mousemat wrote:Well that's interesting.
My last two tests were 5.1 and 5.2, so I wondered if there was such a thing as going back to be a borderline diabetic.
Although if I went back to eating sugar,I'm sure it would go higher.
Strangely enough, two years ago, if I ate white rice, my bs would rise to 10 ish. Now it's only around 7.
I'm on a lower medication than before and don't do exercise, so there is no accounting for this.
The only thing that is different is that I am less stressed.
Have you lost weight? If you've done that then your insulin resistance may well have dropped.
Diabetes is progressive IF you don't do anything about it so at the point you get diagnosed you will have such an such an insulin resistance that stops your insulin working properly and such and such of your pancreatic insulin production capability left depending on how high and how long your blood sugars have been running at high levels capable of killing off your beta cells.
If you are lucky like "youngfrank" see http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27434
then if you still have a decent amount of pancreatic function left and then lose enough weight to shift the majority of your insulin resistance you may well find you can begin to eat more carbs again. The point youngfrank then correctly makes is why do that as it will start you back becoming diabetic again if you readopt your old unhealthy life style and diet.
Of course if it turns out you are one of the 3% (I read somewhere) of Type 2's wrongly diagnosed who should be Type 1.5 then the above doesn't help much because your pancreas is giving out anyway. Likewise if you are true Type 2 and have been running your blood sugars at lethal beta cell levels for a while you also wont have a lot of insulin production left so you wont get the same results.
I have no idea how you go about finding what your insulin resistance is or how much function you still have and I'm sure my surgery wouldn't pay for the tests anyway so the best I can do is lose loads of weight while keeping my blood sugars safe. That way as my insulin resistance drops I might start to recover some carb eating capability at some future date.