so ive been told

By mona70277 Latest Reply 2011-09-03 18:05:22 -0500
Started 2011-07-16 09:02:08 -0500

ive found that alot of people dont understand why when they were first diagnosed they didnt need medication to control it but now they do. ive been told that there are many reasons for this just as there are many reasons for the dose of medications being raised if you did start out on medication. some of the reasons ive been givin are,stress,change in diet,change in sleeping habits,old age,and depression.does anyone know how many of those are true and if there are more factors than that? the above are the only ones that i rember being told.

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berrykins0 2011-09-02 12:56:41 -0500 Report

i givin meds after month cause mine was kinda high then another month mine up to 1000 i'm on metforin.but my doctor took me back of the second pill of metforin after 1yr cause i droped the weight i needed to drop so my diabetes was complety undercontrol with taking 1 tablet metforin a day and a healthy diet maintaining healthy weight iwas told in 2009 april i was diabetic type2 by sept 2009 i had it undercontrol but she wait until june 2010 to take me off 1 of the metforin tablets ever sense then i have been on 1tablet a day my ac1 dropped from 8.2 to 5.6 within 5 months. from sept 2009 until april 2011 my ac1 was 5.6. when she did my ac1 in april 2011 it was 5.4 yes it dropped again. iwas suprised that it did. i will be getting checked in october this yr i will have to see if that way still. i bet it will be cause my numbers look real good when i test it myself.

jayabee52 2011-09-03 01:40:35 -0500 Report

You may be able to come off of any meds to control your Diabetes. Perhaps if you eat a low carb high protein meal plan you might be able to do as I have done.

patch12 2011-09-03 05:44:10 -0500 Report

Controlling diabetes only on diet and exercise is what caused my husband's kidney's to fail.

jayabee52 2011-09-03 06:04:03 -0500 Report

very interesting. It was controlling my diabetes with medicine (specifically Metformin) which caused my kidneys to fail and I had to go on dialysis.

How did that cause your hubby's kidney failure?

patch12 2011-09-03 06:57:47 -0500 Report

the doctors have found out that controlling diabetes with just diet, no meds at all evently causes kidneys to start failing. Maybe not in all cases, but for my husband, it did.

jayabee52 2011-09-03 18:05:22 -0500 Report

very interesting! I'm going to need to check it out.

I had been on dialysis for 10 mos about 7 years ago. My kidneys started going bad again back in 2010 when I was taking insulin as control for my diabetes. I had expected to be on dialysis by now, but renal Dr said I don't need dialysis yet. We're watchfully waiting. Next Dr appt with renal is in late Oct.

Should I find something definitive either way I will post the results on this discussion.

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