First, if you have diabetes you should be monitoring it.
Monitoring means following up with your dr for regular hba1c tests (average 3 months data), and doing home testing to check your glucose levels.
Certainly cutting rice and sugar and exercising will be beneficial. However, if you do not test and monitoring you will not know if it is enough, or whether you need to intensify your efforts, cut carbs further, or need meds.
Losing weight will also help with diabetes. Sounds like you lost weight from cutting carbs a bit and exercise. This is then good weight loss.
Please get yourself checked. Out of control diabetes can lead to lots of complications that are really unpleasant. The problem is you may not know you are developing them until it is too late, and potentially irreversible.
Suggest you look seriously into low carb / ketogenic type diets. They can be very helpful for natural diabetes management.
However, if meds are needed, take them. Most critical is good blood sugar control.
yes ive been taking the home glucose blood test thing, that i share with one family member who is also diabetic.
i dont know what the readings are apart from 6.0 and below is normal.
when i first did the reading it was 15. now its between 7-8.
yes i plan to see the doctor and do full checks soon
thank u for the advice!
thanks again for sharing
yes i have diabetes. that was confirmed by my doctor last year.
but he did tell me i wouldnt need medication yet because it was still within control, and that i should change my diet and lifestyle and come back for another check (which i havent, but will do so within the year. just been busy and finding the right time to go to the doctor)
so yes i went from 15 on blood glucose test to 7 in a matter of months. yes its still diabetic but an improvement i hope.
yes im very determined to keep this under control, and who knows even reverse it.
my night thirst and peeing episodes are over, and i just was looking for assurance that these are good signs.
i dont know if this is any measure, but there was once at work it was extremely hot and half my team had to stop work to cool down, but i was fine. or does this have NOTHING to do with diabetes?
would appreciate another response, thank you