Hello. Brand new here, and having a hard time wrapping my head around something. I was diagnosed with DM back in March of this year, and I immediately snapped into this regimented diet and exercise lifestyle change. Call it being Scared Straight, if you will. I have lost 35lbs in 3 months, and will continue to lose weight until I reach my goal of 190. (I am currently 298). I have been on 1000mg of Metformin twice daily, and my glucose levels have been 75-90 ever since, minus a few 100-110 spikes.
So I guess you could say I have my Diabetes on lock-down. But, what I want to know is this: Will this disease progress anyway, despite me having a tight control on my blood sugar? Will I ultimately be faced with kidney failure, even though I am living a completely different lifestyle now? I don't quite understand the effects of long-term diabetes. All I hear about are the horrible endings. Am I just staving off the inevitable? Or can I really live the rest of my life without developing the hallmark illnesses?
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.
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