I don't know the answer to your question, Chris. It depends on your doctor's point of view. My own doctor is a GP and I think the bottom line for her is my lab work. They're normal. Nothing out of range, internal organs working fine. She has not mentioned meds since I've been able to bring the blood sugar down and she was wowed
by the A1c. But I'm the same way you are: my numbers are under control as long as I eat this way, but if I ate as I did before, my numbers would be high all the time. However, I believe they were never exceedingly high because when I first got my glucose monitor, my readings were in the 130 to 165 (about
7.5 to 9) range and fasting around 120, although a chocolate peanut butter bunny put me just over 200 a year ago Easter. Yes, I ate the whole thing.
One thing that worried me was recovering from our trip to NYC. I did not take my monitor - so I could eat and enjoy without the guilt. Not that I went overboard, because I didn't. I had a croissant with a breakfast omelet and artisan rolls (maybe 2) with dinner. Everything else I ate was fine, no potatoes or rice, just my normal way of eating. When we got back, my blood sugar went right back to where it was before the trip. Holidays are coming...............
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds