What happen to me

AnnRendon
By AnnRendon Latest Reply 2012-11-26 11:38:57 -0600
Started 2012-11-08 22:55:41 -0600

So I haven't been eating or sleeping right. Well after staying up until 3 am eating hollween candy.. I woke up at about 1230 next day went to breakfast had french Toast… But about 6pm I hadn't eating again I got really shaky, dizzy nervous.. So my partner reminded me I hadn't ate since 2 so I had crackers and peanut butter.. Started feeling better.. Has anybody hear ever felt that?


72 replies

Ms. DAT
Ms. DAT 2012-11-24 16:36:46 -0600 Report

Hello AnnRendon!!! I agree with Joyce and Tabby that your taste buds change once you eat sugarless products. I tell you, looking for the other sugar substitutes in different types of food products such as Aspartame, Splenda, Sweet N Low,etc. can be a overwhelming as to what to eat! Since candy is like an addiction then you have to make a conscious decision to eat.

I do understand that the need to satisfy that sugar taste drives you to eat or drink more real sugar products cause it happened to me before I was diagnosed! shucks I realized I was addicted to sugar just as strong as others who were addicted to other substances where they just had to have it. But I had to get it in my mind and get over that sugar addiction to LIVE! I still keep that in mind even today so that I won't eat myself into a coma from high or low blood sugar.

There are so many options to help you eat/ choose what is right for you but the Most important issue here is your state of mind which connects to your emotions that affects your appetite.
When you are happy-you will eat, when you are busy-you will remember that you have to eat because your body will let you know or when you are depressed - you loose the desire to eat, when you are angry-you loose the appetite to eat! Well these are just a few examples of how the one's state of mind can affect their eating habits !!

It is great to see that you're taking a personal interest in Yourself since being diagnosed with Diabetes.

I think the worse emotion for the roomy is to feel a responsible for your care when you have not taken an active interest for yourself which I have experienced that before!
Keep up the self interest that you have stated about making a 360 degree turn because you are going in the right direction, now!!
Have A Great Healthy Day!

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-24 05:37:19 -0600 Report

You have to ask yourself, why does your disease love your body more then you do?

AnnRendon
AnnRendon 2012-11-24 12:15:01 -0600 Report

True

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-24 13:04:33 -0600 Report

We all fall. The true test is getting up again. Sometimes we need a little help from our friends. Love yourself more then the people around you will do the same. We are all in this together. Im so grateful i found this site. Ive yet to post a problem but i see all the caring and support it offers. I come from another view my D saved my life so i have to always be grateful. Lol, it doesnt make it easy i just dont get down too often. In fact i sometimes forget i even have it! Please keep in touch and let us know how your doing. Take care.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-11-17 07:15:53 -0600 Report

Boy I've read everything here, so many responses along with some tough love, we all need it sometimes! I will only say that we are here to support you, a support group provides exactly that, especially during those times when someone is feeling down. I think you wanted us to redirect you, there's o way I would even touch regular candy, yet alone a bowl of halloween candy, but this is me! We are all individuals and D can cause a breakdown, you know what you have to do to fix this. Like Joyce and others I keep my own container of sugar free candies and will allow myself maybe one when I am craving sweets. I also will keep sugar free pudding and jello with sugar free whipped topping. Don't forget to count your carbs, it's not the sugar it's thecarbs in anything! Good luck and know that we are with you on this journey!

lifedriver
lifedriver 2012-11-14 11:59:24 -0600 Report

As diabetics it is totally up to us as to whether we allow it to controll us or we control this disease…LIVE

Gingee4k
Gingee4k 2012-11-13 23:22:52 -0600 Report

Silly as it sound the worse thing about my being diabetic to me is not getting to sleep late pn the weekends. If I sleep past my normal hour in the morning I wake up all shaky, very scary don't do it very often. Remembering to eat at the right times is hard for anyone. Especially when your not hungry.

lacat87
lacat87 2012-11-18 12:17:56 -0600 Report

I totally agree! Most times I have to force myself to eat when I'm not hungry. But I do and then I feel better about myself.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-15 10:10:03 -0600 Report

It isn't hard for me to remember to eat at the right times. I just forget to eat when I get busy. To solve that problem I made a cut out of Micky Mouse holding a sign that says "Did you remember to eat" and taped it to my monitor. Works for me.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-12 18:32:58 -0600 Report

What did you think would happen after eating all of that candy and then sleeping until 12:30? Did you think it would be a fun thing to do? I get the impression that you think this is some sort of game you are playing. What would have happened if your partner had not reminded you to eat? What would have happened if your partner had not been there and you passed out? This isn't a game you are playing, this is your life. I try not to let that happen, you have to eat something. Failure to take this seriously can cause irreversible health problems. Diabetics have to eat food not gorge themselves on candy. This means you have to eat on a regular basis including snacks to maintain blood sugar levels. I have transported people to hospitals because they didn't eat, didn't take insulin, ate food they shouldn't and couldn't get their blood sugars back down. I was in the ER when another medic brought a woman in who told the doctor she simply did not feel like taking her insulin for two days. She passed out while walking down the street. You really don't want to know what he said to her and it was not nice. He wiped the smile off her face. Only you can take care of yourself. You are the only one responsible for your health and your life. Good luck to you.

