Shuv Show: “How I’m beating Diabetes and a Look at the Shmita”
Christene Jackman ©9.6.2023
"Welcome to the Shuv Show. I’m your host, Christene Jackman.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator. And sometimes things go wonky. Tonight’s topic is Type 2 Diabetes. I must preface this talk by telling you that I am not a medical professional and what I am about to share is my own personal experience. I’ve lived long enough to see that there is no one size fits all, or even one size fits most. We are uniquely designed by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. What works for me may not work for you. Check with your doctor before making any changes.
The story begins when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes a few years ago. My doctor at that time told me to take Metformin along with 2 other prescriptions because Metformin would adversely affect my cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which were fine. When I asked, “What if I change my diet, as diabetes is a dietary disease?” I received a dismissive, arrogant negative response from the doctor and the person with her. “Well,” I said, “How long do I need to be on these three prescriptions?” “For the rest of your life,” was the reply.
The lack of option for an alternative track of treatment left me appalled . . ."