At a meeting of homoeopathic physicians in Frankfurt / Main, Dr. Wilhelm Witzel of Wiesbaden, Germany, gave a more detailed report on the new treatment of Diabetes he had devised some time ago.
In acute cases, for instance, of coma, gangrene of extremities and in preparation for operations, insulin should by no means be discontinued.
The new treatment (subcutaneous injection of potentized cane sugar solution) suits above all those chronic cases in which, with or without insulin application, a sort of static condition has …. een reached and in which neither improvement nor aggravation becomes evident.
Continuing the management used before, in addition potentized cane sugar injections should be given. By this stimulating treatment, the pancreas is stimulated to increased action. If, then, an improvement in the patients’ condition occurs with diminishing sugar output, then the quantity of insulin may be decreased and also the dietetic management need no longer be observed so strictly.
In some cases complete disappearance of glycosuria could be observed under the new treatment.
The liquid to be injected is prepared in the following way: 1 cc of the 6th decimal potency, containing alcohol 455, should be mixed with 9 cc of physiological saline solution. This solution is to be sterilized. Of it one injects three times daily 2 cc subcutaneously or intramuscularly in serious cases. When serious symptoms decrease, two injections daily will be sufficient. If and when the condition continues to improve, two or three injections per week may suffice.