In the ancient times the Greeks knew this disease and it was Dr. Arête who gave the name “diabetes”, a name of Greek origin which means “passage through”. “Mellitus” comes from a Latin word that means “sweet like honey”.
Diabetes mellitus is a disease that prevents the body from properly using the energy from the food (carbohydrate, fats and proteins) we eat. This may result either from defect in insulin secretion or insulin action. Normally, insulin, a hormone that is made in the pancreas, allows glucose to enter the body’s cells and be used as fuel.
Therefore, Diabetes may occur if :
- the pancreas produces little insulin or no insulin at all.
- the pancreas makes insulin, but the insulin made does not work as it should. This condition is called insulin resistance.
Hence, Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disorder resulting in increased blood glucose level due to defects in insulin secretion or insulin action or both.
Diabetes can be associated with serious complications, but people with diabetes can take measures to prevent them.
Words from the Master of Homeopathy:
According to Dr. Hahnemann (Father of Homeopathy) chronic diseases are caused by the derangement of vital force. Vital force in the modern terminology is the power of resistance expressed by the individual. This force or energy helps to maintain health, keeps the inherent diseases latent (underlying or dormant) and helps the body to remove the cause and effect of disease and helps to recover from illness. Hence, the vital force constantly protects the body from various disease causing agents.
But when the vital force is deranged by external or internal causes the latent (underlying) disease in the body gets fully developed. Dr. Hahnemann called this deranged vital force as Psora, which is a fundamental cause of chronic diseases and diabetes is one of the many forms of psora. Therefore like psora this condition may remain latent and may or may not manifest its fully developed form in every individual who inherit diabetes mellitus.