On a binge

By RBlunt Latest Reply 2014-06-27 16:01:43 -0500
Started 2014-06-26 16:09:53 -0500

Hello my name is Reggie I have type 2. Not doing well @ all guess you could say I ignore that I have it. And that scares me because I don't how to turn it around. Also I have been bings eating like no tomorrow. I feel very weak & tired just want to lay down. Not sure why. Can someone please help me.

11 replies

Harlen 2014-06-27 16:01:43 -0500 Report

When you go thru the swings like your doing your bs can go way high and let's say you drive your car then you wake up and find your in a reck you know your ins comp will not cover you ? You can pass out at the wheel and kill someone .
How do I know this well I went thru it now I keep my numbers good
I don't wish to kill my self of any one else .
Best wishes

Farmersgranddaughter57 2014-06-27 15:52:33 -0500 Report

I have a problem with binge eating, too. At times I feel kind of depressed that I may never get the sugars under control long term, but I know it can be done. The wild swing in the blood sugars, up, then down, makes me tired. I think the key is making your mind up you CAN do it, you WILL do it, and to give yourself choices you CAN have to eat. If I can change, believe me, anybody can. Right now I am not under control with A1C, but I have been in the past briefly, and I sure felt better then.

Chevy Vega
Chevy Vega 2014-06-27 14:54:48 -0500 Report

I was exactly like you. Then one day when I was out of town I knew I was in trouble.A trip to the hospital in an ambulance and a two day stay in the hospital, the first day in IC, straightened me out.

RBlunt 2014-06-27 08:23:12 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for your help I so appreciate it. I did test this morning it was 100 can someone tell me what it should be when you get up in the morning?

haoleboy 2014-06-27 14:21:56 -0500 Report

sub 100 is my target for fasting BGL
A normal fasting blood glucose target range for an individual without diabetes is 70-100
and as a type 2 isn't that what we really want?

good job

Glucerna 2014-06-27 12:51:17 -0500 Report

It's great that you tested this morning! Talk with your doctor to get specific guidelines for you. In general, the recommendation from the American Diabetes Association is for fasting levels to be 70-130 and 2 hours after meals <180; the American College of Endocrinologists suggests fasting <110 and 2 hours after a meal <140. Your doctor may have different goals for you based on your overall health and treatment plan. ~Lynn @Glucerna

haoleboy 2014-06-26 19:19:21 -0500 Report

Make eating unhealthy the hard option. Remove the unhealthy foods and keep plenty of healthy snacks prepared and close at hand … carrot and celery sticks, sugar snap peas, broccoli or cauliflower. nuts, apple slices … whatever just make it the easy choice.
Avoid the situations that lead up to bingeing … Go for a walk when the impulse hits …
Do what ever it takes

Type1Lou 2014-06-26 18:45:43 -0500 Report

Like Steve, aka haoleboy, noted, high blood sugars (from binging and overeating stuff you should stay away from) will sap your energy and make you feel tired. YOU decide what you will put into your mouth…or not. If you eat properly and gain control of your blood sugars, you will feel better and have more energy…not to mention lowering your chances for those nasty diabetes complications. It's "pay me now or pay me later". You decide.

Glucerna 2014-06-26 18:07:36 -0500 Report

The fact that you posted here tells me that you want to change what you've been doing. You're taking the first step to feeling better and are getting excellent suggestions about additional changes you can make. Don't give up! ~Lynn @Glucerna

neverlowbg 2014-06-26 17:34:19 -0500 Report

Well if you really want to turn it around pull out and dust off your meter start testing and eating right taking meds like your supposed to start at least walking even if just to the mailbox and back a couple times and talk to your dr about your bg levels get dr to send a referral to a registered dietician count your carbs people can offer there opinion but you have to do the work and have the will to want to succeed I would like to see you succeed

haoleboy 2014-06-26 16:30:53 -0500 Report

"I feel very weak & tired just want to lay down. Not sure why."
Just a guess … High blood sugars (aka hyperglycemia)?
your bodies way of telling you to STOP!