AnnRendon
AnnRendon 2012-11-14 00:26:31 -0600 Report

Thank you for the tought love..I have since made a 360 im afraid to eat almost anything sweet now..but i crave it so bad..wonder how people get over eating sweets..i was kidding wiht my partner today saying i didn'tt drink,do drug but sweets was my bestie :(..I morn sweets..i cried the other night crazy right..but thanks and your so right joyce

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-14 11:52:20 -0600 Report

No one said you could not eat sweets. You just don't sit down and gorge yourself on them. Depending on my numbers, I can have a chocolate chip cookie. I buy Murray's sugar free cookies at Wal-Mart. They are about the best store bought cookies I have run across. I keep sugar free Chocolate Candy in my freezer. Sugar free products are usually made with Splenda. You still have to watch out for the sugar alcohol in them.

lacat87
lacat87 2012-11-18 12:20:23 -0600 Report

And the gas that follows! That's happened to me too many times. I eat the regular cookies with a side of insulin.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-18 16:15:41 -0600 Report

I don't have the gas problem and I am not on insulin. I eat original cookies also but mainly the sugar free ones.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2012-11-14 11:57:22 -0600 Report

me too Joyce I sometimes buy the different Murray sugar free cookies, especially the chocolate chip. like Joyce said, have to watch that you don't eat too much of any products that has the sugar alcohols in them. Occasionally, like near valentine's day, I like to buy a box of the sugar free Whitman's samnpler and eat one or two pieces a day, I can get away with that fine at the present, so that is what I like to do, it really helps me from wanting the regular real bad that the others around me have. I think they taste good.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-14 12:12:29 -0600 Report

Exactly. You can have one or two pieces during the day. I keep the real stuff for when I am out and in a position where I can't eat. I will eat a piece or two of real candy and I am fine. The problem is because I am use to the sugarless stuff, the real thing just doesn't taste as good anymore.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2012-11-14 12:17:35 -0600 Report

it sure is funny how our taste changes, once we go much lower carb. there are things now I can drink a sip of or taste, and it's like , wow that is way too sweet, how did I ever eat/drink that.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-24 13:28:38 -0600 Report

That to me is the sad part in all this. USA is way too much into sugar. Ive been trying to kick the sugar habit for years. Guess i got what i asked for! But food does taste better. Thats a good thing. Watch the fake stuff. It doesnt help your taste buds adjust and its not all that good for you.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-24 18:12:37 -0600 Report

Sugar isn't the problem, the problem is people over eat. It is easy to place blame of something that is one's own fault. Ever go to a buffet and watch what people eat. It is like cattle stampeding. I watched a woman next to me go to the buffet 3 times before she sat down to eat. One plate was piled high with fried chicken, one plate was mac and cheese and mashed potatoes and gravy and the other plate was rolls butter and two baked potatoes. The only thing green I saw was the dress she was wearing. I still don't know how she ate all of that food complete with a serving of every dessert they had. I got sick watching her eat.

Until people learn to eat healthier obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol is going to be a problem in this country. This doesn't mean you can't have a piece of cake or pie or cookies. Just not the entire cake, pie or package of cookies.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-24 21:08:36 -0600 Report

I so agree! I almost feel like ive been saved from the errors of Amer eating habits. As much as i tried to eat well it was just not enough. Now i have to eat well and im the better for it. Just because i dont eat it doesnt mean i cant. I just choose not to. The mind can play dirty tricks on us and we have to remember we are bigger then that. So instead of denial how about sharing. Instead of cant how about its not really good for me so why waste my time and health on it. If you cant live without it ask yourself why? I see no joy in eating something because i have to have it. But pure joy when i finally choose to taste and savor what i want. LoL, but then when it comes to orange juice…thats a whole new conversation!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-25 17:02:35 -0600 Report

Fefe mind over matter is not easy. Not people addicted to drugs, alcohol, chocolate, or any other item. It is up to each individual to choose not to do something. The fact is that just about everyone has a weakness.

Saying you can't do something or you can't have something is an excuse. Someone said we can't do the things we use to do when we became diabetic. I still have not figured out who the "we" are. I think when people say things like that, they actually mean they can't but to make it easier for them, they say "we". You can do what ever you choose to do. Can't is just a means of limiting yourself. I try not to limit myself.

