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Snacking

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by MrBear2016, Feb 12, 2022.

  1. Sarah69

    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Insulin makes you hungry all the time!
     
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    For some it seems to do so, for some it doesn't.
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    In my experience. The injectables. No. I'm hungry when I'm hungry. 95% of the time i can't do breakfast. I will have a brunch or lunch, then supper. I can fast for 12 hours, do a gig then want a meal? (Sing for my supper.)

    However, regarding BG management. The urge to snack if it happens, may depend & corresponds on where BG wise I'm coming down from... & how rapid the correction brought me back in range?
    I'm pretty responsive to Novorapid. (where other T1s report issues. But i'm not heavy on the personal carb consumption.) :)
     
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  4. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Not always. My brother is a type 2 on insulin and he has found that, since he went on insulin, his hunger has dropped.
     
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  5. Sarah69

    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When I was on nova rapid I was hungry all the time and I also put a lot of weight on too. I found it a nightmare. I’m glad I’m not on it now.
     
  6. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    So you meant "insulin makes Me hungry"? Using 'you' makes it apply to all.
     
  7. Sarah69

    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No I didn’t mean that at all! I was told by my DSN at the time, the insulin will make you hungry so then you have to inject then eat and it just goes round in a cycle.
     
  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    And is this how it works for you?
    Many of us don't have the experience that insulin makes you hungry.
     
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  9. Sarahlouxoxo

    Sarahlouxoxo · Member

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    I was told insulin makes the user hungry too, and it was the case for me, I think many don’t have that symptom and many do ‍♀️
     
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  10. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Your dSN is wrong for most people
     
  11. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yarp, 46 years for me of pretty much the same advice for dodgy advised dosage.. Compensate by snacking.
    I got a little fed up of being force fed?

    Lol, my 90 year old mother still can't get the idea out of her head that I can't leave the house on a short trip without a packed lunch.. (& she has Alzheimers.) ;)
     
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  12. Sarah69

    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it did make me hungry, I was eating all the time. I’m not on insulin now thankfully.
     
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