I dont want to eat cause I dont want to gain weight

By longhornmom2002 Latest Reply 2014-07-16 21:36:04 -0500
Started 2009-12-01 18:21:27 -0600

I am new to the diabetic world, I was actually aneroxic and got really thin and started feeling sick, I went to the doctor and was admitted through the er with DKA, this is sooo hard for me for someone that doesnt like to eat to having to measure and calculate and eat, it is way to much to handle I need a simple plan or a basic eat this or that. I want to just give up. my diabetic levels were very high in the 388 range, and I guess this was heading to eating my nuscle, I dont know. I just know that Iam now tired all the time and want to sleep my vision is blury and I dont know what to expect from all of this. any ideas.

Tags: weight loss

21 replies

Dlaine 2014-07-16 21:24:01 -0500 Report

Dear friend
i know your felling on basis eat this and that

I am also new to this…

being healthy is important
you don't have to eat a lot
just alitte
so your pancreas don't have. to work triple time
Web site it might help
iv learning a lot from it
i hope thid helps

Jan_Marie 2009-12-27 22:58:54 -0600 Report

Talk to your nurse; she is the nutritionist not the doctor…No bleached white sugar or bleached white flour. Save yourself…I love green tea, honey and ginseng, and you need to drink water before you eat, eight glasses a day; I perfer a slice of lemon and/or lime. Go up on the vitamin A for your eyes with lotsa yellow fruit and veggies like cantalope, mangos, carrot sticks, green leafy veggies. You can't intake enought Chromium from its natural soure of insulin [www.PerriconePerscription.com] like calf liver, I prefer koshered w/o blood; like http://www.kosher.com, and brewer yeast; perhaps only 2 oz. of dry red wine which can give you good cholestrol. Cherries are a natural source of melatonin which will help you sleep. B Vitamins for stress and energy; find a good source for diabetic vitamin supplements. Freda Whaley has a good book for low impact aerobics called The Hypoglycemic Diabetic Wellnes Guide from your library or Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Hypoglycemia-Diabetes-W...

(Well. I thought the book was so-so for Vitamin A and the three day diet wasn't so bad, though! )http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/perricone.html

riverrat 2009-12-03 02:00:04 -0600 Report

I have had diabetes for about ten years now and am still discovering new things. The one thing I have discovered that works for me is eating small amounts four or five times a day. I keep lots of fresh raw veggies on hand and will have several salads a day. Just some lettuce, tomatoe, onion and sometimes a few mushrooms. Sprinkle with a bit of seasoned salt and you have a yummy pick me up. I hardly ever eat bread and I don't eat much meat. I pay close attention to the carbs. The important thing for me is to not deprive myself of things that I love so I will have a small piece of chocolate occasionally and that satisfies my chocolate hunger for a while.My Dr. is very pleased with how I handle it. I have a thyroid condition also so am always heavier than I would like but I have learned to accept myself the way I am and if someone else doesn't like the way I look they don't have to look at me.

Jan_Marie 2009-12-27 23:45:37 -0600 Report

Me, too! I wish I could have lived near the ocean so that I could have had enough codfish,myself. Maybe harvesting the ocean floor for the iodine in the kelp would not be such a bad idea …if they were to put it back , you know!

Chocolate does the same thing as dry red wine as far as giving you good cholestrol. I am an Ovaltine kid myself and I like Slimfast, too.

elaines 2009-12-02 12:14:03 -0600 Report

I went through the same thing when I was diagnosed at 19. I didn't like to eat breakfast and now I had to eat because I had to take insulin. After a while I quit taking shots because I hated being told to eat. My sugars would be so high they would not register on the meter,meaning over 650. I ended up in DKA several times, once almost dying. Now I am 41 and suffer about every complication there is. Please don't do what I did. Eat smaller more frequent healthy meals and you will not gain weight. Try to exercise, it will help lower your sugar so you will need less medication. I feel like my life was spared so I can help others so they don't end up like me. Please take care of yourself, you do not realize what this disease can do, I didn't. Take care and be strong Feel free to ask me anything.

alison052579 2009-12-02 15:45:16 -0600 Report

OMG I went through the same type of stuff… and still struggle… Take your meds if you are type 2 or your shots if thats what they told you to do. Eat small bits 5-6 times per day, or if you are freaked out by all the eating eat fewer times per day. Ask the endo about your eating disorder. As someone who struggled with bulimia pre-diagnoses I know the feeling getting a disease that forces you to regement your eating… as well as… I know how triggered one can become to slip into old habits because regemented eating is how an eating disorder usually starts. Share your feelings with the DRs I swear they WILL HELP!!!!! You will still be beautiful and in control of your life if you eat. Seek therapy as well… even if it is OA (free)… They take all eating disorders and you can attend online. I sprialed out of control post diagnoses and eventually took no shots at all… BAD BAD BAD!!!!! DKA, kidney issues, chronic pain… thats what that gets you!!!!!! OMG you must be so scared… even writing this I am almost crying remebering how overwhelming all this is with an eating disorder. Be strong… email me if you need to…

Hinboyz3 2009-12-02 07:14:37 -0600 Report

Im so sorry your going through all this crazy things all at once. I hope you start to feel better in the very near future. I understand its hard for you to eat like your suppose to. But step out on faith if nothing else (if you believe) and just try to eat a little at a time. Just take small baby steps and you'll get to where you need to be in no time. Keep your new friends here at diabetic connect informed from time to time. We are all here anytime.

