Reverse Diabetes with EFT Tapping

EFT for Diabetes

Through this article, you'll learn about Diabetes, its types, symptoms, causes,

the 4 keys to treating it, and how EFT Tapping can help you throughout this journey to reverse Diabetes and feel happy and healthy.

Getting a diagnosis is always scary. Especially, when it is of a chronic illness like diabetes. You feel confused and overwhelmed. There's a fear of undergoing a drastic change in your daily schedule. You are resentful of all the things you wouldn't be able to do anymore. And the thought of possible complications can instil horror in you. But you are not alone.

About 422 million people worldwide are suffering from diabetes!

And yet, how much do we know about the disease?

To most people, Diabetes is equal to high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia). But high blood sugar is a mere symptom of Diabetes like fever is a symptom of malaria. If you only treat the symptom, the disease isn't going away. You need to find out and work on the root cause. So, what is the root cause of Diabetes? What is Diabetes?


Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that causes high blood sugar levels, as a result of either of the two conditions(1):

  1. Your pancreas does not produce any or enough insulin.
  2. Insulin is being produced but your body can't use it effectively.

Insulin is a hormone that your body needs to regulate blood sugar level. Its inadequate amount or ineffective use by the body causes the blood sugar level to rise, which if left untreated, can cause serious harm to your nervous system, eyes, kidneys, and other organs.


Depending on the conditions stated above, there are various types of Diabetes(1).

Type 1 Diabetes – It is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Type 2 Diabetes – It is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar.

Prediabetes - In this, the blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to become the Type 2 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes – In this, the blood sugar rises above the normal level during late pregnancy. Insulin-blocking hormones produced by the placenta cause this type of Diabetes. Women with gestational diabetes are at an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery. These women and possibly their children are also at increased risk of type 2 diabetes in the future.

Gestational Diabetes is diagnosed through prenatal screening, rather than through reported symptoms.

Let's talk in detail about type 1 and type 2 Diabetes.


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Type 1 Diabetes is insulin-dependent Diabetes, as the person's body is not making insulin. It is an autoimmune disease. It is not possible to prevent this condition.

Symptoms - Extreme hunger, increased thirst, unintentional weight loss, frequent urination, blurry vision, tiredness.

Causes - The immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, resulting in low/no production of insulin. This could be due to genetic reasons, a virus, or a different reason.

Treatment – Insulin, through pills or injectables, is the main treatment of Type 1 Diabetes.


Type 2 Diabetes is non-insulin-dependent Diabetes. In this condition, your body becomes resistant to insulin, and sugar builds up in your blood. According to Dr. Roshani Sanghani, a renowned endocrinologist (2), a majority of people who have Diabetes (approximately 95%), have Type 2 Diabetes.

Symptoms - Increased hunger, increased thirst, increased urination, blurry vision, tiredness, sores that are slow to heal, recurring infections.

Causes Type 2 Diabetes stems from lifestyle factors, obesity, as well as genetic make-up.

Treatment – It includes medication, lifestyle changes, diet, and exercise.


Irrespective of the type of Diabetes you have, Dr. Roshani suggests the following 4 keys to unlock a healthy life.

Nutrition – Diet is an important part of life with Diabetes. You need good healthy food, including vegetables, fruits, seeds, etc. But the food should not be depressing for you. So, maybe you do not need to take away all the carbohydrates at once, as that creates a mental pinch of "Oh, they're taking my bread away!" Instead, what you can do is reduce the carbohydrates and replace that portion with greens or some other healthy option.

After your diagnosis, you're likely to feel low and unenergized. "You can help yourself by taking foods that are higher in pranic ('prana' is a Sanskrit word meaning life force) force or pranic energy", says Dr. Roshani (2).

Sleep – "When was the last time you went 3 days without sleep? How did you feel? You could go 3 days without food and be okay, but when you don't get enough sleep, all your body's systems start to shut down slowly", points Dr. Roshani Sanghani(2). Sleep is very critical to a healthy recovery. So, you must get a good 8 hours of sleep every night. And that does not simply mean 8 hours in bed.

