Diabetes mellitus cured - George's experience

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[edit] Abstract

Diabetes is considered a syndrome rather than a disease by modern medicine. It remains a companion to the grave - once diabetic always diabetic is the order of the day. Due to different reasons the Beta cells of Pancreas get impaired and adversely affects the quality or quantity or both of Insulin being produced in the body - partially in case of Type 2 & totally in case of Type 1 Diabetes. Due to the insufficiency or inefficiency of insulin produced by pancreas, blood sugar levels go up degrading strength & health of human body by starving all cells. Damaging vulnerable organs like Kidney & Heart makes diabetes fatal; whereas impairment of Retina of eye, cerebral haemorrhage/stroke, gangrene of foot/lower-leg etc make rest of life miserable.

Diabetes is seen to be progressive, degenerative & incurable. This is because the cause (impairment of pancreas) is never treated; only its effect (blood sugar increase) is looked into and taken care of.

The author hence left the beaten track when he was diagnosed diabetic & took a drastically different approach instead, based on the enlightenment imparted by an Aayurveeda exponent and his own exposure. He designed a diet based on Long Wheat Mash as the staple part & a life style appropriate to a diabetic. Within weeks of the special regimen, FBS & PPBS came down steadily & settled at normal values. But it took still longer for the HbA1c to descend to normal range. Then he confirmed cure by OGTT, and reconfirmed it with a repeat OGTT at another NABL, ISO & ACHSI certified lab. He further assured the cure by a serum insulin test also.

In order to ensure that the illness or syndrome has not returned by switching back to normal diet, he gets FBS & PPBS tested every month and HbA1c quarterly from 2009 onwards.

Key words: Diabetes mellitus, FBS, PPBS, HbA1c, GTT, Serum insulin, Pancreas, Beta cells, Long wheat, Mash.

[edit] Diabetes cured

The diabetes mellitus of User:Georgedappilly is cured.

Sample lab results  are given there. Details (in vernacular language MalayalaM) are placed there. The English versionof procedures, experiences & results is released.

Type 2 diabetese is supposed and popularly accepted by experts world over to be incurable. That one is what is cured in him by diet management (appropriate technology).

Comment: To monitor your condition, preferably have periodical test using a suitable test kit and/or consultation to doctors.


[edit] A very brief description of George's experience

A blood test on Jul 07, 2006 showed FBS 118 mg/dl & PPBS 197 mg/dl. Doctor declared him diabetic and prescribed Amaryl 1.0 mg 1/2-0-0. With doctor's permission he went on diet management without taking medicine. Regular periodic check ups showed positive changes.

On Jan 24, 2009 switched from FBS-PPBS monitoring to FBS, PPBS & HbA1C (HPLC in D10 Biorad)monitoring. That day HbA1C showed 6.3% (reference range: 4.5%-6.3%). Next on Apr 22, 2009 it came down to 6.1% and on Jul 25, 2009 to 5.9%!!!

Then he decided to go for a GTT and had it on Sep 10, 2009. From FBS 85 mg%, with an oral glucose load of 75 gms it went to 155 at 1/2 hr, to 160 at 1 hr, came down to 135 at 1.5 hrs, to 100 at 2 hrs and to 90 at 2.5 hrs!!!

According to endocrineweb (http://www.endocrineweb.com/diabetes/diagnosis.html) and Wikipedia these results show that his diabetes is cured.

In order to make things doubly sure, he took a second GTT at another
lab (of an N A B H, I S O & A C H S I accredited hospital).
That corroborated the previous test result.

[edit] HbA1C & Serum Insulin

Date FBS(mg/dl) PPBS(mg/dl) HbA1c(%) Remarks
07.07.2006 118 197 Not tested Diagnoded Diabetes
20.01.2009 108 ## 161 ## 6.3* *24.01.2009
22.04.2009 115 ## 74 ## 6.1
......Till this Diabetic .......After this NOT Diabetic Hence SPECIAL regimen DISCONTINUED
09.07.2009 .. 100# .. .. > Not tested; # > 6 Sweets
25.07.2009 108 ## 74 ## 5.9
10.09.2009 85 100$ .. $ GTT-1
14.09.2009 109 118$$ .. $$ GTT-2
07.10.2009 97 ## 98 ## 6.1
27.01.2010 100 ## 105 ## 6.0
28.04.2010 105 ## 131 ## 6.2
31.07.2010 107 ## 88 ## 6.2
07.12.2010 96 ## 94 ## 5.9 ## Hexokinase method
25.03.2011 97 145 6.1 Serum Insulin (Eclia) 10.03 micro U/ml. ---- Ref. Range: 2.6 - 24.9
12.07.2011 104 ## 99 ## 6.2 ..
14.10.2011 89 92 6.3 ..
13.01.2012 100 ## 85 ## 5.9 Children vacation, X'mas, Newyear
09.11.2012 104## 113## 5.9 Test at ACHSI and NABL certified lab
22.02.2013 100 ## 104 ## 5.9 PPBS after BF of {3 Iddali (alias Idli) = 300 k cal + 1 cup daal saambaar + 0.5 cup coconut chutney + coffee with milk & sugar}
<17.04.2013 92 .. 5.9


07.08.2013 99 ## .. 5.6 Routine quarterly check up
06.11.2013 103 ## .. 5.9 ..
22.11.2013 93 GM (1)

94 GM (2)

.. .. (1) 9Hr 45 min FASTING

(2) 14 HR FASTING

31.11.2013 .. 127 GM ..
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[edit] Long Wheat Mash Diet Regimen (LWMDR)

A name (GEM diet) was coined during March 2013 by a gentleman who is diabetic for more than two decades - 1991 onwards. He was administering 99 units of insulin & 1700 mg Metformin tab daily. He is very happy with the relief achieved by following my special diet. The word he chose to denote his experience, by following the diet detailed below, right from week one is amazing. It was then that he coined that name. The improvement continue(s/d) through the 11th week (June first week of 2013) also seamlessly.

But a Google search revealed that there is another diet existing with the same name, for weight reduction. Hence the need of an unique name being imperative, this new name - Long Wheat Mash Diet Regimen (LWMDR) - is chosen to avoid duplication/confusion.

[edit] Modus operandi

  • In order to obtain initial conditions, get FBS, PPBS & HbA1C tests done before hand.


  1. Facilitate required (optimum-NOT maximum) rest to pancreas by TOTALLY AVOIDING sweet intake; avoid fruits as well till getting CURED. Avoid Maida flour, softened with Alloxan as it destroys Beta cells of Pancreas.
  2. Substitute break fast and dinner by long-wheat kanji (porridge/mash) with a pinch of salt as required and curries (hot/sour side dishes - with no sweet, no starchy vegetables). Continue lunch as it is (with restrictions on oil, fat, starchy vegetables like potato, tapioca etc & sweet). Take all the three meals stomach full. As body extracts micro medicine from LWM, intake is to be equispaced & voluminous; hence LWM swapped with staple part of breakfast & dinner.
  3. Reduce food intake frequency by postponing &/or combining and filling the gaps with plain water, buttermilk, fresh lime juice without sugar, vegetable salads etc. Most of the root-vegetables are rich in starch. May eat or drink more if number of intakes is three (3) or less including refreshments (snacks, tea, coffee, cool drinks etc.) in a day. Reduce oil & fat intake. As body extracts micro medicine from LWM, intake is to be equispaced & voluminous; hence LWM swapped with staple part of breakfast & dinner.
  4. Brisk, medium or at least normal walk preferably for an hour daily.

