Diabetes cured: Man claims herb is the wonder drug
ONE Ballina man believes he has found the cure of diabetes and says "it's about time" for Australian doctors and researchers to do something with it.
Don Ellison said he was on his death bed when he was diagnosed with type two diabetes 15 years ago.
"I had been in very intensive care in hospital and had totally passed out five times because of my diabetes," Mr Ellison said.
"They said I was within half-an-hour to an hour of dying, if I hadn't gotten into emergency."
After his diagnosis, Mr Ellison was prescribed four insulin injections a day to keep his immune system from attacking itself.
That was until he discovered the effects of eating and drinking Rhinacanthus nasutus, or as it is more commonly known, snake jasmine.
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