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“The Unconventional Truth About Diabetes: A Metaphor for the Human Desire for Goodness”

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Diabetes part 2.translation from ‘A Teaching of Survival’


And so, it has turned out that good people, or the so-called sufferers say with firm conviction; “If he would change himself, we would be happy. If the director paid a good salary, we would have a good life. If the president put order in the country, we would have no worries. If my brother comes to his senses, my heart will be satisfied. If my sister would fight with me less, my life would be happy… ” Etc. And a person who thinks like this does not see how diabetes quietly approaches to teach a person to understand who has a skewed thinking.

The blood sugar level changes in minutes according to the thoughts that go through each person’s head at least 16 times a minute. Blood sugar tests are done several times a day to catch possible fluctuations. If a person is struggling with their life problems during the tests and cannot calm down, then the analyzes can be very fluctuating, but they do not have to be symptomatic yet at all.

You have probably all felt the sudden need for something sweet from time to time, and if it is not at hand, then you feel weakness, nauseous, headache, powerlessness, and your body becomes cold and sweaty. The mind does not seem to work. Why? A person wants to do good, wants to be a good person. The fear of not being loved drives a person to do good for “others”, and they do, and “others” like it. They are acknowledged, praised – therefore loved. It gives them wings and makes them want to be good to as many people as possible. Little by little, the desire to show oneself, to prove oneself, to do something special, to be better than others is added. A person and those close to them get used to their extreme diligence, industriousness, special energy. A person who blushes with praise does not notice that they’ve being taken advantage of, but they do notice that the amount of praising does not increase. They squeeze the last out of themselves, reach the limit of their capacity, but feel that neither they nor others are satisfied with themselves anymore. What happened?

Everything will happen again. Now it is faster and harder. The person is disappointed and unhappy. Of course, the doctor who did not find the disease is to blame. In such cases, fear turns on the search for self-justification. A disease, or rather a diagnosis, would become such a protective shield that no one would accuse me of laziness. A diagnosed disease is a lifeline for many people.

Don’t say you’re not doing it. Everyone uses the services of short-term illnesses from time to time, when there is no other way to rest. But so-called even incurable diseases are basically the same ways to take time off. If you admit this to yourself, the disease will not only be cured, but you will also dare to say no to your over-inflated pile of obligations without feeling like a criminal in front of life.

To make a long story short: diabetes is about wanting others to make my life good.

Because this mentality of demanding from others is so rooted and medicine has done everything to make a diabetic person’s life comfortable/good, it is very difficult to cure diabetes, although living off the good of others does not make anyone happy. Who does not believe me; must believe life. But life teaches harshly.

Diabetes does not cause the patient to have direct symptoms in the conventional sense- no redness, fever, pain, swelling or discharge. That means that diabetes is the desire to force others to become good according to one’s will, that is a perfectly healthy idea on the surface. The wish for everything to become good is indeed an ideal wish. The more a person is sure of the correctness of this desire, the closer the disease is. Such an understanding of life would lead to major communication complications sooner or later; this occurs as the complications of diabetes.

Some are doing well, because they take their disease like a companion to be reckoned with, but for whom life does not stop. Illness to you is like a janitor who says night and the day off are for a rest, when you don’t know otherwise.

In short, if a person is not afraid of their illness, then the illness is a companion that is taken into account and therefore does not worsen or cause complications. But whoever believes that diabetes can be cured, they also find the strength to give freedom to their corresponding negativity. If one person wants something from their heart, they will get it.


(Viilma, L. 1997, A Teaching of Survival: Part 3, pp. 77-84).

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