Diabetes and Cancer Duo

I remember that I promised you a kidney bean recipe and I will deliver. I, however, saw the need to give you a Breaking News today.  There is this new research which has stated that there is a link between diabetes and cancer. The suggestion was made that once diagnosed with diabetes, then usually a visit to the oncologist would be next, according to Becker (2016). So, this research would like us to accept this diabetes and cancer duo.

Colon cancer

According to Wiley (2016), with more persons having diabetes now, there is a growing concern that we could see more cancer in the future.

The reasons they gave for the discovery of cancer in diabetics, and, or, the possible risks are:

  • The testing for diabetes can also reveal other hidden illnesses, such as cancer
  • Diabetes and cancer shares similar risk factors and so they could both develop at the same time (Becker, 2016)

Hope in Christ-Diabetes and Cancer Duo, NO Hope and believe

So, this research would like us to accept this diabetes and cancer duo? I don’t encourage my readers to accept this for your life. I certainly have not and NEVER will. I refuse to speak another negative possibility into my life. My take is that my mother and a host of other persons I loved died from cancer, but I will not die from cancer.

Here is the hope. For those of us who believe in God, we have our hope in Him.Yes, Christians die from cancer too. My mom was one of the best Christians I have met to date.

She “lived the bible” and forgave all the time and she gave from the little she had. She was not afraid to be there for people and even on her dying bed, she encouraged the nurses and doctors and anyone who needed a kind word. Yes, but she died from cancer.

Determined to the End

Guess what? I still refuse to accept this as my end. At this point, I know you may be wondering how I am going to link this with diet? This is quite easy and also supported by the research results. Folks, the best thing we can do is to continue to try. We will be better off for doing so.

Hear, Hear – The Good News – Lifestyle Change

Here is the sweet news. According to Becker (2016), both diabetes and cancer have shown a favorable response to a change in lifestyle. In the past, persons with cancer and diabetes reversed their illnesses with food and exercise or at least controlled, or, in the case of cancer had it in remission for a number of years. If this is not good news, then I am not sure what news would be termed “good.”

Here are the  suggestions which were given as the solution:

  1. Create a plan to workout and just do it for the rest of your life
  2. Avoid altogether, sugar and junk foods, which are usually high in calories
  3. Create and stick to a meal plan

I am sure by now you understand why I said it was good news. But, be honest, it is also stale news. We have been discussing those points on this and other information sources.

On this website, we have already accepted the challenge to change our lifestyle. In the event, you are just “a bag of mouth,” let me encourage you to take action now. Act now and do your part to avoid seeing the oncologist.

“Action, Not a Bag of Mouth”-Zip it Up and ActA mouth with a zipper

In the event, you are just “a bag of mouth,” let me encourage you to take action now. Act now and do your part to avoid seeing the oncologist. When compared to the suffering and pain you can undergo in the future, the lifestyle changes are more than worth the effort and sacrifices you/we will make.

We have already discussed the above in details, so below I will give you some links to those posts:

  1. Staying active for health reasons
  2. Foods we should eat

Conclusion

According to a research which was published in July 2016, there is a direct link between diabetes and cancer. They found out that persons who have been diagnosed with diabetes also at some point have to deal with cancer.

The promising news, however, is that the same lifestyle changes that diabetics are encouraged to embrace are the same lifestyle changes that have seen cancer patients healed in the past. It is clear then, that we need to embrace an active lifestyle with our families, eat more home cooked meals, that are mostly plant-based foods if we are determined to be well.

The writing is on the wall. We must make wiser, more informed choices. Diabetes, cancer, and obesity, can all be controlled or totally eliminated from our lives by consuming mostly plant-based foods (at least 7 meals at home per week). An active lifestyle is also essential to ensure this success.

I would definitely like to hear your views on this matter. I am very interested to know that you have made the comment to be free of cancer, diabetes and, obesity. If not free, then control of these unwelcome “visitors to your home,” is a good enough start. Go ahead, please leave your comments in the box below.

Walk good.

Medical Disclaimer

References

  1. Becker, Samuel. “Diabetes and Cancer Have a Scary New Link.” The Cheat Sheet. Cheat Sheet, 18 July 2016. Web. 20 July 2016.
  2. Wiley. “Cancer Risk May Rise before and Immediately after a Diabetes Diagnosis.” EurekAlert! American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2016. Web. 20 July 2016.
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6 Comments


  1. // Reply

    This article is powerful and encouraging is there an actual percentage of chance you will develop[ cancer and what cancer are they linking it to?

    This is even more reason to change our lifestyles.


    1. // Reply

      Thank you for your kind words Steven. I am sorry, I am not able to answer the questions you asked about cancer. I ran a research, but there is a need for further investigation now that this new information is made public. I will give an update once I have new information. Stay tuned.


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    I just love the image with the zippered up mouth. 🙂 This is all very good advice and I appreciate it. I read (can’t remember where at the moment) that sugar helps to feed cancer cells and makes them grow. So it only makes sense that reducing sugar in the diet would help both diabetes and cancer.

    I am not a doctor, so I don’t know. But, like you, I choose to be more active and eat a healthy diet. I will do everything I can to avoid cancer.

    Thanks for another great post, Josephine.


    1. // Reply

      Wendy, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Yes, my son created the image of me with a zipped mouth. He was probably thinking of it for some time now (smile). Who to tell? Yes, someone, I knew with cancer, stopped eating most things with sugar and all processed foods and her breast cancer disappeared, going six years now. She is fit and healthy. Bless you for your kind words Wendy. All the best.


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    My personal opinion, but I feel like a lot of these studies are there simply for the scare factor. And while most of them point to the same conclusion (that if you have one disease you have an increased risk of developing another), they also seem to support the idea that eating healthy, balanced, home-made meals can help treat and prevent many of these diseases. An interesting take on the topic by you though.


    1. // Reply

      Yes, Nicole, I do believe that we should carefully examine what we read and make a decision what we will accept. But it is evident that eating a mostly fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and some whole grains is definitely making us feel better and less ill. I do eat a limited amount of animal proteins. I especially love eggs, and I am pleased with my current health status. It is good to know the results of the research being done and we take it from there as intelligent beings who are also informed by our bodies.

      I appreciate your time and I wish you all the best in your choice of foods and your health. Cheers.

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