[edit] Caution

  1. Buy & use only unbroken long-wheat lest you should be cheated.
  2. If blood sugar does not start decreasing in a month, avoid smoking & liquor if you are in the habit of having them.
  3. Monitor blood sugar regularly - PPBS weekly, FBS at least monthly & HbA1C quarterly.
  4. If already on tab. or insulin inj. one must continue those & monitor blood sugar more frequently, preferably daily, at least for a week. Else one may slip into low blood sugar problem (hypoglycaemia?). As the FBS approach (not reach) lower limit (70 mg/dL or 3.89 mmol/L), reduce medication in small quantity either in consultation with your medical adviser or based on your judgement in conultation with me. Continue tapering down medicines till doses reach zero. Continue LWMDR till confirming cure by FBS, PPBS, HbA1c, OGTT, Serum Insulin & C-peptide tests ON NORMAL DIET.
  5. Neglecting any of the above eight points (four of modus operandi and four of caution) is similar to removing one of the legs of a table.

[edit] As you approach CURE, progress will be slower.

  • In the case of advanced & prolonged diabetics having large medication, improvement (blood sugar reduction) will be visible on a daily basis.
  • In moderate cases progress will be shown on a weekly or monthly basis only.
  • Initial cases or those who have returned to near-normal values will see only monthly or quarterly betterment.
  • Once blood sugar is normal, the cure process starts. Its progress will be still slower because the damaged organ (pancreas) is to get repaired.
  • First improvement will be in PPBS, then comes FBS & subsequently HbA1c.

[edit] Why use only whole-grain Long Wheat?

  1. Broken or floured LW can be undetectably adulterated. It will be ineffective, in curing Diabetes, proportionate to the extent of adulteration.
  2. Adulteration is usually done using cheaper alternates for financial gain of manufacturer/trader & loss to buyer/consumer.
  3. Over & above these, broken/floured & pachaged LW is almost twice as costly as wholegrain, in many places.
  4. Most important: Static charge accumulation by dry grinding may damage the curative ability of LW. If the static charge from the hand of a tradesman or engineer can damage man-made VLSIs & computer chips, the possibility of LW getting damaged can not be ruled out.
Most of the statements in this whole article (not this section alone) are my personal experiences, observations & inferences.
Those are subjected only to my logical thinking and not to the so called rigorous scientific study or analysis.

[edit] Some remarks

  1. Diabetes (Type II) is considered to be mainly inherited from members up the family tree. Obesity, side effect of some medicines, sedentary life style, physiological or psychological shocks and some unknown reasons are also regarded as its causes.
  2. The victims as well as phisicians feel, belive & tell it can only be (supposedly) watched, monitored & controlled carefully,
  3. and have to teach & learn to live with it for ever.
  4. But this User's experience indicate that diabetes is more caused than happening.
  5. and can be prevented/cured and need not live with it for ever.
  6. The opinion that any amount of sweet or starch intake is OK until one become diabetic is NOT right.
  7. Pancreas is not meant to work 24X7 like the heart & lungs. It needs rest! Frequent food intakes strains it, instead.
However meticulous be the maintenance and good be the control of one's Diabetes, its degenerative feature DO persist
and damage vital organs (like Kidney, Eyes, Heart, ...) in due course.

That is why a diabetic patient passes away every 10 seconds (http://www.qda.org.qa/output/page4.asp).
It is NOT SO after cure.

[edit] Duration required for diabetes cure

Presently (Nov 2009) data available is with regard to a single case of the User:Georgedappilly. It took three (3) years (from July 2006 to July 2009) to get his diabetes cured completly. His being the maiden case, many pit-falls occurred in the process. In future, the duration can be brought down because many mistakes are known now and these can be avoided in coming cases.

[edit] The pit-falls

[edit] Mistaking normal FBS & PPBS values for CURE

CLICK TO ENLARGE PIC Blood sugar (FBS blue & PPBS red) history from pre diabetic to post diabetic phase
  • Blood sugar history from pre-diabetic to post-diabetic phase (FBS blue & PPBS red)


  1. On completion of eight(8) weeks of special regimen, as the PPBS and FBS came below 140mg% and 105mg% respectively, he marginally relaxed the food restrictions. This moved PPBS above 140mg% in just twelve (12) days (!) {where as it took more than forty (40) days for the FBS to cross the 105mg% mark}.
  2. PPBS fell even below FBS level (105mg%) by Jan 2007 (by reintroducing diet control) and remained there till Feb 2007. This was misunderstood as CURE and again relaxed the intake constraints. By a lapse of four (4) months, even though FBS remained much below 105mg% ( at June beginning) PPBS shot up above 140 mg%.
  3. On reimposing the restrictions, once again PPBS dropped down even below 105mg% (FBS level) and continued there for three months (12 weeks!). This again was wrongly interpreted as a cure and led to giving up of restrictions. This pushed up the PPBS to 192mg% by July 2008 (even though FBS continued near 105mg%).
  4. From mid August to end December 2008, PPBS remained below 140mg% (PPBS upper limit) & FBS continued near or below 105mg% (FBS upper limit). For a fourth time he was misled by these low FBS-PPBS values. As it should have happened, he relaxed diet control and ended up in PPBS reaching 161mg%.
  • Reintroducing of diet control this time (Jan 20, 2009 onwards) really did the job. After five (5) months he got an opportunity to subject his pancreas to a qualification test.

