Nowadays, Diabetes receives a lot of regional media attention as this degenerative metabolic disorder that affects the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy has reached epidemic levels.
Most of the food we eat is broken down by the digestive juices into a simple sugar called ‘glucose’ which is the main source of fuel for the body. After digestion, glucose passes into our bloodstream where it is available for body cells to use for growth and energy. For the glucose to get into the cells, insulin must be present. (Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, a large gland behind the stomach) When we eat, the pancreas is supposed to produce the right amount of insulin automatically to move the glucose from our blood into our cells.
However, diabetics either produce little or no insulin the pancreas, or the body cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. As a result, glucose builds up in the blood, overflows in the urine and passes out of the body so that the body loses its main source of fuel even though the blood contains large amounts of glucose.
Diabetes poses several serious health threats for its sufferers. It may lead to blindness, hypertension, depression, atherosclerosis, kidney failure, limb amputation, and more than doubles the risk for heart disease and stroke. Since so many people are not even aware that they have diabetes, treatment and lifestyle changes are made ‘too little, too late.’ Some have the disease for 5-10 years before being diagnosed and by then irreversible tissue and organ damage may have occurred.
According to Dr. Ludmila Vassilieva, Director of the Holistic Healing Medical Centre, Homoeopathy diabetes is a “reflection of the body’s inability to function optimally, an imbalance that results in the body’s incapacity to effectively utilise the insulin that it produces, or to produce sufficient insulin for its needs.”
According to Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide; “Homoeopathy is a complete system of natural medicine that can have a therapeutic effect on almost any disease or health condition.”
She explains that the metabolic condition of a patient suffering from diabetes requires “both therapeutic and nutritional measures to correct the illness. Along with the patient’s strict compliance to a proper diet, Homoeopathy can regulate sugar metabolism while helping to resolve metabolic disturbances that lead to diabetes.” Dr. Ludmilla, a veteran specialist in all fields of holistic medicine believes that
Homoeopathy has been of tremendous value in reversing diseases such as diabetes safely and for the long term. Diabetes is a very serious disease; the treatment doesn’t have to be. Lifestyle modifications, weight loss, exercise, along with the right vitamins, supplements, and homeopathic remedies, can make a tremendous difference.
But, due to the fact that natural approaches can alter the need for both insulin and insulin-control drugs, it is vital to monitor one’s glucose levels carefully, either with the help of glucose monitoring tests or through a physician. It is a good idea to find a practitioner who is supportive of alternative treatments and can further advise on the necessary lifestyle changes. The goal of any doctor or patient should be to bring high blood sugar under control and to stabilize it at a normal level. “This can best be achieved by a treatment approach that encourages diabetics to become actively responsible for their own health.” Dr. Ludmilla Vassilieva concludes; as ultimately, it is our job to “emphasise the importance of prevention rather than just cure.”
Did you know?
In the past 40 years the incidence of Type II diabetes has increased an unbelievable 600 percent. Genetics plays a large part in its development but we can’t blame heredity alone for this alarming epidemic. Since our genetic make-up doesn’t change so drastically overnight, we must look at other contributing factors.