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hi… thanks … i was a t2 diabetic … i have successfully reversed my t2 diabetes … current hba1c is at 5.7 … aiming for between 4.5 and 5.2 by the 1st of november 2018 … i’d like to share my journey …


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Hi. I am Don. I was diagnosed T2 25 years ago; however over the years my C-peptide declined to 0.01 so I became insulin dependent and went on a pump and CGM about 10 years ago. I am currently on the Medtronic 670G pump and Guardian CGM sensor. Unfortunately, my insurance was changed this year to United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage which doesn’t cover my sensors. I can’t really afford $450 a month so for now I am using my sensors for two weeks instead of one.

I look forward to learning and contributing to the Forum. Hey


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#18

Hi @Don1942 , I hope you can share your experience with the 670G. We don’t see many Type 2s with this pump, I have read that the 670 is not usually recommended for Type 2 diabetics.

I wonder how well the auto mode works for a T2.


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‘’ A fully reversible disease
Most doctors, dietitians and diabetes specialists claim that type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease. The American Diabetes Association, for example, almost proudly proclaims this on its website. Once you get the diagnosis, it’s a life sentence. But, it’s actually a great big lie.

Type 2 diabetes is almost always reversible and this is almost ridiculously easy to prove. This is great news for the more than 50% of American adults who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Recognizing this truth is the crucial first step in reversing your diabetes or pre-diabetes. Actually, it something that most people already instinctively recognized to be true. ‘’

''Medications and insulin do nothing to slow down the progression of this organ damage, because they do not eliminate the toxic sugar load from our body. We’ve known this inconvenient fact since 2008. No less than 7 multinational, multi-centre, randomized controlled trials of tight blood glucose control with medications (ACCORD, ADVANCE, failed to demonstrate reductions in heart disease, the major killer of diabetic patients. We pretended that using medications to lower blood sugar makes people healthier. But it’s only been a lie. You can’t use drugs to cure a dietary disease. - source www - the diet dr … dr jason fung etc

''Medications and insulin do nothing to slow down the progression of this organ damage, because they do not eliminate the toxic sugar load from our body. We’ve known this inconvenient fact since 2008. No less than 7 multinational, multi-centre, randomized controlled trials of tight blood glucose control with medications (ACCORD, ADVANCE, failed to demonstrate reductions in heart disease, the major killer of diabetic patients. We pretended that using medications to lower blood sugar makes people healthier. But it’s only been a lie. You can’t use drugs to cure a dietary disease. - source www - the diet dr … dr jason fung etc

I am living proof that t2 diabetes can be successfully reversed


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#20

Hi! My name is Jeff, I was diagnosed with T1D 26 years ago. I did multiple injections at first, and I have been on Medtronic/Minimed pumps since 1996 or so(And thinking about trying Tandem/Dex!). I don’t know how I’ve made it this far without stumbling on this board, but I’m glad I did! I am lonely - I don’t know or talk to any other diabetics, so it’s nice to see that there are others “like me” :slight_smile: I am glad everyone is here, and I’m glad to have somewhere to go to be reminded that “I’m not the only one, other people are going through this too”. Happy Friday everyone!


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Nice to hear from you @jkupke . There are lots of discussions you can add to as well as initiating your own questions.


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Hello, My name is Jamin and I am a 51 year old male and have been a type 1 diabetic for 37 years. Over the years I have been on many different types of insulin and have used many different types of delivery methods but I recently have started with the 670G. It has been what everyone says it is… not the artificial pancreas cure that I have been waiting for for over 20 years, but something that has made managing my daily life with diabetes much easier. It has taught me more about my lack of good blood glucose control (when I have been pretty good my entire adult life) and why my A1C’s have been steadily increasing for the last 4+ years although I didn’t change much in my normal daily routines or eating habits.

I have searched for answers on the 670G and it has always lead me to this site and the forum and the best answers are always from someone who has dealt with the issues already. I have had a few issues with the 670g that I almost didn’t make it to today to type this, but after the initial large fluctuations with by numbers while in manual mode and waiting for sensors to be delivered I was finally able to get to the auto-mode and it has made what used to be something that I never did anything without planning for if I had snacks or enough insulin or when I would need to check a blood sugar again to now something that I don’t really need to be that concerned about. The 670g is also the first pump that I have stuck with for more than a few months and although not fully automatic, it is smart enough in auto-mode to protect me from myself and over estimating carbs or putting off eating a meal because I am busy only to be alerted before that can cause an issue.

I am thankful for a forum like this and will be checking back often to see other people’s experiences and contribute where I can give some useful information.


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Hi everyone my name is Vanessa and my son who will be turning 2 this coming November was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 17 months. It’s been an emotional roller coaster for me and my husband since he’s our only child, we never expected that our son would have to go through something like this that is life long. I decided to join this forum because it is really comforting in hearing everyone’s stories and how they manage. It’s really nice for me to hear from people who can truly relate.


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My daughter trinidy is 14 and desperately seeking peer support and someone close in age who understands what she is going through.


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@jjkaz the 670G has been discussed numerous times, If you would like to read some of these posts and maybe comment on them try doing a search for the 670G . You can find the search button in the upper right corner of the page.

Welcome, we look forward to hearing your experiences with the 670


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@Type1Mom4 Thanks for joining our community. Unfortunately you are correct that diabetes is a lifelong journey. It is our hope that we can help each other along the way.


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Welcome. @jjkaz!

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how the forum has helped you, and to share a little about how the 670G has impacted you. I look forward to hearing more about your experience pumping and APing.


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Hi, @Type1Mom4.

Welcome. I’m sorry to hear about your son’s diagnosis. My son was diagnosed when he was three. He’s now 15. I remember how it felt like our world had been turned upside down when he was diagnosed. Let us know how we can help.


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Joody70 Hi I’m Joody and was diagnosed with Type 2 6 years ago and have been on Insulin for 4 years. While it is a constant challenge, I am controlling my diabetes through diet and exercise. The beginning years were very challenging for me because of another autoimmune disease diagnosis requiring high does of prednisone, raising my blood sugar even higher, causing the need for high doses of insulin. Prednisone was with me for over 2 years and since off that drug, my insulin dosages are much more doable. Like everyone, I’m sure insulin costs are high, and I did find some relief from going to Canadian Insulin.


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Hi, I joined a year or more ago and have been reading posts but not participating otherwise. I was diagnosed with T1DM in January '73 at age 15. I’m currently using an Omnipod pump and Dexcom G6 CGM. I work as a social worker in a medical setting after a career change in 2012. I still do some freelance writing and editing work as well. I’m married and have a 30-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter. Thanks to the many posters who’ve helped me over the past 18 months when I was changing insulin pumps and starting on a CGM!