Diabetes and Neuropathy
I could not believe it. My father was a diabetic before I was born. He used to inject himself with insulin every day. The skin around his arms became thick as hide as a result of injecting every day. Then one day he asked me to inject him because he could not inject himself in the arm. As I tried to force the syringe to penetrate his skin the needle buckled as the needle could not pierce the skin. After trying for a while the syringe needle managed to pierce his skin. Then I really struggled to squeeze the syringe to empty the insulin into his arm.
Most of my uncles and aunties have diabetes but I never thought I would get diabetes. On the 6th of November 2016 after my feet hurt so bad and I could not walk due to the pain in my feet, I went to see my doctor. He completely ignored my feet and said he wanted to test my blood sugar level.
So he pricked my finger and a little bright red droplet of blood oozed out. He then used a blood sugar meter to test the amount of sugar. It was off the scale. My blood sugar level was 21.5 mmol/L (or American measurements 387mg/dl). My doctor put me on Diamitex tablets, 2 per day. See what is a normal blood sugar level/. Normal blood sugar level should around 5 mmol/L (90 mg/dl).
I found out later that one of my mom's friends had lost her vision when her blood sugar level was at 14 mmol/L (252 mg/dL). Once she began treatment with insulin her vision came back.
I guess I have been wired 'wrongly' because the high blood sugar improve my vision. My farsightedness disappeared and my shortsightedness was almost gone. After I began treatment for diabetes both the farsightedness and the shortsightedness came back. Amazing isn't it. I began to wonder whether taking sugar would cure my diabetes ... nah.
The worst thing about diabetes that no one tells you, is the nerve pain. Diabetes damages your nerves and the pain can be very bad. Nerve damage starts at your feet or your fingers and then spreads towards your body. In my case it started at my feet and the pain was so bad that on some days I could not walk or stand for more than 10 minutes. Every doctor will tell you that there is no cure for nerve damage ... its called Neuropathy.
The other thing I found out is that almost every doctor will tell you that there is no cure for diabetes. Almost all of them (mostly relatives and friends) insisted that I should begin insulin treatment immediately when they heard that my blood sugar level was 21.5 mmol/L (387 mg/dl). I refused insulin treatment as I wanted to understand this thing called diabetes as I had seen my father totally dependent on insulin but then again he was a sugar addict. Whenever he passed by a bottle of sugar, he had to dip a spoon inside and eat some sugar.
I was not a sugar addict so how did I get diabetes? Many years would go by before I ate any chocolates or ice creams. Then I remembered that as a software developer I sat at my computer at home all day, then went downstairs to the dining table and sat down for meals and then sat at the TV for entertainment. My whole life was about sitting down somewhere. I did not do any exercise. My life was very sedentary. That was the biggest mistake I made. I see the same issue with our children. They are spending too much time on their smart phones and on their play stations and video games. Very few of them are running around and being mischievous.
A sign of diabetes
Looking back there were symptoms of diabetes but I did not understand them or misinterpreted them as something else. For example, I would wake up in the middle of the night, between 2am and 4 am, to get a glass or two of cold water from the fridge. I had assumed that as I was sweating lot at night, my pillow and my hair was soaked in sweat, I was replenishing my body with the lost water.
Furthermore I noticed that I began to become addicted to sweets. I had gone for years without having any chocolates or ice cream or cakes but lately I began to develop a craving for sweets. Just like my dad, a medical doctor, who was addicted to anything sweet I began to hunger for sweet foods and drinks. I began to drink a lot of 100 Plus, coffee sweetened with 3 teaspoons of sugar instead of 2. I began to eat chocolates, cheese cakes, etc. I now believe that addiction to sweets or craving for sweets is a symptom of diabetes. This craving is not mention in the diabetes literature as one of the symptoms of diabetes.
Self-testing blood sugar levels
I began to test my fasting blood sugar level almost every morning.
Those blood sugar meters, what can I say. Some are really good and others give false readings. At one point I took two blood test with my meter at 10 to 20 minutes apart. At the same time I used someone else meter to test my blood sugar level. The second test was done with both meters on the same blood sample. My meter read 7.7 & 7.4 mmol/dL (138.6 & 133.2 mg/dL) and the friends meter read 8.4 & 9.5 mmol/dL (151.2 & 171 mg/dL).
The results were shocking. Within a space of 10 to 20 minutes my blood sugar reading could sky rocket from 8.4 to 9.5, right? I began digging and found out that many meters have an error of +/- 20%. In fact the China manufacturers say that there is nothing wrong with this. They don't care what they sell you. Do you know how bad this is? Medical equipment should never be that bad. As an Engineer I can assure that if you closed your eyes and guessed at a value you would be more accurate than those China made meters. Worse still you may not have diabetes but your doctor may put you on medication after using one of those meters. Even worse you have diabetes but the meter shows you have a normal blood sugar level so you end up damaging your nerves and getting neuropathy and kidney failure.
My blood sugar levels
A remedy for diabetes
I desperately searched for ways to bring down the blood sugar level. I was like a drowning man grasping at everything that could save me as the nerve pain was getting unbearable. Doctors will tell you that they have no cure or relief from the pain caused by damaged nerves. You can't walk, you can't exercise, and you can't sleep properly all because of the nerve pain. Diabetes is the "Mother of all Diseases", it leads to kidney failure, cataracts, hyper tension, high blood pressure, poor vision, . etc, etc, etc. I had to do something fast so I checked the whole internet for cures and remedies. If a website said take this, I did it, if a website said take that, I took it. If a website said don't take that, I didn't, just like a drowning man grasping onto anything nearby.
Then one day, I told myself to stop taking everything, all the herbs, and just take one item at a time, except for the vitamin B's, Vitamin C, Vitamin D which I was taking frequently. Vitamin B complex was taken 3 times a day. Vitamin C was taken once a day and Vitamin D once or twice a week. I started to do things more systematically. I prayed to Jesus to show me the way and my blood sugar level dropped to 7 to 8 mmol/dL ( 126 to 144 mg/dL) then to 6 to 7 mmol/dL ( 108 to 126 mg/dL) and now it is in the 5 to 6 mmol/dL (75 to 108 mg/dL) range.
I was searching for a fast way to drop the blood sugar level to non-diabetic levels . a cure for diabetes. I am still on Diamitex, two tablets a day and I want to check with my doctor whether I can take 1 tablet a day or discard the tablets for good. If I succeed in bring my blood sugar level to normal non-diabetic levels I will reveal on this blog what I was taking to cure me of diabetes so that millions of diabetics can be helped.
A remedy for neuropathy or damaged nerve pain
Every doctor will tell you there is no cure or relief from damaged nerves. You just have to bear with it. I hit upon a solution that relieves me of nerve pain. I do not know whether this is a cure for neuropathy or it relieves the pain so that I can walk a lot more and do some exercise. I will reveal this soon too. Just let me improve upon it and confirm how long the relief lasts. Most of the pain has gone within about 4 hours of consumption and can last a day or two but when I stop taking the stuff the pain returns and it is really unbearable.
- Peter Achutha, 16th January 2017