(Clearwisdom.net) I am in my sixties. On the second year of my retirement, I was diagnosed with diabetes. After that I took medicine to control my diabetes for 13 years. Then for about six months I had to give myself injections of insulin. In June 2006 I suddenly experienced symptoms of stroke. The doctor required all diabetics to eat less rice. After taking medicine, I didn't have any appetite. I had to compel myself to eat about half a bowl of rice every day. I lost weight as time went on.

Due to this chronic illness, my constitution was very poor. To avoid getting cold, I had to wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants in summer, and I dared not sit in front of the fan. I did not sweat in the hottest of weather. And when the weather turned slightly colder, I needed to wear a thick coat when I went out. The people on the street would stare at me because of my strange appearance, so I became too embarrassed to go out. In order to cure my illnesses, I also practiced a few kinds of qigong, but my health did not improve.

When I started to lose faith in life, a Falun Gong practitioner clarified the truth about Falun Gong to me. I understood that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had spread rumors to defame Falun Gong. In October 2009, I renounced my membership in the CCP, which I had been hoodwinked into joining. I would frequently recite "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." My health gradually improved.

After the Lunar New Year in 2010, I made the decision to practice Falun Gong! I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises for a few months. Thereafter my health got better and better. After I started cultivating, I was able to eat more rice in a single meal than I previously could eat in a single day. I used to have poor memory and could not remember my next sentence. My memory became much better after cultivation. I was also able to read words in a smaller font without using a magnifying glass.

In July 2010, when I went to the hospital to get my glucose level checked, everything was found to be normal. I was finally able to stop taking the medicine for diabetes that I had taken for the past 13 years. My health improved, and I finally experienced the feeling of lightness in the body, without any illness.

During the summer this year, I slept with the air-conditioner on. This was in sharp contrast to my fear of the cold before I started cultivation practice. People who know me were astounded and exclaimed about the change in my health.

Since I began cultivating in Falun Dafa, my life has changed totally. In Falun Dafa I have finally found the bright path of a healthy body and mind. I must be steadfast in my cultivation.