4. A Physician Describes The Improvement In Her Mother's Diabetes

After Practicing Falun Gong

Gabriela E. Garcia, MD

  My mother is a 61-year-old lady who has a past medical history of diabetes. Unfortunately, two of her sisters passed way due to late manifestations of this terrible disease. Five ears ago she also began to have symptoms of diabetes. An endocrinologist diagnosed the disease, and she was treated with diet and drugs by an endocrinologist and an internist. In May of this year, my mother's diabetes became severely out of control. Since I had been practicing Falun Gong for a time and felt very well, both physically and mentally, I thought I would introduce her to the practice.

  Three months later, the doctors had problems adjusting the dosage of her medicine because my mother began to have hypoglycemia. The doctors decided to decrease her medication and later decided to change to different medications; however, she continued to present with hypoglycemia. Finally, in October the doctors decided to withdraw all the drugs and treat her with diet only.

  Now my mother is very happy. Like many other patients, my mother does not like to take drugs, and most importantly, she feels good and has more energy. Everybody at home is very happy with my mother's improvement, especially me, because as a nephrologist, I know how terrible this disease is. I think it is worthwhile to mention that at the last meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, diabetic neuropathy, a late complication of diabetes, was described as a malignant disease, and indeed it is.

  My entire family is very grateful for Falun Gong, and its universal principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.