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Type 1 Carb addiction

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by ariaxo, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. oldgreymare

    oldgreymare Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What's GAD?
     
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    ariaxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That’s literally one of my worst fears. Maybe this could be it.
     
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  3. ariaxo

    ariaxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Generalised anxiety disorder, it’s pretty severe
     
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    ariaxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think my life would be over if I was blind. I just bought m&ms today, the big version, shall I throw it out.
     
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  5. oldgreymare

    oldgreymare Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe donate to local homeless - lots of PTSD sufferers who can still tolerate carbs...
     
  6. oldgreymare

    oldgreymare Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry, I didn't mean to scare you. But if this helps you to re evaluate your options going forward, I hope that I have helped. Try to gradually up your carb free (= fast food free days - there are really no non-toxic carb/poor fat options), maybe every other day to start?
     
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    ariaxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No, I needed a scare because losing my limbs and death clearly werent enough to get my life straight.
    Sorry what does that mean? I didn’t understand from the “try to” part
     
  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I still get lows... The animal insulin lows back in the day were a shocker.
    Let's just say I'm at ease with them & have trained myself from a kid to calmly treat them?
     
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  9. oldgreymare

    oldgreymare Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, it is impossible to give you a perfect recipe for life going forward - you need to discover what works long term for you by yourself. So, have I shocked you enough to stop sweet stuff, cereal, crisps, etc? What are you able to use to satisfy your appetite with as alternatives - this is so super important? I start each day with loads of black coffee and also adjustments (around 5 am) for dawn phenomenon. For me, then lots of smoked streaky bacon and 2-3 fried eggs are amazing - can be all I need all day. But still really impacts my BGs, so plenty of insulin even for protein. It's a daily experiment.
     
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    ariaxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can eat red grapes because they’re really sweet but apparently eating lots of it is not good??
     
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    ariaxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is it normal that my blood sugar has been under 3 mmol for 2 hours now. I ate m&ms and it didn’t go up so I had jelly beans. Has my body just broken down. Instead of going up it’s going down. Surely 15 m&ms and 10 jelly babies would make it go up
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That is so true. Before my diagnosis I always felt negative and bad tempered. When I got my BG down I’m a much nicer version of myself and much more positive and determined!
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I have to admit, I'm not so much bad tempered more a little broody/ unsociable loner.. Prefer not to socialy engage.
    Normally, I'm up for it all..
     
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    This is the advice from the NHS:-
    If you think you may have an eating disorder, even if you're not sure, see a GP as soon as you can.

    They'll ask you questions about your eating habits and how you're feeling, and will check your overall health and weight.

    If they think you may have an eating disorder, they should refer you to an eating disorder specialist or team of specialists.
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/eating-disorders/

    Meanwhile this helpline may be helpful:- https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
     
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