@anon944318: Good grief. Most doctors I know love it if their diabetic patients can come off their meds, and some are able to do so. They are able to control their disease with diet and exercise, and every person I know who is able to do that (and I know a few) has a doctor who supports that fully.
Some blood pressure medications can cause elevated blood glucose levels, but ACE inhibitors don't. In fact, they help prevent kidney damage. Metformin doesn't damage kidneys, either.
If you want to get all indignant, go after the insurance companies that have opted not to cover weight loss surgery, which for obese diabetics, can amount to long-term remission. No more medication, ever. Why don't you get worked up about that?
I wish like hell there was a cure for diabetes, but saying my doctor wants to keep me sick is a load of crap. It just is. If she wants to keep me sick, why is she so pleased when my bloodwork, including kidney function, is normal and when my blood pressure is normal?
Are you diabetic? Do you know what it's like to deal with this on a daily basis? Are you trying to get off these "deadly medications?" If they're so deadly, why are diabetics who are compliant and managing their disease living decades longer than they did just 60 years ago without medications? If you're not diabetic, then please, let those of us who are manage our conditions in peace without having to listen to people who aren't even diabetic tell us what we're doing wrong. We get enough crap from the media telling us we're morally deficient because we have the disease to begin with. We don't need laymen yowling at us too.