Hey all! Hope this letter finds you well in body and spirit. Im writing this to see what you guys think about a rare natural remedy that was brought to my attention. Recently my mother was diagnosed with TypeII Diabetes and she is scared to death. They still havent told her if she will be insulin dependent or not but we've began research. She is really tryin to stay away from prescription medicines untill she has no other option. The one remedy is actually a drink. I do not know water quantities but i guess as long as it isnt solid it should work! lol. The drink consists of 1 prickley pear cactus stem, grapefruit juice from 2 whole grapefruits, 1 slice of garlic, and juice from 2 limes all blended together. When i made it it came out kind of sour but it wasnt bad at all. Shes been taking it for about a week now twice a day and her average sugar level has gone down from the upper 300s to lower 200s but not quite to normal levels yet. Has anyone heard of this or know why it would work or does anyone know of a natural remedy that you know has worked??