Homeopathic Remedies for Diabetes

Homeopathic Remedies for diabetes mellitus….

1. The acids.

2. The metals

3. The metalloids or other metals.

4. The vegetables.

5. Animal products.

6. Remedies called biological discovered by the modern biological researches.

1. The Acids

All the acids have in their pathogenesis a common symptom clearly marked. It is the debility i.e. to say a persistent sense for weakness which is very often seen clinically in a number of chronic cases. This debility often characterizes the diabetic patient. Not only the patient who has slight or transitory diabetes but also the patient who suffers from important, durable and irremediable glycosuria. To these patients who are always weak, always fragile, suit the acids. Moreover we must not forget that the acids will act preventively against acidosis which is the greatest danger of diabetes.

Other morbid states are accompanied by diabetes, when it persists for a l;one time, say for years. these are dyspepsias. We have already shown the value of acid in dyspeptic patients, specially hypochondria, or due to butyric fermentation.

These diabetic dyspeptics will have more often important symptoms that will indicate the acids.

These acids are

a) The most important Acetic, Boric, Lactic, Phosphoric.

b) Less frequently indicates Carbolic, Fluoric, Nitric acid Picric.

Acetic acidum

Great weakness, frequent swooning. Persons with flaccid fibres, loose muscles, pale lady colour of the skin. Emaciation.

Great thirst.

Tendency to oedema.

Frequent dyspeptic troubles, burning in the stomach, by peracidity, gastric fermentation. Salivation.

Burning pain in the stomach followed by the sensation of coldness of the skin and cold sweets of forehead.

Ammonium carbonicum is to be compared with Acetic acidum; Glycosuria, profuse sweats, weakness and swooning It is to be remembered that Ammon Carb. has more weakness than Acetic Acidum.

Boric acidum

It suits to diabetics with urinary troubles, dry cracked tongue, red.

Gushes of heat during menopause Like Lachesis.

Tendency to the Oedema of the face, specially of the eyelids.

Sensation of intense coldness.

Cold salivation.

lactic acidum

Diabetes with marked polyuria.

The remedy is interesting to study in its action, because we know that the muscles which while working products lactic acid while they become tired, rather Sarcolactic acid which does not differ from real Lactic acid but by its polarimetric rotation. This the game which is chased than the muscles very stiff because of the formation of Sarcolatic acid. This fact denotes in Homoeopathy great muscular weakness some types of 9influenza.

Lactic acid will be useful in some cases of dyspeptic conditions with copious salivation, m nausea, better by eating acid eructations or still in rheumatising condition with weakness and trembling by the last effort.

Naturally it will suit to diabetics who will have the above symptoms.

Phosphoricum acidum.

Great physical and mental debility.

One of the best remedies of diabetes; suits to the grave conditions, weakening diabetes of children.

Profuse urination, frequent, watery or milky, nocturnal pollauria.

Debility, muscular, sexual nd censorial. Amblyopia.

Somnolene, profuse sweat at night and in the morning.

Vertigo in the evening while walking or while standing.

Face pale, dry and cracked lips.

Carbolic acidum

Diabetes with bad conditions tendency to paralysis, weakness of the heart and of the pulse, respiratory troubles, tendency to prostrational and stupor Opium.

Desire for stimulants.


Tendency to burning eruption with vesicles and ulcerations.

Flouricum acidum.

Diabetes with circulatory troubles of the lower extremities, atony or venous blood vesicles and of capillaries Tendency to ulcers.

Diabetes associated with syphilis, old. acquired or hereditary.

Nitric acidum.

Tendency to fissures to different ulcerations of the skin which bleeds easily and are painful as if due to multiple needle pricks.

Sweats of palms and arm-pits.

Picric acidum.

A remedy of the degeneration of nerves, specially of the nerves of the marrow, with paralysis. Acts specially on he lumbosacral, marrow, goes towards paraplegia.

Very important in case or nervous debility.

Great weakness of the lower limbs with sensation of drawing and heaviness of the legs.

Aggravation by exercise.

Irritation of the lower part of the marrow determines in Picric acidum the sexual excitation, prolonged eructation and seminal emission during sleep, followed by great weakness.

2. The Metals

Generally the metals, specially the heavy metals are used in Homoeopathy very often for the treatment of prolonged chronic disease, accompanied by deep troubles and definite lesions which is very often the case in diabetics.

The metals used in Homoeopathy are Aurum and Argentum the two precious metals; Uranium and Vanadium among rare metals; Plumbum and Cuprum among the common metals.

Aur mettlesome

Like Fluoric acidum sits to cases of diabetes associated with old acquired and hereditary syphilis.

