DIABETES FREE as of 5-10-2013

By mkhojh99 Latest Reply 2013-08-31 15:42:26 -0500
Started 2013-05-13 22:49:22 -0500

had to share…in the last year I went from a 10.9 A1C to not haveing diabetes!!!! What a year it has been and what an amazing journey!!! I owe it to me taking care of me and the gastric sleeve!!!! Had a retinopthy hemmorage mar of 2012…and that starting of gastroparsis…but that all gone now too…ohhhh happy day!!!!!!

25 replies

Mystic33 2013-05-20 03:55:19 -0500 Report

My doctor reckons if you go down 3 to 4 clothes sizes it does the same as what gastro banding does☮

correctionsnurse1 2013-05-19 11:10:21 -0500 Report

Not to burst your bubble, but you cannot "get rid of" diabetes. Don't get me wrong, you can control it, but once a diabetic, always a diabetic. Just wanting you to be an informed patient :-)

mkhojh99 2013-08-31 15:42:10 -0500 Report

I am informed…and if I continue on the path I am on I wont have to worry about diabetes and the complications that go with it but thanks for the words…always appreciated

jojowm 2013-05-16 14:09:02 -0500 Report

Congratulations!!! I can't wait for the day that I can say that. I was only diagnosed in Sept of 2012, but what a struggle it is. Never thought being a diabetic was so tough.

pattymayo 2013-05-16 00:47:03 -0500 Report

I am so happy for you! It is like having another job! My A1C was 17 in November and last week it was down to 14! Seems extremely high to most and it is but I have lived with it this high for so long we are doing gradual lowering so as to not go in shock! I only have 10% of my pancreas so all insulin is through injections and any carbs or sweets shoots my blood sugar super high no matter the amount! So congratulations again I can't wait until the day I get to A1C of 7

RachelChavezCA 2013-05-15 13:33:36 -0500 Report

What excellent news! My mother-in-law had gastric surgery in December to help with her diabetes and it has made a huge difference. The day after her surgery her doctor took her off her meds completely and she was perfectly fine. I am so proud of the progress that she has made and the lifestyle changes she has made to maintain it. I'm so excited that you are doing the same. Keep up the good work!

mkhojh99 2013-05-15 15:30:21 -0500 Report

thanks…I know that new research shows theres a hormone change after a gastric surgery that makes diabetes go away…hopefully for good!!!!

mkhojh99 2013-05-14 22:35:15 -0500 Report

wow…I thought it would be cool to share my news here… I was severly wrong…

sNerTs1 2013-05-15 07:50:02 -0500 Report

I apologize if I have offended you with my post :( I truly am happy for you that you have gotten to the remission phase. Like I said, you are an inspiration to all of us reaching for that too. Have a beautiful day. *Hugs* Cheryl

mkhojh99 2013-05-14 22:33:20 -0500 Report

I know that I have to take care of me…some people dont after surgery. Like I said surgery is not the lazy easy way out…it is a mental battle all the time…

mkhojh99 2013-05-14 22:31:10 -0500 Report

I am no longer on any diabetes meds…my gastric sleeve is a tool…nothing more then that. I am not stupid and know that diabetes will return one day…but if I can live 10 to 20 years without any of that crap Im happy!!!!

GabbyPA 2013-05-14 09:50:55 -0500 Report

Besides the gastric sleeve, what did you do to take care of yourself? Many of us would like to know what you did so we can try it too.

mkhojh99 2013-05-14 22:25:58 -0500 Report

I carefully watch what I eat…think abouit every food and drink I put into my mouth. I also excerise daily…dont stress about stuff…and have a great attitude…

sNerTs1 2013-05-14 07:58:35 -0500 Report

Kudos!! Although I don't think that there is a pure cure for diabetes except for a pancreas transplant and then you have to go through the rigors of accepting a new organ. I don't mean to be a **DebbyDowner** but, like manapua72, I want you to realize that you need to continue the great care you are taking of yourself so that you can stay in "remission" that was spoke of, so that you can live a more carefree life.
This is an awesome read and gives inspiration to those of us who are trying to get to the remission phase of this disease.
**Hugs** Cheryl

manapua72 2013-05-13 23:26:28 -0500 Report

So r u taking such care of yourself that your symptoms of type 2 diabetes r in remission ??? If u stop what ever you are currently doing it comes back you know … Yes type two diabetes can go into remission , not cured though … As for type one , u can't get that to go into remission … Who told you , you were no longer diabetic ??? Your doctor ??? I learned so much about diabetes in the last 11 or so years … One thing I've learned is once a diabetic always a diabetic except gestational diabetes … If you are taking extraordinary steps to control your diabetes causing the symptoms to go into remission , that's awesome and I congratulate you … Keep it up …

mkhojh99 2013-05-14 22:24:24 -0500 Report

well my doctors did because my A1C hasnt changed in many months, I have had diabetes for 12 years so am not stupid and yes I know it can maybe come back. As long as I eat right and excerise I will be no longer a doabetic…but thanks…

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