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Is Homeopathy Effective In The Treatment Of Diabetes?


Diabetes is a health condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal over time. The food that we eat is converted to glucose which is the primary source of energy for the body. This glucose is then absorbed by different c ls in the body from the bloodstream with the help of a hormone called insulin.

Diabetes occurs when either there is insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas in the body or when the body becomes insulin resistant. In this article, we will know the role of homeopathy in the treatment of diabetes.

What are the different types of diabetes?

Normal blood sugar level before eating is 72-99mg/dl and after eating is 80-130mg/dl. A blood sugar level above 140mm/dl leads to diabetes.

Types of diabetes are:-

  • Type-1 diabetes- It occurs in adolescents in which the pancreas does not produce adequate insulin.
  • Type-2 diabetes- It occurs more commonly at the age of 45 years and above. In this, the body becomes insulin resistant and is not able to use insulin properly.
  • DKA (ketoacidosis diabetes)– It is a severe form of diabetes in which the body produces a lot of ketones.
  • Gestational diabetes– It is a type of diabetes which occurs during pregnancy.

What are the signs and symptoms of different types of diabetes?

Signs and symptoms of Type-1 diabetes

  • Hungry even after eating
  • Tiredness
  • Increased thirst
  • Mood swings
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Dehydration

Signs and symptoms of Type- 2 diabetes

  • Frequent urination
  • Frequent urinary tract infection
  • Increased thirst
  • Slow healing wounds
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent skin infections mainly caused by yeast
  • Numb feet
  • Dark skin on neck, thighs and armpits
  • Nerve damage and foot pain
  • In women signs and symptoms due to type-2  diabetes also include weight gain, irregular periods, depression and painful urination.
  • In men, symptoms are erectile dysfunction and  vision loss

Signs and symptoms due to diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Raised ketone levels in urine
  • Fruity smelling and rapid breath
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Confusion
  • Short breath

Signs and symptoms of gestational diabetes

  • Frequent urination
  • Weight gain
  • Increased thirst
  • Sugar in urine
  • Fatigue 
  • Blurred vision
  • Skin, bladder or vaginal infections

Also Read Use Homeopathy Medicines to Get Relief from Diabetes

What are the causes of diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is mainly caused due to

  • Faulty genes
  • Viruses
  • Chemical toxins

Type 2 diabetes is caused due to

  • Obesity
  • Poor lifestyle
  • Positive family history of diabetes
  • Age 

The causes of diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Diuretics
  • Corticosteroids
  • Alcohol
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Urine infection

Causes of gestational diabetes

  • Family history of diabetes
  • Hormonal changes
  • Weight gain during pregnancy

Also Read Prevent The Development Of Gestational Diabetes With Homeopathy

What are the complications due to diabetes?

These are:-

  • Loss of vision due to retinopathy
  • Nerve damage due to neuropathy which may cause foot pain and even leg amputation 
  • Kidney failure due to nephropathy
  • Heart diseases 
  • Dental problems such as toothache and bleeding gums
  • Mental health problems such as mood swings, depression and loss of memory
  • Hearing impairment 
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening condition and can lead to kidney damage and even coma and death
  • Gestational diabetes can lead to obese babies, premature delivery, increased chance of delivery through C-section and even breathing problems in babies.
  • Gestational diabetes leads to raised chances for the woman to develop type-2 diabetes in future. 

How can diabetes be diagnosed?

Tests to diagnose diabetes are:-

  • Hb A1C or glycated haemoglobin test- This test monitor blood sugar level for the past three months. A1C > 6.5 indicates diabetes.
  • Random blood glucose test- In this the blood sample is taken randomly and if the blood glucose value is >200 mg/dl it indicates diabetes.
  • Fasting blood glucose test- In this blood sample is taken after overnight fasting and a value >126mg/dl indicates diabetes.
  • Blood pH test to measure blood acidity levels for diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Ketone levels in urine- Ketones > 3.0 in the urine indicate ketoacidosis
  • Oral glucose tolerance test to diagnose gestational diabetes.   

What are the management tips for diabetes?

Diabetes is easily manageable using the following tips:-

  • Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels through glucometers
  • Manage body weight through regular exercise
  • Take a diet low in carbohydrates
  • Eat food high in fiber
  • Eat plenty of grains, vegetables and fruits
  • Avoid smoking
  • Take plenty of water
  • Avoid oily food 
  • Avoid walking barefoot as it may damage the skin of the foot
  • Avoid processed food and drinks
  • Avoid sweetened food and drink
  • Always keep raisins or apple handy to deal with a complaint of hypoglycemia
  • Practice stress management techniques like yoga and meditation and reduce stress. 

Is homeopathy effective in the treatment of diabetes?

Homeopathy has a significant role to play in the treatment of diabetes. Homeopathic medications act on the pancreas and improve the quality and quantity of insulin produced by the pancreas. If given in early cases homeopathy helps to cure diabetes.

In later stages, homeopathic medication supports conventional treatment and helps to prevent or reverse the complications caused by diabetes as much as possible.

In cases of type 1 diabetes homeopathic medicines help to reduce the doses of insulin required by the patient and help to improve the quality of life. The best homeopathic medicine for diabetes is constitutional medicine. One should consult a homeopathic physician for the rightly chosen medication and treatment plan.


Diabetes is a disease condition which is characterized by higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar. Diabetes occurs when either there is insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas in the body also called type-1 diabetes or when the body becomes insulin resistant called type-2 diabetes.

Common signs and symptoms of diabetes are an increase in thirst, frequent urination, fatigue and weight loss despite extreme hunger, frequent infections, slow-healing wounds, blurred vision and irritability. Causes of diabetes are faulty genes, being overweight, ageing and exposure to certain viruses and chemical toxins. Diabetes is a health condition which can lead to severe complications if left unchecked. On the other hand, if managed well by following healthy dietary and lifestyle tips diabetes can be easily controlled.

Homeopathy provides safe and effective treatment for diabetes. Homeopathic medication supports conventional treatment to control diabetes and prevent or treat diabetic complications if any. One can now buy Dr Wilmar Schwabe’s genuine and best-quality homeopathic medicines for diabetes online in India after consultation with a physician.

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