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What’s your hardest struggle with diabetes?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by luv2spin, May 19, 2018.

  1. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you've explored the avenues you can since otherwise things are fairly flat. I thought I was really sensitive with a low basal requirement and 1u capable of dropping me up to 5.7 depending on the time of day. When I account for 'planned exercise' as it's called I am able to drop a good percentage of my bolus doses.

    Hope your high is on the way down. :)
     
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  2. jlarsson

    jlarsson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You could probably argue for just about any of the effects it has on you, but sleep has probably done the most damage to me over the years. All those days of not being able to fall asleep due to crazy heartbeat, sweating and so on, or waking up in the middle of the night that way, or waking up when you're supposed to but feeling like you never fell asleep at all, or when you don't wake up when you're supposed to despite the alarm because of a severe hypo or whatever. Yeah, sleep for me, I think.
     
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  3. Smallbrit

    Smallbrit Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Stupid mornings at the moment. Because going to bed with a level of 6.2 and by the time I've got up and ready and walked kids to school and got to work and then made breakfast I'm at 10.5 is no fun.

    I do know the theory and I do know the eat immediately you wake up and I have managed slightly better in the past. Just two kids and a cat on medication and life doesn't work that way. I'd really like to know what my body is thinking, because the same thing happens in the mornings if I've eaten a few chocolate digestives at bedtime and gone to bed with levels of 13. And I know which one I'd rather do... ;)
     
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  4. Ann1982

    Ann1982 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try earl grey tea for the menopausal symptoms it helped me a great deal, I felt human again!
     
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  5. pollensa

    pollensa · Guest

    why dont you simply take your own low carb snacks in your bag, when sitting have a lovely coffee, I always take my seed crackers to a restaurant as do not eat bread, and I explain to the waiter why, and they are absolutely fine about it, so problem solved
     
  6. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Hi Pollensa, that’s exactly what I do now!
     
  7. pollensa

    pollensa · Guest

    Frustration the system allows so many variations, and not sufficient more indepth information presented by the medical world,
    Great to hear, your doing the same as my little "tip", as you did not mention you actually take along your own goodies, so nice to hear your doing this.
     
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  8. flexi06

    flexi06 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Ann1982 I don’t think I like it but I’m willing to give it a try, ( I got used to green tea after forcing myself to drink it) do you know the reasons behind it? How many cups a day
     
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  9. Struma

    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My hardest struggle is the overwhelming feeling that I'm never winning!
     
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  10. rom35

    rom35 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My desire for bread...
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  11. TonyHancock

    TonyHancock Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I struggled with bread, crackers (for cheese) and a breakfast cereal replacement.........until this week. I have not been one to follow lo carb recipes for replacements until I followed a couple of links from here and really enjoyed coconut porridge, low carb garlic bread and the crackers made from seeds, almond flour and coconut oil. I have really enjoyed them, not sure why I thought I wouldn't.
     
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  12. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For me, and this has only been in the last two to three years of nearly twenty, has been the mild hypochondria brought on by the slight worsening of my retinopathy......

    The hypochondria now subsided after being looked at again and again and insisting that the eye doctor explains in details what's going on....

    I am quite overweight I would say and although I don't blame the insulin for it, I do believe its not helping me.....this isn't a struggle though, its just what it is......im still generally healthy....I can run about with the kids, hike up hills, so life's good..
     
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  13. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The constant effort required to maintain good control and unpredictability. I find even a good day takes effort and a bad day the same effort but with worse consequences following a low or high blood sugar!
    That said, my HbA1c is the best it’s ever been and I feel so much more in control so if I was asked this question years ago I would have said control in general.
     
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  14. Ann1982

    Ann1982 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just took a couple of cups a day it apparently has something to do with the bergamot in it but fortunately I liked it anyway
     
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  15. vanillapie

    vanillapie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    For me it's finding foods that have the familiar crunch and crackle of things like crisps, chips, a baguette etc... I'm a very sensory eater and these are things I miss the most! Lots of nice substitutes, but nothing has quite matched up to it yet.
     
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  16. Pocketfullofroses

    Pocketfullofroses Type 1 · Newbie

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    Ignorant people recommending faith healers and weight loss surgery.
    Honestly Heck off I already have it tough with my illness, I dont need judgement on top of it.
    Also I have t1 and weight loss cant cure it anyway
     
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  17. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yep mine is doing guesstimates for carb calculations I tend to use Carbs and cals alot when i eat out, however it's not a guarantee I can get the calculation right as the foods might look similar but the carb values can be different and then getting it wrong and paying the price with corrections for hours afterwards..
     
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  18. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here, mine is often entirely unpredictable, for instance yesterday I had pasta bake for lunch and a twirl, followed by a brisk 20 min walk round town (I work virtually in the middle of Marlow town centre), my sugar levels went up to about 13-14 for a number of hours til they started coming down at a fair old rate at about 4ish (y'know just before I'm getting ready to drive home - not helpful!), today, ate exactly the same things* and again went on a brisk walk around Marlow again, and it hasn't risen above 7.

    So yeah the unpredictability for me is the worst, sometimes the insulin kicks in quickly, other times it takes its stinking time.

    * I tend to batch cook my meals for lunch cos it means less cooking, less washing up and less effort :)
     
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  19. Allanmax

    Allanmax Type 2 · Active Member

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    Agree with Mr pot. I've only been diagnosed type 2 less then eight weeks, I felt hard done to and annoyed at times but after reading what some of you people have to go through day after day I, ve really got nothing to moan about. So like Mr pots you have my fullest sympathy.
     
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  20. Dinet

    Dinet Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    what is a DN?
     
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