Hey i am bhikhu sharing my experiences with you. In the last week of August-2011 i was down with fever, in the beginning i took home medicine but to no avail. My wife took me to specialist who suggested blood test, after taking heavy anti-bio tics, my fever subsided but i was feeling too much of weakness so doctor suggested one more blood test including urine and sugar check and culprit was caught, initially i could not believe but after few days, was able to absorb the shock. My uncle & father are enjoying this friend's company so as my maternal uncle (mama). May be gift from my father's side and mother's side, i believe.
Regular exercise and strict diet control and stress free life alone can help, that i understood with much difficulty, since now i have to sacrifice or control the amount of rice intake and my favorite flavor of ice-cream. So diabetes teaches us the value of sacrifice. I was lazy as far as exercise is concerned, if i see somebody doing exercise i use to sweat but now life has taught me to do what i don't want to do. Mediation usually helps. My advise to everybody to try for 'vipsyna' a meditation course which was helpful to me. -Bhikhu