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By alesiafae Latest Reply 2012-06-20 15:13:09 -0500
Started 2012-06-03 13:39:24 -0500

Hi everyone, can't remember if I shared this with you or not but I was diagnosed in January. I was placed on insulin, glipizide, and metformin. In February, I was removed from insulin. In may, I was removed from glipizide. Only 1 more to go. My goal is by december of this year to be medicine free. Those of you who are medicine free, any suggestions on how to obtain my goal?

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Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-03 18:59:19 -0500 Report

You have made GIANT strdes.
My last dose of metformen was about 1 year ago. Testing and eliminating BG spikey foods has helped keep my BG better - fewer sudden lows and oops I shouldn't have eaten that highs. (Except for the occasional National Donut Day moments)

Nick1962 2012-06-03 17:48:18 -0500 Report

Congratulations and excellent work! Like red flower below said, diet and exercise is really the best way to keep control. It might take a while though, so don't be too discouraged if you miss your goal date. It can be done and you'll make it!

Controlled 2012-06-03 16:59:50 -0500 Report

That's great! I do want to emphasize though that being on medication is not a bad thing. It is taking care of your health and a very positive thing. Regarding getting, and staying off of medication, be sure that you have lots of healthy food around you. I can't eat fruit..at all, so I have lots of vegetables all the time. Raw, grilled…anything but frozen. Try using lots of herbs and seasonings a lot. I find if there are stronger tastes, I eat less and feel satisfied (I use Mrs. Dash a lot). Don't skip meals, eat a small healthy portion of something if you're not hungry at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Drink a lot. I don't touch "diet"drinks of any kind. I do drink Zevia (which is carbonated "soda" made with Stevia).

Remember that the dietary guidelines that you read from others on this site, and other sources, are there for a reason. Getting off of medication and your A1C low is great, but don't get fooled that once it's down you can resume the habits and choices that you made that weren't healthy for you. Lastly, remember that no matter how well you try to control your BG, there may come a day that you need medication. Addressing your health is important and that may include medications.

I hope this helps.

gadgetgirl007 2012-06-03 19:00:52 -0500 Report

I kept my BG under control w/diet & exercise for many years, but recently I "fell off the band wagon" so I may be starting insulin for the first time, have had 2 years w/A1C all over the map. I'm working on getting back on the exercise good diet band wagon& return to old habits. & hopefully will not be on insulin long & reduced to a low or no Metformin dose. Keep on keeping on, & like Controlled says don't be fooled w/good results Basically don't be like me of recent.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-03 14:00:47 -0500 Report

Congratulations!!! Keep eating right, portion control as well as carb control and getting exercise(any kind) in and you'll have good control, way to go:) I'm insulin dependent, so no meds is not an option for me.