hungrey around midnight, everynight

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-07-01 12:33:06 -0500
Started 2010-06-30 20:42:14 -0500

I have been diagnosed with Type II diabetes and was started on Lantus insulin (sliding scale). I have only had this new condition for about a month. Its been very difficult trying to manage my diet intake. I'm also on prednisone, which makes you hungry all the time. I take this for my Crohns, along with Humira injection every 2 weeks.
Any advice about why I am famished around midnight, everynight. I feel like I need to eat a 3 course meal, of couse I can't, so I end up awake most of the night. During the day I have to literally force myself to eat becaue I'm NOT hungry, especially if its hot outside.
I just cant get a grasp on the diet part.

3 replies

Kirla 2010-07-01 12:33:06 -0500 Report

I eat 1-2 ounces of Almonds before going to bed. I usually will snack on them, about an hour or two before going to bed. It seems to work for me. You may need to experiment a little with different kinds of food to see what’s best for you. I usually will eat one at a time so they last a long time.

Good luck

bettymachete 2010-07-01 06:20:01 -0500 Report

snacking at night isn't necessarily a bad thing. I don't know anything about the meds you are taking but I know many of us eat a bedtime snack before going to bed. It's about MODERATION and sensible choices. Eating something that can be digested slowly is a good choice for me, so I will toast a small piece of spouted grain bread and have a slice of cheese. Or some have sugar free jello or pudding. This helps regulate my mornings. Here is a good article.

Harlen 2010-06-30 21:21:58 -0500 Report

If you can fiber-all works for me but I dont have the other stuff you do so I dont know if you can take it ?
I take 1 tbs with 12 oz of water and I dont wake up at 2am looking for food
Hope this helps
Best wishes

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