Sam Stokes
Sam Stokes 2009-12-01 20:14:47 -0600 Report

for about 6 years with diabetes I've been in an ongoing battle of eat or not eat , my body just continued to gain weight no matter what Iate or how much exercise I done.My UAB (Birmingham,Alabama) told me on all suppliments the pay attention to what my body was showing the one's i needed. Especially after the side effects Ihad on the diae diabetic medicines..The main thing we all need to know is this depletes our vitamins and minerals ,no wonder we're tired! Dr Julian Whitaker has a good nutritiopnal program.Goggle his name.

Sam Stokes
Sam Stokes 2009-12-01 20:26:43 -0600 Report

I had to have more so I HAVE A CRAZY COMBINATION of suppliments ,part to jump start my motabolism, part to restore my energy levels , and part to keep my circulation going, AND FINALLY PART TO KEEP MY NUTRIENTS ONGOING, sorry bout the caps.After all this time I've found this combo to work for me. breakfast a zone perfect bar,beans ,greens,boca burgers and some meats, Any thing white drives my bg levels upand of course sweets.

Sam Stokes
Sam Stokes 2009-12-01 20:32:13 -0600 Report

bar and supplimentsbreakfast ,the vrest thru the day with other suppliments.

Sam Stokes
Sam Stokes 2009-12-01 20:47:54 -0600 Report

BTW our UAB DOCTOR said between 90 and 140 bg was good I wish mine was there , also check with your local hospital most have diabetes training programs

sweething 2009-12-01 19:26:54 -0600 Report

Your eyes will have a good chance of clearing up when your blood sugar is normal. Mine went to 600 when I had a cortisone shot in my back, and I couldn't see well at all. Felt like I was looking through foggy glass. When it went down, my vision cleared up. Not eating enough as a diabetic can cause as much trouble as eating too much. If you start burning up muscle mass, you'll end up back in the hospital. Maybe the old fashioned diabetic diets, where you eat by an exchange system would work better for you. You need more diet instruction however you go, and it needs to be with someone who has worked with people who have eating disorders. Just my opinion.

longhornmom2002 2009-12-01 19:33:34 -0600 Report

I know and have an appt this week with a good lady the one that helped in in the hospital, however everytime I see her i s is 45.oo co pay sucks, I drive a school bus for a job and now that Iam insulin dependant the dot wont let me drive so Iam on fmla and getting not my entire salary so money is going to be tight. atena provides a free place diabetis center of america or something, so Iam sure not as good. I cant even see my entro doc till 1/20 so Iam in limbo. do you know of any good educators?

mkycnfxt 2009-12-27 06:19:36 -0600 Report

I am also type 2 insulin dependent and I drive school bus I got in touch with the DMV and they sent me medical waver paperwork for my Dr. to fill out. Then I sent it back to them and they gave me my waver. These are federal motor carrier laws not per state you need to check into that. Then you get back to work and see all those smiling faces every day.

Susie624 2009-12-01 18:40:28 -0600 Report

The main thing is you do have to eat regardless.Even if just a few bites several times a day.Stay away from food high in carbs that is what will usually put the weight on and the sugar up.

longhornmom2002 2009-12-01 19:23:11 -0600 Report

have any suggestions of what to eat? what are the high carbs to stay away from should I just not eat any carbs? I really dont know how to figure stuff example for dinner I had some sweet potatoe baked fries, ceaser salad some vennison backstrap baked and a sugar free cream filled popscile feel like Iam going to pop but ate. and my levels today are 108 and 114 which I took today where yesterday my levels where 79 88 and 94 day before 145, 100 and 163 so they are all over the place

MarineMomX2 2009-12-02 09:07:36 -0600 Report

Good, you're testing what you do eat..it's a must. It will take your body a couple of weeks to adjust to the meds you've started before you can tell the difference in how you feel. Like you said it's a new lifestyle, one you have to stick with and continue learning as you go. We're all here for you, you've come to the best group of people here for support!

Pumpersince94 2009-12-28 08:54:58 -0600 Report

You should not cut out all carbs. Carbs are what gives the human body energy. Just make sure they are natural carbs like fruits and starchy vegetables like potatoes, carrots, corn, peas and beans.