Diabetes - I am upset!!!

By Julie2013 Latest Reply 2013-07-26 01:32:06 -0500
Started 2013-06-25 22:13:33 -0500

I only weigh 100 pounds and don't have much room to lose weight to get my blood sugar down. I am so very upset. Not fair! If I was fat /obese - I may have a chance to lower my blood glucose by going on a diet, but with my weight what should I do? I see all my friends eat whatever they want without becoming a diabetic! So is this fair!???

19 replies

GabbyPA 2013-07-25 08:22:21 -0500 Report

Fair is a place you go to ride rides, play games and eat crazy food....it certainly never applies to life.

My dad was like you, thin and raised a farm boy. He was the first in our family to get diabetes. Boy was that a shock. I am obese and I have lost about 80 pounds, and it didn't do anything to help my numbers. So what part of that is fair?

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side, but what it really boils down to is getting on a good treatment plan. Yours obviously would not include loosing weight. It might include eating healthy, exercise and finding a good treatment plan with your doctor to get your numbers in a better place. It takes hard work every day and that's not fair either. But it is what we are given so lets find that corner stand an start selling some lemonade, as we certainly have been handed a lot of lemons.

BroadwayGirl 2013-07-09 01:15:28 -0500 Report

It sounds like you have type 1, not 2. 2 is USUALLY, but not limited to, heavier people. You need to take the medication(most likely insulin) as your doctor prescribed you.

singlemomwithson 2013-06-30 17:51:09 -0500 Report

Weight is only one factor, changing the things you eat is the biggest factor need to get as low as possible on carbohydrates and if you do eat them make sure you eat protein as well.

Stuart1966 2013-06-28 14:16:11 -0500 Report

The problem is CELLULAR, your body is attacking itself on that chemical level. This has nothing to do with weight, and certainly not FAIRNESS!

The word DIET, originally Diaeta (Latin) is horribly misused today. The original word means "WAY OF LIFE", and that is what you are now seeking. A different way of eating to improve the quality of your life and long health.

There are courses, hospitals clinics, but before you signed up for a single one, I would get the answer to a single question. IMV you are looking for a DYNAMIC presentation, a class with some teeth… not the snoring nap courses far far too many provide. If you can find a teacher like that sign up immediately!

You will learn a bartering system, and learn an awareness of portion sizes, quantity. To get there you likely need some basic information beforehand. Preliminary knowledge if you will? But once achieved, and you have a framework to barter, eat smart, the path is straight and filled with sunshine. Truly…

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-06-26 16:05:32 -0500 Report

Hi Julie,

Great to see you here! I was just wondering if you had talked to your doctor or a diabetes educator about this, to see if they can make some suggestions.

I hope you will keep us posted on how you're doing.


IronOre 2013-06-26 12:28:54 -0500 Report

What is your current A1C?
Did someone tell you that losing weight will get your A1C down ?

Julie2013 2013-07-25 08:40:37 -0500 Report

Last A1c was 6.4 - I did a home A1c test, due to take anothr one, it has been 4 months since I did the test. No - I lost weight by cutting out carbs drastically, and eating fish only for 3 months.

locarb 2013-06-25 22:52:50 -0500 Report

Of course it isn't fair. Neither is the rest of life. I can understand that you're upset that you're slender and still diabetic. Many others here will confirm that while weight can be a risk factor to diabetes; it is NOT the determinative factor.

Take a look at some of the links here. I'm certain you learn from others that diabetes is not "fair", in fact it can be outright cruel. But it can also be managed.
I hope you will start feeling better about your diagnosis and prognosis soon.

Julie2013 2013-06-25 23:04:07 -0500 Report

Thank you for your reply! I just can't lose anymore weight to get my A1c down. I was 115 lbs and now down to 100 soaking wet and I still struggle with my blood sugar.
I guess I should be grateful for what I have!

jigsaw 2013-06-28 06:45:40 -0500 Report

I was never really overweight either. Of course weight can be a big factor in controlling blood glucose, but not necessarily. There are other factors to consider such as diet, activity level, exercise, genetics (inheritance factor), and medications to name a few. Professional medical advice is usually the best route to successful diabetes mgmt.

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