doctors tell you that you cant come off medication

By spouse Latest Reply 2010-04-19 19:14:58 -0500
Started 2010-02-09 20:25:21 -0600

well guys and gals there telling you a big fat lie I'm living proof of it,so dont listen to them believe in your-self because everything is possible

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Against All Odds
Against All Odds 2010-04-19 19:14:58 -0500 Report

Hey Tam, I'm doing some research on Type 1 who don't take insulin. And it's not a miracle anyway. Can you post some details or PM some contact info to my account (I'm new and still don't know how the system works). I'm T2, not medicating but I do think it's viable for T2 to quit insulin in very short time. Even faster than T2 against all odds. So any info from you and the rest would be welcome.

HandMGsmom 2010-02-11 12:41:57 -0600 Report

I've tried, on multiple occasions, to come off my meds. Everytime I do it lands me in the hospital.

jayabee52 2010-02-11 13:08:45 -0600 Report

Howdy HandMGsmom
and WELCOME to DC!
good to have you here.

If you end up in the hospital every time you try to get off your meds then I guess you're not trying hard enough (JUST KIDDING!).

I'm glad "spouse" (original poster) can get off D meds. that does not mean we all can. And it does not mean Spouse will be able to stay off D meds for the remainder of life, just for now.

Anyway, hope to see you around the boards, and Blessings to you and yours!

rankearl 2010-02-11 10:05:37 -0600 Report

with type one diabetes i have learned to live with my disease it really is a healthy lifestyle but insulin is a given for me and im thankful for it im pleased your doing well good luck hugs julie

Deb-G 2010-02-10 21:13:45 -0600 Report

Statements like this might just run ya out of dodge LOL

Unfortunately for some its not a behavioral issue its a functional one…I'm sure all of us Type 1's would love the idea of "coming off meds" but since they keep us alive and we dont produce what the needle gives us..I dont see it happening…

Thx for the excitement tho ;)

Alot of type 2's can reach for this goal…some will succeed and some will not be so lucky…Be thankful if you are one that was…


mamaoak 2010-02-10 18:40:45 -0600 Report

well i am of the meds as well but it is not easy you really have to do a lot of giveing up of certain things it is so easy to go back to old ways. But once a diabetic allways a diabetic even when not on meds.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-02-10 11:32:51 -0600 Report

You need to be very specific when making a statement like that…You have to be Type 2 in order to do that, and even at that, it might not be a possibility…It is wonderful that you have gotten your diabetes under such good control that you can come off your meds and be fine…I am Type 1, and on an insulin pump; I know for a fact that I can't come off my insulin, if I did, I would certainly die! And, believe in yourself, what does that have to do with anything? It's certainly not a cure!

cc9 2010-02-10 01:39:05 -0600 Report

thats good for you that you managed to come off your meds. however not everyone is the same. its difficult enough for many of us to struggle with denial that we have diabetes at times without a blanket unqualified statement that plugs "hope"

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-10 00:15:19 -0600 Report

I'm type 1, insulin resistant, I can't go without my meds. I was 2 sec away from being pronounced dead when i was 13, my body was fighting the insulin that I was giving myself and they told me that I wouldn't make it til I was 18. I proved them wrong, but with alot of meds. If it was all in faith or meditation, or whatever than I would be cured. But I'm not God!
I'm sorry, but I have been told many times by ignorant people that if I, in other words, "behaved", than I wouldn't have to worry about all this crap. I was good, but I always ended up sick, so I rebelled and ignored it, maybe that'd make it go away - WRONG!! Now I am paying for it at a young age.
Don't give false hope. I know I listen and take in whatever advice I get here on this site, don't give some people false hope and they become deadly sick. Be more specific; You're probably type2, inform that and say how you did it - diet and exercise, maybe?
You sound like an infomercial. Be real.
But I'm happy for you, that's great! I can't wait until my pancreas cures itself and I don't have to poke myself three times a day :)

Kira_xo 2010-02-09 21:07:15 -0600 Report

That is very good you no longer need to take meds, but unfortunately, everyone is different. My doctor told me IF i get my diabetes in control there is a good chance I will be able to get off meds, But I have a long way to go before that happens. Plus I am type 2… it's a different ball park for type 1.

But yea, everyone is different. Some people need meds in order to live.