The diabetes is an excessive, frequent, and sometimes an involuntary flow of urine. It is accompanied with great debility, costiveness, voracious appetite, emaciation, etc.

Treatment

The most important indication in this form of disease is to increase the action of the skin and produce free perspiration. For this purpose the vapor bath should be frequently used, and the sudorific powders taken at night. The spiced bitters should be taken three times a day, and the surface bathed in Cayenne and vinegar every morning. If the patient is advanced in years and the constitution broken down, if the course prescribed above does not cure, it may be considered incurable. But if young and tolerably healthy in other respects, apply thorough courses of medicine until a cure is effected.