Is there a cure for diabetes?

I have been managing my diabetes with drugs and diet for the past four years with good results. However, a friend of mine recently told me to stop taking my drugs since my diabetes should have been cured with the long treatment I have taken. I am afraid to do this since my doctor has warned me not to stop taking my drugs. Who is correct, my doctor or my friend?

Jasper (by SMS)


Your doctor is correct. Diabetes and hypertension are some of the chronic illnesses which must be monitored regularly by doctors especially as one grows older in life. While their medications may be reduced and adjusted, it is dangerous to totally stop the medications as this may lead to a further worsening of the cases. It is therefore advisable to continue to see your doctor and continue your medications as the doctor may advise.