Now I cannot have orange juice. I drank some to raise my blood sugar during a low and it took me really high. My doctor told me to never drink it again. I would love to find a juice I am not allergic to that I can drink.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-25 20:42:01 -0600 Report

Have you tried the 50% juices? I really like the blood orange. A cup is a serving if i remember correctly. I will get a bottle once in awhile, its a treat for me to have a full cup or whole bottle of anything! Those dry sodas have 15 carbs for the whole bottle. Gives me my bubbles when i really want them. I dont like trading drink for foods very often but there are times i fit it in. I guess we all have our vices ive been blessed mine isnt food. Now if you want to talk about shopping…!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-26 11:38:57 -0600 Report

I will have to look for those next time I go to the supermarket. LOL not much of a shopper. I go into the store to get what I want. I might browse but I don't go out just to go shopping these days.

AnnRendon
AnnRendon 2012-11-14 13:27:30 -0600 Report

Great then if I know I can look forward to a small treat everyday.. I guess it won't be so bad.. I love McDonald's chocolate chip cookies use to get them 3 for a $1 there 21 carbs each so maybe I can have one now and take really small bites :)

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-24 13:32:40 -0600 Report

I look at it this way. Most of the things we cant eat no one should be eating. After you read whats in the foods you crave you wonder what you were thinking! Take bites of real food with real ingredients. Stay away from crap. I kind of like how i eat now. I have a good excuse to be healthy.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-14 13:46:17 -0600 Report

The only way I would eat that cookie would be if my meal was 30 carbs or eat it as a snack. Then again it would be based on my numbers. You can still buy the cookies and just wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze them. Thaw them in the oven. The Sugar Free Murray's choco chip cookies are good and have less carbs.

AnnRendon
AnnRendon 2012-11-15 09:56:33 -0600 Report

I'll check out the murray's..Lately I've been still going to mcdonald but i get a unsweeten tea with lemon and splenda yummie ;)

lifedriver
lifedriver 2012-11-12 13:18:57 -0600 Report

Hello and let me be Devils avocate…As a Diabetic you must eat…you were experiencing LOW SUGAR levels and it can get much worst. You can pass out or go into a coma if you allow your sugar level to drop too low. Under 80 is usually low. Stop playing with this. You must eat properly and regular. OK You can and will get worst if you don't stay on top of your food intake

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-12 18:40:05 -0600 Report

I agree lifedriver. I totally agree with you. This isn't a game. When I was in EMT Training, I transported diabetics who had fainted from not eating, some who didn't take their insulin, a woman whose blood sugar was extremely high along with her blood pressure and others who didn't do what they were suppose to do.

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-11-12 09:41:50 -0600 Report

I agree…eat every two to three hours a day. Small stuff like an apple and etc Make a plan of what you are going to eat. Stick to it for it helps you and your body with the diabetes. Hope this helps. Hugs

AnnRendon
AnnRendon 2012-11-12 11:48:29 -0600 Report

Thanks To.. I'm trying to figure out the best way to remember that 2- 3hrs have passed.. I watch my 1yr old granddaughter so you can imagine what's she might be doing to make forget everything… Lol.. My friend suggested a timer.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-11-12 13:01:34 -0600 Report

i use the alarm function on my cellphone. I always have it on or near me, just gotta remember to set it for the correct time.

63Gina
63Gina 2012-11-11 13:44:38 -0600 Report

You can no longer, eat candy and go long periods without eating. These were things I had to learn the hard way. Please take care of yourself and start reading everything you can about you new diet - it is important.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2012-11-14 11:59:07 -0600 Report

so true, even someone like me, who is now contrlling by diet and exercise, can't do that. I will have a spell when I do that. After doing so well for two yrs or so, I did that once, not keeping track of the time or anything. I won't do it again.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2012-11-14 11:59:07 -0600 Report

so true, even someone like me, who is now contrlling by diet and exercise, can't do that. I will have a spell when I do that. After doing so well for two yrs or so, I did that once, not keeping track of the time or anything. I won't do it again.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2012-11-11 12:30:43 -0600 Report

sorry that happened, I know it was scary, when you aren't used to it, well for me, I still get nervous when I feel that way even after 4 yrs now. I sometimes will get that way, when I have not been eating right for a few days, i can have healthy lower carb food, and then if I mix in too much of the sweets ,for a few days, which I only tend to do a few times a year, around certain times like Hallioween but I didn't this year, I can get a low like that. so it keeps me on track. I love french bread, but it doesn't love most of us, I will occasionally let myself have a few bites of that thick french bread when I make french toast for my family, but I use whole wheat, and splenda mixed with cinnamon. I sure do miss that french bread, it does taste better, I keep looking for a thicker lower carb whole wheat that tastes better but have not found it. I also use syrup that is sugar free, sweetened with Splenda.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-12 18:54:51 -0600 Report

I have french toast now and then but not with wheat bread. I have never liked it with sugar and cinnamon. I use a slice of Texas Toast with a tiny bit of syrup and it is a great breakfast for me when I know I am going to be out and about.

