Lula Tiencken
By Lula Tiencken Latest Reply 2008-09-01 01:45:30 -0500
Started 2008-08-27 15:34:05 -0500

Hi , this is Lula again…you seem to have been with diabetic connect for some time and maybe you have seen or heard why myself a type 1 diabetic or others wants to eat ice all the time. I don't know how long I have been doing this…but my husband gets provoked with me all the time wanting to chomp away on ice cubes or crushed ice…any help or leading me to the right source with be appreciated. Until..I am your friend, Lula

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Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-01 01:45:30 -0500 Report

I love my ice. Did it since childhood. My mother always took note and tell me to check my Blood sugar for some reason it always was elevated a little. I don't know whats behind that?

just4us3 2008-08-27 16:16:10 -0500 Report

Oh My Gosh, this is me. I could live off of ice cubes. My kids look at me like I'm crazy but I just can't seem to get enough of it.I don't know how true it is, but a friend of mine does it also and she said her Dr. told her it was from an iron deficiency.

GabbyPA 2008-08-31 18:22:08 -0500 Report

Wow, that is odd. I don't imagine much iron in ice, but who knows. Our bodies crave weird things. I am rather imagining my issue with crunching is just a bad habit. I too have been an ice muncher since I was a kid. It was the one thing I couldn't stop, even when I had braces. I crave crunchy things, and sometimes I think it is just that I need to crunch. I am very courious is anyone knows if it is linked to being diabetic or prone to diabetes.

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