Exaggerated appetite and thirst.

Tendency to paralysis.

Diplegic, hemianopia sees only the upper half of a n object, mental and physical depression; periodic hopelessness;desire for suicide.

Tendency to general and partial paralysis with hypertension.

Aurum muriaticum should be preferred to Aurum mettlesome everytime when the tendency to sclerosis is accentuated.

Argentum mettlesome.

Polyuria; turbid and profuse urine with sweetest smell.

Emaciation. Seminal loss without sexual excitation.

Argentum nitricum.

This remedy is to be preferred to the preceding in cases of trembling, sexual weakness, paralysis of the extremities with numbness for which walking becomes difficulty Argentum nitricum is a remedy of all sorts of polyneuritis.

Uranium nitricum

Excessive thirst, voracious appetite, abdominal distention, polyuria.

Sexual; weakness.

The liver is attacked, and goes towards generation and hypertrophic cirrhosis Cartier, after a first phase of congestion.

The arterial tension is often high.


Degeneration of the liver and of arteries, arteriosclerosis fatty heart, fatty degeneration of the liver.

Plumbum metallicum.

Diabetes with paralytic tendency. Skin troubles, asthenia, hyposthenia, tendency to coma or convulsion.

Possible ocular lesions, optic neuritis, paralyses of the external muscles of the eyes.

Paralysis of the lower extremities, abolition of rotulian reflexes raid and marked muscular atrophy.

Plumbum Iodatum

This remedy is preferred to Plumbum Metallicum to diabetes with urine of high density, of foetid smell like onion, specially when there is acetonuria.

This remedy acts in acidosis and in the tendency to acenominia which causes coma. WE know the classical indication of Cuprum Muriaticum in uremia with the tendency to spasm and convulsion of legs and claves.

3. Other Minerals,.

The other metals or metalloids that are used are generally used as ground remedies or as remedies of morbid temperament. Let us cite Arsenic, Stupor, Silicea, Sodium sulphate and Sodium Chloride and Causticum.

The first three the three remedies of burning sensation are united by classical relations.

Arsenicum album

The intoxication by Arsenic is at the same time so intense, so varied and so deep that it may be called one of our great polycrests. In diabetes it is indicated by weakness and prostration if the latter alternates or coexists with restlessness the periodicity of troubles.

There often is thirst but of aml quantity of cold water rarely repeated or there may be no thirst.

The diabetes is accompanied by digestive troubles, periodic diarrhoea of blackish stools having foetid smell; or paralysis, polyneuritis with jerkings, heaviness and trembling. the skin is dry and desquamated.

Finally, Arsenicum Album is indicated in diabetes with tendency to gangrene; grave humid gangrene with pain and horrible putrid smell.

Arsenicum bromatum.

It is used in diabetes with great tendency to cutaneous eruptions, acne, furuncles or anthrax.


Less important than Arsenicum Album. The individual drinks much, eats less. Sensation of weakness and of goneness, specially in the stomach towards 11 a.m. obliging the patient to eat something for amelioration.

Profuse and less colored urine.

Tendency to cutaneous eruptions.

Sulphur should be used always prudently in diabetic patients, because its repeated use, specially in high dilutions, may produce some abscesses, furuncles, or anthrax which are always dangerous.

In this case, better use Psorinum in he place of Sulphur, specially if the patient is chilly, weak, a nd forced to put on multiple under garments.

Very often Hepar, Sulphur are to be used every time when it is indicated by suppurations.


It is very important remedy of diabetes.

Deep action not only on the liver, but also on the pancreas. A remedy of all lofts of degeneration.

Diabetes complicated with digestive troubles; Exaggerated hunger which reappears just after meals, unquenchable thirst four cold drinks., debilitating Diarrhoea without pain followed by great weakness after stools. Sexual troubles, impotence after an exaggerated desire, with lascivious dreams and involuntary seminal loss; Nervous troubles; Motor paralysis with weakness, trembling by the least exercise. Sensation of numbness; eye troubles; Cataract amblyopia. diplopia,. paresis of the motor muscles of the eyes of grave lesions of the retina and of the optic nerve.

Whatever may be its indications, it is the remedy that should be well understood and should be prescribed uniquely, from a synthetic point of view of similar pathological troubles observed in the individual than by its key symptoms. the characteristics of Phosphorus are almost always of the field of anatomy-pathology as well as of pure pathogenesis.


By its supportive tendency Silicea will very often be indicated with Hepar Sulphur in diabetes who have pancreas, and furuncles.

In all these cases all the remedies of suppuration of septicemia may be indicted; Arsenicum Album, Echinacea, Pyrogenium in very grave cases. Lachesis, Apis, belladonna, Ferrum Phosphoricum, Arnica in other cases as well as Silicea because Hepar is better than silicea in the acute cases, will stop menacing suppuration the latter on the contrary may sometimes favour the suppuration dangerously. Silicea suits to chronic suppuration which are weakening and with fistula.

Natrum muriaticum.

This remedy is to be placed at the top in the treatment of diabetes because if can stop very often when it s indicated, the rate of sugar in the urine.

It is indicated by polyuria and polydipsia; the patient drinks often and much and urinate abundantly. Other symptoms; eats well but becomes emaciated consumptive diabetes.

Sweats when eating; sexual weakness; weakness after coition; weakness of the extremities with lameness and drawings, asthenopia, trouble of visual accommodation.

General depression.

Therefore it suits to cases of hyperthyroidism Basedow’s disease, hypopituitarism. Natrum Muriaticum, which plays an important part which Calcarea Carbonica in endocrinal symptoms, is to be placed in the top in the treatment of diabetes. Iodium

it suits to diabetics with denutrition, voracious appetite and great thirst. Great debility, sweats by the least effort.

Suits also to diabetics who becomes tubercular. Rapid emaciation.

The hunger is such that the patients re anxious while waiting for the meals.

Sexual impotency.

Natrum sulphuricum.

The remedy is frequently indicated in diabetes. Diabetes with polyuria, abdominal flatulency; hydrogenoid constitution.

General aggravation by humidity, tendency to plethora, to obesity, to fattiness with retention of water in the tissues. Tendency to localised rheumatism Stiffness, cracklings in the articulations.

This remedy suits to diabetes associated without and rheumatisms.


Suits to paralysis of diabetics with numbness, cracking of the knees, m stiffness and heaviness of the muscles. Special hydrogenoid condition with the tendency to big flat warts.

General aggravation in good dry weather.

Amelioration in humid weather.

Emaciation. Possibility of ocular troubles, paralysis of the external muscles, cataract.

Kali bromatum and Kali aceticum

Related to causticum which contains potassium, may be indicated first in asthenic troubles, paralysis and sexual weakness; the second in abundant alkaline urine, diarrhoea and tendency to oedema.

4. The vegetables.

We will study successively;

Syzigium; used systematically.

Chimaphilla and Thus Aromatica when the urinary troubles are predominant.

Bryonia, Chionanthus, Iris Versicolor, Lycopodium, Nux vomica, China,, Colchicum.

In digestive troubles; Phaseolus, Lycopus is associated with heart troubles.

Curare in the tendency to paralysis.

Opium, Codeinum, Morphinum Tendency to coma associated to uremia.

Coca Diabetes with sexual weakness.

Kreosotum, Secale Cornutum, in tendency to gangrene.

Helleborus, Helonius, in diabetes becoming rapidly gave.


It is classic. It is prescribed systematically in lower 2x, 3x dilutions even in tincture because very often it lowers down and cause the disappearance of sugar content in blood and urine. It does not act in high dilutions. But there are number of failures as it is used as a routine remedy.

Syzigium is indicated by intense thirst, weakness, emaciation, polyuria with elevation of the density of urine. It is also indicated by the tendency to ulcer. Its use is legitimated by biology, because it increases, in experimental intoxication, the rate of sugar in the blood.

Phloridzine on the contrary is used only in diabetics with renal troubles, because it does not increase the blood sugar and he glycosuria will result by the renal formation of glycosuria excreted in the urine. Hinsdale


It affects much the kidney and causes troubles and foetid urine, difficult or burning. It has also experimental glycosuria.

The prostate is irritated and swollen, the whole perineum is congested. Urine contains mucopurulent sediment. It suits to diabetes caused by the infection of the urinary system. It has been used by the allopaths in diabetes., but they never thought about the Homoeopathic action in diabetes.

Rhus aromatica.

diabetes with pale urine, very abundant, of high density. Frequent albuminuria. Bryonia alba.

Suits to the thirst of the diabetics; drinks much at a time but at long intervals. Dryness of lips,. of the mouth and of the throat.

Liver sensitive and painful. Weakness, vertigo, muscular weakness. Stomach sensitive top touch. Sensation of a stone in the stomach after meals.


Diabetes with hepatic troubles; clear, soft and pasty stools. Abundant urine, polyuria of high density containing sugar and biliary pigment at the sametimes, or much urobiline.

Iris versicolor

It is classic because Iris affects essentially the pancreas. It seems to act rather on functional troubles of the pancreas as much as it is a digestive gland rather than Langerhaus island.


