I am a 40-year-old man who has been controlling my diabetes for the past 10 years with drugs and diet. I recently read that if I drink the water from pieces of okro that had been kept in a bowl of water overnight, my diabetes will disappear. How true is this?
Babatunde (by SMS)
There has been a lot of medical claims in the news recently. Unfortunately, due to lack of scientific evidence, it has been difficult to confirm many of these claims. Although there is no harm in trying new suggestions as long as those suggestions are not harmful, the belief in a ‘quick cure’ to the problem of diabetes is very worrisome. It is up to you to try this new ‘wonder treatment’ but I still prefer the medically accepted approach of using drugs and diet to control your diabetes.