Like "Hi deannafc, Sarguillo is right once diabetic always diabetic. Sorry you have to hear that, but like Sarguillo said diet and exersise could kept you off the meds. One year ago my weight was 215 now i am down to 178 my last three a1c were 5.4,5.4,and 5.1 but i am still diabetic and will be the rest of my life Alan"