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From Houston, Texas, USA:

I was diagnosed with diabetes last November. My blood sugar was over 500 mg/dl [27.7 mmol/L] and my A1c was about 13. I took oral Glucovance for about three months, in the morning and at night. I also cut back on carbohydrates and added a little daily exercise. During the first three months, I noticed my after dinner sugar was about 75 to 85 mg/dl [4.2 to 4.7 mmol/L] daily so I stopped the evening dose. Later, I also stopped the morning dose. I still pay attention to what I'm eating, but with no medication, my fasting blood sugar is still in the 75 to 85 mg/dl [4.2 to 4.7 mmol/L] range. I now mainly spot check every few days, but never seem to have blood sugar over 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L]. My last A1c was under 6. Could this be due to a honeymoon period where the diabetes is controllable with diet and exercise?


Most likely, this is not a honeymoon period as this entity is generally attributable to type 1 diabetes. However, exercise and diet are the backbone of any treatment for diabetes, either type 1 or type 2.

I would still check your glucose daily at different times as you may not even know that it is fluctuating. However, follow-up with your physician and maintenance of your diet and exercise regimen could keep you from needing additional treatment or medication.


Original posting 28 Jun 2004
Posted to Pills for Diabetes and Type 2


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