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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. flexi06

    flexi06 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have not tried it myself yet but I learned on a course that triple cooked chips (cooked, cooled reheated x2 are lower carb than normal- due to molecular changes and fibre increasing- so maybe you could have your home cooked chips if you wanna go the extra mile
     
  2. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    Sadly that is the start of the slippery slope for me. I cope better with just giving things up completely.
     
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  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I think that is what the "since diagnosis" part covers..
     
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    mountaintom Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good job they diagnosed him is what I meant.
     
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    mountaintom Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was being sarcastic.
     
  6. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    ah sorry.. unfortunately tone is lost completely on the interweb...
     
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  7. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Not having the freedom anymore to go to an “Eat All I Can ‘Til I Literally Drop Dead (gorgeous) Chinese Buffet.”

    Sob !!!!

    Well I guess I can still go if I really really want to.
     
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  8. flexi06

    flexi06 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes me too- I’m an all or nothing type too. I give myself an inch and I will take 5 slices of hot buttered white toast. Lol
     
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  9. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just to add.

    One unexpected problem is the weight loss.

    My bum used to be nicely padded but now it is bony so it is uncomfortable sitting on hard surfaces!
     
  10. Lilimp69

    Lilimp69 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Lol! Had to reply to this! Know exactly what you mean! I have lost some weight but it has all disappeared from my rear - and it wasn’t huge to start with! I have been T2 for 6 years and still struggle with diet. I had no real support from gp as they started off telling me my bloods had to be between 4 and 7. This was really hard and I became quite depressed but no matter what I said regarding things like low carb, etc, they told me I couldn’t do it. This year, however, I went to a Diabetes UK day where I finally found doctors who happily recommended diet changes and I was finally able to ‘bully’ my gp into allowing me to find my own way with their monitoring. You have to push for help these days. I still have high readings in the morning which is annoying but they level out during the day. I found the nearest thing to my home made chips is using celeriac.
     
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  11. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My hardest struggle has been the last of days in Turkey and being tempted by all the breakfast food in the hotel. First time in this country and I want to try everything.
     
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  12. vmhall93

    vmhall93 Type 1 · Member

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    For me, i cant be tired, hungry, too happy, too active, grouchy, spritely or any other type of human mood without it being because im diabetic. Do you know what, im human just as much as you sometimes i just feel a bit poop (or feel happy) and want a glass of wine and a pizza!
    This tends to go for distant relatives/colleagues...
     
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  13. Leventis2Personal

    Leventis2Personal Type 2 · Member

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    My main struggle is the finger prick testing daft it may seem, however as I am also on Anticoag Treatment for life with Warfarin, I have regular finger prick blood tests done for my INR (Clotting Speed) so I find I get frustrated ! Personally in a ideal world when the healthcare worker pricks my finger when testing my INR, I'd rather them squeeze that extra drop out to do BM too.
     
  14. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Lilimp69 and @LittleGreyCat After my transplant I went from 75kg to 61 in 2 weeks, mainly muscle wastage, especially from the padded cushion! My sister bought me an orthopedic cushion which was marvellous. I hope you at least manage to get the full benefit of sitting down - it's otherwise a pain in the...!
     
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    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Dawn phenomenon, why it shows itself I have no idea
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    My main problem since diagnosis is the same problem I have had for 30 years - how to lose weight.
     
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    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    maintaining levels
     
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    dogslife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Since diagnosis, it seems to take much longer to recover from other illnesses such as viruses, chest infections etc.
     
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    leahkian · Well-Known Member

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    Having laser treatment and then 5 ops on eyes before the age of 21, 4 ops on hands, the constant battle with diabetes leading to depression and having a kidney and pancreas transplant. The thing i hate most is what my children have had to see being in hospital, seeing my son breakdown in tears when i went for my transplant, not being able to do things with my children that other dads can do and getting angry because of the things i cannot do and taking it out on them. Trying to raise them as a single parent and feeling a failure by letting them down. The transplant took away the insulin but 36 years of diabetes had left me with a body of someone twice my age.
     
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    Kingmidas · Well-Known Member

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    I'm borderline prediabetic and joined the forum for advice about low carb diet, and reversing my pre-diabetes. What was hard for me initially was the delivery of the news by a very blunt GP who appeared to think it would have no impact on me when in fact I was really upset! Luckily the appointments I've had since with my 'favourite' doctor have been informative and reassuring.

    Also with view to not being negative - having worked in a therapeutic environment for quite a while I learnt that moments of negativity are very necessary (as long as you don't get stuck there) and relentless positivity and not acknowledging that life can sometimes be a pile of poo is actually quite damaging! So have a vent, get it off your chest, then move on. Peace
     
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