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Excessive wind.

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by taurusmmuk, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. taurusmmuk

    taurusmmuk Type 2 · Member

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    I was diagnosed with T2 about four months ago. Apart from being quite confused with all the various theories and equally vociferous disclaimers by various experts, some seemingly genuine; others peddling goods or services that to my mind makes them appear rather disingenuous. “Allegedly”. :wink:

    I have tended to go the “almost vegetarian route” (is that an oxymoron) in that I have a lot of meat to eat so I am using what is left in very small quantities and it will last quite a long time. I must be one of the luckiest diabetics on the planet because I absolutely love all the vegetables, grains & beans on the planet and have no trouble making soups & stews to keep me going.
    I have only one problem with all the above, wind and some bloating. I know the stock answer is to cut down, but even if I have a drink of water of a cup of tea I am belching up copious amount of wind but I don’t suffer much pain thankfully. Is there any kind of medication that would help to dissipate the wind but not affect my BG, in any way? I don’t use milk, very little cheese or butter just soya milk for my tea & porridge.

    I managed to get through Christmas without any major problems, just an occasional overindulgence that did not seem to do too much damage, fingers crossed. In the last week I have bought a BG monitor and all my readings have been between 5.4 & 5.7 so I instinctively think is it working properly, I certainly hope so.
    Thanks for reading, any help appreciated.
  2. izzzi

    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Taurusmmuk ,

    It is quite normal that when you change to a vegetable diet, there will be wind problems in the early stages.(the digest system will soon adjust ).

    However lets be fair, some say sprouts and beans may be a little dangerous if you know what I mean.

    Best of luck with your diet.

    Roy, :)
  3. hallii

    hallii · Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing wrong with wind, it is a natural by product of bacterial action in your gut.

    Cows have wind, Elephants have wind, Gorillas have wind, and humans have wind.

    I am a vegetarian and I have wind, I try to be discreet about it but sometimes it just has to come out.

    I am of an age where I no longer worry what other people think, a simple "Pardon" suffices for me!

    If you must,activated charcoal is used to absorb gas, but it can affect other medications so check first.

  4. Pulsar

    Pulsar Type 2 · Member

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    Does insulin give you wind ?
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