I'm wondering if anyone else out there struggles with food addiction? I have struggled with it my entire life. Food WAS my drug of choice for most of my life, until last year when I learned that I have diabetes. I quit smoking and drinking about five years ago, and I guess that my food addiction had really become stronger. Over the past year, I have been so proud of myself for "breaking" that addiction, or so I thought. Funny isn't it…when you stop one addiction, others come back stronger. For me it has been shopping and slot machines…ugh…theyy are expensive, but at least they don't harm me physically like food. In any case, I am going through a very, very stressful time right now in my work and my home life, and I have noticed myself slipping back into some familiar patterns and I'm scared. Tonight, I found myself abusing pop chips, intending to eat half of the 3 serving bag, and ended up eating the entire thing, mindlessly. Then, I ate two "sugar-free" cookies…well, my blood sugar was 294 after this! I don't remember ever seeing a number that high, ever! This is terrible, and this is not how I normally do things… I am scared that I might be losing control. It just can't happen. I worked so hard to get control over my eating, and I can't let stress send me right back to where I was, which would be dangerous. Has anyone else been here before????
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