Fighting this one day at a time...

Amber Farber
By Amber Farber Latest Reply 2013-01-14 20:02:14 -0600
Started 2013-01-13 04:00:36 -0600

Well thelast time i was here I had posted about all the issues i had been falling into. I finally figured it all out after a year and a half long battle. I was diagnosed with a hyatial hernia in my esphogus, and two half dollar sized ulcers in my digestive tract. Its been really crazy because my blood sugar once again has been so out of control they have put me on two insulines one being novalog and the other being lantus. I am also on Gly-buride once a day. In September i ended up with a severe staph infection which was caused from my blood sugars being up and down. I had to have surgery on my right large toe and then again in december after being on a picc line for three and a half months the same toe was infected again and I had to have another surgery. Just two weeks ago I was hospitalized again for Key tones in my Urine. I was doing everything that I was asked to do but for some reason my mind just doesn't do the right things and i continuously eat and eat and eat. My meds don't keep up with my issues and i know the eating comes from depression too. I never asked to be this way and my family Ie…my mother and my boyfriend treat me like i am a child. its really a scary scene …What does anyone suggest I should do with the eating habit..Any type of suggestion would help. I also was diagnosed with Periphial Nueropathy. UGH..Thank you and God Bless…

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Set apart
Set apart 2013-01-14 16:49:57 -0600 Report

Amber I noticed you wrote that you're fighting your D one day at a time, well I believe that D becomes part of who you are. It should not identify you as a person, but although living with D can be difficult, in fact it is, you have to learn to live with it. I am T1, and struggle daily to not let D decide my life and my future. Granted there are days my BG levels are all over the place, most of the time I am in charge. Please take care and it seems like you're dealing with so much, but not taking care of YOUR D will only complicate matters and make things worse!

GabbyPA 2013-01-13 15:33:02 -0600 Report

Our minds can be strong, but when our bodies begin to break down so much, our mind may need a slap in the face.

If you tell your mind to do the good things and not keep telling it to not do the bad things, you may find a new view that gives you the strength to do as you are thinking. When we get so much caught in this kind of cycle, doing something with great discipline can be what breaks the cycle.

Have you asked your doctor about any drastic steps he/she might advise?

Amber Farber
Amber Farber 2013-01-14 15:36:20 -0600 Report

Yes,my endocronologist says that I have to make the change on my own that knowbody can do it for me. i am not sure i trust that advice since my own choices haven't been that great. Today I looked into an eating disorder groupl.

GabbyPA 2013-01-14 20:02:14 -0600 Report

Testing will tell you a lot about the food you eat.
Test about 15 minutes before you eat and then test about 2 hours after you eat your meal. If your levels go up more than 40 points, you need to lessen your quantity of lessen your carbs. That is a general rule, but the more you test the more you can make good food choices.

We have an eating disorder connect site. Like this one, but focuses on eating disorders. If you go up to the black bar on top of this page and click on the "view another community" you will see it there near the bottom of the box.

IronOre 2013-01-13 08:45:37 -0600 Report

I think my main concern about your diabetes is;
Are you seeing an Endocriniologist ?

Amber Farber
Amber Farber 2013-01-14 15:38:13 -0600 Report

Yes i see and endocriniologist once a week due to the eating disorder and all of the other things that go on with me. Thank you for asking.

Lady.Grantham 2013-01-13 08:32:27 -0600 Report

Hi Amber, I know these are a lot of things to deal with at one time… I also have a hiatal hernia in my esophagus …I have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and I have rheumatoid arthritis just to name a few things by no means am I done …lol… I started to take everything with humor and every day I tell my self when I get up today is a good day… When I go home ( Germany) I get treated like I am 12 years old too and my sister ( we no longer talk ) had always put me down because I was not college educated like she was! i had always been an emotional eater when I was little but after I got out of high school I decided enough with the bullies, enough with all the mean people around me and I started just keeping to myself and I read up on how to eat healthy and how to make friends I went to work out at a clinic and I got better and then when my old " bullies" so me the wanted to be my friends and they where like wow you look good I was like thank you and I kept walking …that helped me get my sugars better helped me at home , for the most part … I am no longer depressed… as for the eating habits start with a smaller plate it make portion control a lot easier :) and then look up online glycemic index foods !!!! I hope that helps !!!! Good luck

Amber Farber
Amber Farber 2013-01-14 15:40:48 -0600 Report

Thank you for the advice i appreciate it alot. I will look up the glycemic index foods as soon as I am done here. I looked into an eating disorder group today and will go to them twice a week. Its not that i binge its just that my brain just tells me to just eat what i want all the time and then I am having to take more medicine and it makes me depressed and on and on. I hope that you have a beautiful blessed day.-Amber

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