not being hungry

By msann Latest Reply 2009-04-08 05:50:48 -0500
Started 2009-03-07 23:56:05 -0600

i am insulin user, since 2000, my problem that i dont be hungrey, i eat because i have to, anyone else have this problem

19 replies

maryka48 2009-04-07 07:22:59 -0500 Report

I also have times when I am not hungry but know that I need to eat because of being diabetic what I found helps me is Atkins Advantage shakes, I found them at walmart they have 15g of protein only 1 gram of sugar and are 160 calories, I bought the milk chocolate delight, at least I know I am getting something in my system whem I am not hungry enough to eat and it taste really good, it might want to be something you would try…I know at least then I am getting something in my system when I am not hungry enough to eat, give it a try

Mary Kay

BeckyJ 2009-03-12 21:02:58 -0500 Report

Have the same problem. Sometimes I just do NOT want to eat anything. I've found that if I set a nice place setting prepare the meal and sit down to eat it will help. Other times I just can't seem to force anything down. Most of my medications require me to eat though so I've found that if nothing else works Glucerna has some acceptable meal replacement shakes. I just slam it down real quick and hope I can keep it down. Good luck with this one. It's a huge bummer.

caspersmama 2009-03-18 12:50:26 -0500 Report

How are those Glucerna shakes? I have wanted to try them but did not know how they tasted. Do people have a favorite?

BeckyJ 2009-03-18 19:39:20 -0500 Report

I prefer the vanilla or the strawberry as the chocolate has a weird chalky flavor. They aren't fantastic but they get the job done. Worst thing is they are 26g of carbs with 6g of sugar, but if you can't keep anything else down they do work well as a meal replacement. Much better than the Ensure which are mega carbs. The Glucerna are about 200 calories for a 8oz bottle. Just make sure the are cold. If left warm they really

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Junebug - 34428 2009-04-06 14:03:37 -0500 Report

I also have a problem with not being hungry. Then my sugar goes so low that I have to take glucose tablets to bring it up. So I try to watch the clock and when 2 or 3 hours have gone past I try crackers or some fruit or cheese. I have tried Glucerna, and I like it, but I think it caused my blood reading for taking Coumadin to increase. So now I have to go in this week to have a check and if it is still high will have to figure out another avenue as to why. Is there anyone else taking Coumadin and experiencing problems?

bigjrm45 2009-03-12 00:09:08 -0500 Report

I know about what you are saying ,my son and friends have get me to eat at times ,I will go all day working and forget to eat,my Insulin does not make me hungery at all. good luck

Smuggies 2009-03-09 16:14:04 -0500 Report

Let me know how to get it! Just kidd'n. I just got out of the hospital after major surgery. I know the feeling, for 2 weeks the anesthesia meds they gave me made me nausious. I lost 13 pounds. Now I am back to work, and my appetite is back too! I wish I could have just a little of that "have to eat but not want to". Must be medication that does that to you. All I can think of. Smuggies

roshy 2009-03-09 15:18:40 -0500 Report

im guessing your sugars are under control!! im on the other end of the stick!! always hungry because im always high!!

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lois hutchins 2009-04-07 02:29:34 -0500 Report

I am ALWAYS hungry.Starving!!! I am up at 3:30am on the computer trying NOT to go back to the fridge.I was on ambien10 for sleep and it makes you hungry. I decided to go cold turkey and stop taking it.I do not need anything that will add to the hunger program.Nothing is satisfying to eat anymore"that's good for me".
I need suggestions…PLEASE

roshy 2009-04-08 05:50:48 -0500 Report

i dunno!! im a in the closet eater!! which is the worst kind!! But from learning and educating myself the professionals say try and exercise!!! it sends good feeling hormones called seritonone into the body which we also get when we eat!! i think if you try and consume your time with something else the better!! if your concentrating on something other the food then you wont have time to think about it therefore you wont eat!! i tride it and i ended up doin a whole loada things!! like washin the dog, cleaning my room, goin to the post box and before i knew it it was lunch time!! like magic it was!!

MeiMei 2009-03-09 13:28:59 -0500 Report

What sounds good to eat to you? Plan on having some of what sounds good to eat around the house, then when you do not feel like eating you can snack on that and thus keep your blood sugars up a little.

lipsie 2009-03-09 00:32:47 -0500 Report

Well, most of the time I am TOTALLY opposite of you and I am on oral medicaton and insilin myself BUT there are some days I also have to make myself eat, or actually to be honest my body does beacause my sugar starts to drop drastically whereas MAKING me eat. I suffer from Bipolar/Borderline Personality Disorder so when I am depressed or WAY up there I suppose the moods interfere. I am glad to hear you are eatting though, you do recognize that you HAVE to. Keep up the good work. Maybe you are on a medicine that causes loss of appetite? Just a thought. Take care! Sheila

Avera 2009-03-09 00:26:16 -0500 Report


I am a Type 2 diabetic. I take both oral meds and insulin.

The only time in my life that I have not been hungry at some time during the day is when I have had a severe case of the flu.

So, my problem is the exact opposite of yours. Sorry I cannot help you with this.


2009-03-08 06:07:06 -0500 Report

I have some days I'm not hungry either at all. (I'm on insulin too.) I make myself eat like you because of course you have to eat with the insulin. My appetite is improving thank goodness and most days I'm hungry. I can always eat cottage cheese for some crazy reason. I used to hate it, now I love it. I know how you feel, it's irritating! Good luck! Angie

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