Staying up late while using gadgets, and then sleeping for 8 hours doesn't work, because that is almost like giving yourself a jet lag sitting at home. Getting good sleep also means putting away your gadgets and all artificial light at the right time and getting timely sleep.

Stress/ Spirituality – Your body can't heal when your mind is stressed. Having the label of a chronic disease placed on you can be a very stressful experience. But to help yourself overcome the problem, you must slowly get over the stress.

Find activities that are stress-busters for you, find your spiritual peace, and free yourself of any unnecessary mental or emotional baggage you might be holding on to. Stop stressing yourself about your condition. Learn to practice self-love. And you will find a significant increase in your pace of healing.

Exercise – Sitting is the new smoking. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to several chronic illnesses including Diabetes. This is mainly because it causes obesity, which in turn puts you at a higher risk of getting the illness. Also, prolonged sitting keeps a lot of your muscles constantly at rest, so much so, that when you occasionally try to use them, they hurt. Dr. Roshani explains (2), "When we spend most of our awake time sitting on a chair or a sofa, we tell our butt muscles and core muscles that they are not needed, as the chair prevents the force of gravity from acting on these muscles." Frequent movement and an active lifestyle can prevent that from happening.

Now, right after your diagnosis, you might not have enough energy to suddenly start exercising. So, you can work on your nutrition and sleep first, get those straight, and when you feel better and energetic, start exercising. Make exercise a part of your daily routine, along with taking care to not have a sedentary lifestyle in general.


EFT Tapping is a very effective tool to take care of the mental and emotional aspects of any chronic illness you might be suffering from. Whether you directly see it or not, how you feel has a massive influence on how quickly you heal. Your thoughts and emotions have a huge role to play.

After diagnosis, when you are in the stage of undergoing treatment, you could be motivated and keen on implementing all medical advice and lifestyle changes right away. This means you are in a peak emotional and mental state. You get your diet and sleep advice, and you sincerely follow it. In this case, EFT Tapping is good to keep up the motivation levels, release any doubts, and in embedding positive thoughts.

Or, in a more likely scenario, you could be partially motivated or not so motivated. Then, the first step to begin tapping with might be to get you in the peak emotional state, where you can accept where you are, accept the treatment plan, change the behaviour and make it happen. Acceptance of your situation is the first step to finding a way out of it.

Hitting the realization that you have a chronic illness can be a very difficult situation to cope with for anyone. It can even cause an emotional breakdown. In such a situation, EFT Tapping might be precisely the help you need.

Various emotional themes relating to Diabetes that EFT Tapping can help you deal with include:

  • Fear of being diagnosed
  • Fear of favourite food being taken away
  • Frustration that your family doesn't understand how hard it is
  • Realization of victimhood
  • Suddenly being too hard on oneself, punishing oneself
  • Sense of abandonment
  • Guilt about the causes of the disease
  • Fear of complications
  • Fear of passing it on to kids
  • Feeling inadequate
  • Feeling a sense of shame
  • Feeling overwhelmed by everything going on around the problem
  • Fear about not knowing what to do
  • Fear of having to bring about drastic lifestyle changes
  • Resistance and resentment of the situation

It is completely normal and understandable to feel this way, and with EFT Tapping, you can effectively sort these emotions and accept yourself.

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As Dr. Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (3) explains, EFT Tapping works on different stages of recovery.


 The first stage is acceptance. You did not expect this to happen, and the thought of suddenly changing your entire lifestyle can seem daunting. There can be fear, shock, disbelief, and thoughts like: How did this happen? Why me? Where did I go wrong? What now? There can also be resistance and denial.

At this stage, EFT Tapping can help to:

1) Release the fears and feel calm, because a calm body and mind is a healing body.
2) Clear up any resistance to making the necessary changes, for example, not wanting to have 2 bowls of vegetables and craving all the comfort carbohydrate foods.
3) Accept the situation, accept the diagnosis and be prepared to do what it takes to heal and reverse Diabetes.


