinical studies in humans have not been able to demonstrate any benefit. One study reasoned that S. cumini, as a homeopathic remedy, is "pharmacologically inert."

Most other homeopathic remedies for diabetes have not been tested in human clinical trials. In 2015, the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) in Australia conducted a study to assess the effectiveness of homeopathy. The researchers were not able to find consistent evidence that homeopathy was effective in treating some of the conditions examined. There were no well-designed studies with sufficient human participants to get a meaningful outcome. Like many other health organizations, they don't suggest using homeopathic remedies without first consulting with your physician. Advocates of homeopathic remedies still support eating a wholesome diet and exercising as part of a treatment program for diabetes. They also recognize that there is no substitute for insulin.

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Precautions & side effects

Homeopathic treatments, by definition, only Include extremely minute amounts of material. Side effects and adverse reactions are rare. There is still a small risk of having a severe allergic reaction to the material, though. There's also a chance of it interacting with one or more drugs you are taking.

Perhaps the biggest risk using a Homeopathic treatment for diabetes is the threat of somebody stopping the use of the prescriptions required to manage diabetes. Their condition could become much worse while trying a homeopathic regimen. They can develop serious complications also. Diabetes is life-threatening if not treated.


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Summary

Homeopathy is a controversial topic in medicine. While there are lots of homeopathic remedies promoted for diabetes symptoms, there is little to no evidence showing they really work. It is still important to manage your weight using a healthful diet and exercise and to maintain your glucose levels within a healthy range. Dieting and exercising may be challenging, but they are not impossible. If you would like to try homeopathy for treating you of your symptoms, still continue to take the drugs prescribed by your physician. Do not replace your current treatment using homeopathic treatment.


Consult your doctor before taking any homeopathic medicine. You should discuss the remedy to make sure there are no known side effects or drug interactions.


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References

1. www.idf.org/diabetesvoice/issue-2-2014/piemonte

2. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov › NCBI › Literature › PubMed Central (PMC)

3. http://www.diabetestreatmentguide.org/

4. K.G.M.M. Alberti and P.Z. Zimmet, Diabetic Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 7, pages 539–553, July 1998

5. www.britishhomeopathic.org , How We Can Help

6. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/117853-treatment 

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