Not really sure where to start, so, I'll start here.
I haven't seem my doctor for a year at least, I have been testing my bs and using insulin injections (not prescribed) to keep it in control. I also used a couple prescriptions (Onglyzia) which were not prescribed either, but were from a diabetic friend who had a dose increase an no longer needed them.
While I was doing this my bs was all over the place. I really didn't know what to do any longer, I was at the end of my ropes.
However the last two weeks I have changed my diet, and have been taking some supplements and my bs has been normal.
By normal I mean, an hour to an hour and a half after I eat my bs is between 85-107, today it went down to 77 so I ate some cereal. In the morning it has been around 95-101 on average.
The past week I have felt much more alive, alert and naturally high, it is as if I have more light in my eyes, things seem brighter (the only way I can explain it).
I am also in the process of quitting smoking. I have went from 2-2 1/2 packs a day to around 8-10, and am wearing the patch.
After having shared that I have a (there will probably be more) question, and concerns.
1) Is it true if I can keep my bs normal I do not need a doctor or any medication, or is there something I am missing of importance?
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