not medical but diabetic question

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putting on this board as i have inherited from mum and gran diabetes had it for 10 years

had an annual blood test last week and got informed today i am no longer diabetic ???

anyone had this ? does that make sense to anyone ? im some what puzzled

not wanting medical advice thankyou for reading tessa
onwards and upwards
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  • PeacefulWaters
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    Losing weight. Change of diet. Makes it possible.
  • Mojisola
    Mojisola Posts: 35,559 Forumite
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    es had it for 10 years
    had an annual blood test last week and got informed today i am no longer diabetic ???

    anyone had this ? does that make sense to anyone ? im some what puzzled

    This usually means that your blood sugar readings are within normal limits.

    Mine are like that but it's because I'm careful about what I eat. If I ate other types of food, my readings would soon shoot up.

    Some people find the change can be permanent after they lose a considerable amount of weight which allows the pancreas to go back to normal function.
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/research/diabetes/reversal.htm
  • tessie_bear
    tessie_bear Posts: 4,898 Forumite
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    thankyou both i will have a look at that link im surprised by it tbh
    onwards and upwards
  • KxMx
    KxMx Posts: 10,619 Forumite
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    My mother has Type 2 and her blood sugar is often what would be considered "normal", but that's only from following a special diet & medication.

    If she discontinued the diet for example her blood sugars would go up again because she is still diabetic and still unable to process sugar in the normal way.
  • Carer
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    I'm assuming you are type 2 diabetic which is now known to be able to be reversed if they follow a low carb diet. There's an interesting programme on it here: http://www.itv.com/news/2016-10-27/can-your-diet-defeat-diabetes-tonight/

    Type 1 diabetes is of course not reversible.
  • PasturesNew
    PasturesNew Posts: 70,698 Forumite
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    After 10 years my dad's diabetes stopped - he'd lost a lot of weight.
    Losing weight and diabetes stopping seem to go hand in hand for a lot of people.
  • Fireflyaway
    Fireflyaway Posts: 2,766 Forumite
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    I know someone who was diabetic for 12 years, then he lost 3 stone and was no longer diabetic so it can happen.
  • teddysmum
    teddysmum Posts: 9,477 Forumite
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    If people check information from Diabetes UK , they will see that you can reduce your blood sugar levels into the normal range, but you still have diabetes.


    As mentioned above, if you don't keep to the dietary rules, the high sugar levels return as your system can't cope with an unsuitable diet.


    It's rather like someone who is alcoholic and gives up drinking alcohol. They are still alcoholic, as resuming drinking brings back the symptoms. The damage has already been done.
  • windchime
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    I also went from being a T2 back to being pre diabetic. It can be done by eating a sensible diet .
  • tessie_bear
    tessie_bear Posts: 4,898 Forumite
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    many thanks for the replies....much apprciated
    onwards and upwards
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