Spiritual Cause of Diabetes

In my work as a therapist, working within the realms of metaphysics, I look for the root cause of health or emotional challenges, and using my own unique healing methods, I assist my clients back to health and well-being.  In this article, I will be writing about a few of the emotional or spiritual causes of diabetes and why it is often overlooked. 

Healing diabetes begins with understanding where it first originated and addressing the root, emotional cause.

Diabetics want to love (in the form of sweet things) yet do not trust themselves to actively pursue.  Therefore,  they long for it all the more (“I should like to so much, but I mustn’t!”), yet are unable to get it because they have never learned to love themselves (“I really mustn’t have anything sweet!”).

From the book The Healing Power of Illness by Thorwald Dethlefsen and Rudiger Dahlke Md.

What is Diabetes?

Physiologically, diabetes is a disturbance of the metabolism from a lack of insulin secreted by the pancreas.  Traditional medicine treats the symptoms whereas metaphysics addresses the root or emotional reasons diabetes manifests in the first place.

Diabetes was once known as glycosuria-meaning,’ sugar run-out’.  If we replace the word sugar with love it translates to ‘love run-out’.  Love passes straight through a diabetic, just as sugar has.  The result is a strong unsatisfied desire for love, along with an inability to accept love and absorb it unconditionally. 

Type 1 Diabetes can occur at any age but is commonly diagnosed around the age of 30 when insufficient insulin is produced by the pancreas and the body’s immune system destroys insulin-producing cells.

Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the body still produces insulin, but it does not produce enough or is not able to use it effectively.


Now, let’s look at some of the emotional or spiritual causes of diabetes.

Some Spiritual or Metaphysical root causes of Diabetes

With diabetes or even pre-diabetes, there is often a lack of play and joy in childhood in which the child had to grow up too quickly and take on adult responsibilities. As an adult, they can end up overly serious, due to serious or strict parenting. This is common with perfectionists and workaholics who, unconsciously believe they do not deserve pleasure in their lives, and when an opportunity for pleasure comes along they feel guilty, and punish themselves, as there was a fear of or threat of punishment or threat of punishment as a child.

Guilt seeks punishment. Diabetes is a way of expressing this.

There are strong feelings that have triggered diabetes, like most illnesses and diseases, stemming from childhood and beyond.  This began as a feeling of emptiness, resulting in a feeling of what might have been and “it should have been different”.  When an aspect of us is missing it can result in a sense of deep sadness and sorrow with no sweetness left to enjoy life.

Diabetes has a way of storing pain, complicated by feeling ashamed of something you did in the past.  The emptiness can create a feeling of having a great need to control.

Any initial emotional shock can reverberate through life as ‘after-shocks’.  There can be a feeling of starvation in the midst of plenty,  resulting in feeling sorry for oneself.  Sometimes, there will be a feeling that the quality of life has been taken away from them.

There is a belief in diabetics that they have had insufficient emotional support, especially from the mother, together with a feeling of loss, deprivation of love, together with the starvation of affection.  At the worst, feeling alone in an indifferent and hostile world, there can be fatalistic expectations of further complications in life.

The Spiritual or Emotional Causes of Type 1 Diabetes

  • A difficulty in dealing with external circumstances effectively.
  • A difficulty discerning who is a friend and who is a foe in the family.
  • Unable to trust others, as the people they once trusted turned on them.
  • Some sort of betrayal by the parents which left a permanent emotional wound
  • The childhood pattern can escalate into a repeating pattern in adulthood.
  • Any extreme parental trauma could leave the child feeling out of control.
  • Feeling helpless is a big theme resulting in an empath that takes on too much responsibility.
  • The body does not know how to use insulin effectively, reflecting the conflict between the parents.
  • A lack of confidence in making decisions or being able to feel safe about the decisions that have been made.

The Spiritual or Metaphysical Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

  • The child needs parents as the body needs insulin.
  • Experienced a traumatic event that did not heal, resulting in the feeling of being out of control.
  • People affected by type 2 diabetes, can be over-controlling in their lives, only feeling joy when controlling everything.
  • Sometimes joy can be taken out of a person’s life when a parent could not process the death of someone close who had represented joy.
  • Type 2 diabetics stress due to feeling out of control due to fighting against someone or circumstances and being overwhelmed by over responsibility for others.
  • Feeling stuck in an unhealthy dynamic of not knowing who is healthy or unhealthy for them. (Not knowing how to use the insulin effectively.)


I share more information about the spiritual cause of diabetes on my YouTube video below.


Remember – first comes the emotion and then comes the condition.

So it is wise to clear the emotional build-up by either working with me or learning how to heal yourself by learning my unique healing method.

You may like to also read my previous blog Spiritual Cause of Arthritis

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About My Work & How I Could Help You

Soul Whisperer Tony MillsMy work as a Soul Whisperer is to help you to communicate with your soul’s needs and desires.  Your current health challenges are a result of a build-up of unresolved negative emotions and pre-programming, often from your childhood.  Your soul expresses these unresolved negative emotions first through your thoughts. 

Should you fail to listen to the messages that are crying out to be heard, these messages become stronger and harder for you to ignore.  They then become manifestations of pain, discomfort, or ill-health. Your soul must find a way to get you to take action.

Your soul probably brought you to my website today!

After more than 30 years as a therapist, I have devised my own unique and efficient ways of assisting my clients back into alignment.  This means that if you chose to work with me, by applying dowsing techniques, we will look for the emotional or energetic root cause of your health or well-being challenge. Then together, using the Living Lens we will work on clearing the blockages within your system and bring back harmony. 

You can learn more about my journey to the work I do today on my About Page.

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CREDIT & BOOKS I RECOMMEND:  Some of the metaphysical references in my articles were quoted from the following authors and their books:  Evette Rose, Metaphysical Anatomy.  Valeria Moore, Emotional Patterns Dr. Michael J Lincoln,  Messages from the Body.

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My wife, Annie, is very intuitive and by listening to her body, she was guided to eat a plant-based, wholefood diet, avoiding gluten, dairy, eggs, cheese, and processed foods.  This also resonated with me, and we also stopped drinking alcohol.

Currently, we follow the guidance of Medical Medium where you will also find lots of free advice and knowledge and Dr. Morse.  You will learn things such as the need for protein is a lie, and many vegan body-builders suffer arthritic conditions as a result of consuming a lot of protein.

Medical Disclaimer: While shamanic practices/spiritual healing is not a replacement for conventional medicine, it is often used successfully as a compliment. Holistic therapy of this nature has been shown to help many people, where other methods have failed. Always consult a physician about any physical or mental problems you may have.