Type II Diabetes is also known as Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus or Adult-onset Diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is a syndrome (set of symptoms) characterize by increased sugar level (glucose) in the blood due to inactivity of hormone ‘Insulin’ that is extremely necessary to monitor glucose metabolism of body. This is a metabolic disorder that is mainly characterized by insulin resistance, relative insulin deficiency and successively hyperglycemia. Diabetes is common worldwide and if not attended properly, it could lead to serious complications.
NIDDM mainly occurs because of defective insulin secretion combined with defective receptiveness of the body to the insulin. Due to both these factors, hyperglycemia starts occurring in the body. NIDDM is strongly linked with obesity and with increasing age. A strong inheritance pattern has been noted in cases of type II diabetes. Inactive lifestyle, pregnancy, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, etc pose as risk factors for rising Diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can begin at any age while it is not very common in childhood. It generally begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body does not use insulin correctly. In the beginning, the pancreas keeps up with the added demand by producing more insulin but later it loses the ability to secrete sufficient insulin in response to meals. This ultimately results in Hyperglycemia (high levels of glucose in circulation).
Type II Diabetes is a constitutional disorder as it is a subsidiary of constitutional defects (altered immunity, genetic factors) having an impact on the entire constitution of an individual. Hence it calls for an in-depth constitutional approach for its management.
Homeopathy is based on the principle that disease is a total affliction of body. Moreover homeopathy recognizes importance of the underlying causes such as genetic and inherited factors as the root of any ailment of the body. Homeopathic medicines prescribed on such criteria plays a crucial role in management of many deep-rooted, chronic, difficult diseases; one amongst them being Diabetes.