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I Stumbled Upon a Cure for Diabetes....
3 years ago  ::  Nov 30, 2011 - 12:35AM #7
Pastor Paul
Posts: 227

Thanks Alan. You just made this post a whole lot better.

3 years ago  ::  Nov 29, 2011 - 3:06PM #6
alan_s
Posts: 2,897
type2

Nov 25, 2011 -- 8:07PM, Pastor Paul wrote:

I have found that by doing as we are told to do (by our doctors), adhering to a strict diet, keeping good notes and a daily log (where you record what you ate and the numbers that followed), taking your oral and injectable meds without hesitation and on a meal by meal basis, by working out no less than 30 minutes - four to five days a week, maintaining a positive attitude, getting the needed sleep and rest, developing some form of a support system (like on this forum); and finally, keeping your doctor and diabetes nurse or treatment team apprised of all the changes (good and bad) going on in your life will lead to a form of cure, as it will remove the complications of diabetes and the physical slide of your body down a slippery slope to early-onset  death from diabetes.  

I'm sure there are folks on this forum who have some other helpful ideas to share, and I would invite you to post them as comments.


I'm afraid that I would need to modify your opening few words.


In lieu of "doing as we are told to do (by our doctors)" I would insert "listen to our doctors, follow their advice but inform them immediately if the advice is not effective and, if better advice does not result, find a better doctor". I am not very good at doing what I am told since I left the military. However, I am very good at receiving and applying good professional advice. I am also good at assessing whether such advice is both professional and good. My doctor is my paid advisor, not my boss.


Similarly, I would change "adhering to a strict diet" to "following a way of eating that is delicious, enjoyable and nutritious without compromising my blood glucose levels". I found my own way of eating using Test, Review, Adjust. I tried many strict diets before I discovered the right way of eating for myself; none could be adhered to in the long term, nor were they effective for weight loss or my diabetes in the long term.


I agree with the remainder, although I cannot accept "cure" as anything other than a four-letter word when applied to diabetes.

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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3 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2011 - 5:15PM #5
Vpenning
Posts: 8,840

Happy Advent to you as well!


3 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2011 - 4:39PM #4
panmat1
Posts: 660

A Happy Advent to you also. I too ditto the take care of yourself, 20 years with Type2. Nancy

3 years ago  ::  Nov 26, 2011 - 8:09PM #3
Pastor Paul
Posts: 227

Amen....just a note to wish you and yours a special Advent season and all the blessings for a great new year.

3 years ago  ::  Nov 26, 2011 - 3:49PM #2
furball64801
Posts: 6,973

I have been following of keeping my bs in good control for years,   if we can not cure it we sure can control it.

3 years ago  ::  Nov 25, 2011 - 8:07PM #1
Pastor Paul
Posts: 227
....Okay, so I used the title line to grab your attention, but, in a sense of the word "cure" I have found a cure to diabetes, even though it's not what many of you will want to hear, or even accept. and since you're this far into the post, why not finish it to the end and see if you can wrap your head and heart around a way to be on top of diabetes forever!

And while this isn't exactly a cure, it is a remedy that could help you to be at more peace with your physical situation. 

I have found that by doing as we are told to do (by our doctors), adhering to a strict diet, keeping good notes and a daily log (where you record what you ate and the numbers that followed), taking your oral and injectable meds without hesitation and on a meal by meal basis, by working out no less than 30 minutes - four to five days a week, maintaining a positive attitude, getting the needed sleep and rest, developing some form of a support system (like on this forum); and finally, keeping your doctor and diabetes nurse or treatment team apprised of all the changes (good and bad) going on in your life will lead to a form of cure, as it will remove the complications of diabetes and the physical slide of your body down a slippery slope to early-onset  death from diabetes.  

I'm sure there are folks on this forum who have some other helpful ideas to share, and I would invite you to post them as comments.

Achieving this is a tall order, but what else does any of you have to do with your life. You can live well with diabetes (and almost not appear to others to have a chronic disease), or live poorly and face a life of complications, amputations, blindness, and other diabetic maladies.

Is it a cure? Not really, but, it is a full proof plan to living well with a disease that could be harmful and shorten your plans for a long, happy life.

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, and Happy Hanukkah happy new year to all of you, as another year unfolds before you, filled with challenges, and opportunities to be the victor over diabetes. Thus you have my recipe for a cure to diabetes.        
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