No meds

By d1956 Latest Reply 2010-08-29 14:12:35 -0500
Started 2010-08-25 14:10:20 -0500

Has anyone ACTUALLY been able to get off meds? I started with diet, went to Metformin about 10 years later then upped it 4 years ago and added Glyburide last year. After my Gall Bladder was removed last summer I have had the Glyburide cut in half, sugars were dropping to 40s!, and now we have mentioned removing the Glyburide and reducing the Metformin. So I really want to know if it is possible or am I and my Doc being unrealistic. Oh yeah, my A1C is staying around 4 now.

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judylynn4168 2010-08-26 00:07:01 -0500 Report

Realy wow thats great .i have to get my galbladder tooken out .this friday i have to talk to my new doc, about the presedure and when they will take it out .i,m more worried about the pain .Good job it means if we eat right and make the right choices we will be okay and have pachents.I very happy to hear this and good job to all of you .Take care .JUDY

Kirla 2010-08-25 18:21:08 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed February 2009 and took meds for about 7 weeks. My blood sugar went from 300+ to almost normal levels in about 6 weeks. My A1C went from 14.1 to 5.9 in 4 months. I haven't been on any meds since. Blood sugar is still doing great with just diet. It can be done. I have read about other people who have been doing it for 8-10 years or more. Its all about what you eat and how much damage your pancreas has taken. I write about what I eat and how I control my blood sugar on my blog.

outrigger1945 2010-08-29 11:10:20 -0500 Report

where is your blog??????? I am very interested because I am sick an tiered all my Dr. does is keep changing my meds or add new once.

Kirla 2010-08-29 14:12:35 -0500 Report

When diagnosed I didn’t know what to eat. I read an article by some doctor who said most people don’t enough water so I started to drink 8 plus glasses a day. When growing up my mom always forced us to eat our vegetables. I hated most of them. The ones I did like are the starchy ones I had to quit eating because they spiked my blood sugar.

So that week I started eating a salad every day with 1 tablespoon low carb dressing and 3-4 tablespoons of red wine vinegar. I bought some broccoli and cabbage and started eating microwaved broccoli and made coleslaw with the cabbage and a little carrots and vinegar. Later I found that adding a little splenda to the mix made it a lot better. I ate coleslaw everyday for over a year. After several weeks I added cauliflower to my diet and eat broccoli or cauliflower most days. I also added several other low carb vegetables to my diet.

I bought a cheap meter at Wal-Mart and stated testing the foods I ate to see how they affected my blood sugar. Most doctors want you to test certain times of the day but most will not tell you to test before and after eating to see how the foods you eat is spiking your blood sugar. If you eat a meal and your blood sugar spikes more than 40-50 points try cutting back on the starchy high carb foods. I found by testing I had to give up most foods that contained any kind of grains, pasta, rice, potatoes, and most foods that contained more than 5-6 net carbs per serving.

Buy drinking the water and eating low carb foods it took just 4-6 weeks for my blood sugar to approach normal numbers. I post my numbers here, click on the link to see how they went down.

The link to my website is here.

Most people read my story and leave. I post most of the recipes I use to make the foods I eat everyday. I still have to add more recipes and I want to add more pages but things take time. By eating the way I do, my blood sugar has remained almost normal for about one and a half years now. My A1C has remained below 6.0.

RAYT721 2010-08-25 17:29:55 -0500 Report

Actually I know of a few people no longer on medications so it can be done. I am not on meds and hoping never to go on them so I am working my butt off (literally) to try to keep it that way. I will go for my 2nd a1c test this weekend and we'll see how that goes.

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