Do you ever get off medication with diabetes? Reverse

By toychow Latest Reply 2013-05-31 23:30:47 -0500
Started 2013-05-29 22:43:58 -0500

I have been diagnosed recently with diabetes and i was wondering if you can ever get off meds and not be a diabetic.

7 replies

locarb 2013-05-31 23:30:47 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed in 2010 and was never prescribed medication. I control BG with diet and exercise and my A1C's are always 5.4 (or so). For all intents and purposes, I don't have diabetes symptoms…however, I am still diabetic and I wouldn't resume my former life style because the conditions that got me here would be restored. I exercise several times a week and can say honestly that I still think the "best" exercise is merely walking. For anyone who is not used to exercising, it's a great way to start and for those of us who have been exercising for a few years, it's a chance to clear your head and take comfort in the fact that you're helping yourself with extremely little risk of injury. If you test your BG shortly after walking you will be amazed how much lower it is that when you started.

I know it's hard to deal with a new diagnosis, I think all of us were admit that we were scared, possibly angry and a host of other emotions when confronted with solemn news. But you can lead a healthy life and merely monitor many of your choices or habits.

Nick1962 2013-05-31 11:14:54 -0500 Report

Depends on your particular “brand” of diabetes. If you have medical issues like insulin resistance, pancreatic, genetic, metabolic problems, or even just the inability to get enough exercise, then you may not.

However, if it’s mostly food and weight related like me, then yup, you sure can. I did. My last check-up in February my doctor moved my diabetes diagnosis to the “past issues” column.

I won’t get into the debate about “not being diabetic”, but at this point there is no test to give me that would say I am.

Lynn Pro
Lynn Pro 2013-05-30 14:01:17 -0500 Report

I know people who were diagnosed as diabetic but after getting on a program of eating better and exercise which got rid of the weight gain, they were able to get off meds…but must continue to eat well and exercise…even if only walking every day

dorosmag 2013-05-30 13:47:14 -0500 Report

My goal is to control my diabetes with diet and exercise. I am currently taking Metforim, but I am working to wean myself off of it with a set diet and I am getting started with walking 30 minutes a day (usually around a mile or a little over). I have a great support team of family and friends that are giving me daily encouragement. (That helps a lot!) Good luck!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-30 11:16:08 -0500 Report

It is possible but you will still be diabetic. There is no cure for the disease. Even if you go off the medication you still have to be able to manage the disease. To get off the meds takes patience, diligence and discipline and working with your doctor.

GabbyPA 2013-05-30 08:24:29 -0500 Report

Diabetes may not go away, but there is the ability for some to get off their meds by using a good diet and exercise lifestyle to accomplish this goal. It takes great discipline and a good relationship with your doctor to reach that goal.

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