We're Hosting a LIVE Online Discussion with Experts from the Renowned Joslin Diabetes Center!

By RachelChavezCA Latest Reply 2014-01-24 16:24:45 -0600
Started 2014-01-15 14:25:43 -0600

We need your help for our first ever LIVE event! We will have experts from the renowned Joslin Diabetes Center here, on our discussion board, Thursday January 23 at 8pm Eastern Time (7pm Central, 6pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific) to discuss your biggest concerns about your diabetes diet. To help the experts get prepared, and to get everyone ready for the event, we want to know what are your biggest challenges right now with your diabetic diet? Have you made any healthy eating resolutions that you have questions about? Is there a new diet program you would like them to weigh in on? We would love to know what you want to discuss with them! Share your questions below so that they will be better prepared to answer them next Thursday!

18 replies

SamsLady 2014-01-23 18:33:37 -0600 Report

Being sick with shingles bad back issues makes it hard to work out so how do I exercise to lose weight? All and any help will be appreciated. How do we join in the chat?

buddylove 2014-01-23 12:16:04 -0600 Report

This is a great idea because I've been Type 1 for nearly 40 years (I was diagnosed at age 9 in 1976) and it is catching up with me, both emotionally and physically and I will look forward to seeing how others who have had it as long as I have deal with it from day to day. I would like to know how to not "gorge" when my blood sugar goes low. It's like I panic and am starving so I eat everything in sight and then I get a sick stomach and then highs. I just can't stop eating. There's got to be someone out there with some advice. I am on a roller coaster and would like to get off. Thank you for doing this Joslin!

CTFish 2014-01-23 17:00:26 -0600 Report

Hey buddylove, I was dxed at age 14 in 1975 so I have a year on you in the D world. The only thing I do for a low, and I have a dexcom system so I can track it pretty closely, I have glucose tablets - they taste like crap so it isn't like I am going to overdo it. I know exactly how much 1 gram of carbs will raise my blood sugar - for me it is 4 points. So a 4 gram glucose tablet will bring me up 16 points. I know how hard it is to stop when your brain is saying eat, eat, eat, but glucose tablets are just gross enough to stop me. It rarely takes more than 2 to get me back to target.

buddylove 2014-01-24 16:24:45 -0600 Report

Hi CTFish. Oh I know what glucose tablets are. They do taste bad but they don't work very fast for me. I guess, too, I use the "lows" as a good excuse to eat something really yummy (I know I know that is not a good things to do). What is the dexcom system?

TopazDee 2014-01-23 07:05:58 -0600 Report

Thanks John will be there, just stuck post it not on monitor to remind myself to stop playing games…lol x

buffy360 2014-01-17 12:26:17 -0600 Report

Interesting idea. This is all "Greek" to me. Prediabetic for two years. Weight loss stalled after 25# loss; found hypothyroid, 2 years PCP couldn't manage begged for Endocronologist who has been working with me for 6 months. New diagnosis Metabolic Syndroms X!
Historical: 1965- Asthma/allergies (including foods). 1990- PTSD. 2009-Ulcerative Colitis. 2012-hypothyroid. 2013-MSX. Next D2 if I can't get this under control. On 500MG Metformin SR to bring stats down, cholesterol coming down but triglycerides rising with A1C1! Very discouraged;-(

Eating pretty clean mostly one ingredient foods; eliminated foods with allergies to egg, soy, corn, wheat, lactose, no celiac. Eliminated milk, bread, pasta, processed foods, white flour, most sugar, aspartame especially, most canned food (except low sodium beans, well rinsed for soups). Feeling restricted. Lightly active, feeling old.
Is it true too much cruciferous (broccoli) can affect TSH levels?

So many issues!

TopazDee 2014-01-22 15:18:33 -0600 Report

Chin up buffy sounds like your getting there, I was impressed that you could take Metformin I was prescribed it had such a bad reaction worse than food poisoning thought my Dr. was trying to kill me off I really wanted to die.
I was on a diet when they found out I was diabetic in one way it did me a favour as my weight loss on new way of living is steady but a real pain shopping takes forever looking at food labels but my BG readings prove it's worthwhile. I never cease to be amazed at the wonderful recipes for diabetics, I have eaten so many new things that a few months ago I had never heard of some of which I had trouble finding (some still evade me).
I am 68 disabled and have many health issues (in my profile) but I refuse to get old my mind is 39 and that's how I am going to keep it and grow old disgracefully. Love and light xxx

Red-Sox-Rich 2014-01-16 18:46:52 -0600 Report

Interested in the use of supplements like Zinc, chromium, cinnamon, Alpha Lipoic Acid in conjunction with Metformin and low carb dieting. Thank You

Chris Clement
Chris Clement 2014-01-20 14:47:07 -0600 Report

Agreed, but would like to open it up a bit more and ask about supplements like those mentioned here in general. Which ones make a difference, and how much must be consumed in order to make a difference on BG for both T1 and T2 diabetics?

theladyiscrazy 2014-01-16 08:20:40 -0600 Report

Diet or "eating" plans like Paleo/Primal would be great to get their input. Maybe something on what would be a good carb count goal (for those that their doctor has left them on their own). Also, how can fasting blood glucose levels be higher than when you went to bed? How do you address that problem?

jigsaw 2014-01-16 07:41:21 -0600 Report

This sounds like an excellent idea! I frequently speak with doctors, dieticians, and diebetic educators. I would certainly appreciate it if the experts would address proper eating habits, and healthy food plans. It's a broad and complex subject with a great deal of mis-information, and confusion. I see this subject frequently coming up as a topic of concern here, on DC.

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