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Coming off all medication!!

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by TrevorJ, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. TrevorJ

    TrevorJ Type 2 · Member

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    I have some good news to share! Through dieting and exercise i have been able to reduce my weight and A1C from 12.5% to 4.9% and have held that for several months. My doctor wants to see what happens if I stop taking the meformin (1000mg/day). I don't know if I'll be able to permanently be able to stay off the medication, but It's amazing I have came this far. I really think this forum has helped guide me to successful management of my diabetes, and change my habits in general!!

    As for what I did to lose the weight and lower my numbers:
    Kept my meals around 20carbs, along with a good amount of protein.
    No carbs before 10am (I'm super sensitive when I first wake up)
    Tried to exercise at least 30 minutes a day.
    Cut out almost all sugary beverages, candy, breads, pasta, chips, etc.
    Kept my cheat meals to a minimum.

    I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but it is and it's super effective. My lifestyle is overall healthier then when I was diagnosed. In a way I owe diabetes in that it made me get into shape, eat right, and promise myself to live a better life.
     
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  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    When I took Metformin I found that it made little difference to my blood sugar levels. I got far more significant results with diet and exercise. If the same is true of you then coming off Metformin should be possible.
     
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  3. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Very well done Trevor, keep up the good work!
    I always say my type 2 diagnosis has been a blessing in disguise :)
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful, well done
     
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @TrevorJ Congratulations and keep up the good work.
     
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  6. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Well done that man. Giving up a drug is a milestone, keep up the great work.
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done! Well done indeed! Absolute inspiration to us all!
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    What a fantastic result. Incredible drop in a1c. Well done.
     
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    chrestomanci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Well done!
     
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    Jeana2023 · Newbie

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    Congratulations, well done
     
  11. TrevorJ

    TrevorJ Type 2 · Member

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    Just to give an update. It has now been almost 3 months of no medication. I am still maintaining around a 30 average, only slightly increased without the metformin. I have learned a lot about my particular problem now that I dont have medication helping me. The first and biggest is that I am super sensitive to carbs before 10am. My blood sugar spikes as soon as I get out of bed whether I have food or not. I have found just a simple 15 minute walk helps to control that spike. After 10 am my blood sugar stays in a normal range all day. So If I keep it low in the morning I can control it all day.
     
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    tayelola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. Keep it up.
     
  13. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Member

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    I'm happy to read this post. You've done brilliant. I'm 26 too, I hope I can get my A1c back to normal. I'm on metformin.. I find my biggest bg spike is when I have breakfast with weetabix and some fruit. I aim to go low carb myself just need to do more research first.
     
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