Diagnosed in December

By MzCarol Latest Reply 2012-01-31 23:07:17 -0600
Started 2012-01-20 16:53:25 -0600

I was just diagnosed with 2 Diabetes and Hypothyroidism and a couple of other inconsequential things. In my case,Diabetes is hereditary as well as my eating habits.
My A1C was 8.5. I am currently on two oral meds, Glipizide and Metformin.
The twice daily meds/ 4 time a day blood sugar. Certainly takes some getting used to and dedication.
I am so happy to find this forum. I am looking forward to learning from ya'll
(yep, Im from the south alright) and sharing what little I know.. :-)
Artificial sweetners: So far I like Truvia the best.
What do yall eat when your craving something sweet after dinner?
Thank you all in advance

7 replies

MzCarol 2012-01-23 19:10:00 -0600 Report

What I was trying to convey was that My eating habits and my genetics brought about my diabetes.. NOT that my eating habits were hereditary. LOL I can see how it was confusing tho.

jayabee52 2012-01-23 18:54:44 -0600 Report

I am curious as to your statement that "In my case,Diabetes is hereditary as well as my eating habits."

I might understand if since your genetic make up predisposes you to develop diabetes, but I don't understand how your eating habits are resulting from your genetic makeup. Could you shed some light on this?

Lydickk 2012-01-21 12:30:46 -0600 Report

Once you get off the sugar you should notice that your taste changes and things that didn't seem so sweet now seem sweet. Try exploring different fruits and apples. I found ripe pears and some types of apples are super sweet now.

MzCarol 2012-01-20 22:40:16 -0600 Report

I forgot to say the 8.5 A1C was when I had already been on one medication
( glipizide) for several months.

zachary taylor
zachary taylor 2012-01-20 22:10:48 -0600 Report

Hey! MzCarol, when im craving sweets, i usually eat a few chocolate chip cookies. Sugar free of course but with low carbs. Murrays is a good brand of sugar free cookies. It takes a lil time to get used to the taste.

Jeanae 2012-01-20 17:12:58 -0600 Report

Well welcome to the forum, community and to the battle against your disease. I was diagnosed with type II in August and also with hypothyroidism (and hypertension, high cholesterol and gout- not a good day) but it turned out to be one of the best things for me. I have lost a lot of weight, am eating healthier, feeling better, and am more active. So hang in there. It can be a difficult journey at times but this community is amazing. They have people here that have the answers to any question you could ever imagine. Plus they really care. Having a bad day? They will cheer you up and cheer you on. Just need someone to tell you that you are not alone? This is the right place. I am now off all but two meds- Metformin 2 times a day but no longer on insulin, and a low dose blood pressure pill that my dr. says he will probably take me off at my next visit. So you can definitely make progress. There are many on here that are no longer taking any meds. They are an inspiration. So welcome again. Oh and if I crave something sweet, I limit myself to some berries (1/4 c- 1/2 c depending on what I have eaten that day and I eat them slowly and savor the flavor. Your taste buds will change as you start eating healthier and cleaner for lack of a better word. You will be surprised at how things you used to love will have no appeal to you later. Good luck. I am always here too although I am a newby and know nothing compared to most of the people on this site.

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