I was told by my husband that Diabetes can go away by diet and exercise. Is this true? He thinks I need to eat right and exercise and this is coming from an alcoholic! I was trying to explain how I am a Diabetic having to b on Metformin rest of my life. He says Diabetes can go away.
6 Sep 2011
No. Once you have diabetes, you have it forever. It has to do with either there is not enough insulin being produced or no insulin at all being made. It can be very well controlled with diet and exercise to where it almost seems that you are cured but if you begin to eat the wrong food choices again you blood sugars will skyrocket. If you tighten up your diet and reduce your carb intake, you might get to where you dont need metformin anymore unless you get sick or something. It is a worthy goal. Read up all you can about diet and diabetes all you can. The American Diabetic Assoc. is a great resource Google diabetes just stay away from biased sites trying to sell you something!
17 Sep 2011
For the most part, your husband is correct cause its what my doctors have told me all the time. But I feel that a person's mental health has alot to do with diabetes cause it affects your glucose levels. I am not a nurse or dr at all but I am a type 2 diabetic and I take oral meds along with 15 units of lantis insulin at bedtime.
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