Ground remedy. Hepatic insufficiency associated to diabetes. Individual soon satisfied. Little or no thirst. Often suits to benign diabetes with insufficient liver and sexual weakness.

Nux vomica

Sedentary life. Desire for stimulants. Frequent constipation, inefficacious urging. This remedy suits to patients who make irregularities in food and persons who have taken excessive drugs.


Suits to persons who have become weak due to constant loss of sugar. Great sensitiveness to air current, to cold and to touch. Marked periodicity of all symptoms.


Association of gout or rheumatism and of diabetes. Urine contains blood, albumen and sugar. Weak heart. Pain in the extremities by the least movement. Dry mouth. Thirst, nausea and vomiting. Great prostration, sensation of intense coldness and tendency to collapse.


Diabetics with sexual importance. Hypochondrias Wants to be alone Sepia. Cannot bear high altitude and life in the mountains.


Reproduces the paralysis of flaccid muscles with diminution or abolition of reflexes which is found in cases of medullar troubles or in polyneuritis. A remedy indicated in cases of nervous origin with Arnica if diabetes is caused by traumatism of the skull.


Diabetes with palpitations, a rapid heart, a weak and soft pulse and a sensation of approaching death. Is used as a decoction of the plant for daily use.

Lycopus virginica.

Classic in Basedow’s disease, also acts in diabetes with abundant aquous urine, a rapid and painful heat, a weak and intermittent pulse. Protrusion of eyeballs. Phyglandular troubles heart, thyroid, Pancreas etc.


Prostration, hebetude, tendency to coma, myosis. Torpor, stertorous respiration, sweats, dark red colour of the face. Dry mouth. Great thirst. Constipation without desire. Suits specially to diabetic coma.


Nervous, pancreatic diabetes. Occipital headache, trembling, itching. ERuctations. Great thirst. Frequent dry cough, worse at night.

Codeinum phosphoricum 1x Advised by Wendellani in nervous diabetes because of the compound Codeine and Phosphorus.


Diabetes associated with uremia. Impotency. Dry mouth. Anorexia with aversion to meat.


Diabetes with gangrenous tendency; tendency to burning ulcers, with irritating discharge, very excoriating, foetid, corrosive. Humid gangrene. Red lips. Every rapid caries of teeth which become black. Foetid breath. Foetid urine. With Arsenicum Album and Secale Cornutum, this remedy forms the trio with which menancing gangrene is to be fought in diabetics.

Secale cornutum

Tendency rather to dry gangrene Arsenicum Album has the tendency to dry as well as to humid gangrene. It acts however betters in diabetes with debility, emaciation inspite of good formication and numbness of he extremities with the sensation of very tight brodequin on the ankles, sensation of burning, wants to be uncovered however the parts exposed are cold to touch, petechies, livid or blackish spots. Great aversion to heat.


Diabetes becoming rapidly grave. Urine often contains albumen and phosphates in excess; prostration, languidness.

Sensation of heaviness in the sacrum and pelvis and sensation of uterine congestion. Melancholia, better by distraction and if the patient is kept in mental activity by work or by conversation.

Helleborus niger.

Remedy habitually indicated in gave cases leading to agony. Muscular weakness, unconsciousness, involuntary movements of hands which bring up the covers or scratch the lips, automatically. Very foetid breath. Tongue and lips are day, cracked. Red tongue. Urine diminished o absent. Pale face, swollen. Tendency to oedema.

5. Animal Products.

The most important are Moschus on the top, then Lachesis, Crot. Horridus, Lac Defloratum, Tarantula hispanica.


Diabetes with abundant urine and sexual weakness inspite of the desire which are violent and persistent. premature senility. Violent spasmodic tendency with muscular stiffness, trembling and weakness. Anxiety with hiccough and palpitations. Nervous diabetes or accompanied by nervous complications.

Crot. horridus.

Grave cases with albuminuria, high colored urine, rare, containing blood, palpitations tendency to haemorrhage.

Elaps corallinus

Nausea and vomiting. Sensation of intense coldness in the stomach. Headache, Vertigo, aversion to light. Possible haemorrhage.


Possible haemorrhages. A ground remedy. Excessive loquacity. Dreams of death, of his own death, dreams of funerals. Hyperesthesia of teguments; cannot bear to have any part of the body, specially the neck, tight by something. Amelioration during menses and by all discharges of blood. Aggravation during sleep.

Lac defloratum

Profuse urine, headache with throbbing in the temples, prostration, constipation.

Tarantula hispanica.

Intense restlessness a remedy of chorea, hysteria and epilepsy. Vertigo, palpitations antidoted by lachesis.

