In the year 2012, this 26-year-old female suddenly felt extreme fatigue, frequent urination, and tingling sensation in her fingers and toes. Her physician immediately ordered a blood test and diagnosed this as diabetes with HbA1c* level at 7.5. This appeared to be hereditary as her father and grandfather were both diabetic. Also, she had a very unhealthy lifestyle as she ate a lot of junk food and sweets. She was much overweight at 77 kg (170 lbs) for a height of 160 cm (5 ft 3 in). The doctor prescribed metformin 1000 mg BD. Also, she joined a gym and started eating healthy food, as a result, she lost 23 kg (50 lbs) in two years. Her HbA1c level came down to 7.0 by 2017, the doctor reduced the dosage of metformin to OD. When she visited the practitioner on 12 Aug 2019, she was continuing metformin OD and her HbA1c level had been stable at 7.0. She also reported having heartburn and constipation as the side effects of metformin. She was given the following remedies:
#1. CC6.3 Diabetes + CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic…TDS
For heartburn and constipation:
#2. CC4.1 Digestion tonic + CC4.4 Constipation + CC4.10 Indigestion + CC10.1 Emergencies...TDS
She continued to follow a strict diet and regular exercises. It took four months for HbA1c to come down to 6.5, so the physician reduced metformin to 500 mg OD. There was 60% improvement in constipation and heartburn. In another four months by 15 Apr 2020, HbA1c level became normal at 5.5 and she was completely free of the side effects of metformin. The dosage of #1 and #2 was reduced to BD and OD respectively. The doctor advised her to reduce metformin to 250 mg OD but she declined and stopped it by herself and in another two weeks, she stopped #2 also as she felt it was no longer needed. In Nov 2020 she reduced the dosage of #1 to OW but then she felt more comfortable to keep it at 2TW which she is continuing until now in April 2021 and her blood sugar has been normal; she regularly monitors it.
*HbA1c is an average of blood sugar levels over the past 2 to 3 months: Normal 4.0 to 5.9%; pre-diabetes 6.0 to 6.4%; diabetes above 6.4%.