If you don't start diabetic meds you can die of a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, liver failure or even pancreatic cancer to mention a few, in short order. The choice is your's, but if you continue to let your blood sugar run high even while you are trying alternative methods, you are simply entertaining silent damage to all sorts of things in your body.
Me? I'd start the diabetic meds and then try to lose some weight and adjust to a lifestyle that might be able to stave off the disease! There is no quick "non medication" solution to get you back under control. There are lots of things you can do to ultimately lower or possibly eliminate medication from your regimin, but for now, the MOST IMPORTANT thing is to get those numbers down!!! and it JUST ISN"T GOING TO HAPPEN without some chemical help. Sorry.
Hi there Will,
I feel happy for you that you have heeded the prompt and correct advise given to motivate you to visit your physician.This is the specific reason that this forum exists and is popular!
DON'T READ about HEMOCHROMATOSIS AS IT CAN SCARE YOU!THEORY IS MUCH DIFFERENT FROM REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES.A definitive diagnosis is made these days by genetic tests and a liver biopsy!Sure enough,the high iron scores point in that direction.Your physician must have noticed some pigmentation of your skin to order those tests about iron.
You are in the hands of a good physician and voice all your concerns to him.We are here to support you (as jeannie did)!You need to shed those extra pounds via exercise and diet modification and i can assure you that you will feel fantastic!