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Eating far too much

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by DomPirate, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. DomPirate

    DomPirate Type 2 · Active Member

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    Usually I am well controlled - well reasonably controlled, with an almost cast iron acceptance to eat right foods, cake but a good memory, not overeating, most MmoL 4.5 to 9.5
    December I got ill, losing weight hand over fist, 8kg (10% of my body weight), possibly Bronchiectasis.
    Finally started to improve mid February, though my diet remained good throughout (didn’t partake much in Christmas feasting), now that I’m out and about, back to walking several miles a day, I have started devouring all in sight.
    Of course has a nasty effect on MmoL, 21 last night, though I can see the logic, stop and it’ll go down.
    Aaaaaagh!
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Were you not eating much when you were ill? Sounds like it with an 8 kg weight loss so not surprising you get a bit of a regain when you get back to normal. What are you eating is of course key.. sounds like not enough fat for satiety hence the hunger? Just a thought..
     
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  3. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dom, that is a very high level especially for a type 2 with nothing to bring it down? I would go straight to the Drs myself, I know there is something very similar to DKA that you can get if your levels are sky high. What were they this morning? Even if the explanation is eating everything in sight, surely a reading of 21 is cause for concern? x
     
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  4. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Eating too much of what? What you are eating is of far more significance than how much.
     
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  5. DomPirate

    DomPirate Type 2 · Active Member

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    At KK123
    13.3 this morning, 18.something this evg.
    Hmm, yes, concern.
     
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  6. DomPirate

    DomPirate Type 2 · Active Member

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    Carbs, bread, with a bit of sweet puddings thrown in.
     
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  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Here's the go, stop eating the food items you have listed, and you will notice a significant drop in bgl...
     
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  8. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    maybe start of with a bucket full of fried chicken - just chicken - maybe with coleslaw - but peel the chicken.
    Cook a lot of meat, maybe find a whole lot of low carb veges and make a vege soup, or if you have a box of mince fry it with a bit of onion and add that - make up a whole lot of low carb but bulky food and if you are hungry eat - first you'll get full and with any luck the hunger will subside.
     
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    You can try turkey and dietary and helpful
     
  10. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    yes eat some more meat and some cheese all kinds deviled eggs with lots of mayo and maybe high protein dairy without added sugar.. it you can find that where you live.. if you eat really a lot of proteins in the mornings people tent to eat less calories for the rest of the day.
    and try to avoid bread and sweets and cakes..

    but you do use your insulin as well.. so it is a bit weird .. please see your GP too
     
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