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