This with people that have these individuals in their lives.
There are cases where it has reversed for some people when they lose a significant amount of weight, exercise daily and not eat over 50 carbs per day (this varies). I have also heard that Bariatric surgery can reverse Diabetes. It is different for every person and in these cases some people still need some Insulin but in much lower doses.
I feel fortunate.
Not that I have diabetes but that I have never had to deal with the sentiment you are asking about.
As the 22nd one in the (family - 1st cousins or closer related) that was diagnosed with Type 2 not being diabetic would make you an outsider :)
I so hate the term reversed, as some people think they are no longer diabetic because some doctors told them this. What doctors should be saying is YOU ARE STILL DIABETIC BUT WELL MANAGED. Diabetes is a progressive disease, in some lucky people like me, sometimes medication changes and removals can help better control diabetes, right now I am off all diabetic medications and WELL MANAGED with dietary changes. Yes they removed my steroids but I was still on diabetic medications for 9 months, this because I was newly diagnosed and proper diet happened to help me. But if I try and eat stuff outside the dietary changes I made, I so pay the price. Or on days like today my fbs was 6.9 (doctor wants me to take 1/4 tab of Diabeta if my fbs is above 7.0 for 2 days straight, yesterday I was fbs 6.4, so I might have to take a dose soon, this happened in July 2019 and has not happened since. But it has been a few days I am unwell, having a lot more pains. Usually it is just my fbs that remains high, but just before my afternoon snack it read 6.9 again, so this is twice today. I am full aware I am diabetic when I am ill, mind you I just took a shower and this tires me out and does raise my sugar levels, they might fall to my usual below 6.0 by supper.
There are some diabetics like me whom my A1C June 2019 was 11.9, then end of Sept 2019 it had gone down to 8.9 then down to 6.5 March 10th 2020. But I am still diabetic, if my diabetes would be reversed my sugar levels would never go above 6.0 wetter fasting or not (exception after meals normal non diabetic ranges are below 7.8, which mine does go above that at times 2 hrs after eating). So obviously my diabetes is not reversed, but more into remission were medication for now is not needed. Yet I still have to count Carbs or else I get into trouble. I have not met anyone who's diabetes has been reversed and they could go back to eating like they did before becoming diabetic. I prefer diabetic well managed with diet or medications. Who knows how long I will remain off medications or that I might need a dose here and there when ill or unwell or in pain. I have Fibromyalgia so taking a shower is like running a marathon for me, hence the 6.9 after showering. If I were no longer diabetic this should never happen either. This is why mornings I eat very low Carbs to bring fbs down, for me this usually works out.
There is no one size fits all when it comes to diabetes. What works for me may not work for others. People who say otherwise are ignorant indeed, A type 1 diabetic would love to get off insulin, but unfortunately it is an autoimmune disease and they will be on insulin all their lives unless they get a Pancreas transplant which works really well, but the anti rejection medications cause other health issues. Some diabetic can never go off insulin with just diet and exercise, especially if it runs in the family.
Hello everyone, I'm sympathize but can't say I understand although I feel like I go through the same emotions as my husband does who is type 2 diabetic. We support each other with our illnesses of my high blood pressure and his diabetes is why I joined this site and yes, it benefits us both. I'm grateful and I appreciate you all for your time, support and sharing your information to better others. My prayers are be knowledgeable about these illnesses and take precautions of following Dr orders in managing a well life for us. Do the best you can and Never give up.
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