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Question: How is it possible for me to be cured, when I have been told that there is no cure for Diabetes?

19 April 2012

I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My blood sugar reading was 15mmol. My family doctor prescribed me a tablet to be taken in the moring and at night. I got worse and I was feeling sick of the Diabetes issue and frequent visits to the doctor besides not being able to live a normal life. Then I found a supplement, which I started to take. Within 7 days I was off the medication prescribed by my doctor and within 10 days, I didn't take any medication or supplement at all. Until today - 2 months later - and without medication or supplement, my blood sugar reading remains at 5.0 - 5.6mmol. How is it possible for me to be cured, when I have been told that there is no cure for Diabetes?

There are 2 possible explanations for this.

1. You have instituted therapeutic lifestyle changes; diet control, exercise, better eating habits and weight loss which would have contributed to your glucose levels improving and normalizing.

2. Your supplement may contain active ingredients which have glucose lowering properties. There are many natural alternative therapies that do lower blood glucose. eg. cinnamon, bitter gourd. However keep in mind that it is also common in this country to have supplements sold which have anti-diabetic drugs added to them which can affect blood sugar. If your supplement is from a reputable source this is less likely.

Please understand that diabetes is a spectrum of disease and may affect different people to varying degrees. It is indeed possible to reverse the effects of the disease (glucose levels) at an early stage with proper care. However, this is not the case for everyone.

Please continue to monitor your diabetes and seek medical care as the disease is progressive and the good control you enjoy now may not be permanent. This process again, is variable and may take months, years or decades.

Diabetes Malaysia (formerly known as Persatuan Diabetes Malaysia) gives advice in good faith based on the limited information supplied by the questioner. It is no way responsible for any unintended consequences arising from such advice. All patients should be examined by a physician or specialist before undertaking any investigation or treatment.

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