New Study Believing in God could help combat diabetes

It said that accepting that someone created the universe and now rules it enables sufferers of the disease to adopt a healthier diet.

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Believing in God could help to combat type 2 diabetes, a new research has indicated.

It said that accepting that someone created the universe and now rules it enables sufferers of the disease to adopt a healthier diet.

The study further indicated that patients who feel safe under God’s care are able to plan a healthy diet with their partner, the Daily Mail reports.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by having too much glucose in the blood because the body's way of turning it into energy is not working properly.

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Sufferers often need to maintain a healthy diet, exercise and a combination of medications to manage it.

It is believed that the condition can cause someone's life expectancy to be reduced by up to 10 years.

What went into the Study?

The researchers surveyed 87 couples where one of the spouses had type 2 diabetes.

Their use of religious coping and shared glycemic control activities, such as sticking to a diet together, were measured.

Religious coping was defined as either positive, where they appreciated God's love and care, or negative when they had doubts about his existence.

Researchers asked the volunteers to respond to various statements about their connection with God on a scale of one to four, with four being the greatest signal of agreement.

They found that doing things together as a couple, such as planning a diet, was significantly associated with glycemic control.

The findings also revealed that if the diabetic patient was a non-believer, they were less likely to adhere to such beneficial plans with their spouse.

However, if the lover who didn't have the condition was a believer in God then they were able to keep their partner on track through shared glycemic control.

Critics

Some critics have argued that the Florida State University findings could be dangerous, and aren't based on enough evidence.

Oliver Jelley, editor of The Diabetes Times, told MailOnline: “We urge caution over the findings of this controversial research.

“All medical knowledge should be based on established research.”

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