6. Biochemic or Organotherapic Remedies

According to the order of importance we will have here

Pancreatine, insulin, Blood and Urine isopathy, at top top with Glycerine,Adrenalin, Phloridzine, Urea and Lecithin.

By biochemic remedies we mean some products existing naturally in the human organism such a Urea, Lecithin, Adrenalin, cholesterin. This branch of Homoeopathy is still less known. It is related to organotherapy and seems to be very important in future, if we consider them according to the good results obtained as for example with Adrenalin in some cases of arterial hypertension. Cholesterinum in cholecystitis etc.


“Long before the discovery of insulin, Pierre Jousset, produced at Saint Jacques Hospital a pancreatic liquid in Glycerine base. A fresh pancreas is taken and the juice is extracted b a filter called Chamberalin. this juice is collected in glycerine which serves as the base of preparation cannot e pressured for a long time and to have good results, it is necessary to have fresh preparation and these preparations are preserved in ampoules.

It is one of the best treatment which we can give to diabetics of whatever form the disease may be, specially if the diabetes is event. P. Jousset used the liquid in doses of 10 to 20 drops, twice a day in a spoonful of water. I have given in the doses of two drops a day and I have sometimes obtained marvellous result, although in the hands of Lawrence it has given no result. Not only it diminishes the sugar in the urine, but also we have observed specially, the taking up of strength and vigor which disappeared. In a special case, the rate of sugar has fallen from 200 grams to zero. Whatever may be the result., variable according to the strength and oldness of the diabetes, the pancreatic liquid in homoeopathic dose and administered orally is a remedy of great value. Insist on small disease and oral administration, because Insulin by hypodermic infections and in massive doses gives little results in ordinary diabetes and does prove its utility on acidosis and diabetic coma. It will be particularly useful in infantile diabetic Cartier-Traite complete de therapeutique homoeopathique, t. 4.


It is evident that we should not ignore Insulin and we should use it in Homoeopathy according to the habitual method. But we should avoid to give it very frequent and we should not use it in gross doses because of its dangers.

It should be prescribed in grave cases of diabetes, in lean and thin consumptive patients and also in coma and in the menace of coma as a remedy of urgency.

But we know also how t use diluted Insulin either in lower dilutions 1x or 3x in the same sense of a natural product but it should be used by mouth, or in medium dilutions or ion high dilutions as check, or regulator, as it is done in France by Martiny, and in America by Baker.

Blood and Urine Isopathy

Isopathy called Isotherapy of blood and urine of the patient in question has been used with different success in dilutions of there products 6, 12,. 3o, 200, 1000. The lower dilutions seems to act less well. Here it should be considered whether the sugar contained in the blood and urine is to be isolated or not, in order to intensity the results to be obtained, for dynamising it and prescribing it.


It is generally less known, although it is mentioned in the Materia Medica. However it is valuable. As our friend Barbishac has indicated I myself have frequently used Glycerine 200 with good success; rapid diminution of the percentage of sugar in the urine in many case, But this remedy seems to be dangerous sometimes like all other remedies which may diminish very rapidly or may cause to disappear glycosuria. it should be helped with the drainage remedy or may cause to disappear glycosuria. It should be helped with the drainage remedies or by the remedies of temperament of the patient nd to prescribe it all follows

Mauritius Fortier-Bernoville
Mauritius (Maurice) Fortier Bernoville 1896 – 1939 MD was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the Chief editor of L’Homeopathie Moderne (founded in 1932; ceased publication in 1940), one of the founders of the Laboratoire Homeopathiques Modernes, and the founder of the Institut National Homeopathique Francais.

Bernoville was a major lecturer in homeopathy, and he was active in Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, and a founder of the le Syndicat national des médecins homœopathes français in 1932, and a member of the French Society of Homeopathy, and the Society of Homeopathy in the Rhone.

Fortier-Bernoville wrote several books, including Une etude sur Phosphorus (1930), L'Homoeopathie en Medecine Infantile (1931), his best known Comment guerir par l'Homoeopathie (1929, 1937), and an interesting work on iridology, Introduction a l'etude de l'Iridologie (1932).

With Louis-Alcime Rousseau, he wrote several booklets, including Diseases of Respiratory and Digestive Systems of Children, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Rheumatism, treatment of hay fever (1929), The importance of chemistry and toxicology in the indications of Phosphorus (1931), and Homeopathic Medicine for Children (1931). He also wrote several short pamphlets, including What We Must Not Do in Homoeopathy, which discusses the logistics of drainage and how to avoid aggravations.

He was an opponent of Kentian homeopathy and a proponent of drainage and artificial phylectenular autotherapy as well.