By manapua72 Latest Reply 2013-02-27 16:51:12 -0600
Started 2012-12-09 19:57:04 -0600

Eating , ahh so enjoyable … For years I just didn't take care of my diabetes . I just ate like a normal person . Whatever I wanted , whenever I wanted without a care in the world … It took a bunch of negative health reports esp. one on my kidneys to finally PUNCH me into realizing I'm screwing my life up not taking care of myself … I still love to eat , I just want to pop food into my mouth … It feels like a hassle , that first I gotta check my blood sugar , then count the carbs of the food I'm hungry for then I gotta put those numbers into a pump … Then I can finally eat … Please don't get me wrong , I love having my pump and so GRATEFUL to have one … Yet @ times I feel fustrated not being able to just pop whatever , whenever into my mouth … Do u guys ever feel frustrated too @ times ??? What gets u over that feeling ???

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Fefe12 2013-02-27 16:51:12 -0600 Report

Boy do I love food! Its sometimes hard to do what we do to survive. But then again we do it to survive! I sometimes forget I have this condition, and have forgotten to take my meds because I feel so good. But I know I feel good because I take care of myself. We just have to be bigger then our frustrations and let them go. Why, because we know what the outcome will be if we don't. No food in the world is worth that.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-10 10:36:48 -0600 Report

I don't get frustrated even though I do enjoy eating some times. I love chocolate and yes I will pop a Hershey Kiss or too in my mouth from time to time. Yesterday I had two mini York Peppermint Patties and two real chocolate chip cookies. I didn't have a problem with them because I was busy running around.

Frustration only makes things worse. Do I miss not having treats that are not sugar free on a regular basis? Yes I do but I just continue with what I am doing. I am planning an entire diet make over for the first of the year that will include a really special treat once a week when my numbers are really good.