[edit] My experience with FRUITS, during diabetes

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[edit] Plantain fruit
  1. On Jul 07, 2006 my FBS & PPBS were 118 & 197 respectively. My cardiologist prescribed Amaryl. With his permission I started a new regimen of modified diet (which later on others christened as GEM Diet). In three weeks (on Aug 01, 2006) those values moved to 120 & 155. In another month (on Sep 01, 2006) those came down to 100 & 135; both in range or NORMAL.
  2. Mistaking this as cure re-introduced sugar to morning & evening coffee and restarted taking one plantain fruit after dinner. In eleven days (on Sep 12, 2006) PPBS rose to 155.
  3. As two sweet items (sugar & fruit) were introduced simultaneously, pinpointing the culprit was impossible. Plantain fruit being natural unprocessed sweet & presuming that sugar is the culprit, withdrew sugar & continued the fruit intake. In another three weeks (on Oct 04, 2006) FBS & PPBS registered 102 & 160 respectively.
  4. Even though both values are higher than their previous ones, the pictorial representation
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    shows that the gradient (rate of growth) is lesser now. Even though this clearly indicated that both sugar and fruit increases blood sugar, I decided to continue taking plantain & avoid sugar for one more month. This was to provide time for the body to stabilise things and hoping that natural/fruit sweet may be harmless for diabetics as ALL 'EXPERTS' say. Next month's test results PROVED THOSE EXPERTS WRONG!! On Nov 07, 2006 FBS & PPBS were 121 & 166 respectively.
  5. Obviously there was no option other than to discontinue fruit intake also. In one month (on Dec 07, 2006) FBS & PPBS were 91 & 115 mg/dl. In another month (on Jan 02, 2007) those dropped to 80 & 98 and in one more month (on Feb 03, 2007) even though FBS marginally fluctuated up (to 83) PPBS decreased to 96 mg/dl.
  6. As both FBS & PPBS remained VERY LOW for two months, again reintroduced sugar in coffee & one plantain fruit at dinner. After two months (on May 29, 2007) while FBS maintained low normal value of 85 PPBS marked an increase to 155.
  7. Again withdrawing sugar & fruit brought back PPBS to 100 on Jul 17, 2007 when FBS rose to 105! After three months (on Oct 15, 2007) FBS & PPBS were 94 & 104.
  • On the strength of three months' LOW NORMAL BLOOD SUGAR values, again decided to introduce sugar & fruit intake.
[edit] Apple & Orange
  • 8. It was at this point of time that my wife (who is a voracious reader of women's periodicals in malayalam) showed a health article authored by a modern medicine practitioner. It categorically stated that low sweet fruits like APPLE & ORANGE are very safe & appropriate for even Diabetic patients. Additionally she reminded me the age old proverb "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". From next day onwards we ate either orange or apple daily; one each if small and half each if large. As I was under the impression that I am cured, tested only FBS for the next six months. All the FBS results were good. On Apr 29, 2008 when I got both FBS & PPBS tested (to consult my cardiologist) I was taken aback totally. Even though FBS was only 100, PPBS was very high - a shocking 165 mg/dl. Next test after ten weeks (Jul 08, 2008) clearly showed that things are worsening; FBS was 107 & PPBS was 192 - almost back to square one!

I said to myself hell with the expert's write-up on apple/orange. Those who coined the APPLE proverb would not have had Diabetes. Obviously I reverted to NO SWEET. Next test after six weeks (on Aug 22, 2008) showed FBS 100 & PPBS 135. Test on eight weeks (on Oct 17, 2008) marked a marginal increase in FBS to 109, PPBS dropped to 125 (both to within limits). Next test on Dec 20, 2008 (after 9 weeks) also pegged decrease; FBS to 95 & PPBS to 120.

  • 9. Unfortunately a fourth time too I was misled by the low BS values & obviously restarted sugar - sweet intake and ended up in PPBS shooting up, to 161mg%.
  • 10. It was at this time that I got HbA1C tested for the first time. The value was 6.3%. Then on things made a quantum change. Progress was in leaps & bounds. Rest is history.

[edit] Qualification test of PANCREAS

On July 8, 2009 associated with his visit to 10 houses between 6pm & 1030pm he consumed nearly a dozen sweet items. Next noon he took a wedding feast lunch. It was sumptuous with four (4) very sweet paayasams (porridge) and three (3) other sweet items in addition to more than a dozen other servings. (That day's breakfast was normal since long wheat mash had already been discontinued long ago, presuming cure.) A blood test after two hours of lunch showed a PPBS level of 100mg%!!

[edit] Time table

Event Date MM-DD-YY Duration
Diet & food suppliment start Jul 8, 2006 7-8-6
FBS & PPBS within limits Sep 1, 2006 9-1-6
Time taken for FBS & PPBS within limits 55 days
Food suppliment (long wheat mash) intermittent discontinuites Jul 2007
Time taken for Food suppliment intermittent breaks (discontinuities) 1 year
PPBS normal after heavy sweet intake Jul 9, 2009 7-9-9
Time taken for PPBS normal after heavy sweet intake 3 years
First proof test (GTT) Sep 10, 2009 9-10-9 3Yr 2Months
Second proof test (GTT at an NABH accredited lab) Sep 14, 2009 9-14-9 3Yr 2Months

[edit] Hindsight

  1. Had the diet relaxations been not done, the cure would have been faster and complete cure would have occurred much earlier.
  2. Had the information about HbA1C test been put to use earlier, misinterpreting low/normal FBS-PPBS values to be the indication of a cure would not have happened.
  3. But for the misinterpretation of low FBS-PPBS, the diet relaxation would not have been resorted to.

[edit] Anticipation

For patients on tablets or injection (insulin) time required for complete cure can be longer. This is because their treatment will have two phases:

  1. Tapering down the medicine dosage to zero.
  2. Allowing the system to repair the impaired pancreas (beta cells).

[edit] Future requirement

In order to arrive at more accurate time estimates, co-operation of more volunteers are required. Georgedappilly cannot harness his own body for the simple reason that he is no more a diabetic. Cooperation of diabetic persons who are on tablets or insulin injection for a fairly long period only will help arrive at better time estimates.

[edit] The long and emmer wheats

[edit] Long wheat

Long wheat is the trade name of a variety of wheat available in the Indian market. It is more than twice as costly as the common wheat (in India). A picture of the long wheat is given in the gallery below. It compares well with the Emmer wheat
Emmer wheat with spikes (Source Wikipedia) Click on picture, to enlarge.
Cultivated emmer wheat (Source Wikipedia). Click on picture, to enlarge.
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Long wheat as purchased from a grocer at Thiruvananthapuram, Keralam, India. It is available, in shops here, without husk. Click on picture, to enlarge.
Common wheat, long wheat & long wheat with husk compared. Click on picture, to enlarge.
CommonWheat, Barley & LongWheat in same shop displayed for sale. Click on picture, to enlarge.


A research scholar of Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala Campus, Kariavattom, Trivandrum clarified that the Botanical name of the long wheat is Triticum dicoccon.

[edit] Name in different languages

Sl.# Language Region Country Species genus Source
01 Latin(Scientific) Botanical Many countries T.dicoccon

(alias dicoccum)

triticum Internet
02 English Global Several countries Emmer Wheat Wikipedia
03 English India India Long wheat Traders
04 MalayalaM Keralam India Soochi goothamb (script) Thandamma Mathew (Mother of georgedappilly)
05 MalayalaM Keralam India Sooji goothamb (verbal) Thandamma Mathew (Mother of georgedappilly)
06 Tamil Tamil Nadu India Samba godhumai A friend (Tamil)
07 Tamil Tamil Nadu India Chamba godhumai (alias) An ex-colleague (Tamil)
08 Tamil Nagercoil TN India Oosi godhumai (alias) An ex-neighbour (Tamil)
09 Kannada Karnataka India Java godhi P.Janardanan
10 Konkani Goa India Suve gov U.Janardana Naik,VSSC
11 Telugu Andhra India Pedda godhumalu S.Ramakrishna
12 Marathi Maharashtra India Khapli gahu Veena Dhekane
13 Marathi Maharashtra(Rural) India Lal gahu Chandan Prayag
13a Marathi Pune India Jaada Gehun Anil Gupta Long Wheat interesting information
13b Marathi Pune India Jad Gehun Anil Gupta Hindi speaking Rajastani tradwes of Pune
14 Assaamese Assaam India Suji ghaum Bhattacharya (RVTI Kzm)
15 Bengali West Bengal India Suji ghav Rajan Panicker (P&P Kzm)
16 Hindi Delhi, U P, Bihar,

