In Response to diabetic:
they say im diabetic since 1998 last 5 years i have only taken 1 pill a day and readings between 100 and 140 daily how does that still mke me diabetic
Posted by dmcgiffin
Congratulations on having successfully controlled your diabetes for so many years! If you have any questions or concerns about your medication and treatment plan, it is important to speak with your health care provider. If you have type 2 diabetes and your blood sugar is controlled during treatment (diet, exercise and medications), it means that the treatment plan is working. You are getting the good blood sugar because of the treatment, not because diabetes has gone away. You will need to continue your treatment; otherwise your blood sugar will go back up. It is possible to go off medications, but only your physician can prescribe this and it is still important to engage in a healthy diet and exercise program in order to stay off the medication in the long term. If you would like additional or personalized information regarding a healthy lifestyle, I encourage you to reach out to your local Hy-Vee dietitian.