Noticed a Change

By sweetkyfirefly83 Latest Reply 2012-01-28 12:34:57 -0600
Started 2012-01-27 23:13:02 -0600

I have been doing really well with my BG levels recently. My endocrinologist said my A1C was 8.5. But I seem to be having problems controlling what I eat now. It seems I cant get full. I carb count, so I cover what I do eat with my Novolog, but Im constantly hungry. Any advice or ideas?

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Young1s 2012-01-28 12:34:57 -0600 Report

You've gotten some really good advice so far but I am just wondering. What are your BG's like during the day? Because an insatiable appetite is an indicator of both hyper and hypoglycemia. Whatever the case though, it boils down to a matter of adjusting what kinds of foods you eat, how much or how often.

MEGriff1950 2012-01-28 07:28:52 -0600 Report

How many times a day are you eating? When I was first diagnosed I was eating once a day for years. That was the wrong approach. After attending a diabetes education class I learned why I needed to eat 3 meals a day with about 45 Carbs per meal. Once I started that I quickly gained control over my eating and diabetes. A dietician will be most helpful in understanding how different foods affect your BG. Mine taught me that vegetables are pretty much an all you want item but fruits that I thought were healthy needed to be counted toward my meal carbs and that fruit juices should only be used to raise your sugar during a low. I like to keep unsalted nuts for snacks for when I become hungry. Exercise also will help not only to lower your BG but will help with your food cravings and hunger.

SCLWKR 2012-01-27 23:38:24 -0600 Report

Fiber fiber fiber! I also drink lots of water and mix my carbs with protein. Mornings are two pieces of multigrain double fiber toast with low fat peanut butter. 8 oz glass of non fat milk. Then while driving to work I have a small apple. My nutritionist recommends 75 grams of carbs before noon to get the metabolism going. Exercise will also curb your hunger. If you feel hungry, have a 12-16 oz bottle/glass of water. Try to do high fiber with every meal. That really works for me and in 90 days I have brought my A1c from 14.2 to 6.7. Will power is important as well, try to resist the hunger if you can. I suggest meeting with a dietition if your medical coverage covers it.

Caroltoo 2012-01-27 23:27:44 -0600 Report

Glad your BG levels are more within the range you want. That's encouraging.

Try to find foods with lots of fiber to fill up your stomach, but a little protein and a very little fat will help sustain the feeling of satiation.

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