Hello Brother Eli,
Your site is great, specially your post about sugars. I, for one, have diabetes for 7 years now and been suffering greatly from it. i know you have much knowledge about this. Please help me by recommending some diet or supplements or anything that can make my blood glucose stable. i have a 10 month old son and I am only 22 years old. I want to live longer for my new family and to serve God longer with good health.
Thanks be to God and I hope even if I am just a small member of the church, I could still be given some of your important time. God bless you and we miss you dearly!
Michelle Viray (email@example.com)
I am sorry to hear that you are a 22 year old diabetic, but your trust in God may prolong your life.
(Proverbs 10:27) “The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.”
God is the absolute healer of mankind.
(Exodus 15:26) “And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for am the LORD that healeth thee.”
By this irrefutable pronouncement, God asserts His might towards those who deny His existence.
(Deuteronomy 32:39) “See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.”
I am glad to know that you are already a member of the Church, and listening to Bible studies and worship services may add to your knowledge of Christian doctrines that may lead you to a happy and comfortable life.
I am not a doctor of medicine, and therefore not in authority to prescribe any drug for your illness; but I believe that proper diet and supplementations can help you a lot in the management of your illness.
Do you eat rice? You must know that rice which consist more than 50 percent of the diet of most Filipinos and Asians contains much sugar in it, and may cause diabetes mellitus. A cup full of rice is equivalent to 10 teaspoonful of sugar so; two cupfuls mean twenty teaspoonful of sugar.
Wheat and its byproducts, and other starchy foods like, pasta, bread, and cereals are all like rice in their sugar content. So, I advice you not to take too much rice, and replace rice and bread with the bulk of raw vegetables and fruits.
Diabetes is a disease that leads to many other complications like, cardio-vascular diseases, the weakening of the kidneys, and loss of eyesight. To prevent these complications, we must understand their cause. (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/type-2-diabetes/DS00585/DSECTION=7)
· Heart and blood vessel disease. Diabetes dramatically increases the risk of various cardiovascular problems, including coronary artery disease with chest pain (angina), heart attack, stroke, narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and high blood pressure. In fact, about 75 percent of people who have diabetes die of some type of heart or blood vessel disease, according to the American Heart Association.
· Nerve damage (neuropathy). Excess sugar can injure the walls of the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) that nourish your nerves, especially in the legs. This can cause tingling, numbness, burning or pain that usually begins at the tips of the toes or fingers and over a period of months or years gradually spreads upward. Left untreated, you could lose all sense of feeling in the affected limbs. Damage to the nerves that control digestion can cause problems with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. For men, erectile dysfunction may be an issue.
· Kidney damage (nephropathy). The kidneys contain millions of tiny blood vessel clusters that filter waste from your blood. Diabetes can damage this delicate filtering system. Severe damage can lead to kidney failure or irreversible end-stage kidney disease, requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant.
· Eye damage. Diabetes can damage the blood vessels of the retina (diabetic retinopathy), potentially leading to blindness. Diabetes also increases the risk of other serious vision conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma.
· Foot damage. Nerve damage in the feet or poor blood flow to the feet increases the risk of various foot complications. Left untreated, cuts and blisters can become serious infections. Severe damage might require toe, foot or even leg amputation. (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/type-2-diabetes/DS00585/DSECTION=7)
Excess of sugar in the blood may damage the nerve endings in various parts of the body like, the limbs, and other organs. B-complex vitamins may help strengthen the cardiovascular system and the nerves. Vitamin C, E, and Omega 3 can also be of great help. Alpha-lipoic and chromium picolinate will also be helpful. If possible, choose the natural and organic supplements.
Regular exercise can be also of great help. Refrain from fatty, salty, and processed foods. Eat fresh as much as possible. Better still; consult an alternative doctor regarding your condition. I pray that God may grant you health and guidance for your family.