M P, H P, Haryana

India Jau ghehnoo R.N.Singh,VSSC
17 Italy Italy farro Ashok Menon Malasia http://ucanr.edu/sites/Grown_in_Marin/Grown_In_Marin_News/GIM_News/Finding_the_right_rotation/Emmer_Wheat/
18 Punjabi Punjab India Javi Kamak?? or Kanak https://healthunlocked.com/user/satishgoel
19 Bengali West Bengal India Yob?? (Job ??) * gom A K Ray (VSSC) {* Yob=Written, Job=Spoken}
19a Bengali West Bengal India Lal Gam G G Bandyopadhyay, VSSC
20 Punjabi Punjab India Kanak https://healthunlocked.com/user/634shy
21  ?????? Bangalore India Samba Wheat Nilgiri's https://healthunlocked.com/user/venkataramana
22 Telugu Aandhra India Poduvu Godhumalu https://healthunlocked.com/user/venkataramana
23  ????? Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan India Javi Kanak https://healthunlocked.com/user/satishgoel writes: Note: there are two types of javi, One like barley(Jau), and other Like Wheat(Kanak). Language= Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan
24 Gujarati Gujarat India Jouv Ghau Jayesh, Businessman, Chalai Bazaar, TVM
24a Gujarati Gujarat India Bliya avrs, member, healthunlocked BLIYA
25 Kannada Karnataka India ZAVE GODHI dssureshbabu Bangalore
26  ????? Madhya Pradesh India Doudkhani Wheat Gospi I think LONG WHEAT is "Doudkhani" wheat of M.P.

[edit] Emmer wheat

The Wikipedia says

  • Emmer wheat belongs to Kingdom: Plantae, Order: Poales, Family: Poaceae, Genus: Triticum, Species: T.dicoccum, Binomial Name: Triticum dicoccum schrank, Synonyms: T.dicoccon, T.turgidum subsp.dicoccon
  • Emmer is a hulled (husked) tetraploid wheat cultivated in mountainous areas. It is famous for making bread good in taste & texture standards. It has more fiber than common wheat.

[edit] Preparing the food supplement "suuji goothamb kanji" alias long wheat mash

Soaking Long-wheat (or any dry grain/seed) in water overnight makes cooking faster and saves precious fuel/energy.
  • My wife used to cook it without soaking in water & quantity sufficient for two meals together and retaining the second half in the cooking vessel itself as it will be sterile enough to preserve for nearly 12 hours. We used water equal to six times the volume of grain, to cook. Pressure regulating weight is put in place when steam exit is continuous. Flame is put off at 45 minutes after that. At the first whistle flame is reduced to minimum/sim.
  • On curing my Diabetes a word spread around & some interested patients ventured on LWMDR. Soon came complaints about difficulty in chewing & doubts about the quantity to be consumed.
  • Chewing issue was solved by whipping/mashing in kitchen machine.
  • With regard to quantity, a first cut thumb rule given was to use as much as required to quench the hunger or to fill the stomach.
  • Later I took the measured quantity my wife used to cook for me and weighed it. That came around 65 grams. Soon I noticed a connection between this number & my body-weight - it was around 63 kilograms those days. Then I coined an easy to remember formula to specify the quantity of dry grain to cook the staple part of one meal of LWM.
  • The quantity of Dry grain Long Wheat to be used to cook the staple part of one meal of LWM for a Diabetic patient is one gram (or more if required) per every kilogram of body-weigh of that patient. If stomach gets over-filled, reduce side dishes but not LWM.
  • Do not drain out residual water after cooking; it also will contain essential nutrients - as in the case of many other decoctions. In case of difficulty or taste constraints, try using less water for cooking or drink the residual water later on conveniently; I repeat: never drain out residual water.

Click picture to enlarge it.

[edit] They (experts) say

[edit] Diabetes India Association

  • Diabetes India Association says "The 1997 WHO report has shown that there is a marked increase in the number of people affected with diabetes and this trend is scheduled to grow in geometric proportions in the next couple of decades".
YEAR NO OF PEOPLE AFFECTED

(in millions)

1995 124.7
2000 153.9
2025 299.1


[edit] Some related issues

  • The DIA says "the 1997 WHO report has shown that there is a marked increase in the number of people affected with diabetes and this trend is scheduled to grow in geometric proportions in the next couple of decades".
  • The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes (non insulin dependent diabetes, NIDDM) is increasing all over the world. THE DIABETES BOMB...........READY TO EXPLODE. In India the prevalence of diabetes has increased from 5.2% in 1983 to 8.2% in 1989 and 11.6% in 1995. With the rising trend in the prevalence of diabetes, it is estimated that by the year 2000 A.D. the number of diabetic persons in India will be 33 million and the prevalence will be 14.7% in subjects aged 20 years or more. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently acknowledged that India has the maximum number of diabetic patients in any given country in the year 1995 (19 million) and that this would increase to 57 million by the year 2025. India has thus become the "Diabetic Capital of the World".
  • The epidemic of diabetes is so widespread that there would be scarcely be anyone who does not know someone with diabetes.....


[edit] American Diabetes Association

  • The Living with diabetes page of ADA says 'they provide information and resources to help every child and every family adjust to life with diabetes'
  • More links are available -> there.

[edit] Wikipedia

  • 'Diabetes mellitus type 2 is a chronic, progressive disease that has no established cure... ...' says Wikipedia.


[edit] My Diabetes has not yet returned

Last Wednesday (27.01.2010) I had the regular quarterly health check up. Along with Lipid profile etc, blood sugar also was monitored. Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) was 100 mg%, Post Prandial Blood Sugar (PPBS) showed 105 mg% & Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1C) was 6%.

Blood sugar (FBS, PPBS & HbA1C) lab result printout after seven months of cure


Blood sugar graph(FBS & PPBS) including result of 27 jan 2010 (ie after seven months of cure)
DiabCureHistoryOfEMG.JPG

On the way to the consulting room of my physician, I met a friend & his wife. She is diabetic. Just 2 Idlis & ½ a cup of tea took her PPBS to 195 mg% where as 3 Idlis & a full cup of coffee took my PPBS to 105 mg% only!

What is happening in my case is entirely different from what many people anticipated &/or told on hearing my declaration of the cure of my diabetes.

In spite of taking rice based food thrice daily, coffee/tea with sugar, bakery sweets after lunch frequently (not daily) & 5-6 plantain fruits most of the days for seven (7) months, my diabetes DIDN’T RETURN.

