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What do you miss most from being diabetic

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by borderter, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. borderter

    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just thinking about birthday treat im planning for myself ,A long hike somewhere new and a pub lunch in the middle ,so biggest miss for me is just being able to hike without taking all the kit we need and having the only problem of hunger if too long without food and not the hypo /hyper type of worrying
     
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  2. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I miss nothing as have had diabetes from early childhood so what I have is normal for me. :) It must be very hard and frustrating though for anyone diagnosed at a later age when they can remember the care free get up and go without the double check for meters glucose etc.
     
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  3. magsiesss

    magsiesss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not having a mini magnum for a desert after dinner - I used to love them, especially in weather such as this ....
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Spontaneity (without the pre-planning).
     
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  5. MarcoRiveira

    MarcoRiveira Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I miss eating as much carbs as I can without thinking - pastries, cakes, ice cream, juice, fruits, potatos, etc.. Also without refusing stuff from friends who try to give me some, well-meaning of course, they just don't know

    Oh well, I'll just think that I at least had the chance to enjoy them for 50 years ...

    As for gear, I leave it at home, I only test once in a while, and so far its has been predictable.
     
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  6. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Proper Cornish pasties, Devon cream teas dumplings in my stew and sugar in my brew.
     
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  7. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I really miss a good Cornish pasty after being diagnosed coeliac. Known as sods law as I live in Cornwall lol.
     
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  8. Mrsass

    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here! I'm thankful to have had it pretty much all my life


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  9. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    The Pasty shop in Padstow one of my favourite places.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Just being able to look at a menu and browse the dishes like everyone else rather than constantly be thinking "How many carbs in that?"
     
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    SNAP!
    Knowing that in any cafe, restaurant or eatery I can only choose from less than 10% of the menu - and then having to have the Swap conversation with the waitress... Can i have salad instead of chips? Can you hold the bread, croutons, sweet sauce, yada yada...
     
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  12. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Nailed it. So tired of always planning and worrying about this that or the other thing. Harder in summer with all the festivals.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It might be worrying about what I can't have, but being me I just like to focus of what I can have.


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    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Smooth finger tips.
     
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    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Blood free clothing, same with bed sheets after doing a middle of the night test half asleep.
     
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    Tanny35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here, had it in early childhood-Altho I do sometimes wonder what it would be like to not have it and live a normal life.
    I don't know what's worse, never having that normal life throughout my teens/twenties. But wanting it so bad. Or having it and then losing it. Catch 22



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    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not feeling hungry and tired all the time :(
     
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    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting question, I don't miss anything really. I followed a regime since the 80's which was low in fat, so avoiding dairy, pastry, cake, biscuit, the usual culprits. I was diagnosed in '97 and encouraged not to cut carbs by my GP, I disobeyed him about 4 years ago, but don't miss rice/pasta/bread/potato at all. My mind and body are both happy with what I now eat.
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't really miss anything about going out for a day I never take a meter out with me and when eating I stick to the foods I know are ok for me and I just enjoy the day. Probably would have to be a bit more careful if I was on insulin but I just take Metformin and have never had a hypo/hyper
     
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  20. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Agree, plus having to take all the medication and hypo treatments out and about.
     
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