Post # 1
Are there any diabetic bees out there? I am just so frustrated with everything related to diabetes. I can’t lose weight/ I gain weight because blood sugars are too sproadic. I have tried a lot and am starting to think that my Lantus is off and that I need a new pen. Hopefully that works. Help or encouragement would greatly be appreciated.
I know that I am definitely going through I hate my pancreas, why did you quit on me??? I hate being a diabetic stage! Ugh! Sorry for the vent!
Post # 3
@Happygolucky831: Hi i have type 1 diabetes i also take lantus. what help me alot was that i started taking humalog too. i try to eat at the same time everyday and NOT skipping a meal. I know what you feeling i sometimes get so fustrated with everything that i just want to give up.
Post # 4
Yes I’m on humalog too and my bloodsugars are acting up like crazy! Driving me bonkers and causing weight hain trying to control it! So frustrating. I’m trying to eat protein and veggies to see if the lack of carbs help! Thanks for the support!
Post # 5
I’m not diabetic, but am borderline type 2 diabetic . My granny has type 2 diabetes and I can understand your frustration through seeing what she has to go through! Diabetes is common in my family, and my granny, 3 aunts, and my great aunt all suffer from it. I try and watch my sugar intake to prevent the onset of it, and try and avoid simple carbs.
I’ve heard from my granny and doctors that eating wholegrains, lentils and low GI foods are really good at stabilizing sugars, as well as doing brisk walks or cardio exercise at least 3 times a week. Try and have 6 small meals a day to keep your sugar levels stable, and have no more than 3 small fruits a day. And, if you have a sweet tooth, look for sugarfree chocolate and sweets
Are there any support groups in your area? My granny has gone to few and says that they’re really helpful.
Post # 6
Hey, I’m also a Type 1 diabetic. I’m not sure where you’re situated, but do they run DAFNE courses (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) in your city? I did one of those a couple of months ago, and it’s made a huge difference to my control (although I will admit that I was VERY sceptical going into the course). I’m on lantus and humalog, and before the course I was seriously looking into applying for a pump (they’ve just recently become subsidised in my country) because I just felt like I was at a complete loss as to what else I could do to improve my control. However, since doing the DAFNE course I actually feel in control of my illness for the first time since I was diagnosed 22 years ago. I would highly recommend doing one if you can!
EDIT: Oh, sorry, I just realised that you didn’t actually specify that you were Type 1! Which type do you have?
Post # 7
@Happygolucky831: Hi! I just posted about being a diabetic bride yesterday – came across your post today. I’ve been pre-diabetic for 2 years now and still get angy at my pancreas. Glad I’m not alone on that one! I’ve been controlling with diet and exercise. I’ve cut out carbs, except the low glycemic ones. That helps A LOT. It’ll also help you lose weight. Also, i test my blood constantly and don’t eat if BS is too high – I generally try to keep it between 70 – 100. I’m not saying I don’t have days where I don’t feel like being diabetic – I don’t test on those days, but I always eat right. Exercise is super important, too – when you work out, it makes your cells absorb insuline better – so whether you’re still producing insulin or you have to inject it, you’ll be better off – and if you inject it, you’ll end up having to use less. Maybe even get off meds.
I’m worried how the stress on the wedding day will throw off my sugars… stress is horrible for fluctuations!!!