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  1. longbowlady

    longbowlady New Member

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    Hi everyone, my name is Jan. I've been diagnosed as a diabetic T2 for a number of years now. I've been told that my type is reversible, but the Doctors have said not because it's in my genes. I would love to find out if I lose enough weight if it is possible to come off medication completely.

    I am on a calorie controlled diet, using meal replacement protein powder mix, which is working. I am slowly reducing my weight.

    My medication is 15mg Pioglitazone (1) in the morning and Metformin 750mg (2) in the evening. Would it be possible for me to stop taking the medication if I lose enough weight?
     
  2. artisticforge

    artisticforge New Member

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    That is one that only time will tell. Once you have lost enough weight, your A1C should come back down on its own. If the doctors see a series of normal A1C they may recommend stopping medications. How often are you testing now? Are your blood glucose readings within acceptable limits?
     

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