Craving sweets ? Weird for me.

By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2014-03-20 23:57:44 -0500
Started 2014-03-10 12:32:26 -0500

Before diagnosed. I never cared for sweets or anything. I would eat candy like once every other month. Now I'm just always thinking about sweets and or if there's any around, I'll eat it but in portions.

What's causing this?

7 replies

JaredLahti 2014-03-20 23:57:44 -0500 Report

I am a sugar addict so I can understand those cravings. One thing I do is eat fruits. This fills me up and gives me natural sweetness. I'm also at a stage where I have a little sweet every day with my lunch but my numbers are completely in check not to mention that I am working out 6 days a week for 1-3 hours a day.

Georgia Girl 55
Georgia Girl 55 2014-03-10 21:37:12 -0500 Report

I am going through a sherbet stage. I can't get enough also I "graze" all evening long. But here is an explanation. You have high blood sugar so you take insulin so your body says "I have insulin I need food to use the insulin" so it sends out signals that you need food with sugar to use the insulin. You have to fight it and ignore the signals for a half hour or so.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-03-10 16:07:15 -0500 Report

Seems many of us are hard wired to rebel when we are told NO.
Or maybe it is the triggers of the holidays. We just manage to get past Halloween…then Christmas…followed by Valentines day…now approaching Easter… Maybe it will ease up during the non candy centric months between Easter and Halloween.

Glucerna 2014-03-10 15:50:59 -0500 Report

Sometimes when blood sugar levels are low, or are dropping, our body interprets the need for carbohydrate/glucose as a need for sugar. Could that be part of what's going on? ~Lynn @Glucerna

GabbyPA 2014-03-10 14:00:31 -0500 Report

Just like telling a kid you "can't have that". I don't know what that is called, but the things you can't have suddenly become a focus of your life. I don't know why we are wired to be that way.

BB42 2014-03-10 13:09:31 -0500 Report

Sounds very familiar and much like the "forbidden fruit" idea. We carve the things we can't have. Mine was bread and pasta. I could go along not thinking about these items until, one day,I took my granddaughter into Subway. It took all I had not to order and eat a footlong meatball sub. First, keep sweets out of sight and out of your home. Then, try and find a suitable substitutes. Give it a little time and the craving will dissipate.

dagger1234 2014-03-10 13:15:24 -0500 Report

Probably true.. It's not like I think and want sweets everyday. I just have some sudden urges but I do not go crazy either. I check my blood before I want to grab a cookie, doughnut etc. I think I'm fine. I was just wondering as to why maybe ,,physically and mentally why I feel the need to have it

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