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Old 01-08-2019, 23:01   #21
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Your statements may be true. Understand what you share. But, reason I was put on 40 units insulin is because my body had a reaction to Metformin and Glyburide, I can probably just take Glip now and be fine. Also, my dose has not changed in 3 to 4 years, stayed exactly the same, but my A1c did a nosedive with diet/exercise.

Which has me wondering if thyroid disease had caused and contributed to diabetes. I am a mystery diagnoses. All my labs, cholesterol, triglycerides, etc... perfectly normal. I am able to ingest carbs/sugars now in moderation without BG spikes, but was unable to 4-5 years ago.

if you are able to ingest carbs/sugars now in moderation, you probably should not be in any meds or insulin. Because you are taking insulin, you MUST have carbs in moderation or risk going to low.

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Here's another mystery: We're told that when you lose weight your diabetes goes away. At my diagnosis 10 years ago, I followed a healthy eating program ("Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman) & lost 85 lbs and my A1c went from 9 to 6 in a couple of months. My Dr. said I'm not in a diabetic range. No meds/insulin.
That was fine for 5 years, then my blood sugar started climbing & I've been using insulin.

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Here's another mystery: We're told that when you lose weight your diabetes goes away. At my diagnosis 10 years ago, I followed a healthy eating program ("Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman) & lost 85 lbs and my A1c went from 9 to 6 in a couple of months. My Dr. said I'm not in a diabetic range. No meds/insulin.

That was fine for 5 years, then my blood sugar started climbing & I've been using insulin.
I've never heard that. I've always heard once a diabetic, always a diabetic.

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I've never heard that. I've always heard once a diabetic, always a diabetic.

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Yeah, I've also heard the same thing (both of my parents were T2), but my friend got rid of her diabetes. She has a skin disease, derma something. She was on prednisone. One of the side effects of the steroid is high sugar levels. She's now in remission, so her doc lowered her dosage dramatically, and no more diabetes. Maybe you can get rid of it in those cases.

She's never changed her diet, and she's been off Metformin for over a year. Her BG and A1C is back to normal range. I used to call her a faux diabetic...

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I believe that once you're diabetic, you're diabetic. Just because you don't have symptoms doesn't mean you don't have the illness. I know people with multiple sclerosis who have their bad days and (mostly) normal days. It doesn't mean they don't have MS on their good days.

For those of us who are T2, even if we can mitigate or eliminate the symptoms with diet, medication, and exercise, reverting to the condition we were in when T2 was diagnosed will result in the symptoms (and maybe more) coming back.

Ditto with gestational diabetes, in which the woman does not show symptoms unless she's pregnant; that's a different form of the disease, but no one is surprised if a woman with GD during one pregnancy presents with it again during another.

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Wow, you're a mystery. Question. If you don't test anymore, how do you know your sugar is not spiking after a carby food or sugary drink?

My friend developed diabetes after being on a pain killer for a skin disease. She has tapered off her meds, and voila...no more diabetes.
Who states I don't test anymore ? I still test, just not as frequent as I once used to before/after every meal. I test fasting and after heavy carb diet, such as spaghetti, pizza, etc.... And to my surprise, BG does not skyrocket, even when I stayed at hospital recently, I'd eat hospital meals, including sugary dessert, nurse comes in check levels 108, 110, 104 etc.... All in my lab report.

Reason diabetes is a mystery to me, or I'm a mystery case. Probably major weight loss contributed to my BG levels not skyrocketing, I lost nearly a 100 lbs. When diagnosed with diabetes I was a whopping 320 lbs !!! Now, I'm 230 lbs. I have before/after pic of weight loss

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if you are able to ingest carbs/sugars now in moderation, you probably should not be in any meds or insulin. Because you are taking insulin, you MUST have carbs in moderation or risk going to low.
Exactly, now my A1c in normal range, very long time. I have to be careful how physically active I am, or I'll hit low. My camera broke, or I'd take pics of my monitor, fasting can be let's say 112, I eat meal, a few hours later 63 !! Primary didn't cut my insulin/Glip dose back, states I need to eat a lil more prior to physical activity, adjust my diet. Raason I began hamburgers, pizza, soda, etc... my BG's stay in check, no more lows or highs, interesting.

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Here's another mystery: We're told that when you lose weight your diabetes goes away. At my diagnosis 10 years ago, I followed a healthy eating program ("Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman) & lost 85 lbs and my A1c went from 9 to 6 in a couple of months. My Dr. said I'm not in a diabetic range. No meds/insulin.
That was fine for 5 years, then my blood sugar started climbing & I've been using insulin.
Awesome ! congrats. Think we are onto something, cause after I lost a ton weight, nearly 100 lbs, A1c in normal range. Everything changed, my primary states I'm prediabetic now. I believe I can get off diabetic treatment completely.

Possible age contributes as well, as we age our bodies tend to slow down, not as active, diabetes relapse. Just a thought.

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I've never heard that. I've always heard once a diabetic, always a diabetic.

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Well, every individual belief system is different, many of us believe we can reverse diabetes with proper treatment/care of our bodies, or outstanding diabetes management. Diseases are a mystery. Example, my neighbor cigarette smoker 40 plus years. Had a heart attack at 62, he's out in his garage puffing away. Which is a shocker to me. Still smokes daily, now 78 years old.

If one does not lose thier thyroid. Thyroid disease can be reversed. People with failing kidneys, complete reversal. Cancers go into remission, never to return. Who's to say diabetes cannot be reversed ?

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Awesome ! congrats. Think we are onto something, cause after I lost a ton weight, nearly 100 lbs, A1c in normal range. Everything changed, my primary states I'm prediabetic now. I believe I can get off diabetic treatment completely.



Possible age contributes as well, as we age our bodies tend to slow down, not as active, diabetes relapse. Just a thought.
I am considered "non diabetic" now, as well. A1C is 5.2, off meds. But I know im still diabetic. I consider myself diet controlled diabetic and still need to be vigilant about what I put in my mouth. Because im just one donut away from insulin.

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