So as a few of you may know, I'm a new diabetic. And young at 21. (Type 2)
I've been doing a lot of reading and research lately…and I've read a lot of great encouraging news, and a lot more unsettling and scary news.
Basically, I've read a lot of miracle stories where people with Type 2 have gone on low carb diets, dropped a lot of weight, and put their diabetes in "remission." They obviously still have the disease, but their blood sugars are in control and that's even without medicine. Just by diet, they have normal numbers.
This is my goal, as I don't want to be on medication for the rest of my life.
But I've also read things saying that this isn't possible for a lot of Type 2 diabetics..
That sometimes your body just can't do it's job on it's own and you will always need medicine.
I've read that in the beginning, most people didn't need insulin for Type 2, but eventually had to.
I've also read things about people getting their blood sugars under control, but still suffered from diabetes symptoms later on in their future. Like bad eyesight, or heart problems.
I luckily have age on my side, and I'm not that overweight. And I'm active at my job, and I started making myself walk a mile every night or so.
Currently I have my blood sugars staying in the 90's and low 100's. Today it was even 89 after having lunch. So with diet and metformin, my numbers have been pretty good, and I'm so thankful for it.
So is it possible that you CAN put Type 2 in remission and not have any bad side effects later on in life?
Say I get my sugars to normal, I get off metformin, and I control my sugars with JUST my diet and new lifestyle…I will obviously still have diabetes, but I won't have diabetes symptoms…is that possible?
If so, will I always be at more risk for heart attacks/stroke JUST because I have diabetes or is heart attack and disease more because of the obesity factor associated with Type 2?
I'm so sorry for all the questions and concerns. I really like this community so far and finding IMMENSE comfort in here. So thanks to all who have been so kind, and thanks to anyone that replies. I hope I made sense to someone..lol
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