Diabetes, as most of us know, is a disorder in which the islets in the pancreas fail to secrete adequate insulin, or it can be the body’s decreased ability to use insulin. Diabetes, in Greek, means ‘a passing through of sweetness.’ This relates to excess sugar in the blood, or passing of sugar-rich urine — a distinctive symptom of the disease.
Diabetes is a serious problem. It is also the leading cause of death worldwide, because of the damage it causes to the cardiovascular system (heart).
Homeopathy looks at diabetes as a reflection of the body’s inability to function optimally, or effectively utilise insulin that it produces, or not generate sufficient insulin for its needs. Homeopathic remedies correct the underlying problem — the trigger for diabetes, for example, emotional stress. From the ‘root.’ Not just its mere manifestation. It also takes into account the fact that no two diabetic individuals present with identical problems. Each of us is unique.
Homeopathy also suggests that diabetes or its symptoms are the body’s warning signs and failed attempts to restore balance, harmony, health and well-being.
While there is no substitute to insulin in homeopathy, professional homeopathic treatment is keyed to manage the metabolic aspect of individuals having diabetes with both therapeutic and nutritional measures. This is achieved through appropriate homeopathic remedies, lifestyle changes, and reducing stress, while incorporating a regular exercise regimen and customised diet. In other words, homeopathy emphasises on the holistic management of diabetes rather than ‘cure” — or, maintaining ‘normal’ levels of insulin, or keeping anti-diabetic drugs, at a minimum possible dosage, and in preventing progressive worsening and/or complications.
Diabetes is an immunosuppressant illness — it makes the body susceptible to infections, like repetitive fungal problems, delayed wound healing, gangrene, and so on. Homeopathy is immune-boosting medicine. It helps us to ‘up’ our body’s immunity, while protecting against recurrent infections and improving healing. Put simply, homeopathic treatment helps to control early complications of diabetes, such as nerve, eye disorders and chronic skin problems, most often before they flare-up, while preventing gangrene or other sequelae from raising their ugly heads.
The best part — homeopathic remedies can be taken safely, along with your conventional or pharmaceutical medications, including insulin. What’s more, some people eat right and exercise, but they cannot stabilise their blood sugar. Homeopathic treatment is effective in such cases too. The appropriate homeopathic remedy will help to balance blood sugar levels naturally — without side-effects.