Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Cure for Diabetes??? (#HAWMC)

Today's WEGO prompt: Say WHAT!? What's the most ridiculous thing you've heard about health or your condition? Where did you hear it and what did you think?

Doing a quick Google search, I easily found the following "cures" for diabetes.

  • cinnamon
  • vinegar
  • herbs
  • bitter melon
  • natural foods
  • baking soda
  • prayer
  • yoga
  • weight loss
If there truly is a cure for diabetes, why don't we hear about it in mainstream media?  Many of those things listed might help prevent/delay Type 2, but they won't prevent it for all (especially Type 1) and definitely won't cure a person once diabetes is diagnosed. 

Many people misinterpret "tight control" with "cure".  My goal is to get my numbers down into the "non-diabetic" range. Would that mean I'm cured? Absolutely not!  Once I'm able to eat a bag of my favorite malted milk balls with the nice thick layer of chocolate without my glucose level going through the roof, then I'll say I'm cured.

Image found on a site claiming that bitter melon helps control blood sugar and increases insulin production.

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