First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated Dennis Rocke © 2022


The term diabetes in its common usage denotes sugar diabetes (diabetes mellitus). The word comes from a Greek term for siphon or to flow through, this refers to excessive flow of urine and consequently an excessive thirst. There are other forms of diabetes such as, diabetes insipidus (a hormone imbalance with the same type of symptom, an enormous flow of urine and it’s accompanying excessive thirst). Bronzed diabetes has an association with haemochromatosis (a progressive disease characterised by abnormal iron deposits in many bodily organs associated with the bronzing of the skin, diabetes, and an impairment of liver and pancreas functions).

The type of Diabetes we concern ourselves with here is Sugar Diabetes.


One of the effects of diabetes is the threat of gangrene. (Gangrene is a part of the body that has lost its vitality and in turn causes the effected part to decay.) This possibly leads to amputation of the lower leg or foot. Prevent this by following the doctor’s advice to the letter and taking massive doses of Vitamin E orally.

A common complaint of diabetics is that they can have vision problems with a gradual deterioration of eyesight. A treatment that has had some beneficial effects in the reversal of this complaint is extracts of thyroid hormone taken orally and large doses of Vitamin B-Complex, Vitamin C and digestive enzymes. (Consult your doctor and be advised by him/her as to what amounts of each, daily). Strenuous exercises and hard physical work is good for health.


Follow the health diet that comes later in the book, with emphasis on a strict lacto-vegetarian, alkaline diet of low calorie. Plenty of vegetables and whole grains such as:

  • Bananas
  • Buckwheat
  • Fruits – even though fresh fruit contains a sugar, fructose, diabetics can freely consume it as it needs no insulin for its metabolism.
  • Grapefruits – these are a must (this is against all popular ideas)
  • Green beans
  • Jerusalem artichokes are high quality vegetables for diabetics
  • Wholegrain

Approximately 80% of the diet must be of raw foods, carbohydrates such as wholegrain (as mentioned above are essential to the diet). The action of raw foods on the pancreas, (which produces insulin) increases its production.

In order to accumulate enough protein foods in the diet, nuts, soured milks such as yoghurt and kefir, home-made cottage cheese and avocados are best.

Avoid overeating at all costs. Meals must be small and numerous, i.e. 5 small meals are much better than 2 or 3 large ones. Over-acidity is common with diabetics, this is the reason a diabetic must follow an alkaline type diet. Diabetics must also avoid salt. Use of garlic in salt form, tablet or eaten raw is encouraged as garlic reduces blood sugar in diabetics.

Daily Supplements (Recommended)
Vitamin A  

As directed


Vitamin B6  

100 mg


Vitamin B (complex)  

Take the dosage prescribed by the manufacturer; make sure it is of a natural high potency and includes at least 25 mg of B12


Vitamin C  

5,000 mg daily


Vitamin D  

As Directed


Vitamin E  

1,000 iu


Vitamin F  

5 capsules or 2 tablespoonful of one of the following on a daily basis. Sesame Seed Oil, Flax Seed Oil, or Cold Pressed Soy Bean Oil.


Brewer’s Yeast  

5 tablespoons



Raw or in salt form as much as you like or 3 capsules



3 tablets or granules 1 teaspoon



As directed



As directed



50 mg



200 mg