Can Diabetes be temporary?

By Nani914 Latest Reply 2017-08-14 12:45:06 -0500
Started 2017-08-10 14:32:07 -0500

I was diagnosed in March and as of May 25, 2017 I no loner have high glucose numbers and as of June 21.2017 I am medication free!! I'll go see my doctor in September to check my A1C and verify that I'm doing my best to stay away from medication.

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GabbyPA 2017-08-14 12:45:06 -0500 Report

If there is a misdiagnosis it could. There is a member here who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but it turned out to be a steroid treatment she was having at the time. When she continued to drop seriously low on medications they retested and agreed that the steroids were what elevated her levels. She now lives diabetes free....but I don't think she really had it in the first place.

cynicl12000 2017-08-13 22:24:06 -0500 Report

Remission is possible, or it could be a honeymoon phase if you're a misdiagnosed LADA (I'm not not aware of honeymooning T2's). The disease does not really "go away," and the consensus is that you have a 100% chance of seeing it again if it goes into remission and you revert to your lifestyle before diagnosis. Sometimes, it will come back even if you don't revert.

Keep doing what you've been doing, and monitor as your doctor recommends

Luis65 2017-08-13 16:16:46 -0500 Report

Here's the deal, your metabolism makes you prone to high blood sugars especially because of the factors of diet and activity. Stress can elevate sugars as well. So congratulations on getting good control, but don't think you've got it beat. There is an additional thing, diabetes is a progressive disease. I know this from personal experience. After I was diagnosed I was, like you, shortly medicine free and in perfect control with diet and exercise. After about 10 years my sugars spiked with no real changes in diet and exercise.

haoleboy 2017-08-11 11:25:51 -0500 Report

depends on how you define temporary, I guess.
"high glucose numbers" are an indication of a problem which may be caused by insufficient insulin production, cellular resistance to insulin, or several other much less common reasons. it may be possible to achieve "normal" glucose levels by several means … medication, dietary changes, weight loss, exercise, or some combination thereof (which is what I have been doing).
it is rare that one can revert to the same lifestyle as before and maintain "normal numbers". so if sustaining the changes made qualifies as "temporary", then yes.

❤ eat as if your life depends on it

Type1Lou 2017-08-11 07:44:36 -0500 Report

As a Type 2, you may be able to return to normal blood sugars by making some lifestyle changes, but, if you return to your previous habits, it is very likely that diabetes will return. So, consider it in remission rather than "cured". Congratulations for taking chanrge of your condition and making the needed changes to stay healthy. It's never easy, but the results are well worth it!

sendermaybe 2017-08-10 21:52:30 -0500 Report

sometimes a high bg# is caused by something else. but if diabetes no it doesn't
go away you just manage it best you can good luck.

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