|Diabetes mellitus is characterized mainly by polyuria, excessive
thrist and excessive hunger due to absolute deficiency of insulin
or diminished biological effectiveness of it.
Onset is usually gradual. There may be no symptoms and the
disease may present complications like peripheral neuritis,
retinopathy, nephropathy, recurrent carbuncles, etc. In some
patients the classical features of diabetes are as follows.
Polyuria - The amount of urine may be several litres in 24
hours. This is due to excessive sugar in the urine which acts
as a diuretic.
Excessive thirst - Patient may consume several litres of
water in 24 hours to quench his thirst.
Excessive hunger - Patient always feels hungry and may have
a craving for sweets, honey, sugar etc.
Rapid emaciation -There may be rapid loss of weight and diabetes
should always be considered as an important cause.
Constipation - The stool becomes had and bowel movement may
take place after every two or three days.
Intense itching - This is an important symptom and is located
in the anus or external genitalia. This is due to irritant
action of sugar on the tissues and superimposed fungal or
Diet should be regularized. For a diet chart consult a physician.
Cephalendra, Kaliphos, Acidphos, Gymnema sylvesta. Natrum
sulphsyzaygium, Urennitricum are all very dependable medicines