After being diagnosed with type 2, I was able to stay off meds for 6 years. I was not more than 5 to 10 pounds above my ideal weight. I always exercised with cardio and weight training. A low carb diet was a given, and numerous medical professionals were available to me and extremely helpful. Eventually, and over the years, my sensitivity to carbs continued increase and so did my need for medications. At one point, I could not even eat a slice of whole wheat bread or have low glycemic fruit without a large spike in my BG !I am now in my 17th year of of living with diabetes. My requirement for meds has increased subtantially at this point. With meds, I can eat more variety of healthy foods! My a1c has always been well below 7. I have been fortunate to not have any diabetic complications at this point. Since diabetes is a progressive disease, I kind of figure I'm stuck with taking meds at this point. I do want to be open minded however. How many of you have had diabetes for 10 to 15 years or more and have managed there bg successfully without meds. I have not been able to it lately. Am I missing the boat ?
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