What most of the visitors of my poster presentation (see albums of day 1 of 3, day 2 of 3 & day 3 of 3) (at the KERALA GRAMAM (Kerala village) exhibition arranged in connection with the 97th Indian Science Congress (ISC2010) at the Kerala University Campus, Kariavattom, Trivandrum) wanted to know was “WHAT IS THE GUARANTEE (OR ARE YOU SURE) THAT DIABETES WILL NOT RETURN?”

My reply was: “AT THIS POINT OF TIME WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT IN SPITE OF NORMAL DIET MY DIABETES DID NOT RETURN FOR SIX (6) MONTHS & IF YOU ASK ME AFTER ANOTHER MONTH, I WILL SAY THAT MY DIABETES DID NOT RETURN FOR SEVEN (7) MONTHS”. This has come true on Jan 27, 2010. Only after the elapse of one year (5 more months from now), I can make a statement that my diabetes did not return for an year.

In order to make a general statement that diabetes will not return for any specific duration, more time, cases & case studies are required. If the present trend continues, that may not happen in the near future for sure. Whom ever I encounter turns out to be unfortunately a pessimist.

One of my friends (a blogger reffered as Ankil) was more eager to ascertain that my claim of cure of diabetes is WRONG, than positively responding to my offer for trying to explore the possibility of a cure of HIS OWN DECADES OLD DIABETES.

Alas!!!

I am reminded of the anecdote of KERALA CRABS.


[edit] 35 weeks!

Today (Tue, March 9, 2010) I took the monthly blood sugar test (GOD-POD method). It shows FBS 80 mg% & PPBS 95mg%. This marks the successful completion of consecutive 8 months of the victory of my Pancreas over Diabetes!


Again Praise The Lord!!


But unfortunately even people with decades old diabetes, having progressive & degenerating experience finds disbelieving these results more comfortable.

[edit] One more month of no return: 39 weeks now!

The blood sugar test results of April 10, 2010 confirms that my diabetes has not returned even after 39 weeks of normal diet containing starch & sugar. FBS is 90 mg% and PPBS is 110 mg%. These values are well within limits. My pancreas is still going strong. Jump back to Section 2 - (My diabetes has not yet returned). File:DiabCureHistoryGraphEasyplot.ppt

[edit] Second anniversary special blood test over 24 hours

On completion of two years of CURE of my diabetes, a different sequence of blood sugar tests were carried out and the results are given below (thanks to my daughters for the glucometer & camera which made the total process very handy). As is customary, tested FBS to begin with. It was 92 mg/dl at 7:26 AM. Next, tested morning-PPBS at 2 hours of breakfast. It was 136 mg/dl. Noon-PPBS at 2 hours of lunch was 135 mg/dl & night-PPBS at 2 hours of supper was 133 mg/dl at 9:44 PM. Next morning it was felt that one more FBS test would give a completeness to the picture. Hence it was done & got 84 mg/dl at 7:39 AM. This special sequence test re-confirmes the fact that my experiences & findings on Diabetes CURE was & is really REAL since July 2009. It is indeed very heartening to note that my experience and findings of July 2009 gets corroborated by the study results of Dr. Roy Taylor of the prestigeous Newcastle University, UK.


Date Time Test Result

mg/dl

21.07.2011 0726 F B S 092
21.07.2011 1106 P P B S 136
21.07.2011 1542 P P B S 135
21.07.2011 2144 P P B S 133
22.07.2011 0739 F B S 084



[edit] 142 weeks!

The blood sugar test results of April 03, 2012 confirms that my diabetes has not returned even after 142 weeks of normal diet containing starch, sugar & fat. FBS is 88 mg% and PPBS is 82 mg%. These values are well within limits. My pancreas is still going stronger!!.

[edit] My Diabetes is still not back

Feb 22,2013; FBS 100 mg/dl, PPBS 104 mg/dl, HbA1C 5.9%

[edit] Fourth anniversary of my diabetes cure

July 2009 - July 2013. HbA1c steady at 5.9% from Jan 2012 to April 2013 with normal rice diet, fruits & coffee/tea with sugar.

[edit] Lab results from July 2006

[edit] Numerical representation

Date FBS(mg/dl) PPBS(mg/dl) HbA1c(%) Remarks
07.07.2006 118 197 .. .. Not tested
01.08.2006 120 155 .. Latest entry in RED
01.09.2006 100 130 ..
12.09.2006 100 155 ..
04.10.2006 102 160 ..
07.11.2006 121 166 ..
02.01.2007 80 98 ..
03.02.2007 83 96 ..
29.05.2007 85 155 ..
17.07.2007 105 100 ..
15.10.2007 94 104 ..
29.04.2008 100 165 ..
08.07.2008 107 192 ..
20.01.2009 108 ## 161 ## 6.3* *24.01.2009
22.04.2009 115 ## 74 ## 6.1
......Till this Diabetic .......After this NOT Diabetic Hence SPECIAL regimen DISCONTINUED
09.07.2009 .. 100# .. #6 Sweets
25.07.2009 108 ## 74 ## 5.9
10.09.2009 85 100$ .. $ GTT-1
14.09.2009 109 118$$ .. $$ GTT-2
21.12.2009 .. 112 ..
07.10.2009 97 ## 98 ## 6.1
27.01.2010 100 ## 105 ## 6.0
09.03.2010 80 95 ..
10.04.2010 90 110 ..


28.04.2010 105 ## 131 ## 6.2
26.05.2010 80 100 ..
03.07.2010 95 110 ..
31.07.2010 107 ## 88 ## 6.2
27.08.2010 .. 127 ..
03.09.2010 80 140 ..
09.10.2010 80 90 ..
05.11.2010 90 GP 100 GP .. GP GOD-POD method
07.12.2010 96 ## 94 ## 5.9 ## Hexokinase method
17.02.2011 85 .. ..
18.02.2011 .. 130 ..
25.03.2011 97 145 6.1 Serum Insulin (Eclia) 10.03 micro U/ml

