No meds!!!!

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2015-05-17 16:21:02 -0500
Started 2014-08-01 13:31:25 -0500

I was diagnosed with diabetes 3 months ago. My blood sugar was 270!!!
I went to see the doctor and he told me that he was going to be real honest with me and he said "if you totally change your diet along with work out you won't have to take these pills that I'm about to prescribe for you". That day I totally changed my diet and it took about 3 weeks to get it under control with no meds. Now my blood sugar is between 85-110 everyday even after a meal. I lost a good amount of weight sticking to my diet and exercise. I'm not telling anybody to do what I did I'm just sharing my testimony.

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Kakie33 2015-05-17 16:21:02 -0500 Report

Hi everyone,
I just found that post… and I am glad to read that someone is having great success in managing their diabetes without meds!
I am also very glad that you found a very encouraging doctor… this is very rare these days as most talk about prescribing right away!
I even had a very negative experience this seek talking to a team dietician/nurse - it seams that the only thing they look at is the calories intake at meals (which is good for someone who needs to loose weight, but I don't!) They were not really interested in the fact that my a1c went from 7.5 to 6.8 and when I raised the problem of higher fasting bg, they right away said that may be I should go on meds!!! Grrrrrrrrr

Thanks but no thanks… I'll continue to explore other avenues - so far, I think I am doing ok since my a1c has improved.

NewSong53 2014-08-02 07:19:03 -0500 Report

Wow! You did that in just 3 weeks — what an inspiration! I hope you'll share more details of your experience. Listening to others' stories has always been the thing that turned me around . . . no matter what the issue is! Keep up the good work.

GabbyPA 2014-08-02 05:44:24 -0500 Report

That is awesome! Way to go. I worked hard like that for 9 months and was able to drop my levels, but meds had to be introduced anyway. I am always excited to hear how it works for others.

RebDee 2014-08-01 21:20:52 -0500 Report

I've been promised that after my Bariatric Sleeve surgery on August 20th, I probably will not have to have my insulin pump. Of course, I am not throwing it away but we will see if the promise really holds true.

Glucerna 2014-08-01 19:37:45 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing your experience, and it's wonderful that you are able to make such significant changes and progress. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-08-01 18:58:22 -0500 Report

That's fantastic Anon. WTG!

Plus that Dr of yours seems like a keeper! He knew how to motivate you into taking better care of yourself. A wise man, I'd say!

wesley7 2014-08-01 13:32:40 -0500 Report

Awesome!!!! I have a friend who has had diabetes for 3 years with no mess just strict diet and exercise.

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