Natrum Mur

Polyuria; unquenchable thirst; emaciation, loss of sleep and appetite; great debility and despondency.

Natrum Sulph

This is the chief remedy. Schussler gives as a special reason for its use deficiency of the pancreatic secretion.

Kali Mur

Excessive and sugary urine. Great weakness and somnolence.

Kali Phos

The symptoms for which this remedy must be given intercurrents are nervous prostration, weakness, sleeplessness and voracious hunger; it establishes normal function of the medulla oblongata and pneumogastric nerve, which latter acts on the digestion or stomach and on the lungs.

Femim Phos

Diabetes, when there is a quickened pulse or when there exists pain, heat or congestion in any part of the system, as an intercurrent remedy.

Calcarea Phos

Polyuria, with weakness, much thirst, dry mouth and tongue; flabby, sunken abdomen; craves bacon and salt. Glycosuria when lungs are implicated.

Calcarea Sulph

Schussler says that this may possibly be a remedy useful for this disease; also Kali sulph.

Note To Diabetes

A writer explains the biochemic treatment of diabetes as follows:

Lactic acid is composed of Carbonic acid and water, and must be split up on its way to the lungs. This is done by the catalytic action of Sodium phosphate in the blood. Any deficiency of Sodium phosphate will cause a disturbance in the water in the system by allowing an excess of Lactic acid to accumulate. Nature in her effort to eliminate the water produces the symptoms called diabetes.

But while a lack of Sodium phosphate is the principal cause of diabetes, the chief remedy is Sodium phosphate; because it regulates the supply of water in the blood. Sodium phosphate also gives off oxygen, so necessary for the process of the decomposition of sugar, and thereby prevents its reaching the kidneys as sugar, and also thins to its normal consistency bile that has become inspissated from a lack of Sodium phosphate.

If a case of diabetes has advanced to any considerable degree, the kidneys will have become inflamed by the Lactic acid and sugar that passes through them. This injury to the tissue of the kidney calls upon the red corpuscles of the blood for Iron phosphate, which will in most cases cause a deficiency in that inorganic salt. Nature, in her efforts to supply iron, will probably draw on the nerve fluid, Potassium phosphate will be too rapidly consumed, and the patient suffers from nervous prostration.

The treatment, therefore, for diabetes mellitus is: the Phosphates of sodium. Iron and Potassium, and the Sulphate of sodium. For the great functional disturbance of nerve centers caused by the demand made on the blood for the Potassium phosphate, producing sleeplessness and voracious hunger, Potassium phosphate is the infallible remedy. It establishes normal functional action of the medulla oblongata and pneumogastric nerve, which latter acts on stomach and lungs. For the great thirst, emaciation, and despondency, give Sodium chloride. It equally distributes the water in the system and quickly restores the normal condition.

The phosphates may be combined where two or more are indicated, but the Sodium sulphite and Sodium chloride should be given in separate solutions. Where there is great emaciation or poor appetite Calcium phosphate should be given, a small dose after each meal.

In my opinion, diet cuts but little figure in the treatment of diabetes, except as to the amount of food taken. The main object is have the food digest. Diabetic patients should never overeat; better eat six than overeat once.

Of Course diet of fat meats or greasy food cannot be beneficial, for the very important fact that it overworks the liver, causes a deficiency and consequent thickening of bile and mucus, and sometimes a crystallization of cholesterin in the gall duct, which give rise to symptoms called hepatic colic, jaundice, or bilious headache.

Clinical Cases

Dr. E. H. Rankin reports a case of diabetes insipidus improving under Natrum phos. 6x, in thirst, appetite and general strength, also in quantity of urine. However, no permanent result was obtained in this case. - Southern Journal of Henteropathy, April, 1886.

Schussler notices two cures of this disease, communicated to him from Scotland, and one in which an Italian doctor employed successfully Natrum sulph. in diabetes. The details are wanting.

I have had occasion to treat many cases of that affection that I consider of a nervous origin. The treatment that has always succeeded with me has invariably been Natrum sulph. and Magnesia phos. 6x trit.; the length of treatment has been from forty-eight hours to a week; one dose of each of these salts in alternation every hour. (E. A. de Cailhol, M. D).

Mrs. M., aged 4a, consulting me, declared that she passed nearly Tour gallons of urine in twenty-four hours; its specific gravity was 1.040. I learned from her that the disease originated from a nervous shock (conjugal onanismus). I cured that disease in three months with Natr. sulph , Natr. phos.. Kali phos. and Magnes, phos., given according to the symptoms that I bad to fight against. Having seen her three years after, the cure was perfect and no sign of relapse. (E. A. de Cailhol, M. D).