Ref. Range: 2.6 - 24.9

16.04.2011 95 140 ..
27.05.2011 90 GM .. GM Glucometer
03.06.2011 85 GM ..
10.06.2011 86 GM ..
13.06.2011 85 GP 100 GP ..
12.07.2011 104 ## 99 ## 6.2 ..
13.08.2011 75 GP 90 GP .. ..
13.09.2011 .. 105 .. ..
14.10.2011 89 92 6.3 ..
15.11.2011 90 (19.11.2011) 119 .. PPBS with three sweets
27.12.2011 96 (28.12.2011) GM 93 GM .. PPBS lunch
13.01.2012 100 ## 85 ## 5.9 Children vacation, X'mas, Newyear
17.02.2012 93 GM 118 GM ..
08-03-2012 85 GM 127(16-03-2012) GM ..
22-03-2012 88 GM 82(27-03-2012) .. PPBS lunch
29.03.2012 96 GM 125 GM$$$ .. $$$ GTT-3
29-08-2012 88 GM 137 GM .. Bedridden due to back pain, fools day onwards
12.10.2012 99 GM 134 GM .. Back on legs
09.11.2012 104## 113## 5.9 Test at ACHSI and NABL certified lab
02.01.2013 89 GM 132 GM ..
19.01.2013 91 GM .. .. 1/2/3 coffee/tea with milk&sugar in addition to bf, lunch & dinner regularly
22.02.2013 100 ## 104 ## 5.9 PPBS after BF of {3 Iddali (alias Idli) = 300 k cal + 1 cup daal saambaar + 0.5 cup coconut chutney + coffee with milk & sugar}
21.03.2013 99 GM .. ..
17.04.2013 92 GM-K 131 GM-KL 5.9 K=@KIMS Hospital on 16Apr. L=Lunch at 330pm, test at 530pm
07.05.2013 94 GMK .. K KIMS Hospital
04.06.2013 99 .. ..
25.06.2013 .. 109 GM-S .. S=Supper at 840pm, test at 1040pm
07.08.2013 99 ## .. 5.6 Routine quarterly check up
11.08.2013 90 GM 124 GM .. Home Gluco Meter
04.09.2013 .. 117 GM & .. & Supper PP on full-veg-feast-lunch-with-four-desserts-and-a-fruit-day
30.09.2013 97 GM .. .. 12.5 Hrs Fasting
08.10.2013 87 GM (9.X.13) 116 GM .. ..
01.11.2013 92 GM .. .. ..
06.11.2013 103 ## .. 5.9 ..
09.11.2013 .. 130 GM .. ..
22.11.2013 93 GM (1)

94 GM (2)

.. .. (1) 9Hr 45 min FASTING

(2) 14 HR FASTING

30.11.2013 .. 127 GM ..
05.02.2014 99 ## .. 5.8
28.03.2014 95 GM 104 GM .. After lunch with cooked rice (300 gm) & side dishes; BF also rice based.
06.05.2014 95 GM, 98 ## .. 5.9 GM Glucometer, ## Hexokinase method
29.05.2014 89 GM 131 GM ..
.. ..
.. ..
.. ..

[edit] Graphical representation

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2006 to 2012 ... ... ... ... ... ... and 2012 Onwards

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BloodSugarResultsOfUserGeorgedappilly2013Onwards.jpg BloodSugarResultsOfUserGeorgedappilly2013Onwards.jpg

[edit] Some of my other patients

[edit] Patient code: SDPN.M.P.T.K.I.

  • Sex : Male
  • Age : 59 (on May 2010)
  • Diabetes diagnosed: 1990
  • Lab results from April 2010

[edit] Numerical representation

Date FBS(mg/dl) PPBS(mg/dl) HbA1c(%) Tabs Remarks
04.04.2010 207 288 ..  ??-??-?? .. Not tested
30.04.2010 110 .. 10.0 1.0 - 0.0 - 1.0 Latest entry in RED
07.05.2010 80 .. .. 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.5
17.05.2010 101 .. .. 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.5
03.06.2010 96 .. .. 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
17.06.2010 125 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
25.06.2010 119 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
03.07.2010 114 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
27.07.2010 109 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
30.07.2010 .. .. 7.0 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
24.08.2010 .. 120 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
05.10.2010 145 .. 7.0 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
09.12.2010 137 .. 8.6 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
10.12.2010 .. 111 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
23.02.2011 120 .. 6.6 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
11.04.2011 134 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
02.06.2011 .. 105 6.4 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 ..
09.08.2011 .. 185 7.5 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
17.08.2011 .. 140 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
26.08.2011 .. 151 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
14.11.2011 .. 114 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
06.01.2012 .. 97 6.95 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
12.01.2012 113 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
31.01.2012 .. 97 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
.. ..


[edit] Patient code : 41SKLM.F.M.T.K.I.

  • Sex : F
  • Age : 70 as on May 2010
  • Diab diagnosed : 2000
  • Lab results from May 2010

[edit] Numerical representation

Date FBS(mg/dl) PPBS(mg/dl) HbA1c(%) Tabs Remarks
10-05-10 110 140 .. 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.5 .. Not tested
21-05-10 137 10.0 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.5 Latest entry in RED
01-06-10 125 .. 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.5
10-06-10 110 .. 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
14-07-10 137 .. 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.5
28-07-10 140 .. 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.5
17-08-10 120 .. 1.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
01-09-10 100 .. 0.5 - 0.0 - 0.0
17-09-10 110 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
28-09-10 109 150 7.0 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
16-02-11 159 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
20-02-11 134 7.0 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
18-04-11 215 8.6 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
28-04-11 227 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
26-05-11 120 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
13-06-11 160 6.6 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
04-07-11 108 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
12-07-11 113 6.4 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 ..
04-08-11 112 7.5 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
16-08-11 121 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
16-09-11 130 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
22-10-11 212 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
31-10-11 184 6.95 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
11-11-11 214 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
13-11-11 136 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
17-12-11 150 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
01-02-12 .. 128 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
10-02-12 118 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
13-03-12 120 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 Start 1 Plantain (small variety banana)

in empty stomach

24-03-12 132 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 Stop plantain, start exercise
03-05-12 109 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
30-05-12 100 140 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 Exrc^ 22#
12-09-12 .. 168 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
01-11-12 .. 130 .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 PP Lunch
01-12-12 122 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 Impaired Fasting Glucose? Patient next to cure?

Confirm with PPBS next time.

04-01-13 105 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
04-02-13 112 .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0
10-02-13 132 GOD-POD .. .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 Impaired Fasting Glucose? Confirm with PPBS next time.
14-02-13 .. 137 GOD-POD .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 It was Hepatic Insulin Impairment.
04-10-13 .. 115 GOD-POD .. 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 Very close to cure. 2b confirmed with HbA1c
.. ..

[edit] Patient code : AshMnnOthn.-.-.-.KL.Mlsa.

  • Sex : M, Ht 174 cm (5' 8.5"), Wt 80 kg (176.4 lbs), BMI 26.4
  • Age : 60 as on Feb 2013
  • Diab diagnosed : 1991
  • Lab results etc from xxx 1991

[edit] Numerical representation

Date FBS(mmol/L){mg/dL} PPBS(mmol/L){mg/dL} HbA1c(%) Tabs/Insulin Remarks.

Latest entry in RED

xx-xx-91  ??  ??  ?? *1.0 - *1.0 - *1.0

.**1. - **0.0 - **1.0

* T.Metformin 500 mg

.** T.Diamicron 80 mg

xx-xx-99 (8) (18) xx $6.0 - $0.0 - $6.0

.*1.0 - *1.0 - *1.0

$ I.Mixtard

.* T.Metformin 500 mg

Insulin Gradually increasing over the years from 6-0-6 to 35-00-25
xx-xx-09  ??  ??  ?? $35.0 - $0.0 - $25.0

.*1.0 - *1.0 - *1.0

$ I.Mixtard

.* T.Metformin 500 mg

xx-xx-10  ??  ??  ?? $35.0 - $0.0 - $25.0

.*1.0 - *1.0 - *1.0

$ I.Novomix

.* T.Metformin 500 mg S

xx-01-12  ??  ?? 9.5 Endocrynologist Consultation Feb 2012
xx-02-12  ??  ?? 9.5 $27.0 - $37.0 - $35.0

.*1.0 - *0.0 - *1.0

$ I.Novomix

.* T.Metformin 850 mg

29-11-12 (6.5) .. 7.5 $27.0 - $37.0 - $35.0

.*1.0 - *0.0 - *1.0

$ I.Novomix

.* T.Metformin 850 mg

.. ..

