There is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed. And if well managed your diabetes 2 may go into remission, meaning your blood sugar levels are normal, and it may be possible that your doctor can say that you may continue to control your diabetes with the correct diet and exercise regimen.
Remission however is not a cure. A doctor’s goal would be for a patient to go into remission, but if a patient returns to old bad habits, the diabetes may return again. So even if one is in remission, one should be checked up regularly to make sure that they continue to be in that state.
Specific Laboratory Goals In Diabetes 2
Here are some laboratory goals that a doctor looks for when treating diabetes 2. They are:
- LDL or bad cholesterol. For both diabetes 1 and diabetes 2, a doctor wants the LDL or bad cholesterol to be 100. In some cases doctors will want the bad cholesterol to be at a level of 70 or less.
- HDL or Good cholesterol. Doctors want the HDL or good cholesterol to be over 45.
- Fasting blood sugars. In general these should range from 80-120. Two hour readings should be under 140. But ideally, doctors want patients to fall within the normal range of 80-100 fasting; and between 80-120 within two hours of a meal.
- Hemoglobin A1C. This is the most important value the doctors will be looking at. The hemoglobin AIC reveals how well controlled someone’s blood has been over the last 3 months. For type 1 diabetics the hemoglobin A1C should be less than seven percent. For type 2 diabetics, it should be as close to normal as possible; under six percent.