Posted by: hungryguy | October 24, 2013

Type 1 diabetes no needles just pills for now

There is a new blood test I have not heard of before. It took 2 months but it confirms whether someone is type 1 or type 2 diabetic. It tests for some type of enzyme. For my mom, it confirmed that at 60 years old she now has type 1 diabetes (same as me).

However 2 months ago when we knew something was wrong, her doctor put her on pills. With pills, diet and exercise her sugar levels have been great. Only a few high sugar levels and not even that high.

So after confirming type 1 diabetes the doctor had no idea what to do. So they sent her to a diabetes specialist. The specialist said they will keep her on the pills as her sugars have been good. They feel her pancreas must still be producing insulin and it could for a long time still or a short time… They dont know.

She has also been taking garcinia cambogia. Now I dont want to start giving any credit to her blood control to garcinia but it could be a factor too, i think. My mom does not want to take needles (who does?) so this is good news for her. She is proper weight, exercises everyday and eats well. Along with the pills and garcinia it will be interesting to see how long she can manage her type 1 diabetes without needles or insulin.



  1. I just found your blog a few weeks ago, and it made me motivated to try to tackle my possible pre diabetes. how is it going for you now?

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