[edit] More on User:Georgedappilly's unique experience

Read more on User:Georgedappilly's different diabetic experience & opinions at Posts as well as Activity of another public forum named HealthUnlocked/DiametesIndia.

[edit] It is felt that ...

  1. No one else has ever accomplished this unique goal of curing Diabetes in human history till July 2009. It was considered to be humanly impossible. Hence it is felt that any one will be justified in opining that this is the Lords doing, It is marvelous in our eyes..
  2. Having conquored Diabetes which is, according to WHO, claiming six (6) lives every minute I wish to take the message and know how to as many victims in as short a time as possible because "no one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works ...".
  3. From the responses of a few responsible persons it is felt that they mistook these efforts to be an attempt to infringe upon their territory."Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill."
  4. I desire to be a taste-maker, like salt, to our society. It vanishes itself into other components, improves their qualities & makes the final product tasty. The book named Bible that has the maximum number of copies printed in human history says: "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot".
  5. ------------------------
  6. It is felt that many people mistake me for a Long Wheat cultivator, farmer, trader or researcher. They think that I am cunningly trying to promote the prospects of Long Wheat by misleading Diabetic patients, pretending to have cured Diabetes which is considered by modern science and medicine people as a syndrome & (hence) incurable. I pity them and feel that it is already explained/replied in a book written twenty centuries ago; passage is there.


[edit] Albert Einstein cannot be wrong ...

  • He said "if at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it".


[edit] George Bernard Shaw is right ...

  • He said: "if you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have an apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."


[edit] On inventions

[edit] Prof.A.W.Bickerton, on lunar mission, was wrong then

British Chemist (1926)


  • "This foolish idea of shooting at the moon is an example of the absurd lengths to which vicious specialisation will carry scientists working in thought-tight compartments. To escape the earth's gravitation, a projectile needs a velocity of 7 Mps(*). The thermal energy at this speed is 15180 cals. Hence the proposition appears to be basically impossible."

(* M denotes miles)


[edit] Arthur C Clark replying Bickerton ...

Clark's Law propounded by the writer(science fiction) and scientist (inventor of Geo-stationary orbit)

It states in effect that

  • If a respected senior scientist says a thing can be done, he or she is almost always correct; if the scientist says it cannot be done, he or she is almost always wrong.

[edit] Another Breaking news of diabetes cure on June 24, 2011

A leading MalayalaM news paper (Malayala Manorama of Kerala - India) of today (25 June 2011) has reported an epoch making finding on curability of diabetes. It obviously is of great interest to User:Georgedappilly along with all the readers of this page and the billions of diabetics world over! A photograph of the news and its English translation are given below.

Breaking news in Malayala Manorama 25Jun2011pp5.jpg


[edit] Translation

Title of the news: Diabetes likely to be cured by low calorie food.

Body of the news:

London: Researchers of Newcastle University claim that the Type-2 diabetes seen in elders can be completely cured by sticking to low calorie food pattern for two months continuously. What this finding rejects is the thinking that diabetes is a life long disease.

The Guardian news paper reported that the experiment was carried out in 11 diabetic patients. Daily they were given food having only 600 calories in the form of vegetables and juices for two months. Medical team subjected these ones to continuous examinations.

By one week itself the fasting blood sugar (FBS) reading became normal. It was found out that the extent of Fat in Pancreas was lowered and that the Pancreas was producing Insulin as it was before the onset of diabetes.

They were returned to normal diet after two months. It was found in later examinations that 7 patients were completely cured of the disease. This method is not useful for juvenile diabetes. It is the Type-2 of adults that is cured by food regulation.

This type of diabetes is caused when Insulin production is impaired by the malfunctioning of liver and pancreas when the fat from the excess food accumulate in them. Prof. Roy Taylor of Newcastle University explained that reinstating the insulin production on melting away the fat accumulated in the pancreas, by following low calorie food pattern is the methodology.

[edit] Original full paper

This link will take you to the full text of the original paper of Prof. Dr. Roy Teylor et al

[edit] English-language articles

This was also reported in English news sources, including:

Participants reported finding the extremely strict diet difficult, but the results are very positive.

Note that positive effects from exercise and diet have long been known in type-2 diabetes, but these articles suggest that actually curing the condition was not part of conventional medical thinking.

Note also that the the study appeared to focus on a particular form of diet. It remains to be studied what the success rates are for other forms of diet (different foods, caloric intake and lengths of time), such as George's diet.

[edit] Responses of User:Georgedappilly to various English language articles

  • Comment 1: I am really excited to read this fantastic article because it validates my findings. From 2006 to 2009 I was Diabetic, but NOT afterwards. I am on normal diet afterwards. My experiences and blood-sugar test results are available at http://www.appropedia.org/Diabetes_mellitus_cured .One can reach it by a Google search of LONG WHEAT. It appears in the first page of search results itself.

A graphical representation of the results are also provided for ease of understanding. This article seems to be visited by more & more people. I am very much eager to discuss & share my experiences with fellow people for their benefit. E.M.George

  • Comment 2: The claim of complete cure of diabetes in 8 weeks, of the Newcastle University research team appears to be somewhat unrealistic. Based on hands-on-experience of curing own diabetes & trying to cure that of more than 100 others, it is very strongly felt that two months is too short a time to cure diabetes completely. This is explained in detail in the "Pit-falls" section of my Appropedia article. It is indubitable that 2 months is more than sufficient to completely control diabetes, but not to cure.<b> This is told because I have really gone through <b>this phase, as explained in the said section "Pit-falls".

600 calories a day appears to be too low. The diet I followed seems to be much easier, comfortable as well as safer. My diet had much more calories a day. I keep telling my clients that even though the special regimen is simple, it is like swimming, driving or riding a bicycle. One has to learn it under an expert & unfortunately we don't have many experts. First of all one has to assess the initial conditions such as FBS (8 to 14 hours after any food), PPBS (AT 2 hours after a meal), HbA1C (Glycosylated haemoglobin) and if possible Fasting Serum Insulin. Additionally details regarding other illness, medication for management of Diabetes, body weight & height (or BMI value) etc also are to be considered. Me as well as many of my clients feel that it is rather a smooth sail. Even though it took three years for me to cure my diabetes (2006 t0 2009), it would have been cured in much shorter a time, had I not encountered the pit-falls explained in the Appropedia article with the help of a graphical representation of blood sugar values. The mention in another comment that starvation is a cure for all problems is not true. It is felt that strict 600 calorie-a-day veg. diet need not be a necessary & sufficient condition to cure diabetes.

