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Coming to terms with it

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by Rosieroo, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi all
    I am really struggling to come to terms with having diabetes. I was diagnosed with GD in pregnancy and then after having my baby the diabetes stayed and I have finally been diagnosed with lada. This was 19 months ago since I had my baby. At the same time I I developed hyperthyriod which has not helped things. I don't know if there is a link between the two.
    I am now on metformin linaglitin and a fixed dose of insulin twice a day. My levels for both diabetes and my thyroid are all normal and where they should be.
    However I still struggle. I struggle with numbness and tingling and shooting pains in my feet hands . I am going to see a neurologist this week as the speciality didn't think it was the diabetes that was causing it as I have not had it for very long to cause me there problems.
    I struggle with what to eat. I feel I can't eat any carbs or sugar at all as I feel bad after. Since being on the insulin I get alot of lows.
    I'm struggling to get into a good routine and just even come to terms with it.
    Having a family and trying to out what to eat and cook for everyone is making me unhappy. My little boy loves rice and pasta and I can't eat rice at all so I end up making different things for everyone.
    I just feel ill all the time and I just want to cry. I feel like I'm just feeling sorry for myself all the time and I don't want to anymore and can't snap out of it.
    I don't have any o e else to talk to and people don't seem to understand about diabetes and how it affects your day to day.
    I feel very sad d

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  2. lely

    lely · Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Your very overwhelmed at the moment. Being a mum with little ones that young is a task without all this to deal with.
    I was diagnosed with GD in Jan 2007 and later on Sept 2007 lada same as you, no thyroid issues tho.
    It's does become easier as time passes as you become used to eating and preparing different foods for yourself.
    What type of insulin are you on, is it a mixed insulin, I started on a mixed called Novomix and after about 2/3 years of little or no control with high swings and lows I was put on the 1 background injection long acting insulin and then fast acting insulin injections with my meals. Of course I'm not sure if this would be an option but worth speaking to your diabetes team about it.
    I too struggle with eating pasta and rice but find if I eat it for lunches then and keep the portion around 100g I don't have too much of a problem. Eating this in the evening esp after 7 causes problems in the middle of the night for me.
    I know everyone is different but I find eating processed food is my achilles heal. too much and my BG go's out of control.
    I hope it all settles down for you.

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  3. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo Type 2 · Active Member

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    Lely thank you so much for replying it really means alot what you have written and has already made me feel better knowing someone understands and has been through similar.
    Yes I have been put on novomix and while it helps a little it does make me go low alot.
    My specialist sent me a copy of the letter he wrote to my gp and he does say he recommends me stopping the medications and this would mean my insulin would have to increase. When I was pregnant I was put on 1 background insulin and insulin with my meals. I am very sensitive to carbs and think I need to start weighing out more and be better at controlling it.
    You're right if it was just me on my own it maybe easier. I worry more about my little boy eating eight and forget to take care of my own meals so end up just eating something easy which might not be good for me.
    Thank you so much for your support

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    Diakat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have they told you how many carbs to aim for with the novomix? Sticking to tje same amount could help reduce lows.
    Or you could ask to go on basal/bolus, a long acting insulin and one with each meal to give you more flexibility.
    Hope you feel better soon.
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I ate low carb for decades, all though bringing up the children - I did not find it difficult to make a meal which I could eat and also to make something with carbs to add for the family, once I had a plan to work to.
    I made cards with a core meal I could eat, and suggested additions for the rest of the family. I made shopping lists, at one time three different ones which I used in turn, but most often just two - I still very rarely buy mushrooms and tomatoes at the same time - as they were on different lists.
    If you are expected to eat a certain amount of carbs then make the core meal and take your portion, then weigh out the required amount of pasta, rice, potato and add it to your plate, then serve the rest of the family with the rest.
    If you want to reduce your medication and eat fewer carbs then you'll need to sort that with your HCPs, but you do need to have the expected amounts of carb with your meals rather than going low, as that is dangerous and not something to be having when you have a youngster to look after.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    Have you heard abour R-ala supplement?
     
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