I was diagnosed with Type 2 in March of 2013. I got it under control with diet and exercise and in 6 months, my Doctor said if I had come in his office for the first time, he would not have diagnosed me.
Unfortunately we do not maintain that fact if we return to eating poorly. It can spike, weight returns, I lost 46 lbs at that time, 20 came back.
So I am on the road to recovery again, losing the weight I gained back plus the amount needed to reach my goal. I was 8 lbs away, when I started stuffing the carbs again. And I feel that if we should look at making it a lifetime, not a "Ok it's gone" attitude, then we keep the beast from rearing it's ugly head.
I never took meds. I have done this solely by diet and exercise (low carb/raw) And it can be done. The medications for diabetes have side effects. The most prescribed one Metformin can eventually cause memory loss (impair cognitive recognition) Medication to me is a way for the pharmaceuticals to make money. As they did on my parents (shoebox) full of it. One for this, one for that, one to help the other one work, etc. Makes no sense to me. Too many people think that medication solves it, and the most of us know this is not true, solving is changing, not masking. I have friends with diabetes 2 that keep making poor choices in food and limited or no exercise, one was already in the hospital with the possibility of a losing a limb. He still takes meds and insulin, and figures he can eat whatever he wants. He hasn't learned a thing. I guess when it becomes life threatening and a burden to loved ones, then maybe.
- 3/5/2015 10:01:32 AM