Really How Hard Is It To Eat Right To Control Diabetes?

By MEGriff1950 Latest Reply 2011-09-22 20:21:28 -0500
Started 2011-09-21 10:11:25 -0500

Shame on you who cannot follow all guidelines…Bah yes that statement makes me mad too. I find it very difficult for good reasons.
I have diverticulosis which dictates one set of eating rules.
I have acid reflux which dictates another set of rules.
I have type 2 diabetes which is another totally different eating rules.
It is so hard to balance all of these rules into one eating plan. I do try to put my diabetes ahead of the rest but if I do not keep the diverticulosis in mind it can turn into the nasty intestional infection diverticulitis.
For some reason LOL I bet that I am not the only one here facing these challenges on trying to eat healthy.

13 replies

SEEKINGHELP 2011-09-22 19:49:34 -0500 Report

I so agree with you, I have HBP, Gout, Reflux, T2D and low Vit D, Low B-12 and a killer headache.. But I cant take one med or food , because it affects another problem and meds.. What to do.. I get so upset because my boyfriend thinks its just lack of wellpower and motivation.. But he wants me to cook all the food I cant eat.. How is that going to help me.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-22 20:21:28 -0500 Report

It is such a balancing act. I was taking 100,000 mgs of Vitamin D for a long time, now only 5,000 mgs a day. I wish uninformed (best word I could find) would keep their thoughts to themselves. I can't make any suggestion about what to tell the boyfriend about his food wishes. I would get in trouble with the site administrators. it is hard enough for us to try to control ourselves without cooking and baking items that are not healthy for us. Good luck and may God bless you,

AutoX 2011-09-21 18:23:11 -0500 Report

I also have acid reflux and type 2 diabetes. One of my doctors recommended I try an over the counter drug, Zantac (150) (there are others). I take 1 a day and it has worked for me. I no longer wake up in the middle of the night because I feel that I am about to vomit. Don't know if you can take it with your other health problems, but you might ask your doctor. The acid reflux can do extensive damage to your throat.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-21 21:19:02 -0500 Report

I do have prilocec for the bad times but just do the balancing act. My worst enemy is cooked celery so I use very little of that. I found too that if I drink a lot of water while eating the items that bother the acid reflux it helps. Thank you for your reply.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2011-09-21 14:59:47 -0500 Report

You are definately not the only one that struggles with this. There are so many different aspects that go into good diabetes control. Everyone is so different that "eating right" means something different for each person.

jimmyjames43 2011-09-21 10:39:17 -0500 Report

I am on a healthy heart diet with a diabetic diet,and have stomach problems,but i manage. My friend joined weight watchers and in his information they had an insert for diabetics,so i have been following that program,lots of free food(no points) you can have and my blood sugars have been lots better,drinking lots of water,less diet soda,eating fresh veggies and you can still work in a few weight watchers sweet treats(mmm good)

granniesophie 2011-09-21 10:37:09 -0500 Report

Oh my, Mary-certainly you are not!!
This goes back to the only things to eat are cardboard and rocks!! And rocks may not be good for Diverticuliosis!
I try to put the diabetes first also, but but it do be hard when you find out that something you thought you could eat messes with some other disease or intolerance you have!! I bet I know every bathroom in every place from home to work and back!!
I live for the day when they discover that Chocolate cures all ills and is good for us all at all times :-P

Type1Lou 2011-09-21 11:03:02 -0500 Report

Rocks can be "hard" on your dental health…and Chocolate is a vegetable after all! I'm lucky that I can eat all the fiber and nuts I want and don't have GERD either. I still find it difficult to follow my low-carb diet…but the results are worth it!

MEGriff1950 2011-09-21 11:23:56 -0500 Report

LOL I think the rocks would stick in the pockets LOL. My numbers are excellent so not have to work on the lipids ugh. It is a balancing act, being clumsy does not help.

jayabee52 2011-09-21 10:22:20 -0500 Report

My problem pair of eating challenger is the eating rules for Kidney problems are almost 180 degrees away from the diabetes eating rules.

granniesophie 2011-09-21 10:42:45 -0500 Report

Sheeesh-don't I know it-trying to shop for my Mom is the ultimate challenge!! She has both issues and finding her stuff she WILL eat from the stuff she CAN eat is one giant pain in the butt! I now do all her shopping for her, and she is trying new things and making me soooo crazy!
But changing her diet has helped with her kidney function a bit, and stalled dialysis a bit, and she doesn't get sick so much! Her A1C, I'm not so sure, and she refuses to test herself, so I don't know day to day how she is doing with the diet!
I guess the kidney function is the 800 pound gorilla right now, and the diabetes is secondary-I just try to buy her foods that keep the carbs low, but you are right, its hard and keeping the protein down is the hardest!

MEGriff1950 2011-09-21 11:26:07 -0500 Report

I wish you the best on helping your Mother. Sounds like a huge challenge but sounds like you have made a big diffference in her health. Great job.