Newly diagnosed diabetic 54yrs ild

mouseee

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How are you doing avoiding all the other carbs??? Remember, carbs all turn to glucose.
But I'm with you on sweet things! Some people find the craving goes, I still have lots of times when I want something sweet.
 
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Melgar

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Hi there @beckst welcome to the forum. You have definitely come to the right place. We have a great community here. There are so many knowledgeable members here who are more than willing to answer any questions you may have and share their experiences . It can be very daunting when the Dr springs the D bombshell on you. I was in total shock. I couldn’t get my head around it. My brother is diabetic, he helped me out quite a bit. Then I found this site. The best thing I did. I have learnt so much from people here.

Many members here have turned their diabetes around and are in remission with dietary changes. I am sure members will jump in with dietary advice and personal experiences.

Do you know what your blood sugar reading was when you were first diagnosed? And on that note, if you haven‘t already, get yourself a glucometer, so you can check your blood sugars.

I also have a sweet tooth. I loved all things sweet ever since I was a child. For me it is the hardest part of being diabetic, abstaining from sweets and desserts. I also have coeliac disease so a great swathe of sweet things are off limits to me. I have found that once I stopped eating desserts, because I had to, that want and need I felt around sweets got easier and easier. The more candy you eat, the more you crave it. That has been my experience.

Have a read around the forum

Mel

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Art Of Flowers

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It is not just sweet things we need to avoid. Also avoid high carb food such as breakfast cereals, bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, fruit juice and bananas.
Think about getting a glucose meter and test your own glucose levels. Then you can find which foods don’t spike your glucose levels.

Take a look at https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb for some meal ideas.
 
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beckst

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I just feel hungry all the time. Ive managed to lose about a stone in two weeks, but craving sweet things. Had a small sliver of chocolate cake today, but didn't really enjoy it somehow, knowing its bad for me. I think i will need to increase my excercise to get further weight loss. I hate gyms so might take up hiking again. Feeling low and overwhelmed by it all
 

TheSecretCarbAddict

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@beckst, welcome to the forum. What does your diet look like? I found that cutting out most refined carbs and focusing on protein and healthy fats reduced my hunger quite a bit, and I no longer struggle between my meals.

When it comes to sweet foods, look into food addiction. This could be a contributing factor (it is for me). I find that abstinence rather than moderation works the best for me (though not foolproof), and by moving to a low-carb diet, I not only feel full between meals but also have seen my cravings for refined carbs reduce quite considerably.
 

JoKalsbeek

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I just feel hungry all the time. Ive managed to lose about a stone in two weeks, but craving sweet things. Had a small sliver of chocolate cake today, but didn't really enjoy it somehow, knowing its bad for me. I think i will need to increase my excercise to get further weight loss. I hate gyms so might take up hiking again. Feeling low and overwhelmed by it all
Weird question maybe, but are you eating enough? While they are low carb, you can't survive on salads, basically. Are you eating enough protein and fats? If four eggs with bacon, and maybe a high meat content sausage don't fill you up for a few hours at least, then I don't know what will.

Keep in mind that carbs demand carbs. If you have some, you'll feel hungry and crave more relatively soon after. Two weeks ago I had a dinner out, which had some sweet ingredients I didn't anticipate, and while it spiked me and I walked that spike off (hiking is excellent for a diabetic by the way! Slow and steady is sometimes better than hitting the gym hard), the following morning I ached for breakfast, which I usually skip and don't miss at all. Our bodies are traitors, haha.

When you have a craving for sweet stuff, try and fill that hole with something else. Some cheese, olives, nuts, cold cuts maybe? Little mini-charcuterie to snack on? You'd lose the hunger without caving in to your cravings. Or you could try something that is sweet, but not actually all too carby, like some berries with cream?

Whatever you do, don't beat yourself up over a sliver of chocolate cake. You're human and you're doing your best.
Hugs,
Jo