William Boericke and W. A. Dewey
A writer explains the biochemic treatment of diabetes as follows: Lactic acid is composed to Carbonic acid and water, and must be split up on its way to the lungs. This is done by the catalytic action of Sodium phosphate in the blood. Any deficiency of Sodium phosphate will cause a disturbance in the water in the system by allowing an excess of Lactic acid to accumulate. Nature in her effort to eliminate the water produces the symptoms called diabetes.
But while a lack of Sodium phosphate is the principal cause of diabetes, the chief remedy is Sodium phosphate; because it regulates the supply of water in the blood.