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Can Exercise Replace Diabetes Medicine?

I've been diabetic for several years. I take the meds before the meal and then afterward. The blood results are always in the "green" on the gulose monitor. I eat healthily and I've lost over 100 pounds.

I bought a treadmill. I didn't take my diabetic meds for lunch and afterward, I did a fast 30-minute walk on the treadmill. The blood result was in the "green" on the glucose monitor. So for the past week, I stopped taking my meds and do a fast 30-minute walk after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My blood result is always in the green on the glucose monitor.

I emailed my diabetic nurse and she stressed that I still needed to take the diabetic meds. But why if after each meal it's "green?"

  1. – that's a really good question, and I hope others may be able to chime in to share their insights and if anything similar has happened to them. It's really great and inspiring to hear about the progress and success you've had so far!


    Is your diabetic nurse your main point of contact? Have you been able to speak with your endo or PCP about this issue? It's usually not recommended to make changes to treatment plans without notifying your doctor first, though I understand your logic. I'm guessing that's what your nurse was getting at. Please keep us updated on how everything goes!


    Best,
    Minel (Team Member)

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