Hi Everyone Im New to Diabetic Connect

By barbiecutie Latest Reply 2011-02-14 11:08:45 -0600
Started 2010-11-26 12:42:24 -0600

I just wanted to say Hi to everyone. I have been a diabetic for over 20 years now. I hope you all had a great thanksgiving.. I did but as usual it is very challenging sometimes to be with family and of course, with family functions , Food always is the center whether we like it or not. I know that depression is often times associated with diabetes, and especially around the holidays it is difficult for me after losing my husband to cancer.
Its been 9 years now and I still have an issue with that…and somehow food seems to be the very thing I struggle with … if i eat something bad it just proliferates the problem and bamm I cant seem to get myself out of it.. i just wanna eat everything bad for me then.
Any suggestions to kind of ward this off. I am a type 2 diabetic, I cannot take any meds for diabetes. I know what Im suppose to do … to keep this in check but somehow holidays just get the better of me… You know i can help many people with lots of illinesses with my medical background and experience in alternative meds, but sometimes i cant help myself Any suggestions as we all can learn from each other..
God bless you all
Thanks Barbie

18 replies

ecees 2011-01-31 18:55:57 -0600 Report

Ok this is like FB, lol. Any-who Im diabetic about 6 years now. Out of work on disability a month next week since I cant be on insulin and drive for my company. Mainly my fault; ate like I was normal, and diet did include sugary snacks, especially in my field of work; I don't always end up in "Health Food" areas, so I hit the stores for what they have. I was really unaware Bannanas has so much sugar; I thought cause it was a dry fruit sugar content was low, and they were my breakfast many mornings since about every store sells them. But Im changing now, slowly.

barbiecutie 2011-02-14 11:08:45 -0600 Report

you need to especially pay attention to the glycemic index on all foods. Get a book and carry it with ou and look it up if you dont know. The lower the index number the lower the effect on your blood sugar levels. So low glycemic fruits would be cantelope, strawberries apples… most berries NOT CHERRIES, OR GRAPES they are very high. So i have learned to carry snacks wth me that are low glycemic and controlled portioned. Like 100 calories bags of nuts, small apples,,, and if i go into a wawa i select their bagged
apples , and go to the deli portion and get a 1/4 lbs of chicken , turna , or egg salad. yes it has alot of sodium so you have to watch, but you can do it
Make sure you eat every three hours or so something… but not high in sugar.

you will do find if you can teach yourself how to select the right foods.
Also weight watchers is a good thing .. to help you start to pay attention to what you are eating. Less carbs is better. Low glycemic carbs which means they dont raise your sugar immediately. Veggies ae low glycemic carbs,
potatoes and pasta and bread is trouble. So combine them with low if you eat them. Small port of potatoes, and then eat veggies with it so it will counter balance the potatoes. Hope that this helps you

MewElla 2011-01-31 18:20:49 -0600 Report

Hi to you too, I have been a diabetic 1 year 2-11-11 and I too control with diet/exercise, no meds. Holidays, birthdays, special get togethers are hard times, I lost my husband 7 years ago and it seems like moments ago. I struggle with this after all this time and now, diabetes is in my life. Sometimes it is a terrible struggle dealing but I keep focusing on taking care of myself, after all, this is my life..It's just hard when you lose your best friend and biggest cheerleader…Good Luck to you.

ecees 2011-01-31 19:04:58 -0600 Report

Hi MewElla, glad to be your friend. My condolences for your husband. I lost my mom four years ago December of this year. She was my best friend, though at the time I didn't know it. Feels like I've been paying for my negative behavior toward her since her eyes closed. But pay I will if I must; "Better to go to Heaven mamed, than to Hell whole"… Something the Messiah once said. Be talking to you.

bicker68 2010-11-28 22:38:25 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC. I have found many Friends and Friends that I feel are like Family, They are always here for you to hear what you have to say to give advice or send a prayer. For they have sent many Prayers my way for my Family.
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Husband, I can't imagine that pain but will put you in my Prayers.
I am also type 2 for 7 years now if you need to talk I have a big shoulder. You may befriend me if you like. Please Take Care and May God Bless You.


alanbossman 2010-11-27 21:39:33 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome to DC family, I do pretty much the same thing most i do drink alot of water after and during a meal and sometimes i take a walk

Lisa07 2010-11-26 16:51:24 -0600 Report

Hi there yes i have a wonderful thanksgiving. I'm so bless and i hope you have a good one. I know is so hard when comes to holidays. Fyi i am new to this site and also a type2 diabetic. I think we are in a good place to share our problems. I'm so sorry for your lost. Stay strong and hope, we all will learn more about this disease. Goodluck and god bless!!

RAYT721 2010-11-26 15:18:40 -0600 Report

Greetings and welcome to our little community. I've checked out various support websites but have found this one to have down to earth people with down to earth support. If I can help in any way, please feel free to add me as a friend and let me know what I can do for you. We are all in this together and we all give and take awesome ideas, motivations, inspiration and education. I hope to hear more from and about you.

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Two painful feet 2010-11-26 13:30:56 -0600 Report

Welcome to our big family here at DC. I know holidays are hard on people. With the loss of your husband it must be very hard. Try to remember that you have family & friends to live for. If I take some food I shouldn't I drink plenty of water and try to get some excersies. Is there someone that you can confide in. Or can you go to a diabetic specialist? Just remember you are not alone here on DC. check in often and ask you questions. I hope you will feel Heavenly Fathers love for you.
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Geoff 2010-11-26 13:13:05 -0600 Report

Welcome! Thanks for joining us at DC. I think you will find this site and the people at DC very helpful. Happy Holidays and have a great weekend.

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