Fighting hunger

By lovenya Latest Reply 2011-06-05 03:27:32 -0500
Started 2011-06-01 21:02:19 -0500

I am a type2 diabete, i am on Humalog and also lantus, this medication make me want to eat more. My sugar runs high through out the day, i stay very thristy, no energy, i grill a lot of my meat(sometime i fry), i eat a lot of green veg. in the morning eat oatmeal, lot of time i skip lunch because my sugar is high my AC1 count is 13 and it should be under 7. Need your advice

8 replies

cheetah1976 2011-06-03 21:10:07 -0500 Report

High sugars cause you to be hungry. I would talk to doctor to find a better fit on medicine. There are serveral insulins that help with hunger. Beyeeta, symiln, Vitoza.

donna62M 2011-06-02 16:47:06 -0500 Report

I know harlen told you to cut the oatmeal…but I was told by a dietican that porridge/oatmeal willhelp the body to use up blood sugar in the body…apparently there is something in it that helps…and yes it helps me…I t maybe diffrent for you but is worth looking in to.

jayabee52 2011-06-05 03:27:32 -0500 Report

That's why it is essential to good BG control to "eat to your meter." Harlen's meter tells him it is a no-no for him. It raises my BG also, so likewise I avoid it. But we are all different in how our bodies react to the same inputs.

AuntieM234 2011-06-02 11:58:13 -0500 Report

Dear lovenya: It may not be the medication that is making you thirsty and zapping your energy. Bad carbs make you feel hungry and not drinking lots of water can cause you to dehydrate; dehydration zapps your energy. You didn't say what you drink. Many times what you drink can actually dehydrate you. Caffine can dehydrate you. If you drink coffee or tea, always use decaffinated. Water is about the only liquid that truly cures your body's thirst and helps protect your kidneys. Exercise is also a good way to help lower your blood sugar. Even if you have no energy, you need to get some exercise. I promise you that, if you do some form of exercise consistently, it will help lower your levels. AND the more exercise you get, the better you will feel! All of the advice from the others who have added their reply is excellent. Be sure to follow it. When I was first diagnosed, my Alc was almost 15. Take your A1c reading very seriously lovenya; its your body's way of crying out for help!

realsis77 2011-06-02 11:13:39 -0500 Report

Hi. I also take lantus and humulinR. If you can't get your numbers down you need and adjustment! I needed a few adjustments before I got it right now my numbers are great! I have more energy and feel so much better! I haven't really had a a problem with the hunger although I do feel hungery around 3 o'clock after eating at noon. I snack on fruit if I can during that time. My doctor told me to eat very small meals during the day.not full meals but tiny snack like foods. I also like to use yougart as a snack. This has been working well for me although I have gained some weight on the insulin.I do become very thirsty also.I try to drink lots of water. This helps. I really urge you to speak to your doctor about a dose adjustment! I felt so much better with mine!

alanbossman 2011-06-02 08:29:38 -0500 Report

You should go and see your doctor if you can not get your numbers down. You may need a med adjustment. Or you my need to adjust your meals to portion size.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-06-02 01:40:26 -0500 Report

You should try You can plug in any food and get all the nutritional value. Oh yes, There's an app for that.

Harlen 2011-06-01 21:38:25 -0500 Report

Cut the oatmeal its all carbs ,
Drink a lot of water and keep a log on what your blood sugar is before meals and what it is two hr after you eat .
the better your info the better you can care for your diabetis
As you keep your log you will see what food's do what to your blood sugar
and yes I use a scale and the book The calorie king. that book has all the food's in it and what the carbs are in each food.
Hope this helps
Best wishes