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Signs of being on your way to remission?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by angustia, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. angustia

    angustia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To those in remission, were there any signs that you're on your way to remission? That you're right on track?
    Positive feedback from the glucometer? Weight loss?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    For me weight loss, regularisation of blood sugar levels and the end of many other "ailments" like sleep apnea, hypertension and acid reflux.
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Plus one to this alongside a resolution of bipolar 2 symptoms.
     
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  4. Mbaker

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

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    Meter readings from 8.x to 4.x and initial drop from 134 to 59 on the A1C. Reading other anecdotes reinforced a belief in possible remission.
     
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  5. angustia

    angustia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I definitely notice that acid reflux and heartburn are no longer problems with me with this new diet.
     
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  6. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I considered myself in remission when I no longer experienced dawn phenomenon that would previously climb and climb until I ate something. At the same time I undertook a fasting insulin and HOMA-IR resistance test (both values very low). Only then was I comfortable that I had purged all the excess glucose from my body and rid myself of diabetes.

    I have no doubt that I most likely still have some level of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), but since I don't intend to consume any glucose ever again, I am 100% happy with that :D

    EDIT: I am an engineer and did not consider myself "on my way" to anything until I actually arrived there.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I was on track after I cracked the first 34 mmol/mol hba1c level to be under excellent control .

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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    HbA1c and glucose test., along with symptom reversal. Symptom reversal has to be the ultimate indicator.

    I also experienced weight loss and reduction in blood pressure at the same time.
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Early sign was the day after diagnosis, the plume of smoke rising from the pile of diet advice sheets from the doctor as I used them to light a barbecue in the back garden.
     
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    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi angustia,
    OK I'm not in remission (just back down from Diabetic to pre-diabetic).
    The only thing I concentrate on is the BG levels shown on my Meter and my Hba1c tests. But then I was a TOFI, so looked healthy from the outside. Sure I lost weight (more than I expected), but that was not my concern since the most I have ever been considered 'overweight' in my entire life (68yrs old now) is by 2lbs.

    I'm probably slightly biased, but I consider that getting the BG under control is more important than any weight loss - since thee are Obese people who are very healthy - think Heavyweight Boxers, Shot-Putters, Hammer Throwers etc.
     
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    For me, it was my lower BG numbers, weight loss, and no more acid reflux. For some reason, however, I developed burning sensations in my feet AFTER lowering numbers.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Not sure about reversal for me, yet but I no longer hv consistant thrush when I hv good control. None.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Some say the pain is due to your body attempting to repair.
    I know a few research projects on it currently but no conclusions yet.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    GP is going to review my BP meds but not low so bit concerned.
    However maybe the nhs hv now a plan on assisting those who improve their diabetes. Instead of progression, progression. :)
     
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    ShortStuff · Well-Known Member

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    When I wasn’t drinking enough to keep a camel happy!!

    Stopped getting a headache every time I ate something

    BG results dropped almost immediately
    HBA1C from 12 to 5 after 3 months
    Lost a bit of weight
     
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