New Year and new frustrations

Krystabela
By Krystabela Latest Reply 2013-01-07 18:10:59 -0600
Started 2013-01-04 17:35:32 -0600

I met with my diabetes teacher last month and walked out feeling positive. It took less then two days for me to lose that positive attitude. I had been so sure I could do it, then I bought a bag of Ranch doritos…my current must have. I snapped back though and for the first time in awhile my sugars dropped down below 200 (this was a wonderful event since I am no longer running to the bathroom 6 times a night). The hardest thing for me though is I still find myself hungry after eat. I try having 2-3 eggs with bacon…still hungry. Eat a piece of fruit for snack…I'm still hungry. I don't know how to address this issue and still eat the way I'm supposed to. I'm tired of being hungry all the time.


5 replies

Krystabela
Krystabela 2013-01-07 18:10:59 -0600 Report

I've been working through it and the hunger is getting a little better. I went shopping though yesterday and got all healthy food with two exceptions and my food bill doubled.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-05 19:02:17 -0600 Report

I eat something that is protein or high fiber. It makes you feel full longer. When I was first diagnosed, I was hungry all the time. I ate graham crackers. I also bought the tuscany herb crackers and ate them with cream cheese or I would munch on raw baby carrots sometimes with a sugar free dressing or I would eat raw spinach.

I have never been able to eat 3 eggs at one time. I eat them now maybe once or twice a week. I have to work on my cholesterol. I find that if I eat properly, I don't have hunger pains any longer.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-01-04 18:27:52 -0600 Report

Howdy Krysta

I had a girlfriend this summer who was Dx'd with diabetes and she complained of constant hunger. Her main problem in my estimation is that she was such a picky eater and didn't eat veggies at all.

Eventuallly we split because of my need for a warmer climate than WI but are still in contact. I queried Google about "hungry all the time with diabetes" and it returned responses such as this from every day health ~ http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/type2/... and also this from our very own DC ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/22...

Skip T said it well, at the bottom of the posting (actually the first to respond)

>>"SkipT January 22, 2009 at 4:54 pm

What kinds of food do you eat? Carbs will make you hungry quickly due to the insulin swing they cause. If you feel hungry try a little protein and fat. Fat is not an enemy. Fat is filling."<<

I had a reduced carb meal plan to control my diabetes without the use of meds. I eliminated breads and all cerial grains and really do not remember feeling particularly hungry (it was 3 yrs ago now) Perhaps it was because I ate a LOT of protein and didn't worry about eating fat at all.

Perhaps skip was onto something there.

James

Sumatrafor1
Sumatrafor1 2013-01-06 07:50:24 -0600 Report

I agree contraty to popular belief you need about 20% fat a day. Try sauting veges with a tblspn of real butter or better yet Irish butter and a little olive oil. The fat give the flavor and helps you feel better and can eat a lot of veges as long as you add some good protein. Get a dehydrator and make your own jerky can control the flavor what is added in and cheaper. Easy to carry and store.

manapua72
manapua72 2013-01-04 18:00:16 -0600 Report

Could u ask doctor for an appetite suppressant ??? Only time I get supper munchies now is when I'm low and feel like stuffing myself … Hope u can find away to not be hungry all the time …