  • Comment 3: In fact the Newcastle research team & their 7 out of 11 volunteers seem to have fallen into the first pit in which I had fallen in early 2006. Nothing to worry. They will recognize it and come out soon! Aaaaand they will re-invent things.
  • Comment 4: See Things In Totality. Compartmentalization & Over-specialization Do Harm, Mostly! posted by E.M.George on 28 Jun 2011 at 6:00 am

600 calories a day is at least impractical (AchsBuster) if not insane (Sonya)! There is an Indian proverb which means anything in excess is bad. So is starving or eating!! I was diabetic, but not now. I am on my usual diet since july 2009. The dreaded diabetes has not returned yet. Even if it returns, I am not afraid. I know how to cure it once again. One need not be on 600 cal a day, or no carb, or no meat diet, or keep running to cure diabetes. One has to know the limits & adhere to it. There is a food substitute mentioned in the ancient Indian medical literature (Aayurveeda) for curing the illness that expels sugar through urine. A judicious use of that grain (Long wheat) and avoidance of sugar & fruits, moderate control on other food intakes during treatment period is almost sure to cure diabetes. My BMI was less than 21 when I became diabetic. When I was cured of diabetes also my BMI was same. I have very strong hereditary factors in favor of diabetes. Both my parents were diabetic & continued to be so till death. My father died of hypoglycemia in the year 1958. Diabetes is a basic illness, similar to a voltage drop in an electronic or electrical circuit. That problem will adversely affect all related/connected sub-systems.

This does not mean that diabetes is incurable. GOOD LUCK ALL DIABETICS WORLD OVER.

[edit] Diabetes is CURABLE, but...

  • Diabetes is indubitably curable.
  • Cure is not as fast as Prof. Roy Taylor et al of Newcastle University UK claimed in their paper [1].
  • The paper was presented at the American Diabetes Association conference on June 24, 2011 and published in Diabetologia (2011) 54:2506-2514.
  • It has 46 References! (The article is also available online with open access (Distributed under the terms of the relative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited) at Springerlink.com.)
  • The fact is that the claim of cure of diabetes made in this paper [1] appears to be only partially true.
  • It is vividly brought out in the second paragraph of second column of Diabetologia (2011) 54:2511.

That paragraph titled Post-intervention observation says : "At follow-up 12 weeks after completion of the dietary intervention ... ... HbA1c was unchanged (6.0 +/- 0.2 vs 6.2 +/- 0.1% [42 +/- 2 vs 44 +/- 1 mmol/mol]; p=0.10) and fasting plasma glucose increased modestly (5.7 +/- 0.5 vs 6.1 +/- 0.2 mmol/l; p<0.01), with a 2 h OGTT plasma glucose of 10.3 +/- 1.0 mmol/l. Three participants had recurrence of diabetes as judged by a 2 h post-load plasma glucose > 11.1 mmol/l. ... ..."

Elsewhere in the article [1] one finds values of "Fasting concentration" of Glucose for different cases and on different days during the course of this research. As these are expressed in "mmol/l" unit, an attempt is made to represent those in "mg/dl" which is more popular among laymen and hence easily comprehensible to common men. They are tabulated below.



Fasting Concentration Controls Baseline Week 1 Week 4 Week 8 Week 8+12 2Hr OGTT at Week 20
Plasma glucose (mmol/l) 5.3 +/- 0.1 9.2 +/- 0.4 5.9 +/- 0.4 5.7 +/- 0.6 5.7 +/- 0.5 6.1 +/- 0.2 10.3 +/- 1.0
Serum blood glucose (mg/dl) 95.5 +/- 1.8 165.7 +/- 7.2 106.3 +/- 7.2 102.7 +/- 10.8 102.7 +/- 9.01 109.9 +/- 3.6 185.0 +/- 18.0


Comparison of these numbers with their specified limits given in the table below and taking note of the escalation of FBS in spite of "advice on portion size and healthy eating", clearly indicate that the cure is but a temporary phenomena in the case of this research, as explained in the " The pit-falls" section here. CURE is far far away, "long way to go before one can sleep".

Concentration Fasting lower limit Fasting upper limit 2 hr PP 2 hr OGTT
Plasma glucose (mmol/l) 3.89 5.55 7.77 7.77
Serum blood glucose (mg/dl) 70 100 140 140

The fact that 3 out of 7 claimed to be "cured" have already been reverted to diabetes in three months (2 h post-load plasma glucose > 11.1 mmol/l) makes the result statistically non-significant - though NOT insignificant (only 4 out of 11 = 36.36 %).

This does not mean or imply that diabetes be incurable. It only means that some more time and effort were required. The Newcastle University team did not complete the LAST MILE and hence missed the goal! Probably the ADA conference date persuaded them to prepare and make a declaration prematurely. Look at my results at ( Lab results from July 2006.).

Results given above show that all the participants of this experiment are at the fag end of the last lap of their race towards recurrence of diabetes by the end of third month of "normal diet" with advice on portion size & healthy eating.

[edit] Further

Wikipedia in Interpretation of OGTT results says ... FPG should be below 6.1 mmol/l (110 mg/dl). Between 6.1 and 7.0 mmol/l (110 and 125 mg/dl) are "impaired fasting glycaemia", and repeatedly at or above 7.0 mmol/l (126 mg/dl) are diagnostic of diabetes ... It continues: The 2 hour OGTT glucose level should be below 7.8 mmol/l (140 mg/dl). Levels between this and 11.1 mmol/l (200 mg/dl) indicate "impaired glucose tolerance". Glucose levels above 11.1 mmol/l (200 mg/dl) at 2 hours confirms a diagnosis of diabetes.

[edit] Measuring the UK study outcome with the W H O yardstick

The Wikipedia further says:

1999 WHO Diabetes criteria - Interpretation of OGTT Glucose levels

Glucose levels NORMAL NORMAL IFGlycaemia IFGlycaemia IGTolerance IGTolerance DM DM
Venous Plasma Fasting 2hrs Fasting 2hrs Fasting 2hrs Fasting 2hrs
(mmol/l) <6.1 <7.8 > 6.1 & <7.0 <7.8 <7.0 >7.8 >7.0 >11.1
(mg/dl) <110 <140 >110 & <126 <140 <126 >140 >126 >200

I > Impaired, F > Fasting, G > Glucose, D > Diabetes, M > Mellitus


In the light of this WHO criteria, it becomes evident that no one of the eleven volunteers of the Newcastle study is in the NORMAL or Impaired Fasting Glycaemia levels. Out of the seven (7) claimed to have been cured, four (4) were reverted to Impaired Glucose Tolerance level (FPG < 7.0 mmol/l & 2hr OGTT > 7.8 mmol/l) and the rest three (3) were in the Confirmed Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus level (2hr OGTT > 11.1 mmol/l).

[edit] In brief

To put it in a nutshell, as per the 1999 WHO Diabetes criteria - Interpretation of OGTT Glucose levels no one of the eleven (11) volunteers of the Newcastle University study appears to be cured.


[edit] References

1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3168743/?tool=pubmed