AT A function organised by Freedom from Diabetes, 24 diabetics — who are called freedom champions — were felicitated for clearing a difficult glucose tolerance test (GTT) after having been free of insulin/ tablets for over three months.
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It is very difficult, in fact near to impossible, for a former diabetic to pass GTT, as it involves consuming 75 grams of pure glucose (equivalent to 15 teaspoons of sugar) at one time, said Dr Ritu and Dr Pramod Tripathi, co-founder and founder of Freedom from Diabetes.
On the occasion, a ‘Freedom Book’ was released for diabetics by Dr K H Sancheti, which contains a compilation of articles of diabetics who have become free of medicine and insulin, a variety of recipes and guidelines from specialist doctors.
Dr Vishwanath Karad spoke on the importance of stress and integrating yoga to manage diabetes. Dr CS Yajnik spoke from the scientific perspective on increasing the internal capacity of the human system and reducing the external load of food. Dr Pramod Tripathi, founder of Freedom from Diabetes, mentioned that it is fairly easy to gain freedom from medicine and insulin if one makes properly-guided changes in their diet and exercise, and stay away from stress.