Newly Diagnosed !

By rahulraj Latest Reply 2015-01-09 00:17:12 -0600
Started 2015-01-08 10:38:47 -0600

Few weeks before after having tingling sensation in body i went to doctor,
after the blood work & lab test done my doc diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes.
i am now on oral question is… is it possible to go off the medicine with tight diet plan and everyday exercise..

5 replies

jayabee52 2015-01-09 00:17:12 -0600 Report

Howdy Rahulraj

Yes it is possible to get off diabetes meds with the right meal plan. I came off twice daily NPH insulin injections by following a high protein, low carb meal plan. I have kept my BG levels between 80 to 130 mg/dl, achieved an A1c of 5.5%, and lost 65 lbs over 5 months. I have been following that meal plan for over 3 yrs now.

I have written that plan up in a discussion and will share it if one asks for it.

My fiancee` follows the Adkins meal plan, which is low carb and high protein, and as of today she has lost 80 lbs and has pretty much stopped her insulin injections as well. So it is possible!

God's best to you.


lilleyheidi 2015-01-09 00:04:16 -0600 Report

Sometimes it is possible, for some people. Yes. For others, no. Type 1's can never get off meds. Types 2's can often have good success with diet and exercise. I've managed to get my insulin and oral meds cut in more than 1/2 in the last year because of diet and exercise. But, like Jibber Jabber said, I'm no longer fully concerned with if I ever come off from my medication, I just am happy knowing I'm doing the best that I can in taking care of my body. Best of health to you. Heidi

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-08 16:13:07 -0600 Report

My mom was diagnosed type two ten years ago..was on metformin for 4 years …for the last 6 she has taken no meds…I was diagnosed 3 mos ago…and have already had my metformin dosage cut in half..I am hoping to get completely off as my mother did…that is the goal..but not every goal is attainable..and the more I ponder it the more I think my goal should be to do my honest best…and not worry about the metformin..if my best is enough to get me off it..I will be shit giggle happy..if not..I will still be happy because ..well..I am doing my best..

Pegsy 2015-01-08 15:12:27 -0600 Report

My answer to your question is "I hope so"! After I was diagnosed, I lost a lot of weight and my glucose came down quite a bit but not enough. I have been on Metformin since August of 2013. I hope to eventually be off of it and control diabetes strictly through careful diet and plenty of exercise. I don't know if I will succeed but I will keep trying. The healthy habits I develop can't hurt. What I am learning is that it takes time. More time than I expected. I accept it, if I have to be on Metformin for the rest of my life I will accept that but I am still going to try my best not to have to take it…eventually.

Type1Lou 2015-01-08 12:58:49 -0600 Report

The quick answer to your question is "Yes, it is possible for SOME people to stop taking oral diabetes medications to control their diabetes by restricting their diet and increasing their exercise." Other members here have done it and will respond as to what has worked for them. Since I am Type 1, I do not have that option (stopping MY diabetes meds) but I have found that a low-carbohydrate diet and increased exercise helps me to better manage my blood sugars.