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Once You Have Been Diagnosed Type 2 Can You Ever Totally Reverse That And Be Normal Again?

Once You Have Been Diagnosed Type 2 Can You Ever Totally Reverse That And Be Normal Again?

There seems to be some misconceptions, and a lot of Internet claims that you can totally reverse your Type 2 and be NORMAL again.

So I'm going to explore a bit of exactly what you would have to achieve for that to be true - hint - nobody has ever achieved that, period.

The terms "remission" and "reversal" have been tossed around for a number of years. Finally, the worlds leading diabetes experts agreed on a standard to be "deemed" in Remission.

It is defined (paraphrased) as having an A1C… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I had known about kidney transplants @A DiabetesTeam Member but I had never heard about pancreas.. Thank you for this information

posted 7 months ago

What Studies Are On The Horizon For Type 2 Diabetes?

What Studies Are On The Horizon For Type 2 Diabetes?

Here is 3 that have nothing to do with "drugs" but could give some guidance in our ongoing Battle with the Beast when the results are in.

A study has been assessing the safety/effect of Diet Soft Drinks in Type 2’s.

Called SODAS – Study Of Drinks with Artificial Sweeteners.

Specifically looking for any detrimental effect to drinking artificial sweeteners as opposed to bottled water.

The study will compare blood sugar, cholesterol, kidney function, blood pressure, insulin levels, weight… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

All I know also about dark sodas, colas, either diet or regular, they damage the kidneys and when patients went on dialysis (I was a dialysis nurse), they were told to stop drinking dark sodas even diread more

edited, originally posted 4 months ago

Do You Regularly Get Your Kidney Function Tested?

Do You Regularly Get Your Kidney Function Tested?

As Type 2's, besides everything else we need to worry about, we should keep an eye on our kidney function as well.

Kidney disease is quite common in Type 2's, about 40% will experience some degree of Kidney disease (but some is simply reduced function).

However, while kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in "sugar eaters", in Diabetics it rises to Number 3 (about 15% of Type 2's).

Some may be familiar with an eGFR test (which is often included with your A1C test).

An eGFR… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Sorry for the late reply, but you guys summed it out great. When I was a teenager due to my JRA and the medications given to me from age 15 to 17, I do not remember my kisdney function back then, but… read more

posted 5 months ago

I Have Chronic Kidney Disease And Am Type 2 Diabetic, My Diabetes.

I Have Chronic Kidney Disease And Am Type 2 Diabetic, My Diabetes.

What medicine can I take for my type 2 diabetes since I can't take Metformin due to chronic kidney disease. My last A1C was 8.1.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Most people are started in metformin. Insulin, there are less side effects, yes low blood sugar is one. Where as with metformin, lots do ok on it, while others get stomach craps, upset stomach… read more

posted about 5 years ago

Drinkinking Water And Lowering B/S Readings

Drinkinking Water And Lowering B/S Readings

How does drinking @64 ounces of water daily affect B/S?
Does it lower your B/S? And how does it do it?
Does it help to lower it by drinking water before bed?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Pandapat, I agree. When I feel dehydrated I often drink water and I feel better. It gives me more energy.

posted over 1 year ago

Protein In Urine

Protein In Urine

I have been diagnosed as having protein in my itinerary. I am currently taking medicine for this but recently just had another urine test done. Now my dr wants to see me I’m person to give me the results. Is having protein in your urine serious?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes I always have protein in my urine

posted 8 months ago

How Much Water Do I Need To Drink For The Best Hydration Level.

How Much Water Do I Need To Drink For The Best Hydration Level.

Good morning from South Jersey to all you diabetes warriors
Proper hydration, a loaded question, with many answers.

Those with kidney disease need to listen to their doctors.
Those on diuretics, listen to your doctor.
Those on sulfonylureas may need extra water.
If exercising, you may need more water.

Most of the rest of us fall into these categories
In general, data and recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggest that

Women 150 pounds, BMI less… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

It might only be the fluids, but I'm a firm believer on cranberry juice for kidney stones and kidney health. I knew a lady who was able to pass a kidney stone by drinking 2 half gallons of cranberry… read more

posted about 1 month ago

How Scary Are Side Effects And How Concerned Should We Be?

How Scary Are Side Effects And How Concerned Should We Be?

When a drug is studied it is done so if 3 phases.

In the first two it has to be shown that it won't kill anyone (or really mess them up) and that it provides some value.

If it meets the first hurdles then a Phase 3 trial will be undertook with a “hand picked” larger group.

Over the past few decades the litany of lawsuits has meant that even a hiccup or a hangnail is recorded as a possible side effect and they are rated with an incidence percentage (eg. 5% of users experienced heartburn (or… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Good for you.

posted 4 months ago

Metformin

Metformin

I used to take 2 metformin twice a day but the doctor has stopped it because I have chronic kidney disease. I have had erratic levels since stopping the pills my nurse is going to put me on insulin twice a day I’m very apprehensive about this can you kind people tell me what I should expect & what I can do to help myself thank you ann

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

There are lots of drugs on the market that have a warning about kidney disease. It means your Dr should take it under advisement when prescribing those drugs and monitor you carefully while you are… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Stiffneff In My Right Leg Hurts Most Of The Time.

Stiffneff In My Right Leg Hurts Most Of The Time.

hurts most of the tie. have to lift up my leg to get in and out of a car.. can not get up on my knees of the floor .
Travels from my knee to my ankle. I have fallen from this because my leg went out. Been to the doctor also went to Er. exray and jus severe bruses. My bones pops all the time.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Is this a form of arthritis? I used to have arthritis in my hands and hips. Unbearable at times. I'm so glad it's gone now.

posted over 3 years ago