There’s Nothing Wrong With a Little Hope Every Now and Then

| Jan 1, 2005

I have always hoped for a cure for diabetes—who hasn’t?

For me it started the moment they told me I needed to take shots for the rest of my life—I was 17 years old. Of course I took my insulin, but I also searched for a way to get rid of this disease. I tried allergy shots and fasting, but neither helped.

Faith Healer Got Me Hopeful

In 1975 our neighbors told my mom and me that a faith healer was coming to town. Her name was Kathryn Kuhlman. The neighbors had attended her services before and “knew” she cured diabetes. That got my interest.

Ms. Kuhlman regularly pulled in more than 10,000 people to her services, many hoping to be cured of one ailment or another. I went along with my neighbors and sang in the choir. I had a good view of the goings on. Huge lines of people formed, then one by one they limped or were wheeled across the stage. Ms. Kuhlman would pull people up out of their wheelchairs as she healed them, and they would walk off the stage. Many threw down their crutches and walked off unassisted.

My Temporary Diabetes Cure

At one point, she pointed up at me and the 500 other folks singing with me and said, “Someone in the choir has been healed of their diabetes!”

Bang! I knew she was talking directly to me. That’s why I had come. I threw down my syringes determined never again to use them.

It was a great moment, and I felt so much joy.

On the drive home that night, besides being happy, I had to stop at every gas station to use the restroom. I was getting a little nervous that maybe the cure hadn’t lasted. When I got home, I tested my urine with a strip. It turned a very dark green, which meant there was lots of sugar. I got out my insulin and shot up immediately.

I Still Want a Cure

Though my diabetes was not cured that day, I did get a blessing.

I feel so very fortunate to have lived 30 healthy years since my diagnosis (knock on wood). And this disease has led me (with the help of my business partner and others) to start this magazine to help folks like you.

And I still want a cure! I still want to feel the extreme joy I felt that day when Kathryn Kuhlman tried to cure me.

And I want this for all of you, too.

Scott King
Editor-in-Chief
Type 1, 30 years (and counting)

Visit our Web site to send e-mail to me: www.diabeteshealth.com


Every month, Anne Swank, PhD, FACSM, our exercise writer extraordinaire, gives practical advice on how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.

This month, she introduces a series of back exercises that you and I can do at home, work or almost anywhere. See “Preventing a Pain in the Back”. That’s me, holding true to my New Year’s resolution to go to the gym at least a few times a week.

This month, we also have “The Biggest Diabetes Busts of All Time”. Having had this disease for 30 years, I can tell you that I’ve seen countless new products come on the market only to vanish soon after—a total bust.

Perfecting something new often takes trial and error. Certainly, not every diabetes-related product or idea has been a winner, and this month, our readers weigh in on what they think are some real clunkers. See the article. I think you’ll like it. And you’ll probably think that we missed a few. Let us know, and we’ll publish your letters in an upcoming issue.

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Categories: Columns, Diabetes, Diabetes, Insulin, My Own Injection, Syringes


Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • What's on the Horizon with Diabetes Research and Therapy
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter

Latest
Popular
Top Rated
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

You May Also Be Interested In...


Comments


Add your comments about this article below. You can add comments as a registered user or anonymously. If you choose to post anonymously your comments will be sent to our moderator for approval before they appear on this page. If you choose to post as a registered user your comments will appear instantly.

When voicing your views via the comment feature, please respect the Diabetes Health community by refraining from comments that could be considered offensive to other people. Diabetes Health reserves the right to remove comments when necessary to maintain the cordial voice of the diabetes community.

For your privacy and protection, we ask that you do not include personal details such as address or telephone number in any comments posted.

Don't have your Diabetes Health Username? Register now and add your comments to all our content.

Have Your Say...


Username: Password:
Comment:
©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.