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Forgetting to feel hungry

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by NoKindOfSusie, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Shiba Park

    Shiba Park Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Busted! You are Damian Hurst and I claim my £5!
     
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  2. Shiba Park

    Shiba Park Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    But without carbs there's a good chance your liver is running on empty... This would make avoiding typos much harder. Gluconeogenesis is much slower at recharging the battery. I learnt this the hard way in my early days.
     
  3. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's absolutely fine, I would rather that than end up with huge spikes all over the place.
     
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  4. Shiba Park

    Shiba Park Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Your choice, your rollercoaster ride...

    There is an infinite number of shades of grey between black and white. Eating carbs does not necessarily mean eating lots of carbs and having massive spikes. And if you are fed up with omelettes experiment with something different! OK, some things might not work for you but keep going until you find something that does. But do bear in mind that without reserves in your liver you could be dancing on a knife edge.
     
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    wendy0804 Type 1 · Member

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    Kevin, you are a man after my own heart!
     
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    lmc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I wonder why so many of us are never hungry. I eat purely because I have to.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Eat something different and have fun eating it
     
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  8. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    How about olives, avocado, cheese, nuts, cold meats? They’d make a change from interminable omelettes x
     
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  9. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There's a certain ratio of time to prepare versus fillingness which is quite important. I have been making a lot of chicken salads but they're involved.

    The big problem is what to do on days where I've done lots and lots of physical running around at work, often couldn't or didn't eat lunch and the hunger gets strong enough to overcome the diabetic hunger obliviousness (is that a term? Is that a complication?) Anyway at that point I'm usually getting home and from the tube to my place I have to pass a subway (no) a Chinese takeout (no) and a Papa John's pizza (oh hell no) and it is not very lovely.
     
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  10. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I feel your pain on the takeaways. I’ve got a fish and chip shop six doors away and It. Smells. Amazing. It’s torture when you’re hungry. But I’ve found fatty snacks keep the cravings at bay. I drive a lot, so grab a tub of olives a chunk of cheese and a bag of nuts for the road. No preparation and easy to nibble on the run. If you’re not eating carbs, you need to get your energy from fat x

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  11. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I feel like I'm almost always hungry so I certainly don't forget about food! Diabetes definitely messes with your appetite though: sometimes you are forced to eat when you don't want to, and sometimes when you want to eat you decide not to if you are high. Can you set alerts on your phone to remind you to have snacks/meals?
     
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    idkatten Type 1 · Member

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    I'm type 1 diabetes through 35 years. The feeling of hunger has for me only to do with the blood sugar level. When I have low or normal blood sugar I feel absolutely no hunger and only eat because I have to. When the sugar go high 10 to 14 I get hungry and have to keep myself not eating, so it is also a way to know the blood sugar level without checking When I am really hungry - Don't eat ! and when not hungry - Eat !
     
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