Really Good News

By AL-Fla Latest Reply 2017-11-27 12:48:25 -0600
Started 2017-11-23 05:21:06 -0600

First off I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Do not indulge in too much food today. Weight gain is not good.

Now for the good news. I am a Type 2 diabetic since 6/5/17. Fortunately I do not need insulin, just Metformin. I take two 500mg pills a day (morning & evening). On 5/13/17 I had my usual 3 month A1c test. Result was 5.9%. Then on 8/26/17 I had my annual physical and which included my next 3 month A1c test. It came back 5.8%. Going in the right direction. At this time my doctor told me I can stop taking one of the Metformin and take it once a day. Wow! Great news. Then on 11/18/17 I had my usual 3 month A1c test. My doctor told me if my result comes back at this level or better he would have me discontinue the Metformin and control my diabetes with my diet. Well yesterday 11/22/17 I called my doctor's office for the result (nervous what it would be) and the nurse told me my A1c is 5.7% and the doctor said to discontinue the Metformin. I have read many articles about how a diabetic can control their disease with Diet alone but never thought I would be one of them. So today I start my journey Metformin free and I will check in with my doctor in February at my next 3 month A1c test. Of all days to start watching your diet it is on Thanksgiving. What a coincidence. I am so happy about the news I want to share this with everyone. Because if I could do this everyone else can do this. Just to let you know I was on the "Birthday Diet". I ate mostly Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Gallons of Soda, Ice Cream, Cookies, no vegetables, no fruit, you get the idea. Now I eat the opposite. Thank you all for listening. Good Luck & Good Health to all.

10 replies

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2017-11-27 12:48:25 -0600 Report

Hey AL-Fla, great to meet you! And speaking of great, this is really great news. Congratulations on seeing your hard work pay off. I love that term "Birthday Diet." It says it all. Thanks for sharing this excellent news with us!

msann 2017-11-24 10:15:42 -0600 Report

doctor took my hubby off Metformin raised his creatine levels he cant take any more glad you doing so well enjoy your day

akshayv 2017-11-24 00:23:02 -0600 Report

Hello it would be really good to hear some advice and talk to people who understand how it feels. I had recently been diagnosed with RA. I was on hydroxychlorquine but been recommended to be on Methotrexate. I had pain in my feet everyday with the mornings being the worse. but when I am wearing orthofeet's shoes, at that time I dont have pain in my feet.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2017-11-27 12:45:15 -0600 Report

Hi aksyayv, nice to see you. Sounds like you have found a way to manage the foot pain. That's great. I hope you will stay in touch with us. You might also want to check out our site.

Pegsy 2017-11-23 17:21:25 -0600 Report

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your success! You have renewed my hope of discontinuing Metformin. Last year I was able to reduced from 2000mg per day to 1000mg per day. My hope is that I will have A1c below 6 in February. If that happens and if it happens again in July, I too will be able to discontinue Metformin. My daily readings have come down quite a bit since July because my stress has been greatly reduced and I'm sleeping better. I've indulged a little today for Thanksgiving but I'll be right back on track tomorrow. No worries there. Thank you for sharing your journey, you've been a big encouragement to me!

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