lone wolf shane
By lone wolf shane Latest Reply 2015-01-17 13:19:29 -0600
Started 2015-01-12 09:59:54 -0600

Hey everyone I recently started a new medicine for my type 2 diabetes called glipaside (not sure if I spelled it right) and I've been getting the munchies like I can't get enough to eat does anyone else have this problem?
And my blood sugar still stays around the 400 range

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lilleyheidi 2015-01-13 00:42:02 -0600 Report

I'm on that same medication, just had it lowered though. I never got a case of the munchies from it though. Your blood glucose will remain high as long as you feed the munchies. You have to feed the munchies with healthy foods. What are you eating when you get the munchies? I try to eat nuts or seeds when I need a snack. Best of health to you. Heidi

lone wolf shane
lone wolf shane 2015-01-13 11:43:29 -0600 Report

Hey hedi thanks for the advice truth is I'm a picky eater I'm taking my medicine regularly but I haven't changed my eating habits I eat pasta, pizza, burgers and fries, fast food, eggs, soda I love sugar if it's cereal or tea its got to have lots of sugar and I salt the heck out of my food i know its not healthy I'm just not sure how to do without or what I can or can not eat

lilleyheidi 2015-01-14 00:01:48 -0600 Report

I'm going to come across sounding a bit harsh, and I do not mean to. Please do not take offense. As long as you continue to eat pasta, pizza, burgers, and all of those tasty treats, you are going to have blood glucose numbers in the high 400's and you are going to have uncontrolled diabetes. Trust me, I know. When I got diagnosed with diabetes, I decided to ignore the diagnosis for 4 1/2 years. I ate it all. Everything and anything I wanted. I was 350lbs. I could probably eat as much if not more than you. I put tons of sugar and salt on everything. I was having numbers in the 400's regularly (well, I didn't test regularly, but when I did test, that's where they were). My A1c was off the charts a few times, but I did get some that were around 14. I developed neuropathy. I still didn't care. I still continued to eat all those things.
Lone Wolf Shane, let me tell you something. You are killing yourself. I lost a good friend last June 2014 to kidney failure. He had been going for dialysis for 6 months 4 times a week or more because his kidneys had stopped functioning. That is something that can and does happen to diabetics who do not take care of themselves. Their kidneys stop functioning, and they can die. I woke up when my friend died, and I slowly over time gave up the carbs. I haven't had pizza in 6 months. I would love to go to mcdonalds with you, but if we go, I'm gonna order a salad and a iced tea with no sugar.
Not trying to sound dramatic, but 400 is a serious number. PLEASE Shane, please, cut back on the carbs, and eat healthy. I'm here, and I'll help you in any way I can. Friend request me if you want. I'll give you my email and do anything to help. Best of health. Heidi

lone wolf shane
lone wolf shane 2015-01-14 01:05:24 -0600 Report

Thank you Heidi your not being too harsh your just being real and I like honesty I was just thinking that when I get older I'll probably really pay for eating what I want my numbers usually stay around the 400s when I don't take my medicine regularly yesterday for lunch I ate at penelopes and had a large pizza a two sodas afterwards my stomach started cramping so I know I over did it in used to eating what I want but I need to teach my body to eat differently I'm only 30 years old if you want you could txt me and tell me how you handle your diabetes here is my number 573-202-9861 thanks Heidi

lilleyheidi 2015-01-15 00:46:13 -0600 Report

hey, sorry i didn't get a chance to text you yesterday, I'll do my best to text you today (thursday, later in the day it's not yet 2am for me LOL) yesterday was crazy busy. have a good night.

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