Bad behavior

By deni46 Latest Reply 2014-11-08 22:48:01 -0600
Started 2014-11-03 16:10:27 -0600

Ok so I have been a diabetic for awhile and have controlled it with pills … I just watched what I ate .. Apparently my body stopped doing its job, which is fine however now that I'm on the needle and can't eat certain foods I find myself wanting to roll lil old ladies for the food they have in their hands. Now I never ate junk food but now that I can't have junk food it's all I think about.. So am I the only crazy person here thinking about hurting others?

21 replies

Anonymous 2014-11-08 09:18:58 -0600 Report

You have to make adjustment and never say you can't eat something. One bite is all.

jayabee52 2014-11-08 12:57:47 -0600 Report

There are some of us who cannot do that Anon. One bite and it is Katie bar the door. I bought some ice cream some time ago and had intentions of eating only a small bowl full. But once I was done with that bowl full I told myself, that was so good I could eat another, and so I did. The process repeated until I was scraping the bottom of the half gallon on the very night I bought it.

I have learned from this and other incidents I just cannot eat just one bite.

MrsCDogg 2014-11-08 02:44:19 -0600 Report

My solution for this is I never tell myself that I "can't eat that". The minute I do that's all I think about and it's all I want to eat.

jayabee52 2014-11-08 22:48:01 -0600 Report

What I do is tell myself that that stuff that I can't have is 'Poison'. I don't seem to have a problem after I tell myself that repeatedly.

Panda99 2014-11-07 17:13:03 -0600 Report

I, too. am "on the needle" and found that I can have small servings of some treats. Some food I can't go near because they cause me to overeat "my trigger foods". But if I can control the serving size I have found some treats to be just the thing if I am running a low BG level. My doctor says it is all a question for finding the right balance.

Glucerna 2014-11-08 15:22:29 -0600 Report

Your doctor sounds like a very wise and practical person in encouraging each person to find the balance that works for them. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-11-06 22:36:51 -0600 Report

Hi deni46,

Nice to see you! And I appreciate your honesty.

I am wondering if you might think about healthy, diabetic-friendly substitutes for the foods you crave. We have a lot of recipes right here that you might want to try out.

And think of the benefits to your health of avoiding the bad stuff! Stay in touch!


JemRenee 2014-11-06 11:59:36 -0600 Report

Hi Deni46. I'm new to this site, actually just joined today and your post hit very close to home. I've only been diagnosed a year and on metformin but didn't really control my eating. With readings lately first thing in the morning over 150, which I know for some it is not high but for me it is, I realized that if I didn't get my sugar under control, they would be upping my meds with the possibility of insulin. So I've went cold turkey on sodas (which was my main drink of the day) and having severe depression, withdrawals, etc from that. One of the bad things is that I work in the office for a big physical therapy department and, believe it or not, there is always ALOT of sweets being brought in. So I am constantly fighting the urge to indulge my sweet tooth. So I can totally relate to the thinking of wanting to hurt someone. Not that I ever would do it LOL.

MaxieFo 2014-11-06 10:38:50 -0600 Report

Hi Deni46,
Lol…No you are not. My son is always cooking or baking something that seems to smell and look more delicious than usual and I want to hit him up side his head because I want some and cannot have it.

oink66 2014-11-06 00:41:15 -0600 Report

11/05/14 I sure wish diabetic connect website was a LIVE chat room. And a little bit more user friendly website.

oink66 2014-11-06 00:37:37 -0600 Report

Does the ask an expert field work here on diabetic connect? I can't seem to post a question when I click on that link

GabbyPA 2014-11-04 07:07:55 -0600 Report

Hurting others is never really a good option. I don't think prison food would be that great. LOL

I know what you mean when you see red though and your mind beats up your body by demanding stupid stuff that is not rational. Specially when you never wanted it before. Junk food shouldn't be on anyone's list to be honest, but why would being on insulin (I am presuming that is what you mean by being on the needle) limit what you can eat. I didn't have any additional dietary restrictions once I started on insulin.

jayabee52 2014-11-04 04:39:22 -0600 Report

Howdy Deni
One of the things I do is to tell myself that whatever it is those little old ladies have in their hand is POISON to me. Why would I roll them for something which is poison to me?

There is a lot more that is poison for me especially now that I have more than diabetes. I now must undergo dialysis to clean my blood from toxins. It is vital to my continued health to manage my meal plan so I do not load up on phosphorus, potassium and sodium.

Praying for your improving health.


lilleyheidi 2014-11-04 02:23:29 -0600 Report

For the first several years after my diagnosis, I ignored it totally and ate any and everything, didn't matter what it was. Then got to the "healthy phase". I do have days when I walk by the candy aisle in the grocery store and feel like stuffing a few bags of candy down my pants and walking out of the store, but… you manage to not do it. You'll get there, give it time, and be patient with yourself. Hang tough.

rolly123 2014-11-04 10:18:41 -0600 Report

Love it when u say go down candy islle and want stuff it in u pants i go down isle and figure how can i have this without anyone seeing me!

jayabee52 2014-11-04 10:42:35 -0600 Report

Tsk tsk tsk. are you contemplating stealing?


rolly123 2014-11-04 10:46:15 -0600 Report

No james keeping away from my family who im staying with they keep clise eye on me ! Dont do it anymore i try stay away but was given a big bag candy my adopted family sister gave it so i dont need sneak it it given to me! But trying stay away from it

jayabee52 2014-11-04 11:01:06 -0600 Report

OH, OK, Valerie tell yourself it is poison and act accordingly. Give the stuff to someone you don't really care for.

roxanne bohnnow
roxanne bohnnow 2014-11-03 20:47:32 -0600 Report

That is hard question to answer. What comes to my mind is stealing candy from a baby. Well yes and no. You are not crazy, for starters you are feeling these urges because it is human nature to want what you can not have. Think of it this way, when you tell a child not to touch something the first time your back is turned what does the child do. He or she goes after that forbidden item. The child in you wants to see if it can get away with something, and it is driving you nuts.

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