diabetestype 2 please help me

By stephenkuchler Latest Reply 2013-04-13 11:16:14 -0500
Started 2013-04-11 20:29:37 -0500

I just found out type 2 about 2 months I weigh 235 lbs now I lost 10lbs my be more i'm not hungry or appetetie I want to eat but don't want to

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GabbyPA 2013-04-12 17:39:57 -0500 Report

I want to make sure that I understand your statement. You are saying you have lost your appetite, right?

Sometimes when you get a diagnosis such as a chronic illness, we can go through phases that cause us to be depressed and loose our appetite. Loosing weight is great and if you need to loose you are on a good track. But what you want to do is make sure that you are taking care of yourself first.

Sometimes going out with someone and enjoying a meal is a way to get back on track. I was almost afraid of food at first. What I found is that food can work for me as much as against me. So when you choose well, it will work for you and you will gain confidence to move forward.

stephenkuchler 2013-04-12 22:12:08 -0500 Report

thanks for your advice but i'm not depressed this is new to me I tried fruit all in all today I eat more today then I did in three days I still don't feel better

GabbyPA 2013-04-13 11:16:14 -0500 Report

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you were depressed. It is something that we often feel, but not that it has to become depression that we can't shake loose from.

Have you had a chance to talk to your doctor and see what kind of foods he would like you to eat? Maybe set up an appointment with a nutritionist. I'm sure eating new things is going to take some time. You didn't feel bad overnight, and getting to feel better may take some time too.

Eating balanced will help your levels the most. Some protein, some fat, some carbs and some veggies or fiber. If every meal combines these elements it can help. If you eat just fruit, you are eating just carbs with a little fiber and that can make your numbers go up and make you not feel so great.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-04-11 23:19:02 -0500 Report

Great you lost 10 pounds, that helped you. As you lose weight your body should utilize what you eat better. Fat just stores fat and makes insulin less helpful. When you lose fat you also lose some of your body's insulin resistance.
We gotta eat even when we don't feel hungry or want to eat. If you limit your intake of food too much your metabolism will slow down. The body starts to panic and think it better coserve as much as possible. So it starts converting a larger per centage of what you do eat into fat, and increasing your insulin resistance, in a vicous cycle.
Also, if your liver and pancreas decide you do not have enough fuel in your system, they join forces through secret signals, then the liver may dump stored glucose into your system, making your BG go high, or the pancrease may make extra insulin to take care of the liver dump and then runs out of fuel and you could end up with too low BG.

Gingerbutterfly 2013-04-11 23:05:47 -0500 Report

congratulations on the weight loss. I am trying to get rid of some weight too. I am using myfitnesspal to help with it. It has helped with a 15 pounds loss for me. You may want to eat smaller meals spaced out thru the day. I usually do not really eat breakfast but have a morning snack, then lunch, a snack before dinner, dinner and a snack. Occassionally I will wake up during the night and have a small snack, usally being a piece of fruit or some cheese

stephenkuchler 2013-04-12 22:17:22 -0500 Report

higingerbutterfly this Stephen I lost 10 lbs not trying to but anyway I was a brickmason cant do it any more lower back problems all had an appetite not eating is a big change thank for your advice

Gingerbutterfly 2013-04-12 23:04:29 -0500 Report

I was not actively trying to lose the weight i lost. I was more using it for carb counting, which my dietician and diabetes specialist asked me to do. I love myfitnesspal and will recommend it to anyone. Feel free to add me there as well. I am Gingerbutterfly there too.

sNerTs1 2013-04-11 21:49:23 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site Stephen! Congrats on the weight loss, 10 pounds is a lot. I'm not sure what kind of regimen you are on, if its diet controlled, are you taking meds, how many times do you check your sugars?

All of that is very important to know in order for us to help you through to a healthy lifestyle. Someone may be in your same boat and will have awesome suggestions that will make life a little easier on you.

I can tell you this … carbs = sugars to your body. Watch your carb intake (per your doctors or dietitians suggestions), exercise, and you should see a healthier you in no time.

Not knowing much else of your situation, I'm only able to give you limited diet suggestions. Sorry I cannot help you further just knowing what I do. I hope this note finds you in good health. The site is filled with "tons" of information.

Again, Welcome to the group ~ *Hugs* Cheryl

stephenkuchler 2013-04-12 22:23:28 -0500 Report

hi sner not on weight loss program just lost it don't know how but it just happen I use to be a brickmason a lot of excerice but cant do that kind of work anymore plus know body or doc too help just blood test i'm on pills for right knowsee what happen next tues let you know something stephen

sNerTs1 2013-04-12 23:31:49 -0500 Report

The best I can tell you Stephen is that the medications are making you lose the weight. I understand that you are not on a weight loss regimen, you were just vague in your first post but now I understand.

You had mentioned that you were trying fruits in your diet. Be careful as there are many fruits that are naturally saturated with sugars like Bananas and Pineapple. I usually try to find some berries of sorts. Black and raspberries are good sources of fruit without the sugars.

Search the site here Stephen, there is a lot of information here that can help you with most questions that you might have and please don't be afraid to ask any question, there are plenty of knowledgeable people here to help. Good Luck Stephen and let us know how you are doing. *HugZ* Cheryl

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