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GP says I'm Cured!

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Wirelad, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. makka

    makka · Active Member

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    Almost sounds like my Quack! Said if I lose weight my diabetes will 'go away'.... bless!
     
  2. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    Congratulations on being cured. I'm sure that your "cure" is nothing to do with saving the NHS lots of money with free flu jabs, medication, eye tests, blood test and expensive treatments (oops, sorry I've got my old and cynical head on today :lol: )
     
  3. Virgo123

    Virgo123 · Well-Known Member

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    My doc dont believe in a cure for diabetes, just good or bad management.

    If managed well, then of course as you've done, your numbers improve.
    I am amazed at your doctor.
     
  4. dobber

    dobber Type 2 · Member

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    Hi
    you can not get cured from diabetes. You can get it under control.
    If I were you I would report the Dr to your medical trust as they are not looking after your interest in the long run.
    A relative of mine thought he was cured and went on with his life as normal. Eating what he wanted and drank what he wanted. He was type 2. He is now blind and has kidney and liver problems all wounds on his feet and legs won't heal, or at least take an age to heal. All through diabetes type 2. Please keep a personal eye on it you still have diabetes type 2! Ask to see a diabetes specialist and like all the others have said demand a GTT.
    Good luck!! :thumbup:
    Regards

    Dobber
     
  5. Mully

    Mully · Member

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    When will these doctors learn that diabetis is for life not just for chrismas :D
     
  6. unioke

    unioke · Newbie

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  7. sky

    sky Type 2 · Active Member

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    Newcastle Study: 600 Calorie Diet


    from diabetes UK.................
    The Newcastle Study is also known as the 600 calorie diet
    Extreme low-calorie diets, such as the 600 calorie diet studied by Newcastle University have been hailed as extremely effective in helping people with diabetes to control their blood glucose levels.

    In some instances, reports of temporary diabetes cures have been reported from following an extreme low-calorie diet for a short period.

    Is this the 600 calorie diet that was in the news?

    A Newcastle University study, funded by Diabetes UK, examined 11 people with diabetes who slashed their food intake to 800 calories per day for 8 weeks.
    from diabetes UK
    Newcastle Diet in the Forum

    600 calories to 'reverse' Type 2
    Defatizing info + links 800cal diet
    Starting Newcastle Diet on 2/1
    Geordie trying the Newcastle Diet
    Life after the Newcastle Diet
    Post Newcastle Diet results
    Newcastle Diet... Again
    _Three months later, 7 of the 11 people studied were free of diabetes.!!!!
    _________________________________________________________
    Read more about the 600 calorie diet in the news
    As with other very low calorie diets, you should consult a doctor before undertaking such a diet.
     
  8. BeccaJaneStClair

    BeccaJaneStClair · Well-Known Member

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    This is what has me concerned. I just posted today that I saw a note on my file that if my HBA1c is "normal" in March (a year after diagnosis) that I will be marked as "cured".....I don't want to be marked as "cured", I want to be monitored and have my feet and eyes checked because I know it runs in the family on both sides and I KNOW that as I get older, maintaining low HBA1c is going to get harder. My dad passed away at 44 from "complications due to diabetes" and a broken nose (long story short - something happened where he had a seizure or went into shock behind the wheel of his car and hit his nose on the steering wheel when he crashed) and was quite a heavy short man (I think my dad was around 5' with a 52in trouser size. I'm 4'10 and can fit into a men's 36). My 80-yr-old aunt (mom's sister) just had a car accident that was caused by a blackout due to her diabetes. I don't want these things to happen to me because I'm deemed "cured"!
     
  9. alandbailey

    alandbailey · Newbie

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    I AM CURED!!!!!

    In July 2004 I was using 300 units Humax insulin to control my type 2 diabetes. As my eyes were being affected, I did some research and paid for a private Duodenal Switch bariatric operation (I was denied the op on the NHS as I was 61) in Belgium in August 2004.
    I went from 24 stone down to 11.5 stone within months, my BMI was 55, it went to 28. Within 4 days of the op I ceased to need any medication at all.
    I can eat what I like, but with 75% of stomach removed, and fats and protein being malabsorbed, I take care or else I get diarrhoea.
    My glucose level is stable at 5.6 regardless of whether I have just eaten.
    My GP, diabetic and other consultants, even the DVLA agree that I no longer have diabetes and my full driving licence was reinstated.
    Unfortunately, I still suffer from foot neuropathy (had 2 toes amputed last year) and ED, but my eyesight improved.
     
  10. Paul_c

    Paul_c Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very expensive and very risky method of curing yourself... I wouldn't do it. :)
     
  11. sandwichspread

    sandwichspread · Newbie

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    I know what you mean, I have had Diabetes for 35yrs now have had Type 1 since I was aged 15yrs, and 3 weeks ago I went to the clinic to see the doctor who had a student with them and asked if it was ok for them to be there as it was part of their learning I agreed with it, and to my surprise the doctor stood up and said I have to go a minute I will leave you in their safe hands and left, the student started looking through my notes and said (well this is good news for you isn't it) I asked what do you mean? the student then said (since you have now lost 3 1/2 stone it looks like you are no longer have Diabetes) I asked again what do you mean? and the doctor walked back in the room, Everything going ok he asked! I SAID NO, WHY DID YOU NOT TELL ME THAT MY TYPE 1 COULD BE CURED, it can't he replied, Well try telling your student this I said, anyhow They have written me some sort of apology by letter, explaining this and that, so GET YOURSELF A SECOND OPINION if your not happy with the one you have had.
     
  12. Nicolab682

    Nicolab682 · Newbie

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    Hi, I am type 2 and have all the check ups and blood tests etc but my dad was recently diagnosed as type 2 no medication told to change his diet which he did as got fright went back 6 weeks later and had BM of 6.0 and told he was NOT Diabetic anymore!! He is very old school and as GP said not Diabetic anymore he now eats lots of sweets, cakes biscuits, ice cream etc etc i try and talk to him but because God (GP to us) has spoken he believes it. He has just had blood test so hope all will be revealed for his sake xx
     
  13. Lozzybabyw

    Lozzybabyw · Well-Known Member

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    I have been diagnosed as borderline diabetic type 2. I have just completed my tests/screenings for the first time. I don't get anything to check my levels & have only to be going by how I feel to know how things are for me. My doctor said on a routine appointment that she went on to a course. If you lose a stone then you will no longer be diabetic! I am told diet & exercise are the key. I have a few health issues which led me to diagnosis, though am also being told I'm not bad enough for it to be my diabetes! I'm nearly 13 stone & I am blindly trying to work out what foods.. I've been told yes to carbs & by someone else no! I have not a clue! All I know is type 2 Diabetes is seen as creating the issue yourself & meaning you need to lose weight & you can be cured! Tick the boxes & cross the t's as it were & then you've beaten diabetes it seems!
     
  14. sky

    sky Type 2 · Active Member

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    just curious- wasn't it on this very forum that diabetes uk.. posted a sensational statement that some diabetics had been ( cured ) by following the newcastle study diet where the director talked reversal--- i believe that means a cure in explicit terms, so i guess we can assume your doc who said you were cured, was following a line of thinking as was Iain Frame/ The director of research at Diabetes UK when he said " "We welcome the results of this research because it shows that type 2 diabetes can be reversed, on a par with successful surgery without the side effects. However, this diet is not an easy fix and Diabetes UK strongly recommends that such a drastic diet should only be undertaken under medical supervision." so which is it--can diabetes 2 be reversed/cured by some means or not...
     
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