It isn't something I eat on a regular basis. By the way I love warm French Bread slathered with butter. Unfortunately, I can't have it like I use to.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2012-11-11 12:30:43 -0600 Report

sorry that happened, I know it was scary, when you aren't used to it, well for me, I still get nervous when I feel that way even after 4 yrs now. I sometimes will get that way, when I have not been eating right for a few days, i can have healthy lower carb food, and then if I mix in too much of the sweets ,for a few days, which I only tend to do a few times a year, around certain times like Hallioween but I didn't this year, I can get a low like that. so it keeps me on track. I love french bread, but it doesn't love most of us, I will occasionally let myself have a few bites of that thick french bread when I make french toast for my family, but I use whole wheat, and splenda mixed with cinnamon. I sure do miss that french bread, it does taste better, I keep looking for a thicker lower carb whole wheat that tastes better but have not found it. I also use syrup that is sugar free, sweetened with Splenda.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-24 13:40:39 -0600 Report

Boy do i love bread. But it doesnt love me. I stay away as much as possible. Only eat whole wheat sourdough when i get cravings. The sourdough seems to work better. I found a sandwich cutter for kids that makes your sandwich very small and takes off the crusts. Thats a treat for me. Sourdough english muffins are good too. But my favorite hamburgers and hotdogs i only eat wrapped in lettuce.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-10 23:49:41 -0600 Report

Well what ever happened to you i hope you wont do that again. I sometimes think that we are the lucky ones. We know how to take care of ourselves. We know how to loose weight and keep it off. Ee are healthy, they are not. Dont let the world and their unhealthy cravings take control of you. You are better them that. So consider this a lesson learned and go on. We got you back.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-11-10 17:48:52 -0600 Report

Sounds like a classic "crash & burn". I used to get those quite frequently. If I ate a lot of carbs and sugars, I'd spike really high, but once it all cleared my bloodstream, my liver/pancreas wouldn't kick in at the right time to level me out so I'd go really low. That feling alone taught me moderation and I bet you'll not be pulling that again.

AnnRendon
AnnRendon 2012-11-10 18:04:43 -0600 Report

My thoughts exacty Nick your right ,Ever since halloween I've been dipping in the kids bags which probably keep me up all that sugar and kinda lost track of time that day and BAM!! it hit me I was cranky ,hot,shaky,confused and never want to feel that again scary stuff.I'm hoping on that moderation train with you Nick..thanks

AnnRendon
AnnRendon 2012-11-09 22:22:36 -0600 Report

Thank you Liz I did some research here and it was the symptoms of low blood sugar… Sure didn't feel like a gag when I was shaking all over Iron0re… This is Ann Rendon I gotta fix me coming up anonymous..

IronOre
IronOre 2012-11-10 13:22:51 -0600 Report

People post goofy stuff on here sometimes,, just to see how people respond.
One time a young girl did it, but later confessed what she wrote wasn't true.
The person ate nothing but carbs? What was suppose to happen to him/her ?

AnnRendon
AnnRendon 2012-11-10 18:05:38 -0600 Report

thats down right crazy I can see why you would feel like that.

IronOre
IronOre 2012-11-10 20:08:57 -0600 Report

Well, you need to read what he wrote.
He ate lots of candy - so his BS went way high.
He had french toast - more carbs - BS goes higher.
After a few hours ate crackers and peannut butter - feel better . . . what ??? why ???
Why would somebody with an extremly high BS feel better after eating crackers and peanut butter ? It makes no sense.
If you read in here people suggest crackers and peanut butter when their BS is LOW , not HIGH. This person is really mixed up.
Even if there a long time between eating, his BS more than likely did not go down.
He was very hyperglycemic, and feeling bad from that.

AnnRendon
AnnRendon 2012-11-10 20:22:11 -0600 Report

IronOre i'm not sure what to tell you..and I'm a She not a he..but thats why I came her to ask "What happen to me" and yes I remember seeing somewhere eating peanut and crackers would work for something at the time I was nervous and scared so I reached for something ..and it helped..sorry if you feel like im a liar but why would I waste my time or yours..I'm feeling kind of attack right now..should I think twice before asking for help here?

JSJB
JSJB 2012-11-13 04:12:06 -0600 Report

No keep asking for help but first help yourself by doing the right things. We all wonder from our diets and enjoy things we miss but they are rare occasions and when that is over we go right back to working hard to control our BG

IronOre
IronOre 2012-11-09 22:08:48 -0600 Report

Not sure how I should take this post.
It sounds like a gag to me.
But as usual with this site . . . people can ask whatever question they want, but those who attack a silly post like this get booted.

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