Can we overcome or beat diabetes?

genniedevera
By genniedevera Latest Reply 2012-08-13 21:34:57 -0500
Started 2012-08-11 11:15:58 -0500

Will I one day go in for my check up and my doc will say, I don't have it anymore? Just curious…


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Dee Hodges
Dee Hodges 2012-08-13 21:34:57 -0500 Report

Genniedevera:

My husband and cousin have recently getting closer to their doctor telling them that they are no longer diabetic. The just found out about a meal-replacement weight loss/fitness program (I cannot mention the name in the public discussions because of the posting rules) that helped them level off their sugar levels within 29 days of starting the program so that the doc took them off insulin. They are both now taking 1/2 of the Metformin that they took before starting the program. It is their goal to be completely off meds within 90 days of starting the program.

The program helps people with other issues too. I had irritable bowel syndrome, and did the program, and the IBS is gone now. The other cool part is that because the program works as a nutritious meal replacement system, it saved us a lot of money off our grocery bill too. Feel free to send me a personal message if you want more information.

D

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-08-11 19:35:57 -0500 Report

Doctor said i don't have to test anymore (I still do), and my numbers have been in the non-diabetic range for 3 years now. If i went to a new doctor, he wouldn't test me for it. Can I go back to eating my old ways? Like everyone else said, no, but then I don't want to. Can i restore my pancreas to "like new" condition? Mine seems to be responding better. We're all still arguing about the word "cured", but yes, for all purposes you could be a "recovered" diabetic and what would considered to be a normal life. Every one says you have it for life, but I try not to let it be foremost in my thoughts.

genniedevera
genniedevera 2012-08-11 16:31:05 -0500 Report

Thank you all. I was just wondering bec my co worker said that her husband no longer has diabetes, that he's cured! I didnt think it was possible.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-11 17:43:49 -0500 Report

Ask her if hubby could go back to eating the same way he was eating prior to his Dx. If she answers "no", then the Diabetes is controlled not cured.

I have managed to get my Blood Glucose (BG) levels down to normal without the use of diabetes medication simply by being VERY careful with what I eat. However if I have not been careful, my BG levels start to rise again to Diabetes levels.

mystikfairy61
mystikfairy61 2012-08-11 15:42:46 -0500 Report

Unfortunately even though there are advertisements all the time for new diabetic CURES, don't believe it. you can exercise, monitor BG, watch what you eat and get things under control, but even people who are diet and exercise controlled have to watch things or your body goes right back to having high BG again. From where I sit, it seems that its a never ending cycle of doing what is right and if not suffering the consequences. All we can do is hope for a cure one day, but in the meantime do what we have to do to take care of ourselves. Hope this didn't sound too negative, because I actually meant it to be positive. Hugs to you!!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-11 12:20:40 -0500 Report

You may get rid of the symptoms by taking great care of yourself. Unfortunately should you slip up your BG numbers will creep up and you'll need to be on top of your diabetes lifestyle for the rest of your life (unless there's some breakthrough treatment/cure in the meantime). Sorry to be a wet blanket!

2012-08-11 11:45:10 -0500 Report

I for one will say as good as your #s are once you have this damn disease you will have it for life. There is absolutely no Return Policy. You'll will now have a hold on it. It won't have a hold on you. Be glad of that. Because w/a b/g like I have (16.5) It will have a hold on me til the day I croak.

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