Diabetic type 2

By Hungryjlp Latest Reply 2018-07-24 15:05:18 -0500
Started 2018-07-12 15:27:01 -0500

Saw my story continues first got diagnosed those 13.6 A1c so I started learning about what not to eat so I brought it down to an eight and the third time I brought down to a six now the 4th time I went back and went back up to a nine well I know why. I had fun this last 6 months eating pizza ,pasta, ice Cream ,Donuts, not all in that same order but spread out a little bit.

So I'm taking metformin thousand mg twice a day so now he wants to see if I can take a shot once a week I forget the name of it but I kind of want to take a shot so now I got to get my diet back in order I know what to do I do exercise a lot I cycle mountain bike lift weights and stuff like that so now I'm just upset again because the DR. Said you're losing weight because of diabetes .. but all my other numbers were good.. anyways. Any tips on eating I still eat one slice breads .. damit. I am just ranting here..

10 replies

Oneshotbandit 2018-07-24 10:02:54 -0500 Report

Heck I'm half Japanese and ate rice 5 times week, but not now! I, too "cheat" every once in a while my DR. says it's ok so as not to crave & binge. I will have some Japanese dishes and pizza, BUT I watch how much I have. It is a pain, but then what are the alternatives, right?

suecsdy 2018-07-15 07:29:18 -0500 Report

I went way off track last summer myself when I visited my family up north. Fortunately for me, it was only about a month of over indulging, but I gained 5 lbs and a few points on my Aic. I'm back under 6 again now and planning to stay there as long as I can. I do use a weekly injectable now and like it very much. Bread is one of my problem foods; very hard for me to give up. I cannot be trusted with ice cream in the house. The best way for me to stay away from the "bad" stuff is to just not bring it in the house. This doesn't mean I don't cheat, but I'm very careful with it. I don't bake anymore, something I really loved to do, (probably a good thing as I would be a real butterball if I did). One of my favorite things to make is an impossible pie. There are so many possibilities and it's a "normal" dish to make. Anyway, hope this helps a little.

Hungryjlp 2018-07-24 15:05:18 -0500 Report

I live in Pittsburgh we have the greatest places to eat at homegrown family owned local restaurants + other places to go it is hard to stay away

GabbyPA 2018-07-13 20:12:07 -0500 Report

Being perfect is hard to do because there are a lot of changes to be made. You are going in the right directions, so keep that up. Well, maybe not pizza, ice cream and pasta all the time. But you have to find something you can live with. Get it tightened up, get it comfortable. Then you can look again at what you can do to tighten it up again. For me, It's a process.

Hungryjlp 2018-07-15 07:17:19 -0500 Report

Its just hard you know what you want to eat and then you eat something else than after your done your so mad

Type1Lou 2018-07-12 17:58:21 -0500 Report

Living well with diabetes means (for most of us) adopting a new way of eating. With knowledge and determination, it can be done. For me, adopting a low-carb diet and learning how many carbs I can eat and still maintain good control was the key. (I do love bread and haven't been able to toally give it up but I DO buy thin-sliced bread which reduces the carbs as long as I don't eat too much of it.) For the long term, gaining control of your blood sugars and maintaining that control may help avoid those nasty diabetes complications that can seriously impact your quality of life. Dig deep, find that determination and you can succeed at it.

Hungryjlp 2018-07-15 08:09:54 -0500 Report

Its like we hang out at a lake with a bunch of friends every summer weekend. I bring my salad I cut up and I brought hot dogs and burgers I was going to make hamburger and put it on my salad, but everyone wanted pizza so we all went for pizza, I can't believe they haven't figured out how to fix us yet with the Pancreas

DebLovesDegas 2018-07-16 11:33:17 -0500 Report

Hi - I'm right there with Lou - it's about controlling the carbs (which you know) and substituting where you can (i.e. I use Smart Pockets (11 net grams of carbs) when I want a sandwich and I use them to make "Pizza" too, zucchini spirals for pasta, etc). I have to be ultra strict with my carbs (preferably well under 60 grams a day) to have good control of my bs. The other thing I would encourage you to do is to ask your friends for their support. So, you mentioned that they all wanted pizza and that was tough for you even though you were prepared with what you knew were good choices. Let them get their pizza and bring it back to where you were eating so that you could enjoy the meal together. Unfortunately, you will have to learn that you cannot eat the way others who don't have Type II eat, as difficult as that is for us to accept. Make sure that the important people in your life know what your challenges and triggers are so that they can support your efforts. I have found that most people really do want to be helpful. Good luck! xoxo

Hungryjlp 2018-07-18 18:29:33 -0500 Report

Thanks yes it is very hard every day, I am a Traveling around town IT GUY so before I left the office well new job, new boss. I went on the road with him I knew I brought food again and it in the frig so i knew I couldn't heat it up at a clients place. So again i didn't have food with me I am sure my sugar was low we were in a server room working on things and i know when it is 11:30 AM i started to feel things. So we finished up right then we got back on the road so we stopped at a new place MTO all American Natural it was called. Well, I eat salads all the time so again I saw Ghost Pepper Steak sandwich on their menu! so anyways this was my fault I order that sandwich it was good and hot I love spicy hot foods, Grow habaneros and peppers around my house it is just hard to pass up things i am still learning but i guess Chicken and fish and steaks are it to eat. so we had like 1hr to get back to the office, I would test my self once in the office and I was 309 so that bread was bad and now i know, some bread does not hurt me but wow that one did!

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