diabetics and food

By ppursel Latest Reply 2011-09-14 10:55:54 -0500
Started 2011-08-29 00:34:05 -0500

How do you make people understand that when your diabetic you cant have " Goodies " in the house…out of sight out of mind…I live with my mother and one of my sisters, my sister and i both are diabetics…my mother and other sister are not, but my other sister is always bringing sweets here…cakes…dounut's…candy…and regular soda. She brings all this junk here and leaves it, when you crave something sweet or salty its hard to stay away when its just sitting there. also, I'm finding it hard at meal time to…my mother does most of the cooking and food buying, i tell her to make sure there's no sugar or salt in the stuff she buys but i think she forgets what i said as soon as shes out the door…i don't want her to change her eating habits but my sister and i have to…my blood sugar runes between 180 and 290, i need to get this under control.

8 replies

grandmaducky 2011-08-30 15:10:23 -0500 Report

I am sorry you are having to be tempted but youll have to be strong and say no to your self good luck

saber32 2011-09-14 10:04:43 -0500 Report

I am the only diabetic in the house and my sister always bringing home junk food home. I went to the store and buy my shelf a refridgerate in the car port of the house and put "" this refridgerate is only for diabetics in this house

"" and it seems to work in my house"" thats if you have the room in your house to have another one

Sweet Potatoe
Sweet Potatoe 2011-08-30 13:45:06 -0500 Report

I understand how you feel. I'm also lucky that my kids don't eat sweets. They never have liked sweets. I've been a diabetic type 2 for 18mths from a brain surgery and was put on prenisone(a steroid) that caused me to gain weight which lead to this disease. The way I look at it if my kids stay healthy and eat healthy then they should live a long life. I however do buy snacks that are 90-100 calories that I eat. Maybe your mom will consider your feelings and do the same for you. Wishing you the best.

ShellyLargent 2011-08-29 13:23:11 -0500 Report

I'm the only diabetic in my house (and my whole family, for that matter). It is hard. But I still bake cookies for them or make other desserts because I don't feel they should "suffer" because of me. I keep my own dessert alternatives in the house, and they know not to eat those. While they're eating ice cream, I'll have a yogurt and some fruit. While they eat cookies or cake, I'll eat multigrain toast with peanut butter (and maybe a little sugar-free Smuckers on top). Sine I do the majority of the grocery shopping, it's easy for me to make sure I have these in the house. Next time your mom goes grocery shopping, if possible, go with her and choose items that you want. If she's unwilling to buy special items for you and sister, then you two may have to do your own shopping.

Marytea 2011-08-29 10:00:36 -0500 Report

I find the only behavior I can control is my own. Just because I am diabetic, I can't force people to live by my dietary rules. I can ask then to comply but if they don't, I can't force them. when someone comes to dinner with something I can't have, I take a tiny bite, focus on the company and when they leave, toss it. I sometimes just fix my own meal if my family wants something not allowed for me. IMO you probably are not going to change them so take action for yourself. Don't give up. Stay strong.

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