Struggling with food

Poopsieann
By Poopsieann Latest Reply 2013-08-23 12:01:03 -0500
Started 2013-08-19 20:31:46 -0500

I'm struggling with food… What goes in makes my blood sugar high… Im starting to not eat.. Then over eat… I feel discouraged when my sugar is high… I just give up… I feel like I'm going in circles =( I have no control!


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forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2013-08-23 12:01:03 -0500 Report

Its going to happen to each of us that have the diabetes,we arent by any means perfect… from what the other people have replied toward your problem,is about it on the shell. if you go in circles then you start over again

Set apart
Set apart 2013-08-23 06:34:41 -0500 Report

I think Nick said it all, also use a food log write down what you eat, your BG level before eating and 2 hours after you eat. I used a food log for the first six months, now my diet pretty much includes the same foods. Learn about carbs, I've eliminated anything white from my diet, I also don't eat corn, snow peas, etc. I love fruit, but i can Only eat small portions from the berry family, Cut up apples, and sometimes pears. Like the others said it's not a one size fits all! You'd be surprised what foods include hidden sugars! Good luck.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-08-22 12:11:26 -0500 Report

Jeanette below pretty much nailed it. Regular and steady feeding of your body will produce regular and steady numbers I’ve found. We’ve been so accustomed to “roller-coaster eating” that we’ve lost sight of what “balanced” nutrition is.
You will have to test like crazy at first to see what affects you individually, but once you know, you can plot your nutritional day. Most days I sit at a computer – breakfast only needs to be a piece of fruit and some nuts, followed by a small mid-morning snack. Lunch is also minimal with a mid-afternoon snack. No sense fueling up for work I’m not going to do. But on days I am more active, the fuel goes up and I burn it off. I can maintain a BG between 86-110 mg/dl pretty much all day that way. Weekends or work field days are when I spike more because I’m fueling for my activities, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen anything above 140 that didn’t come down within 30 minutes.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-08-21 15:47:37 -0500 Report

Carbs are usually the culprit in causing BG spikes. I would advise that you become aware of the carb content of anything that you eat and then test to see if some are worse for you than others (because this is not a "One size fits all" disease and we all react a bit differently). Determine how many carbs you're eating and adjust to eliminate some when your BG's are too high.

JadeyJ
JadeyJ 2013-08-21 16:42:27 -0500 Report

yes carbs does it for me especially in the mornings as i am a cereal eater and its hard to find something good. I limit my bread intake and also any white starches such as rice, pasta and potato, only cos they used to send me sky rocketing. play round and test what your body can handle and go from there, like others have said there is no cookie cutter as everyones tolerance is different

Bun10
Bun10 2013-08-20 15:10:33 -0500 Report

You need to know good carbs from bad carbs. Tell your doctor you want to meet with a nutritionist or diabetes specialist.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2013-08-19 20:49:33 -0500 Report

One of the best things that you can do for good blood sugar control is eat on a regular schedule. Your body will start to recognize the times that you eat and your blood sugar levels should start to follow the same pattern. It can be hard to find the right foods that don't make your blood sugar spike, and it does take time for the body to stabilize. I know you probably don't want to hear this, but you have to be patient while your body figures things out. If you are putting the right kinds of food in then eventually your body with catch up. If you can't find a good balance you should discuss it with your doctor to find out what you can do so that you don't have to be discouraged when your bg is high.

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