By MsTonie Latest Reply 2016-06-18 19:28:14 -0500
Started 2016-06-16 00:53:08 -0500

I don't know what to think rt now. I was told 4 yrs ago that I was diabetic, and had been on oral meds until today only I took mine as needed which was anywhere from two to four times a week when ever my levels were high, anyway for about the last six months my levels have been running very low around 40ish so today the doc says well you no longer need the meds what I don't understand is what happen the only thing I changed was they way that I eat so the plus side to that was I did weigh about 245 now I weigh around 175 so what do y'all think it was the weight thing hummm.

5 replies

Dayfly 2016-06-18 19:28:14 -0500 Report

With some people it is not genetic and when they take the weight off they do not have any symptoms of diabetes. Congratulations. Keep that weight off.

suecsdy 2016-06-17 18:12:47 -0500 Report

It's great that you got off the meds AND that you lost the weight. Please don't think that you can eat anything now though. You still need to watch what you're eating so the beast doesn't crawl back out of his hole. It would be very tempting for me to loosen up and indulge in things that I shouldn't

You are in remission! Congratulations!

GabbyPA 2016-06-16 12:59:08 -0500 Report

Getting to an ideal weight is a HUGE help. Eating "right" can be very relative, but it seems that what you have done is right for you. If you go back to eating poorly, then you may not have those results. But that is great news for you. There are several members here who have improved their glucose levels with diet and exercise only.

It doesn't "go away" in that you are cured, but you have a good management plan that sounds like it's working. Good for you!!

Luis65 2016-06-16 09:45:01 -0500 Report

What Lou wrote below is spot on. I was diagnosed about 25 years ago. I went on oral meds, ate correctly, began cycling and lost a lot of weight. I had to stop the medication because of hypos.

Fast forward 10 years; my work duties and schedule changed resulting in great stress, I was unable to eat the right foods and regularly, my bikes became homes to mud daubers and spiders, and my BG elevated once again. I went on orals again but did not get control so I long lasting insulin was added. This gave me some control but not great.

Last year I retired to a life without a lot of stress, began to eat correctly and cycle daily. The result is good control with lower doses of insulin.

My point is, don't backslide. Diabetes is an app that is always running in the background.

Type1Lou 2016-06-16 08:12:47 -0500 Report

In your case, it appears that the change in eating habits and weight loss hasenabled your body to now handle your diabetes without medication. It hasn't disappeared, since it most likely will come back IF you go back to your old eating habits and higher weight. Your diabetes is in remission and under control but still lurking in the background. Congratulations on the good results!

Next Discussion: Even minimal exercise! »