Health knowledge made personal
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in early 2001. Since then, I have been able to achieve and maintain normal blood sugar through weight loss and frequent exercise. I have never taken any diabetes medication, and I was able to stop taking the blood pressure medication I had been on when I was diagnosed as diabetic. I've just found a different way to live that enables me to get by (so far) without any help from the pharmacy.
Most people assume it's impossible to do what I've done, so new patients don't get enough encouragement to give it a serious try. I think they'd be better off if they did try -- and I think they'd be a lot likelier to try if they could see examples of people who have succeeded at it. So, I'm just trying to share my experience, and let people know what has worked for me.