I found out about my condition way back in 2007 when I had my blood randomly tested at a herbal treatment centre. The reading was a shocking 26!
The herbal treatment clinic nurse was shocked and said that with such a high reading, I should be warded and treated in a hospital. I then understood why I was constantly thirsty back then?
I first started taking herbal medications at the Phang Oo Lang Herbal Treatment Centre at Kepala Batas and for a while, got some relief and managed to lower my blood sugar level.
But I have to admit, I wasn't controlling my diet and just ate normal foods and drank sugary drinks. When there was no apparent change in my blood sugar level tests , I decided to go to my local government clinic for a health examination and the medical staff there confirmed my condition to be suffering from a chronic severe case of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and a borderline hypertension.
I was then prescribed the relevant medications and when the oral tablets didn't seem to work, was prescribed insulin. I didn't bother about changing my dietary habits and still stubbornly consumed food and drinks which contained sugar.
Let's watch the following video of a Singaporean actor, Alias Kadir who epitomized what I was sharing about earlier:
I suffered a severe case of Carbuncle recently which forced me to go to admit myself at HKL and had a surgery performed to remove the spreading carbuncle. I had no choice but to go on a totally sugar free diet.
I stopped drinking all types of canned drinks and opted to drink lots of boiled water. As a coffee drinker, I still had to have my coffee fix but I chose to drink just the Tesco Gold Coffee and Creamer.
I stopped eating all types of preserved fruits and instead, chose to eat the Pink Lady Apples from New Zealand and Oranges.
I stopped eating Nasi Lemak, Bihun Goreng, Kuih, etcetera and have been eating pure 100% Whole Grain Whole Meal Bread from Gardenia. My preferred brand and it's Canadian Purple Wheat Whole Meal Bread.
My blood sugar level dropped like never before. To the extent that I even had a 2.5 blood sugar reading which alarmed the staff nurses at HKL when I was admitted for the surgery.
I was forced by the nurse to consume some fruits to raise my blood sugar level to be at least 5 and above.
My late brother in law, Arwah Mohd Basir Hamzah, once bragged to me, ' Nal, 4.0!' smugly telling me how he controlled his blood sugar level.
Mine was ranging from 12 to 16 at that time.
Even he would be shocked and alarmed at the reading shown above. At such a low level reading, one would usually be going into a coma but Thank God, I was still coherent.
After consuming an apple and orange, my blood sugar level normalized to read
When I missed taking my before going to bed, insulin injections, my blood sugar levels would show 8 or 9 above in the before breakfast blood sugar tests.
So, to those who are suffering from Diabetes Type 2 or those who pretend not to be a Diabetic, my advice is to stop drinking all sugared drinks altogether and drink lots of water. Be it mineral water or boiled water.
No more sugary snacks. Don't go crazy and stuff yourself silly with all those sweet stuff and go easy on the rice.
Change to consuming pure wholemeal bread and if you can, bake your own bread as I did.
I had breakfast with my own baked wholemeal bread prepared by my wife.
If you can't bake your own wholemeal bread, I suggest that you go and buy Gardenia's Canadian Purple Wheat Whole Grain Bread:
Stop drinking sugary drinks, consume Whole Meal Bread. Stop snacking on unhealthy food. Eat apples and oranges. Reduce your rice intake.
You can get 5.0 blood sugar level readings and even below as I am. Insya Allah.