I have been dealing with some strange issues, or maybe not. Well for one recently i have been diagnosed with an illness called hemochrmotosys. It is thought this is what caused my type 2 diabetes. But that is a separate issue for now. I would like to know if anyone here has had the following happen.
I lost 45lbs and quit drinking beer. I was a heavy drinker. During this time my type 2 seems to have vanished. My blood sugars went from the 120-180 range to 70-120 range. My A1C since 2008 has gone from 10.3 to 5.4 all just with weight loss and the Atkins diet, NO MEDS
Now i seem to have some slight liver damage related to the "hemochrmotosys" but this is something im working on.
But my dr told me i now am aloud to add some carbs to my diet. Just cut back on the iron.
My real question is has any one been able to get type 2 this much under control just by lifestyle changes? Just losing weight and quitting drinking?
Im even able to eat a few spoon fulls of pasta and rice now and my sugars only hit 130 after eating, in the past i would have been 300+
I just hope its not something with my liver under attack (i had liver enzymes 2 to 3 times higher than normal and iron 3 times the highest limit) in a bad way and that is what keeping my sugar low.
I was told the damage is not at that rage yet. But it just seems strange. Blood sugar at 130 after eating, no meds at all.