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Over the last 3 years my blood sugar has gone from 6 to 7 to 9. My doctor advises going on medicine(pills) is it possible to control this with diet or?
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Diet not working!
Your case illustrates quite clearly that type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition so that what worked at one time is no longer sufficient.
Your sugars are now 150% of where they were 3 years ago. Certainly, if you've not been following your diet & exercise plan, you should work on this, but if you're lifestyle is good, and your sugars are high, meds are needed.

In brief: Diet not working!
Your case illustrates quite clearly that type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition so that what worked at one time is no longer sufficient.
Your sugars are now 150% of where they were 3 years ago. Certainly, if you've not been following your diet & exercise plan, you should work on this, but if you're lifestyle is good, and your sugars are high, meds are needed.
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