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Type 2 in remission

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Koalajane, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. Koalajane

    Koalajane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When your type 2 goes into remission are you still counted as diabetic?
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In most cases. At least it still gives us access to foot and eye checks.
     
  3. Koalajane

    Koalajane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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

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    I have had a non diabetic Hba1c for approx 7 years but my Diabetic Nurse classes me as being well controlled as opposed to being in remission - which is what I class myself as.
     
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  5. Koalajane

    Koalajane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So you are a well controlled diabetic
     
  6. Daphne917

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

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    Apparently and I still have 6 monthly hba1c tests and reviews - nurse availability permitting.
     
  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I am a well controlled T2 as well, and I have been off Metformin for over a year.

    I still get blood tests ever three months, eye testing once a year, and I also get five visits to a podiatrist a year.

    T2 diabetes does not disappear, it lies out of sight waiting for a trigger if you relapse on what you eat and start eating a lot of carbs again.
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm another well controlled T2 by my own and by my GP's definitions. I've kept to low pre-diabetic levels for six years now, but I believe what triggered my diabetes in the first place is still lurking about so if in the unlikely event I were to ever start scoffing too many carbs again I'd also expect to see diabetic glucose levels again.... I still get my diabetic checkups but HbA1C less frequently than before.
     
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