Originally Posted by daisycolors65
The best you can do for your boyfriend is to teach him. Each and every food affects blood sugar differently. A friend of mine introduced me to a book, "The pH Miracle for Diabetes". Our lives have since been changed. It is extremely important to understand what different foods do in the body and to the body. Based on my research I believe the SAD (Standard American Diet) diet is terrible for diabetes.
High blood sugars can cause organ damage. Therefore, blood sugar levels must be monitored and controlled. I believe the best way you can support him is to educate yourself and teach him how to become an "alkavorian". Eat and drink alkaline. There is a ton of information out there, just keep reading.
I hate to contradict you but something recently happened in my life and it comes back when I read your comments.
A friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer while it was still in stage 1. Another acquaitance convinced her that she could beat it with non conventional treatments. 2 years later she was buried.
I believe there is value in some alternative medicines. But I think people need to be careful
I have seen many people being devastated by news they are diabetic or have another serious condition.
When this happens they try to find hope where they can. When they hear of 'miracle cures', they find hope in them and most often, they go for them and things become worst. It's easier to hear that eating A+B+C will cure your diabetes than "you are going to have to lose 60 pounds, excercise daily and inject insulin for the rest of your life". When my friend had the choice of 'herbs' or 'radiation', she chose the herbs. Bad choice.
When people are first diagnosed, they are vulnerable and scared. I have tried to read about this "alkavorian" theory and there is little medical evidence that is does any good. I am really happy it has worked for you, but please be careful how you dispense this info. I am sure you are trying to help, but sometimes this could be more hurtful than helpful.
Sorry, I am sensitive to the topic of alternative medicine. I believe it should always be promoted in conjunction with conventional medicine and under doctor supervision, not on it's own.