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I'm cured! (Apparently..)

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by ladybird64, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. ladybird64

    ladybird64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well folks, its official. I no longer have diabetes, not even pre-diabetes, according to my gp, now make of that what you will.

    He's a decent guy, but we had a disagreement over this, as he suddenly stopped my metformin two weeks ago. I saw him to check why it had suddenly disappeared off my script, and he told me it wasn't necessary as I'm no longer diabetic. Although I should be delighted with this news, it has come at the worst time, when I'm in therapy for an eating disorder and I'm eating foods that I've avoided for years - the very last thing I need is to be scrutinising every morsel I eat.

    I explained this to him but he didn't seem to understand - I did argue that it was important for me not to rock the boat at present. His argument, which I found incredible, was that he didn't want me ending up in hospital with a hypo. You can guess what I wanted to say in response to that, but kept my thoughts to myself - I just wanted my Metformin reinstated. He has, albeit reluctantly, but said when therapy is finished he will stop it.

    I totally see his point of view regarding prescribing something that "officially" isn't necessary, but he couldn't have picked a worse time to spring this on me. So, anyway..just kind of venting really.

    Thank for listening x
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Huge hug. Hope the therapy helps.
    Get through the therapy and then see what your results look like and address things then. For now, stick with the small steps in the knowledge you still have the metformin.
     
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  3. pleinster

    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Did your levels drop purely through use of the meds or was it helped by a low carb diet? I hope he's right...seems more likely that steps in the wrong direction would soon reverse the reversal... but we are all different. I'd get on with everything else you're doing and see how it goes. Good luck.
     
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  4. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hang in there - you fought your corner and you won a battle - you have won many battles in your journey so keep positive and be gentle on yourself (())
     
  5. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    My GP did the same it wasn't till I argued that as an apatite suppressant it would help me control my weight that he reinstated it.
     
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  6. Simon84

    Simon84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Why HCP's can't differentiate between 'Controlled' and 'Cured' is a mystery to me! :banghead:
     
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