Am I a overeater or just a diabetic?

By Miminv Latest Reply 2010-04-07 00:16:04 -0500
Started 2010-04-03 02:17:21 -0500

My counselor has suggested that I could join overeaters anonymous. She has suggested this more then once and I have tossed it around in my mind for a couple of months, thinking I could make it a way to get out and socialize more, which I do need to do. But I just can't do it and now I know why. I am not an overeater I am a diabetic. Hmmmmmmmm.
I used to overeat when I was much younger about 10 years ago.
But now I have myself drinking a diet soda once in a while not all day every day. And I have my splenda cookies or cake that i purposely bake to catch the snack or sweet attack. I can look at just about anything and tell you how many carbs and sodium it has. I haven't had fast food in six months. In fact everything I eat (except bread, haven't got that down yet) I make from scratch. I even make my own pizza. I have found I can control the sodium and the food just taste better. Now if I can just get my bread to rise life would be perfect.
I realize now that you have to be a diabetic to understand the delicate balance between food and levels.
What do you think?

6 replies

GabbyPA 2010-04-04 17:18:18 -0500 Report

Has your counselor told you WHY she thinks you need to attend an OA meeting? Is there a destructive behavior that she is trying to get you to combat?

I have been to Overeaters Anonymous and found it not such a great deal. The group never aspired to anything and I just felt depressed. I guess that is not the best thing to share with you, but if your levels are where they need to be and you are eating healthy, I am not sure I see the connection. If you want to socialize, find something that is fun to do. You will be far more inclined to participate and you will have a ton of friends before you know it.

Miminv 2010-04-07 00:09:29 -0500 Report

I believe she assumed it because I am overweight. I have seen it before when people look at you think all you do is sit and stuff your face. I asked her today and she asked me if I think I am a overeather. I told her no. She did not answer me, I think she herself has gone. I don't think she understands diabetes. I guess I am no longer going to feel guilty for my weight.
When I was young I would overeat but not now. I grew up on "diets" (my mothers problem). It has taken most of my life to undo the crap I learned on "diets". I eat right now and my levels are good. I am on insulin and have not gained weight or lossed it. I have gone from moving and doing 100% to moving and doing 20%. My legs swell within three hours of being out and about and it takes a couple of days for them to go down. I believe I was trying to figure out why I haven't losed weight and now I have my answer. I don't move as much and I am on insulin.
Thanks for your reply.

PAT L 2010-04-04 16:03:37 -0500 Report

Just remember one thing an if its white it will raise your blood sugar.. Anything with white flour in it your sugar levels will rise… Keep that in mind an it will help keep your levels lower…

Miminv 2010-04-07 00:13:48 -0500 Report

Not always true. Brown rice raises my levels fast and white rice doesn't touch my levels. I think everyone is different, you have to check your levels with everything to know what you can eat.

Harlen 2010-04-03 07:39:17 -0500 Report

yep I can do the same thing makes peaple look at you funny lol
When I started keepping track of what I eat and how menny carbs in it
I used a scale now I can just look at it lol
Keep up the great work
Best wishes

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