By dianaslowhotrod2 Latest Reply 2012-08-27 23:25:16 -0500
Started 2012-06-28 15:07:51 -0500

When you have type 2 do you lose your taste for food.

19 replies

flipmom 2012-08-27 23:25:16 -0500 Report

I dont understand the question taste for you mean you lost your appetite? I kinda lost my appetite too but I think its just in my head so I can fight to not eat everything!

msann 2012-06-30 22:32:00 -0500 Report

hey guys i just dont have a lot of tasts for food, reason i dont be hungry, iam type 2 for 12 yrs, my taste has changed, i take insulin shots pm and am have great day

Wound Lady
Wound Lady 2012-08-06 11:35:14 -0500 Report

I have lost my taste for any of the sweet things I use to like. Now my sweet tooth can be corrected with fruit. :)

stormz 2012-06-30 19:15:07 -0500 Report

I wish I lost my taste for food. I even wish they hated me. Sad thing is we now have to find new foods to love and just dream about the foods we use to love. All those sweets we had loved to eat we can't have no more. Our best bet is to start over with a healthy diet. That means no sugar no carbs and start exorcising. When I was first diagnosed my blood sugar was I think 680. I didn't know anyone else that was diabetic to get information from. So I looked it all up on the internet. What I told you was the information I found. In less than a year I got my A1c down to a 5. Not bad for someone who was ready to go into a coma. It has been 11 years and I have kept it at a 5. I think I have been doing pretty good. I come in here for support as needed. Great folks too. Hope that helps. God Bless. :)

CJ55 2012-07-10 21:45:48 -0500 Report

I struggle with food everyday. I think oh, just a bit wont hurt.. Then wham!!! It did..

CJ55 2012-07-10 23:46:36 -0500 Report

Ty stormz.. My liver is shot as well. I now have cirrohsis and need to be put on a donors list. God Bless..

stormz 2012-08-14 19:02:42 -0500 Report

O my. I am sorry to hear that. I just saw that you need a donor. I pray that they have found a donor for you. Sorry I didn't get back here sooner to see this. My prayers are with you. I hope and pray they find a donor for you really soon. God Bless. If you need to talk you can always email me. My friends say I am really good that way. Cause I always let them vent and I don't let it bother me and that I try to help them. So if you need to talk I'm here for you. HUGS!!

stormz 2012-07-10 22:01:53 -0500 Report

CJ55 hon I still struggle with food every day. almost `12 years later too. Sure I have my blood sugar under control it don't mean I hate chocolate any less. I know I should not have this that or the other thing. We have to know what we do eat we pay for. If you do cheat go for a walk. My brother was on that 1 medicine that was all over the news. ( can't remember the name right now) now he is recovering from his liver failing. Every day he has to walk 5 miles. So every thing we put into our bodies we pay a price for. Food medicine does not matter what it is. If you ingest you might pay for you. Look at it that way. That might help you more. Sometimes you have to look at it from a different angle. GOD BLESS BE HAPPY :)

mystikfairy61 2012-08-13 22:59:47 -0500 Report

I was only diagnosed 3 months ago, but I had noticed that for about 6-9 months prior to my diagnosis that candy bars, etc seemed to sweet for me. Maybe my body was letting me know the change was imminent. Who knows!! Also the same as jayabee with the salty foods. I had my third child in 1980 and was told I needed to be on low salt diet, and then at 36 developed high blood pressure so I decreased my salt intake and now some things seem way too salty. Like when I would eat french fries as a restaurant, I would get them made without salt because they oversalt them!!

stormz 2012-08-14 18:56:08 -0500 Report

I can relate to what you are saying. I can't stand salty foods. I don't even have high blood pressure but I need to stay away from salt because of another problem. I avoid all foods that they salt in restaurants or even fry. The frying because of my High Cholesterol. I have that completely under control since I did that too. I do whatever I can to keep the swelling down in my ankles. This is why is I avoid all salt. Hope you are feeling better! God Bless! :)

old biker
old biker 2012-06-30 18:55:29 -0500 Report

I still love my favorite foods..Unfortunately they didn't love me :-( ..What has happened now, I found I have acquired a taste for a much healthier choice in foods

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-30 16:50:31 -0500 Report

There are certain foods I no longer care for but I would not attribute it to diabetes. As we age, we tend to lose taste for certain foods. I use to love sausage but now I don't like it at all if it doesn't have sage in it. The same with fish, I no longer like the taste of fish that are oily. I think growing up you may have eaten a lot of your favorite foods and today some of them are no longer a favorite so we simply lose taste for some foods we use to enjoy.

jimLE 2012-06-30 16:25:59 -0500 Report

for those that dont mom is the one that has t2 not me..but yet and just like jayabee52,i have lost my taste for certain foods,like cheesse cake.i use love eating it.but now i rarely even toch it.and same applys to other foods as well..i can still taste food n all.i simply lost my taste for certain foods..i wonder if thats the case with you..

Nick1962 2012-06-29 09:24:32 -0500 Report

I don't think you lose your taste for food by being T2, but i can say my diet has changed my desire for many things, and my relationship to food. I don't eat "emotionally" anymore i.e. I don't eat certain things because they make me feel good. I do however have days where I find myself eating just because I need to.

jayabee52 2012-06-28 23:32:56 -0500 Report

As a person with diabetes, type 2, I can affirmatively say that I have not lost my taste for food.

I CAN say that my tastes have changed over the years. Candy and other sweets often taste too sweet now. Since I have reduced my salt intake, things I would normally love taste too salty now.

What are you experiencing Diana, which leads you to wonder if one loses their taste for food as a type 2?

re1ndeer 2012-06-28 19:04:06 -0500 Report

I disagree, there are many of us here that can tell you of our experiences, in finding ways to make meals. Being a diabetic does not mean you have to have bland or "cardboard food."