(Closed) Any diabetic brides out there?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@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 # 5
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480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I’m not diabetic, but am borderline type 2 diabetic Undecided. My granny has type 2 diabetes and I can understand your frustration through seeing what she has to go through! Frown  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 Smile

Are there any support groups in your area? My granny has gone to few and says that they’re really helpful.

 

Post # 6
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931 posts
Busy bee

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
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185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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!!!

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