By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-08-14 18:12:30 -0500
Started 2014-08-14 03:22:43 -0500

So frustrated! Everyone tells me how I need to take this more serious. "You could die as the crunch on another potatoes chip drinking their coke. Do they really think I don't know that! Stop eating that crap in my face. The fact that I haven't ripped it out of your hands and mowed them down already.. Proves I know all this is bad.

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Anonymous 2014-08-14 16:13:42 -0500 Report

I am not angry that they get to eat what they want. I don't think that they should be deprived. If I want chips, ice cream, or anything else I will indulge. As my diabetic nutritionist says.. In moderation. Don't eat the whole bag of chips. Have a handful. What annoys me is when others sit there saying its bad for me as THEY eat the whole bag of chips. It's like, how can they go on about how they think they know its so terribly bad for a diabetic to eat… But not them. When in reality its better for a diabetic to eat that kind of stuff as they have limits. Where as someone else will just eat until their hearts content.

Type1Lou 2014-08-14 18:12:30 -0500 Report

I get that. I belong to a sewing group and we meet once a month and bring our lunches. My lunch each day is an apple, cored and sliced and spread with 4 tablespoons of all natural peanut butter. One of our group was on Weight Watchers and asked me "Isn't that a lot of Peanut Butter and fat? (She is aware that I am a diabetic.) I explained to her that yes, it is probably more fat than her Weight Watchers would allow but that I count my carbohydrates, since that is what affects blood sugar, and I dose my insulin for those carbohydrates. I told her I really don't keep track of the calories and fat since by counting the carbs, they take care of themselves. I also explained that her diet on Weight Watchers allowed for more carbohydrates than I wanted to eat. The next month, she asked me the same question. I just responded that she had asked me that last month and was there something in my response that she hadn't understood? I think she felt that because she wasn't allowed that much fat, I shouldn't be either. It hasn't been brought up again. I weigh around 120 lbs and my last A1c was 6.6.

Type1Lou 2014-08-14 08:22:13 -0500 Report

Such anger! Why should my diabetic condition deprive others of stuff that I would love to eat if only I weren't diabetic? Look at my picture…I'm not having an ice cream but I don't resent my friends who choose to enjoy one. I've chosen to accept my condition and deal with it by making the choices I need to make to keep my BG under control. Anger and frustration can, in and of themselves, elevate your BG's. I'm sorry you're feeling that way and hope you'll feel better about yourself and your diabetes. Wishing you well.

GabbyPA 2014-08-14 05:35:29 -0500 Report

I TOTALLY understand how you feel. I get that sometimes, though not as much now as when I was first diagnosed.

Diabetes is one of the diseases that people who "know" what you should do, don't realize it would benefit them as well. But like so many of us, our diagnosis was our wake up call. That is what made us change. So I guess we need to understand that before we judge too harshly.