Why is it so hard when you are type 2 diabetic

By joyteri Latest Reply 2009-09-14 02:46:00 -0500
Started 2009-09-12 20:28:23 -0500

I have been diabetic for 13 years now. I have never had such a difficult time lossing and keeping off weight. I've been using Byetta for the last several months. It's done nothing for me. Granted I was sick at first and lost about 20 pounds. But as time went on and I adjusted to the medicine, I put the weight back on.

This has been extremely depressing to me. Just don't seem to be able to stick to a nutritional program. My eating problem is emotional. I am under an emmense amount of stress. Does anyone have a solution to emotional eating?

I really can't stand it anymore.

8 replies

toodles 2009-09-14 02:46:00 -0500 Report

In my opinion regarding weight loss it doesn't matter if you are diabetic or not because obesity is a continual battle. Many advisers for weight loss state one needs to look at oneself and find out what is eating at you personally.

I do not have the answer or answers but I have wondered if the void may be due to low self - esteem or self worth. I have also wondered if maybe there might be a correlation to ones spirit or relationship with God.

I do feel that rather than beating oneself up for blowing a diet one needs to be forgiving and get back on the bandwagon.

Self love is another key area that I think may make a difference in the war against the battle with the bulge.

Hope my thoughts may be of some help.

Beaudonna 2009-09-13 23:12:02 -0500 Report

I have been type 2 diabetic for 10 years and I too have a hard time with the weight I have lost and gained about fifty pounds several times. Right now it seems like I do great for several days and then get bored or stressed for several days and blow it. would really like some idas on this.

Harlen 2009-09-13 17:36:51 -0500 Report

When I get that stressed and thinking of food.
I jump in the tub Hot Hot turn the lights off and think of all the good things in my life and all my frends
Give it a try you may like it and it may help you as it did for me

Ginger68 2009-09-13 15:34:20 -0500 Report

I feel the same way you do, i am an emotional eater, plus i love all the foods i should stay way from, it is very hard, and i feel like i'm on a roller coaster, up and down with my weight and also the blood sugars, if i could just get them to be steady, life is so hectic and stressfull that it is hard to count how many carbs ur eating at every meal so you know how much insulin to take, we have to work at it everyday

Anonymous 2009-09-13 14:30:37 -0500 Report

I have to be realistic with myself..stopping overeating is not hard because I am a diabetic, it is hard because its HARD!!. When I eat out of stress and appreciate the cause of the stress, I ask myself: am I willing to change my lifestyle to reduce the stress the causes the eating? Sometimes I am and most times I am not. Take a simple thing like coffee. I like the "hit" I feel with coffee, but it makes me want to eat. When I don't drink coffee, I don't get hyper and consequently I eat less and make better food choices. Am I willing to give up coffee? Nope. I drink a lot less of it (a cup a day versus 2 to 3 potfuls a day), but that one cup can wreak havoc with my eating. I hope before I die I will "get it" and be willing to make the changes necessary to feel better consistently. If I don't, at least I will die trying. AA says the the HOW of the program is Honesty, Openmindness, and Willingness. I'm getting very honest with myself and praying for openmindness and willingness. To be honest, as I type this I am sipping an venti iced latte…Best wishes to you on your journey.

lisaw 2009-09-13 10:11:57 -0500 Report

I know how you feel I am the same way. Since I hae become diabetic I stay hungry and I have gained like 50lbs .

Swan 2009-09-12 21:41:55 -0500 Report

Hi! I am new to this site today. I feel the same way. It seems at times I have to eat to keep up with the insulin. If I don't I bottom out. If I try to cut back on the insulin some to compensate I end up with too high b/s. It is a terribly difficult balancing act I have not mastered yet. I too was on byetta - i did nothing for me. Right now all I am doing is watching my carbs and cutting back in general trying not to each too much. If you figure out the secret let me I know - I would love to do better than I am right now.

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