 According to Kubler- Ross Change Curve, anybody going through a severe change undergoes the following five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance (4). Someone diagnosed with a chronic illness also faces similar stages, with the second one being anger. The fear of what lies ahead can often turn into anger and resentment.

You might feel angry about the disease existing in the first place, or you could be angry and annoyed about everything that’s changing. So this stage is about releasing all these emotions and opening up to possibilities. EFT Tapping can help you cope with the changes, handle the anger and accept whatever is happening with a positive energy.


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 Once the anger, resentment, frustration is released and there is acceptance of the situation and its requirements, then the next stage is to complete the deep inner work.

With Diabetes, there can be themes like: 

1) I am not lovable 
2) I am not worthy 
3) Low Self-Esteem  

With Chronic conditions like Diabetes, where the person has not been able to prioritise themselves, lack of self-esteem plays a big role. The person diagnosed with Diabetes can have a “Giver” archetype - giving to others but not giving to themselves. There can also be feelings of abandonment, shame and guilt. In many cases, there can be unresolved root memories and past trauma around: 

1) Being abandoned  
2) Not feeling loved
3) Heartbreak
4) Being conditioned to put others first
5) Made to feel inferior or less than someone  
6) Feeling less deserving 

With EFT Tapping using the Movie Technique or Tell The Story, or the Inner Child Matrix for the deeper traumatic memories, you are able to address the root memories.
The steps involved are:

1. Uncover memories associated with the news of being diagnosed, for example, “How does the diagnosis of diabetes make you feel?” This question will uncover the feelings associated with diabetes and can sometimes be a springboard to deeper unresolved experiences.

Some examples of answers are: 
1) Scared
2) Overwhelmed 
3) Stressed
4) Fearful  

2. You would begin by tapping on, “Even though I feel scared of being diagnosed with diabetes, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” Then ask, “When have you felt like this before?” Once past memories are uncovered, they can be healed by removing the negative charge and making peace.
The final stage with Inner Child Matrix is to reset the body and mind for healing by commanding the cells in the body to activate a healing program and let go of past toxicity and negativity. This stage will be complete when you feel that you can accept yourself wholeheartedly and are willing to put yourself first.   


This stage is about empowered decision making. Once you have accepted yourself and worked on the deeper things, it’s time for you to exercise choice, to prioritize things and people in life. This is when you finally start looking at things more positively and learn to make healthy yet happy choices for yourself.

You find alternative solutions to manage your desires with your disease. You know what you want and what you need, and you find ways to get that. At this stage, there can be past limiting beliefs, which EFT Tapping can help reverse and shift to more empowering ones, for example:
1) I am worth it. 
2) I deserve the best.


 This stage is about getting over everything that happened and coming back to a daily routine. You make empowered choices and exercise them in your daily routine, taking care of your diet, exercise, and emotional management. This is also the stage to give back to others – share your story. Empower yourself and others.


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To summarize, Diabetes, like any other chronic illness, can seem daunting at first. You might feel a range of emotions and find yourself clueless. In addition to medications, and general lifestyle changes, an alternate therapy technique like EFT Tapping might prove to be of great use to help you deal with everything, cope up, and triumphantly rise from your illness.


  2. Insights from Dr Roshani Sanghani, a US board certified Endocrinologist, an activist in the area of emotional health and a holistic health practitioner, practicing in Mumbai, India.
  3. Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri – Founder & CEO of Vitality Living College, an NLP Master Trainer, Inventor of Breakthrough Coaching, EFT Master Trainer, Matrix Reimprinting Trainer and Presenter for the Journey.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is purely for educational purposes and does not in any way replace the requirement for medical and psychological diagnosis and treatment. Please do seek professional medical and psychological diagnosis and advice for all medical and mental health conditions. It is advised to always book any consultations with qualified professionals.