Patients Diabetes (Type 2)
Posted on 10/26/20 6:09 AM
Diet is also difficult for me even though I have been a type 2 diabetic for 18 years. You would think I would have it down pat by now, but I don't. I have battled depression alot. I got to the point I just didn't care anymore. I am a sugarholic. My daughter has sugar in the house and I can make it a little while not bothering it but sooner or later I am in the middle of it. Hope someone can share how they left sugar alone.
Posted on 10/26/20 6:11 AM
@sportbilly atkins. Keto. Download the app. You will love it. It's free.
Posted on 10/29/20 3:57 PM
@Mrubalcava Try a keto diet. You will find a lot of comfort foods in that diet. I have had this for 35 years and believe me it is a difficult road, not impossible, difficult. Hang in there, I never had a weight problem, I acquired it gestationally when my last son was born. I have always weighed around 120-125. It is a terrible disease and yes, I do not feel they are working hard enough on a cure either. Too much money to be made off of supplies!
Posted on 10/29/20 4:07 PM
Yes I agree with you all between weight loss and dieting it's so hard! @Sandiland I've heard great things about keto but I've never been brave enough to try it. Good to hear from someone "real" that it works.
And YES about the healthcare industry being too busy collecting our $$$ to be working on a cure! The amazing things we've accomplished in science and medicine in general and there's seemingly nothing they can do about diabetes...
Posted on 10/29/20 4:14 PM
@sportbilly Yes, trust me, continue carb counting. I have had this since my last son was born, 35 years. I have done all the diets and for me the best is counting carbs and eating keto. I tried insulin with just carb counting and kept upping my insulin, hence gaining weight along the way. Read the book Jason Fung, The Diabetes Code. Really enlightening. Helps to know all you can. Stress really affects your numbers also. I find with keto I can bake and have all the keto desserts I want, make it an diabetes an easier pill to swallow. Just look for reciepes that use a more natural sweetener, ie; Monk Fruit. I have a lot of history with this disease, so please trust me, it is not the end of your life. Yes you will have to constantly monitor yourself, but you can do a lot of things. At my age, I even have a drink, I find the no sugar hard seltzer are fine. Oh, and one more thing, read about alcohol sugars and how to compute them. Knowledge is king. A few years ago I started looking up famous people who had this, picked some as my hero’s. Everyone needs hero’s.
Posted on 10/29/20 4:41 PM
@Beckiejo40 Beckie, one of the things I want to tell you is that depression and diabetes go hand in hand. You will not NOT have depression simple due to the physiological process. So, get it handled. Don’t be afraid of telling a Dr. You are depressed. And don’t think they will discard it, they are trained to handle many problems that arise with diabetes including depression. As for how to resist the sugar, get some sugar free candies and stash them around the house, things you love the flavor of. Be aware of the carb and alcohol sugar count, but pop one when you feel the urge to cheat. This will be of great benefit to you. I personally love Lillies sugar free chocolate chips alone or in cookies! Best of luck!
Posted on 10/29/20 4:52 PM
@Courtney_J I feel like many others, the fact that you always have to be on! You have to either look at your meter if you wear one or test as a matter of routine. Sometimes when I get really fed up with it, I go by the suggestions in Jason Fung’s book on fasting. I will take a day off by fasting, I will make sure I keep juice available, although I have never had to use it. As the years progress I become more and more comfortable with my disease. You just have to roll with the punches, not beat yourself up when you have a high or get nervous when you go low. Trust in the science, 15g of carbs, wait 15 mins. When you are high, address it with the correction amount of insulin. It is not easy, but absolutely worth it. My A1c is a stead 6.7, which I am happy about, when I look at my meter results sometimes I have days when I am at 100 percent for staying in control. For those of you who do not have a meter, check into it. Not a pump, a meter. If you are disabled and have to take insulin a certain times a day, disability medical with provide you with one. This is a life changer even though there is a learning curve. Stay happy out there, life is short.
Posted on 11/2/20 4:32 PM
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this could support you ?
Posted on 11/9/20 6:49 PM
@Beckiejo40 @Sandiland Interesting, I will definitely be looking into this keto diet! I've heard of it but I had no idea it was good for diabetes. Thanks for the recommendation!
Posted on 11/14/20 8:21 PM
l,m frustrated with taking insulin injections and cgms. I have sensitive skin and get skin rashs from the adhesive
on dexicom and libre devices. My endo md told me to spray flunase on the area.