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For those who are in remission/reversed their diabetes- how long have you been in remission for

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Mollyc1995, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. ianf0ster

    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Pierre,
    What a fantastic success story. You are an inspiration and show that it is NEVER TOO LATE!.
    To go from having progressive Type 2 on insulin, gaining 47Kgs and having a toe amputated, to being active, much slimmer and off insulin with a stable Hba1c of 6.0% is superb.

    What a shame that your Endocrinologist isn't on board. One would have expected that after he started seeing the amazing improvement he would have done some research and started to encourage you.
    It seems like some doctors don't want to learn anything new and are happy to sleep-walk into retirement even if their patients suffer.

    Congratulations,
    Ian
     
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  2. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    By way of a bump to this thread and 23 weeks since I added my tuppence worth - I've had another HbA1c and my DN has suggested changing to pre-diabetes. I'm keen to stay on the register but also happy to accept the result.
    With me, it seems that the 12 stone-ish mark is the difference between 5's and 6's or higher. Above 12 stone 3 and I immediately see unwanted numbers. So holidays and Christmas introduce abnormal carbs and I pay for it. Thus far, I've been able to bring my numbers down to what keeps me optimistic.
    Long may it all continue.
     
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  3. TheThorne

    TheThorne · Member

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    Well for me the diagnosis is the blip, still dont understand how you can be non diabetic for 42 years but one test Hb1Ac 50 makes you diabetic and every one since has been remission level 37 and 32.

    So I have been in remission since I got my first test lol. I just lost sone weight, cut back on chocolate and cakes etc and try to eat smaller portions.

    No fancy diets just being sensible , everything in moderation. So whether i am diabetic or not it was a good scare to help me look after myself more but I don't consider myself in remission or diabetic, the diabetes was just a blip in my glucose level if the test was even accurate, 3 points less and I wouldnt be here.
     
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    Buena LADA · Member

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    So inspiring...
     
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  5. paulins

    paulins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed January 2014. Achieved remission/reversal May 2014. Removed from diabetes register. Now considered non- diabetic.
    I have continued to eat very healthily, keep off the 5 stones I lost and run 6 days out of 7. It is a way of life now. But hard at times.
    Last HbA1c May 2019 was 4.9. Has never been over 5.
     
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  6. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Interestingly My hba1c has been at non diabetic levels for 6 years but I am still on the diabetic register and, according to my DN, not in remission just “well controlled”. It seems different GPs have different ideas!
     
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  7. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I don't claim to be in remission, but me and GP call it well controlled. However I brought my initial diagnosis HbA1c of just over 60 at the end of November 2013 down to a pre-diabetic 47 within a couple of months, had reached an all time low normal of 40 at next check up, and since then have bounced around at 41-43 with a few (ill health) blips of 45. I also lost over 20 kilos weight in those first few months - without really trying. I aim to eat less than 50g carbs a day but often go much lower, e.g. staying at approx 20-25g for a few weeks to actually make sure I was in ketosis when i first started low carbing, which I think probably helped with the weight loss.

    So all done by cutting carbs down, but it's been fairly easy since I'd ended up (somewhat reluctantly!) eating a rather too high carb diet, and it was actually a relief to be able to have a medical justification to cut carbs back down again. For the most part I've cooked fresh foods from scratch all my married life so my main dietary change was to simply reduce the carbs levels again. Another important change was learning to adjust my recipes so I could still bake - but using low carb ingredients. I've always eaten normal full fat food so it's great no longer having to feel guilty about doing so.

    GP stopped metformin 2 years ago which appears to have made no difference to my glucose levels...o_O I also refused to continue statins any longer and again saw little difference other than a drop in glucose levels after stopping them.

    So I'm probably just at the top end of remission but I've stayed there for over five and a half years. with very little effort and a far better diet, and as an added bonus no more debilitating chronic migraines or annual bouts of hayfever.

    Robbity

    (ETA But for what it's worth I'm still a rather overweight,lazy old woman...)
     
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  8. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I'm happy with "well-controlled". And I'd even consider going back on the Metformin due to the extra benefits, and so I could be less strict on my regime.
     
  9. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    7 years with non-diabetic A1c levels for me.
     
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