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Homeopathy suggests that diabetes and its symptoms are the body’s warning signs and failed attempts to restore balance, harmony, health and well-being.

Homeopathy takes each such symptom into consideration to select the closest remedy that will, for the most part, fit the remedy picture — of the medicine that can relate to the same condition in health — and, enhance the given individual’s unique response to the underlying factor, or trigger, associated with a given illness. In this case, diabetes.

From the homeopathic standpoint, 15-20 different individuals with diabetes may need as many homeopathic remedies for diabetes — to treat the specific, characteristic reaction that their body produces.


Curare. This remedy is evidenced to be a useful ‘adjuvant’ in the treatment of diabetes. Typical symptoms include a tired feeling, with pains going up and down the spine. The arms may seem weak and weighty.

Insulin. Dr William Boericke, MD, the legendary homeopath, reports that the homeopathic Insulin maintains blood sugar at normal levels and the urine remains free of sugar.

Phosphoric Acid. This remedy is useful in diabetes of nervous origin. Typical symptoms include anxious exhaustion and mental weakness followed by physical lethargy. Urine is frequent, profuse, watery or milky. The remedy suits diabetics who have an emotional history of grief, loss, worry, anxiety, indifference, or apathy. There may also be loss of appetite, voracious thirst, with a tendency to boils.

Uranium Nitricum. This is quite useful in diabetes. Typical symptoms include excess urine output, excess thirst, dryness of the mouth and skin. This remedy reduces sugar in the blood and urine. Other symptoms include tummy upset, weakness, excess appetite and thirst — yet the individual continues to lose weight.


  • Eat healthy, high fibre food, fruit and vegetables and foods low in fat, salt and sugar. Speak to a nutritionist/dietician to help you plan your diet right
  • Exercise regularly, 20-30 minutes, 4-5 times a week. Exercise lowers your blood glucose level. However, speak to your doctor before you start an exercise regimen; bear in mind your sugar levels may suddenly drop at times
  • Keep your family and friends informed of your condition. Wear a badge, or diabetic card; this will be useful during an emergency
  • Avoid cigarettes. Tobacco increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack or stroke, in diabetic individuals
  • Avoid, or reduce, your alcohol ‘fix,’ if any. Do not drink alcohol on empty stomach; it can cause either high or low blood glucose levels. Besides, it can affect blood glucose monitoring and treatment outcomes
  • Take care of your feet. Diabetics are prone to develop problems with their feet, including infections and foot ulcers. Keep your nails short [because, you could scratch and ‘infect’ your skin otherwise] and wash your feet with warm water every day. Wear shoes approved by a foot, ankle and lower leg medical specialist [podiatrist, or chiropodist]. Check your feet regularly for any corns, cuts, blisters or grazes, because you may not be able to feel them, if there is damage to the nerves in your feet. This may have dangerous consequences
  • Have regular eye tests — at least twice a year to check for diabetic retinopathy [eye disease that could lead to blindness]
  • Follow-up with your doctor regularly; diabetes should never be taken lightly.
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