As many of you know, I have been relatively active on this site for a couple of years. I've learned a lot, ignored a bit and found resources to many questions that developed as a result of living with this condition.
Although I'm prepared to hear a litany of comments contrary to what I'm about to tell you…I'm posting this anyway.
I have managed T2 without medication for about three years. I followed an eating plan, exercised moderately (and at time much more than that) including walking and yoga. For the first year or two I tested almost obsessively. I learned the expression "eat to your meter" here and adhered to that concept. I have been treated by my endocrinologist and continued a healthy lifestyle. More recently, after every conceivable and medically appropriate blood test, examination and medical test I was told that I exhibit no symptoms of diabetes. As I've posted, my A1C has been around 5.5 for more than two years. Multiple daily tests were routinely within the range of "normal" and I now know what foods to moderate.
My physician is highly regarded in my state and serves as faculty at a prominent national university. His credentials and experience are renown. I have read similar experiences on this site and, to be very candid, received the information with some skepticism. There is constant debate regarding remission or "curing" diabetes; and rightly so.
I will continue activity on this site because I am interested in how this condition effects people differently and the diagnosis and prognosis of this condition in general. I also want to continue to advocate for those diagnosed with this condition and their family members and community.
Naysayers notwithstanding, I am comfortable and relieved by the results of my medical tests, labs and medical care. I wanted to share my experience and encourage everyone to take care of themselves and the relatives and/or others you serve as care givers. I realize that resuming my former lifestyle could be an invitation to living with this all over again, but I have not forgotten the shock of my original diagnosis.
Best of health and luck to all of you.
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