taste buds

By memma Latest Reply 2015-01-11 08:52:03 -0600
Started 2015-01-10 05:06:55 -0600

The food I hated to eat I love…the food I love to eat I don't love. My question is does diabetes effect your taste buds.

7 replies

lilleyheidi 2015-01-11 00:35:54 -0600 Report

I'm not sure if this is true or real or not, but I once heard our taste buds change every 7-10 years. Whether that is true or not, I know there are foods I will eat now that I would not eat when I was younger and there are foods that before going low carb I can't imagine eating now. I still miss some foods though. I can't keep anything chocolate in my house or I will eat it. But a bag of chips will last way beyond the sell by date because I could care less anymore about them. It's just weird what we like and don't like anymore. Best of health. Heidi

memma 2015-01-11 08:52:03 -0600 Report

Thank you..it's just weird..because for two years I love spinach now I hate it..it taste bitter to me now.i thought maybe I bought a bad bag but I tried 3 times…

Pegsy 2015-01-10 12:01:04 -0600 Report

I don't know if diabetes affects our taste buds or if we just grow used to the changes we make to our diets. I really do not miss any of the things that I have eliminated and I have discovered new things that I enjoy. I used to love milk and I craved it, drank a lot of it. Now I rarely have milk and when I do it isn't all that great. I am fine with almond milk in it's place.

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Jibber Jabber 2015-01-10 10:36:06 -0600 Report

Honestly I have always loved my veggies, cheese and eggs..but I have also loved my bread and sweets…I really don't miss the sweets..I do miss crunchy treats like chips and crackers…I swear if someone opens a bag of potato chips in the next room I can smell them…but I am sure that my taste has changed because the first month I was diabetic..before I went low carb…milk tasted sweet to me..and I use to love milk…don't like it anymore..

Type1Lou 2015-01-10 10:37:42 -0600 Report

Bread is my weak spot and I still miss it. I do buy Publix thin sliced Italian 5-grain bread for an occasional indulgence.

Type1Lou 2015-01-10 08:31:54 -0600 Report

I think our taste buds get re-educated. Prior to my diagnosis at age 27, and when I was a college student, I would eat Twinkies for dinner sometimes. If I even tried to eat one of those now, they'd make me gag…! I have seriously altered my eating habits and now enjoy foods I would not have considered when I was younger (e.g.avocados). I now eat many more "whole" foods with lots of veggies and some fruit and leaner protein. I've gone low-carb and gotten better BG control. No doubt about it, diabetes forced me to alter my eating habits and changed my tastes.

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