Had a consult with an endo today -and she will put me on Victoza next week. What happens if you go off Victoza? Does your weight loss unravel and your blood sugars go out the window again? I guess my question is -will this have to be something that I take long term to keep me where i need to be once I get there? If any of you are there already - weight wise and reading wise - what has your experiences been?
Hi. No matter how you look at it, diabetes is a life long challenge. By taking care of your weight and diet as you have been doing, you will be able to manage weight and sugars effectively.
Congrats on gaining control. It really feels good doesn't it? A new way to live and very livable with your new habits. Celebrate!
As for my experience, I have to stay on insulin as I have allergies on the various meds for control. Since my meds push my numbers I have paid good attention over time and rarely use my R insulin. I use long term N for background control diet. Counting carbs is my secret, and yes, once in a while I will have a small slice o f cake or pie. And then very careful to test. Finally, never stop testing no matter what. I test four times a day. My A1c is high normal range. One can control this and not be controlled. Watch carefully whenever you get a new med or change a dose on something. Even over the counter stuff has sugars in it. and weird readings can come when you have the same thing to eat two days in a row. Even my Endo doesn't know why. Just part of how we metabolize that day and how much exercise.
Be well. The hard part is over.
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