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Old 10-15-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Type 2 Diabetic

Hi to all out there in cyberspace, this is my first post.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes a month ago (Fasting @ 240 and Post-meal @ 380). Although I am not obese, my lifestyle over the last few years was conducive to over-indulgence in booze and food! After a month on (min)10 units of insulin each day and glucophage. My fasting has gone down to 90 and post-meal 120 (and steady). So I did some sensitivity experiments by cutting out the insulin, then the medication, then both?
My diet (and alcohol consumption) has changed dramatically since I was diagnosed. Am I correct to assume "my" condition can be managed by diet alone? I am amazed how quickly my results have returned to normal after such a short period of treatment, is this the norm?

 
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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Re: Type 2 Diabetic

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Hi to all out there in cyberspace, this is my first post.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes a month ago (Fasting @ 240 and Post-meal @ 380). Although I am not obese, my lifestyle over the last few years was conducive to over-indulgence in booze and food! After a month on (min)10 units of insulin each day and glucophage. My fasting has gone down to 90 and post-meal 120 (and steady). So I did some sensitivity experiments by cutting out the insulin, then the medication, then both?
My diet (and alcohol consumption) has changed dramatically since I was diagnosed. Am I correct to assume "my" condition can be managed by diet alone? I am amazed how quickly my results have returned to normal after such a short period of treatment, is this the norm?
Diet of course plays a huge role, but don't assume anything. Diabetes is also a progressive disease. Continue to monitor - it sounds like you are really doing great! And take your results to your doctor and see what he says.

 
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
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Re: Type 2 Diabetic

Everyone is different. For the meantime, you are able to control with diet and exercise. As the other poster has said, diabetes can be a progressive disease, so don't despair if you need to make more modifications or add meds again at some point. In the meantime, continue to test to make sure you are doing ok.

Congrats on the hard work. It is well worth it, as you can see.
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