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Spiralling Health Problems

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by svalentine60, Aug 9, 2018.

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    svalentine60 · Active Member

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    thank you for that I will begin a diary of my eating daily
     
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    svalentine60 · Active Member

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    I know that no carbs is what will help me, i don't understand why i can't seem to stick to it.
     
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    svalentine60 · Active Member

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    Hi Tricia

    I wish my surgery was as supportive. I am waiting for a scan for possible gallstones and have been given oral morphine as i was in a lot of pain recently below my ribs and spreading to the right and into my back. She thought it is possible gallstones. That was a while ago and still waiting for the appointment. I did tell the surgery that i never feel full. I can eat a full meal and an hour later be hungry again. I even wake in the night to eat. They did say it sounded like some sort of eating disorder and didn't seem to understand that my body really does feel hungry all the time, although i admit i am an emotional eater. Also when i was told i was pre-diabetic that is all they said and to come back in a year. I wasn't told i could stop it going onto diabetes or how to do it.
     
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    Thank you x
     
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    Thank you x I do have a testing kit that the doctor provides. I am on avarstatin for cholesterol but have never been told what mine is at. I really want to do this and i don't know why i feel so hungry all the time. it's not just hunger its a craving for certain foods as well. I am going to try. I'm shopping tomorrow and will only get in low carb foods so that i have no choice and will not have any high carb foods to reach for. I'm 57 and have so many health conditions already. I'd like to be here in 20 years and if that is to happen i need to change now.
     
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    Svalentine60 I've been on metformin 500mg twice a day for 2 years now plus rosuvastatin and had bad stomach problems. For the past 5 weeks now a new doctor stopped me taking metformin and prescribed me Gliclazide 40mg which I take once a day with evening meals and my stomach feels much better although I now have to watch my diet much more and exercise more. My blood sugar levels are sometimes quite low but my stomach problems appear to be ok now. I've learnt a lot from the forum just by reading everyone's problems and advice. Like you I did not receive much advice or should I really say that I was in denial and could not believe this was happening to me. (Condolences on the loss of your daughter )stick with the forum lots of people will advise you much more than me . It's not often That I respond on line so good luck.

     
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    Thanks Steve x
     
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    hooha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @svalentine60 well well well...you lasted until you had a pate on toast !? PRETTY GOOD. WELL DONE .
    All you have to do is get rid of that toast. Try instead of that bit of toast, use a slice of raw cabbage leaf-- then add tomato , fried egg, cheese, whatever -
    to make a sandwich of it. Pate is great, so is fried fatty bacon. Don't forget if you do a good solid Newcastle diet the hunger goes away after a few days. They say. No- it worked for me. good luck
     
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    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum,
    You have a whole lot of stuff to deal with, its not at all surprising you are so anxious.
    I too have difficulty with digesting a lot of fat, so my recommendation is low carb, medium fat. I know that sounds complicated, but truly its not. Have your eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner boiled, or poached, and the bacon grilled. Full fat greek yoghurt as mentioned before with a portion ( 80g) (do you have scales?) of raspberries or mixed berries. You mention financial issues, so buy them frozen - much less expensive. Same with the yoghurt, buy a larger pot, not the individual ones, you will soon know if three or four spoonfuls is your portion. There are also lower fat cheeses out there, am buying the smoked cheeses slices from Lidl and Aldi, only 5g of fat per slice.
    Your chicken and kale meal is definitely on the right track.
    Best wishes for a healthier and happier 2019
    Liz
     
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    Hi @svalentine60, One ideal thing would be to have a buddy who is going through the same troubles. That way you each have a support person. People on this site may be able to suggest who to contact in this regards , if that is something you may wish to do.
    As someone who has had diabetes for 52 years. I have looked at most diets and suffered the hunger pangs.
    Emotion can get to us all. I hope you are looking at some counselling to help.
    The book that stands out to me is Dr Richard Bernstein's Diabetes Solution where is talks about the low carb diet, provides recipes and has a section on eating behaviour. This section shows how he helps patients as a doctor and how, as a diabetic himself, he knows what diabetics go through.
    Such a section may be helpful to show to your doctor or Diabetes Specialist Nurse as there are remedies there that may require their input. And having support in that way, where the book author, a doctor and diabetic, can show other health professionals what his experience is, could make things a lot easier for you.
    It your doctor or nurse refuse to look at it, or dismiss it, you know for sure that they need to be replaced !!!
    Not as a joke, but as an experiment a toy snake was put in the fridge of people with eating troubles and it seemed to help them eat less !!! Anything is worth a try. Which might be worse/ toy snakes or toy spiders !!!
    In all seriousness, Best Wishes for 2019 !!
     
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