Introduction: There are different therapeutic methods for treating non- insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. It is one of the leading endocrinology diseases and problems. Allopathic treatment is primarily done by oral anti- diabetics until they have no more effect on lowering blood sugar. These drugs do have certain side effects, so doctors have to shift to insulin therapy, which is not a curative treatment, either.
Analysis of the patient: A 56 yr old woman suffering from this disease for 20 years was referred to me. She also complained of chronic fatigue, leg pain and a sense of hopelessness. After taking the case and converting symptoms to standard rubrics with radar software, Phosphoric acid was found as the most similar remedy. Prescription: Phosphoric acid 30c in liquid form, 40 drops was prescribed and taken by the patient.
Report of course of treatment: After prescribing the remedy her conventional medicines were continued and not tapered, until her FBS decreased from 290mg/dl to the normal range of 100 mg/dl after 13 days of taking the remedy.
The patient came in for a second visit on the 28th of October 2009. There was a significant decrease of FBS which had changed from 290mg/dl to 152mg/dl in her last measurement at home (verified when tested at a laboratory). Her chronic fatigue had almost gone, her leg pain had decreased almost 80%, she felt much better than she had at her first visit, and her hopelessness had changed to hopefulness. I recommended she continue special diets and placebo was prescribed. Her anti diabetics were not discontinued. Her third visit was set for the following week.
Discussion: I prescribed 40 drops of the remedy and recommended a special diet appropriate for a diabetic patient. Her FBS decreased 190 mg/dl in 13 days by taking a single dose of ph-ac. Her allopathic doctor had recommended she take insulin, since she was resistant to oral anti diabetic medicines. She used to take 4 tablets of Glibenclamide and 4 Metformin per day which had controlled her blood sugar poorly and of course had no curative effect on her mental status. She had been suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome for many years. She feels much better now and her weariness has improved almost totally. She is feeling very hopeful and the severe pain in her feet has almost disappeared.
Conclusion: The results of this case report, as an observational study, reveal multi- potential characteristics and capabilities of the prescribed homeopathic remedy, Phosphoric- acid. It not only decreased the patient’s FBS but also improved her mental situation as well as some physical symptoms. The homeopathic treatment was not only effective in normalizing blood sugar metabolism, but also improved her totality of symptoms.
1- Dr.Kamran Jalali case reports, November of 2009 in the site www.homeodynamis.com
2- Boericke’s new manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica, 9th edition,2000 by William Boericke
3- Radar Repertory and Materia Medica version 8.1