Watching weight when injured

By Jeanae Latest Reply 2011-12-15 04:36:03 -0600
Started 2011-12-10 19:19:40 -0600

I tripped over two of my dogs and twisted so I wouldn't land on my blind, diabetic foster dog. I tore my acl, my mcl, and sprained my ankle. The ER doctor said because of the meds I am already on - blood pressure meds, metformin, synthroid , baby aspirin, lopid, and insulin, he couldn't give my anything for pain. It will be two weeks before I can get an MRI, and several more weeks until surgery. I am literally in bed all the time. I don't know how this will effect my blood sugar or my weight. Should I cut way back on my calories since I am not exercising? If I do that will my blood sugar be way out of whack? HELP!!!

7 replies

Amalia707 2011-12-14 03:39:42 -0600 Report

Nope, your body stil need the fuel to function right and heal faster. To keep your engines (metabolic) moving you stil need to eat 3 meals and 3 snacks. Meals need to be balanced with the right amount of protein, slow carbs, and fast carbs. Your snack needs to be less than 200 cal for women, or 300 cal for men. In a meal, When you have more of one thing than the other that's when your glucose does its thing. Im a DietFreeLife coach. Let me know if you want to learn more. I can help.

Caroltoo 2011-12-14 14:30:39 -0600 Report

Does DietFreeLife specialize in diabetes care like a trained and certified Diebetic Educator? I looked at the website. It appears to be yet another approach to dietary changes that is generalist in nature, not treatment specific to Diabetes.

jayabee52 2011-12-15 04:36:03 -0600 Report

For me the reference to calories rather than carbs gives it away. It seems generalist in nature. And for interests she lists T1, T2 and preD. wondering if a pre D?

Caroltoo 2011-12-10 20:40:55 -0600 Report

How sad that an act of kindness toward your dog led to all of this. When I was hospitalized 6 years ago for a heart attack, they wanted to give me insulin which I refused. The hospital's dietitian didn't see me until the day I went home, so no help there. In the meanwhile, I was on my own in the hospital where they considered me a troublemaker for refusing insulin!

I ate all the fiber I could get a hold of: salads, veggies, fruit. I begged for extra sandwiches, so I could eat the meat and leave the bread. I ordered cheese & eggs any time they were on the menu. Yes, I reduced my calories and carbs because I was less active.

I don't recall if you are on insulin, Jeanae. If you are, I think you need to reduce your insulin when you reduce your carbs…I've never used it, so I'm not to familiar with that piece of the puzzle.

Good luck with this Jeanae!

Jeanae 2011-12-11 09:24:10 -0600 Report

Thank you. I take 4 units of insulin @ night. I will try + up my fiber. It is hard because I am pretty much bedridden so I have to rely on my husband for my meals. If the pain doesn't kill me, I'm afraid his cooking will! But he means well. I am blessed to have him. My kids have stepped and have been taking care of all the dogs - 9 total, ours plus foster dogs. I just wish there was something I could take for the pain but I am trying to focus on all my blessings and ignore the constant throbbing. Have a wonderful day.

jayabee52 2011-12-12 17:54:48 -0600 Report

do you have to stay in bed for some reason? Could you rent a wheelchair so you could get out of bed and get some sort of mobility? It might take your mind off the throbbing. ~~ Just a thought. ~~

Caroltoo 2011-12-11 10:55:56 -0600 Report

To make it easier for your husband, why not prepare a big bowl of your favorite lettice mix . Makes it easier to grab a handfull and add toppings. Also if he cooked up a dozen boiled eggs at a time and kept them in the refrigerator, that's good on the salad and as a snack. String cheese sticks are a good option also. One of my favorite salads is tossed greens with a handful of grape tomatoes, a cut up strip of string cheese, and a boiled egg. Add oil and venegar and it's lunch. Easy. Add some tuna, if really hungry.