Hey everyone. My girlfriend, now fiance, has t1 diabetes and

Hey everyone. My girlfriend, now fiance, has t1 diabetes and I am grateful to have her in my life. She wears an insulin pump and is having some anxiety about her pump sites because she is not able to use some them like she has in the past. I am learning how to support her but wondered if others could share some stories about how they supported their significant other in this type of season. How to encourage them. I understand the basics of t1 and insulin but not as much about scar tissue and those type of things Thank you.

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The information was actually passed along to me some years ago from someone who works at a medical place. The research came originally from Canada and it was being passed around by some employees there of which I knew some, who know that I believe in natural things. I found it interesting and started testing some of them out and found that honey does in fact heal scars, burns and cuts. Use natural honey as some honey is adulterated with syrups. Although perhaps some honey is better than no honey? I get mine at either a local farmers market or a health food store. It can be costly, but really I think it is worth it in the long run. It doesn't take much, just smear a little on and let it absorb for about 2-5 minutes, and then simply wash it off with warm water. Make sure the skin is dry. I would send you a copy of the list, but it is in PDF format. Perhaps I could try to post it here. It looks like I typed it up. but I did not it is a copy of what was given to me. I have tested out a few of the things listed and so far they have worked for me! Honey helps with the skin so it may even help with scar tissue not visible. I used to give shots about 4-6 times a day before I got a pump. My arms and legs had lumps on them. Now, you can not feel lumps but there is still a little toughness to my arms. Although if I still put honey there, perhaps that would go away to. I do it usually before I get in the shower to make it easy, if I could I would put it on every day all day, but that just gets messy and time consuming. I have given this list to a few endocrinologists before. Am not sure if they passed it along or still go by what they are taught by pharmaceutical standards, but I can hope they help others!

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@holmes1987 Cinnamon & Honey

Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around.

Facts on honey and cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, in its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES:
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

ARTHRITIS:
Arthritis patients may take daily, morning, and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS:
Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL:
Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, were found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours as mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS:
Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

UPSET STOMACH:
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS:
According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM:
Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION:
Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA:
A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural Ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY:
Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

PIMPLES:
Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:
Apply honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:
Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER:
Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

FATIGUE:
Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

BAD BREATH:
People of South America, first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS:
Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restore hearing.

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@Diabetic75 Notice it mentions different amounts? I take 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon daily. It is 17 carbs for a tablespoon of pure honey. I no longer use sugar or ANY artificial sweetener. Recently I have been getting dry skin on my face and have been applying honey to my face, and it is making my skin smooth! I have tried the cholesterol, pimples and bad breath on myself and they did work for me. The pimples one was a bit messy as you must mix honey and cinnamon to make it a thick paste and apply the mixture so it does not drip off. It will burn after a few minutes and then wash it off with warm water. My face felt tighter and black heads appear. I think it is due to the honey absorbing and the cinnamon kind of scrubbing the pores? I was amazed. I also read something awhile back about Cleopatra bathing in honey for her complexion. Either way, If igure if these things did not work, at least it tastes good and is healthier than alternatives.

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