large IDDM is an early-onset disease and is
frequently seen in children though adults can also be affected by it.
Diabetes is prevalent worldwide and if not attended properly, it may
lead to serious complications.
IDDM occurs as a result of decreased production of hormone Insulin by
the pancreas (the organ that synthesizes insulin). This occurs due to
loss of the insulin-producing cells (beta cells of the islets of
Langerhans) of the pancreas.
Auto- immunity (disturbance of immune system where bodys defense
mechanism starts attacking bodys own organs and tissues) has been
strongly suggested as a
causative factor in the initiation
of Type I Diabetes. Genetic factors may also have a role to
play in this alteration of the immunity. Type 1 diabetes
also appears to be triggered by some viral infections or
less likely stress-related or environmental factors (such as
exposure to certain chemicals). Symptoms:
The classical triad of diabetes symptoms is polyuria
(frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and
polyphagia (excessive hunger/appetite). These symptoms may
develop quite fast in children. There may also be weight
loss and excessive fatigue.
In case of Insulin Dependent Type I diabetes, the role of
homoeopathy is restricted to controlling the complications of
diabetes such as diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy, etc.
Homoeopathy does not have medicines that could stimulate the
pancreas to secrete insulin in cases of Type I diabetes.