I Am Expecting A Miracle.

I Am Expecting A Miracle.

LET THE RIVER FLOWFolks, I would like to share something a bit personal with you. For the past five years, I have been battling diabetes. My doctor had me on two meds. He took me off one of them because it was harming my liver. Despite losing weight, moderate exercise and dietary changes, my blood sugar numbers did not improve.

For the past year, I eliminated all starches (bread, potatoes, rice and etc) and sugar from my diet. Frustratingly, after my latest blood test, my doctor says it is time for me to go on insulin asap. The nurse said over the phone, “What time would you like to come in on Monday for insulin training?”

Heartbroken, I told her 3pm (after Rush Limbaugh’s radio show). Then, I asked her to please ask my doctor to give me three more weeks to make a change before I surrender to insulin. Insulin only masks the problem rather than fixing it. I want to stay on offense rather than defense.

So that is where I am today. As Emeril would say, I have kicked my attack up a notch. I go to the gym daily. I have eliminated carbonated drinks and sugar substitutes. I only drink water, coffee and tea. I love munching on peanuts, but learned that too many raises blood sugar. Thus, I have eliminated all nuts. Quoting our president, but telling the truth, “Period”.

I take diabetes health supplements and cinnamon tablets. I have also begun taking a “super food” supplement advertised nationally.

I have prayed to be healed. However, the Bible says faith without works is dead. Sometime God heals instantaneously, other times He requires the person to do something. The Bible tells of God requiring a very important man to dip three times in a filthy river for his healing. Reluctantly, the man complied and was healed.

My dad noticed that I kept referring to “my diabetes”. Dad said, “Stop claiming it. Stop calling it your diabetes”. Dad’s advise was awesome because what we say out of our mouths has tremendous power. The Bible says our words have power to curse and power to bless.

Any solutions or old wives tales you can offer to defeat this disease would be greatly appreciated. I am open. My blood test is in two weeks.

“By His stripes, we are healed!”

God bless, Lloyd

6 comments for “I Am Expecting A Miracle.

  1. May 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Lloyd,
    Not getting enough sleep, and/or having sleep apnea can affect your blood sugar levels dramatically. I used to pride myself on 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night, until my blood sugar was constantly high in the morning. I had a sleep test done and found out I stopped breathing about 100 times an hour. Now I have a CPAP machine and sleep for 8 hours and my blood sugar is much lower. When you don’t get adequate rest your liver is constantly supplying you with glucose to keep you going. Google “Sleep and diabetes” you will find several good articles.
    Keep the faith!

    Robin

  2. William Hembree
    May 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    My type 2 diabetic experience is, so far, a problem of “liver bounce” in which my liver pumps excessive amounts of sugar into my bloodstream whenever it (incorrectly) senses a too-low level. This is commonly a result of not getting enough carbs, of the right kind.

    What works best for me is any of the heavier pastas, like penne, cooked al dente (still firm, not cooked really soft all thru) and with any sauce. If I eat 5 or 6 oz dry weight of penne, about 130+ grams of carbs (I’m 205 lbs, so your optimum amount will be different), my blood sugar will usually be below 140, ten hours later.

    The theory behind this is that, even chewed, the bits of pasta take longer to be digested into sugar than other forms of carbs like rice or bread, so your intestines add sugar to your blood slowly and steadily. This signals your liver to turn off its tendency to pump sugar into your blood.

    I’ve probably been diabetic for nearly 20 years, but it was only diagnosed 4 years ago. So far, I don’t need meds but it is inevitable eventually, I’m told.

    My suggestion for a quick trial would be to eat 5 oz of penne with any sauce and meat you like then measure your blood sugar every 2 hours for 10 or 12 hours (there’s probably a spike at 2 hours). If it seems to help, you can try adjusting the amount to see how long the effect lasts for a given amount of pasta. If not, move on to try something else.

  3. May 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Hi, Lloyd I understand how you feel I am also diabetic. I went to a doctor for years until I could not take it anymore. I have kept my 3 month count at around 6.2 and am doing well. I was being over medicated and that was not good. I have had it for about 15 years. I decided I would find a Homeopathic Dr. I found her and she is wonderful. I will tell you to watch what ever medicine you are taking. I had no idea I had allergies to anything. I still have my primary care doctor, they get along just fine. without the natural medicine I would not be doing so well. I also had a bad Thyroid that was killed off and has given me nothing but trouble. If it wasn’t for my homeopathic Dr. I probably would not be here. I am still on Metformin for diabetics. I take 500 mg when I need it. Maybe twice a week. instead of 3 times a day. Stay away from all other meds like byeta, advandia, and other meds. When I started with her she cleaned out my liver and pancreas. I felt great. I could tell you so much about Dr’s and meds. but I can’t type it all out. I will give you her email and you can write to her to ask any? It’s drpamvencl@aol.com her phone number is 440-487-0800 If you call her leave her a message she will call you back usually pretty qiuck. If you really are serious about feeling better call her. Before I forget she is in Mentor Ohio, but that should not stop you from calling her. She is super sweet and she will tell you what you should do. Do not be discouraged you will feel much better pretty soon. Good luck and God Bless you. Also keep thinking positive because negativity plays a large roll in how you progress. I will talk to her this evening and I will tell her about you.

  4. May 25, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Lloyd,
    I, too, am a type 2 diabetic. My miracle came in the form of The Blood Sugar Solution book written by Mark Hyman, MD. I review books and this book came across my desk and gave me new life. You can check out my review and read the first chapter at http://sunnyislandbreezes.com/?p=5203.
    I’ve lost weight, feel much better, improved my numbers and had one medication eliminated. As a nurse I would not take any diabetic meds other than metformin and/or glyburide. There are too many side effects and potential dangers with the newer meds.
    I’m praying that God grants you your miracle.

  5. Deb Brooks
    May 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I am sending prayers for you!

  6. Hat
    May 26, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I landed on insulin only two years after diagnosis. I also was doing everything I was supposed to. It was an enormous relief. My BGs were scary high no matter what I did. Insulin fixed all of that. A couple of things to think about here: the supposed boundaries between type one and two have gotten fuzzier over the years. The idea that all type two folks can change the course of their own disease isn’t as clear as it once was. While I still hope for that miracle for both of us, taking insulin is nothing to be ashamed of or to fear. It helps you be healthier, just like any medicine will. If you don’t get your miracle before you start, it doesn’t mean it still can’t happen. For now, do what you need to do to feel better. It will only help you be more active and in control and prevent all the bad diabetic stuff as you try other things. Insulin is not the sign of defeat, but rather your ally in your battle. Good luck!

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