By samantha.d Latest Reply 2012-09-27 12:48:53 -0500
Started 2012-09-15 21:40:36 -0500

Im so frustrated today im very hungry… Also Im being told so much information about looking after myself and bad experiences that other diabetics have like loosing eye sight! Its overwhelming and scary … So i just thought id write on here so that someone who knows what im going through can talk to me, thank you :)

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nk54 2012-09-27 12:01:10 -0500 Report

Samantha, I know how you feel. I read all this stuff & get all these instructions from doctors & coaches that I feel I have no control or choices over my DM. When I feel I'm doing the right things I end up getting told no you should have this way. This is ruling my life & I hate it! Hang in there . . .

catoe 2012-09-20 16:42:13 -0500 Report

I can so understand what u r going thru; i was diagnosed in June; I stay hungry it seems even if i just finished a meal; my sugars r uncontrolled even with my insulin and i am so scared of losing my sight or my limbs…my problem is i have had no one to talk to hopefully til now when i found this site..i dont have alot of answers since im new to diabetes but i have ears to listen.

awakening2health 2012-09-19 14:40:04 -0500 Report

I've learned a lot about my own hunger in the process of changing my lifestyle. I used to sort of think (deep feelings and fears) that I would die if I didn't eat, and a lot, and right now! We are hard wired to seek food. However, I've learned to play with hunger, make friends with hunger… except of course when I just can't! The point is, much of the time - I really don't need to eat just now, or I can eat less than I thought I needed, and still do fine. Obviously, this requires cultivation, practice and patience!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-09-19 06:06:45 -0500 Report

Hi Samantha, you are so pretty like everyone has said. I am a T1, and have no complications as described. Keeping myself healthy, exercising every day, and making the right food choices has led me to believe I can do this! You are so young and have a right to a happy, long life, you can do it! DC will help you along the way as it has for me! HUGS!

JSJB 2012-09-18 04:08:37 -0500 Report

Samantha, you are young compared to me. There are many problems that can happen when you have diabetes buy with determination you can overcome this condition as I did and live a normal life. There will be days when you get disgusted with what you have to do but in the end it will be worth all the trouble. I read articles of members who have had this condition since childhood and they are controlling it. So do not listen to the negative parts but the positive ones and stay healthy. How is mum doing? Has she accepted your condition? If not in time she will.

samantha.d 2012-09-18 05:09:33 -0500 Report

thank you :) mum is takin it worse than me ! But i know the first few months will be very stressful! Thanks again!

mystikfairy61 2012-09-18 00:29:03 -0500 Report

Samantha, I was just diagnosed with Type 2 in April of this year. I found that I had problems with being really hungry until I got my BG numbers under better control. I found out it is because the cells in the body arent getting the glucose in your blood stream because of problems with insulin resistance (how your body uses insulin), so the cells are sending a message to your brain that they are hungry even though you just ate. Not quite sure if that is the same for a type 1, because I know you dont make insulin. However, know that it is a process, and although the stories are real and can be scary, doesnt mean that it will happen to you, IF you take things seriously. Take good care of your body and it will take care of you. Not sure if I addressed anything that pertains to you, just thought I would throw in my two cents worth. HUGS

samantha.d 2012-09-18 01:29:58 -0500 Report

thanks any info helps and yes i went to the doctors and they told me my body is telling me im hungry when im not so thank you !! :) :)

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-09-16 21:05:01 -0500 Report

Sorry your getting so much info, but at least you are being made aware of what can happen. The best thing for you to do is to eat right, exercise and do the bg checks and take meds as prescribed. You want to be in control of diabetes as early as possible so that you don't develope other issues. You can live a long and happy life with diabetes by making the needed adjustments:)

Nick1962 2012-09-16 18:38:51 -0500 Report

Just to add to the wise adivice of Jo and Tamara - those horror stories you keep hearing are old school, long before we had better ways of dealing with things. Sure you'll find folks here with neuropathy, as well as a whole host of other non-diabetes related ilnesses. I think at last count there are nearly half a million members here, and in the year I've been involved, no one has shared about losing a foot or eyesight. In fact, Richard who pops in from time to time has been T1 for something like 60 years now and still kickin' strong.
I'm one of those (call me crazy) that believes a cure will become available (at least for T2's), and who knows, this low-carb diet thing might just be it.
By hanging around here you'll get information stright from those who have tried it and succeeded. You're not going to go downhill, and like several of us you'll be off any medications, just living life, and your diabetes will be no more hassle than putting contacts in each morning. So you can stop listening to the horror stories, in fact I'm in better shape now that I would be if I hadn't been diagnosed.

samantha.d 2012-09-16 16:58:38 -0500 Report

Thank you so much ! You really helped im feeling better today :) im sticking to your advice and taking it a moment at a time .. Il try not think about it too much :D

Diabetic Coach
Diabetic Coach 2012-09-15 23:54:00 -0500 Report

IKR!!! It's incredibly frustrating. Like there's so much information, so many life changes and everyone seems to have a horror story like if you don't do XYZ then you'll wake up tomorrow blind, have to have a leg amputated or something else equally crazy! Whew…Relax. Take a deep breath and take things one day (or in my case one moment) at a time! You drive yourself mental if you don't.

I totally know what it's like being hungry. When you start portion controlling and really watching your diet, the amount of food can feel like it's nothing. NOTHING. and wait you aren't even full. You can prolly put away more food but…I was always starving initially because I used to eat a; more and b; all the time. You have to sort out what, when and how much according to your body's rhythms and not try to fit into what some guideline as to when you should eat. Again, this is about you managing your diabetes. If you are on a schedule that makes you feel hungry all the time, try something different. Keep at it until it works for you. :)

The same principle applies for all the information you receive. Diabetes is not one size fits all. You'll get a lot of advice, a lot of advice. The best is to do what works for you to keep you healthy and sane.

I hope this helps. :)