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My story is pretty simple, I guess I am very lucky. For 4 years I used metformin and my A1C was over 11, nothing I did would change this situation. My primary care doctor retired and new younger person took over. His suggestion was never drink juice only eat fruits or vegetables as they are grown. Within 6 months my A1C was down to 8, 2 years later I keep it at 5-8 to 6.0 and no metformin. Like I said I am lucky it worked for me so easily.

Thank you.

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  • gracia
    3 years ago

    I was diagnosed with Type 2 a month ago. I believe in the natural way of doing things ie food and lifestyle. I was afraid of doctors and just did it my way with herbs and supplements, greens and using blood type diet. Today the NP said I would have to be on Metformin for life and I am so glad to read here that it isn’t the case for you.

  • Jillian S moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Gracia,
    We are glad you have found us and hope we can provide you with helpful resources with your new diagnoses. We invite you to read “A Letter to the Newly Diagnosed Type 2”:

    While medications are generally prescribed for type 2 diabetes, there is a lot to be said about incorporating natural methods as well. I thought you might enjoy this article on natural products used in diabetes treatment.

    Additionally, feel free to read up on complementary and alternative treatments which has helped several people with type 2 diabetes manage the disease and its associated complications.

    Please know that we are here for you and that we are always available for any questions, comments or concerns.

    Warm regards,
    Jillian ( Team)

  • Kelly Dabel, RD moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Gracia, thank you for your comment. So glad that this story was encouraging to you. Many here in our community can relate to feeling discouraged at the need to start on a medication but the ultimate goal is optimal blood sugar control. In addition to speaking with your doctor about your questions and concerns, this article may be helpful to you, written by one of our contributors on Metformin, it’s benefits and how it may help slow the progression to needing additional medications and insulin: Please don’t count this as a failure. Continued healthy eating and lifestyle choices will also help get you to your goals. Please let us know your questions, we’re here to support you. Kelly Dabel, RD – Community Moderator

  • Meryl Krochmal, RD, CSP, CDE, CNSC moderator
    4 years ago

    Hi Stan! Welcome to the T2DM community.
    Thank you for sharing your story. Congratulations on successfully lowering your A1c! It sounds like all of your hard work has really paid off.

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