Belief in God May Dissuade Diabetes

A new study suggests that belief in God may improve diabetes outcomes in patients diagnosed. The study, conducted in Florida, included 87 couples where at least one of the spouses had type 2 diabetes. Measurements of religious coping were included in the study.

The volunteers were given statements to respond to, many of which included statements about a connection with a higher being and belief in God. The study found that belief in a higher power was important, but so was something else.

Doing things as a couple that included diet planning had great impact on diabetic outcomes.

The study found that couples who have a strong belief in God also tended to be more cooperative together in diet and meal planning around the type 2 diabetic's needs. This shared glycemic control was closely tied to one or both people in the relationship being a believer in God.

The study was published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and cited both religious coping and a couple's belief as indicators of potential outcomes for type 2 diabetics. "..religious coping and shared glycemic control activities appear integral to couples managing type 2 diabetes," the study's authors said.

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

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