Background: Type 1 (formerly Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) is usually juvenile onset but may occur at any age. It occurs when the body’s own immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas (called beta cells). Normally, the body’s immune system fights off foreign invaders like viruses or bacteria. But for unknown reasons, in people with type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks various cells in the body. This usually results in a complete deficiency of insulin. Patients always need Insulin and are prone to ketoacidosis and weight loss. It is associated with other auto immune disease (> 90% carry HLADR 3 and/or DR4).
A.R., a girl aged 6 was visited because of diabetes type 1 on Dec.19th 2012. She was referred by Dr. M.H.E. an anesthesiologist and homeopath from Germany. She was affected by the condition with urinary frequency and polydipsia since Oct. 27th 2010. Her last FBS was 324 mg/dl, before her appointment , due to taking chocolate cake the night before. Her HgbA1c was 8.
Her Urinalysis test showed 3+ Glucose and 2+ Ketones. She took 6 units of Lantus Insulin bd, and 3-4 units of regular Insulin in the morning and 2-3 units regular in the evening, a total of 17-19 units per day.
Her mother said that A.R. is a calm girl who communicates with them easily at home, however she is rather cautious with others. She is very sensitive and kind, prefers company. She draws women with various colours. She also draws a heart. “I would like her to be more social. She competes badly with her friends. She is not dictatorial and very much follows me.She likes ice cream, prefers cold water.” She weighs 20 kg and is 109 cm high.
“She takes cold twice a year, has nasal bleeding 2-3 times a year. She suffers anxiety and constipation.”
– Her main rubrics are as follows:
MIND – COMPANY – desire for
URINE – SUGAR
MIND – TRANQUILLITY, serenity, calmness
MIND – BENEVOLENCE
MIND – SENSITIVE – children
STOMACH – THIRST
STOMACH – APPETITE – increased
SLEEP – POSITION – abdomen, on
GENERALS – FOOD and DRINKS – ice cream – desire
MIND – ENVY
MIND – TIMIDITY
NOSE – EPISTAXIS
Phosphorus 6x was selected and prescribed for her. She took her remedy at home. I also prescribed PLC in liquid to be taken daily.
I called up her mother after about two months on Feb.11th 2013. Her numbers were between 180-200. The mother was pleased with her condition. She believed the child’s behaviour had changed remarkably to the point of a miracle. Phosphorus6x was sent to Kashan to be repeated after about 60 days.
Her inner calmness and energy had increased and the numbers were 80, 90 and 100 in the mornings in the 3rd follow-up call. Her HgA1c lowered to 7 on Aug. 30 2013. Other blood tests were normal. Her mother said that her behavioral problems had solved by 70-80%. Phosphorus 30c was sent to Kashan to be taken on Aug.26 2013.
Conclusion: Diabetes type 1 is considered an endocrine disorder totally dependent on conventional medicine using insulin because of beta cell destruction by auto antibodies. The patient in this case loves artificial sweets that caused high numbers of FBS and random BS. The homeopathic remedy Phosphorus helped her pancreas remarkably because she got much better and showed normal numbers in spite of taking artificial sweets. Her HgA1c decreased from 8 to 7, as well. Her behaviour changed and became almost normal. Randomized Clinical trials are suggested to show the efficacy of homeopathic remedies in patients with type 1 diabetes.