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What do you miss most from being diabetic

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

  1. MarcoRiveira

    MarcoRiveira Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It never occurred to me. But now that you mention it, I think I would not want to have had it from young. But if I had it, I'd probably think differently.

    Well, I bought some egg tarts for my kid, and could not resist one, then it became two *argh*. Succumbing to such small portion temptations, give me a raise of about 0.5, temporarily. I am allowing myself these days such luxury, not often of course, as I feel I have good readings in general.
     
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  2. Munkki

    Munkki Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was the same type of difficult foreigner in the Middle East, eating Mutabbal, Labneh and tiny amounts of Hummus with vegetables and cutlery LOL

    What do I miss mostly? Does my nickname give a clue? Munkkis are delicious, sweet Finnish buns with cardamon. I miss dark sourdough bread and baked cheesecake. I sometimes try little corners of things, snatching them from friends' plates, but the normal cakes do not taste good anymore. However, I will make a low carb cheesecake soon :hungry:
     
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  3. oopsie

    oopsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheese on toast, Cheese & crackers, Garlic bread with cheese.. (just call me an ex mouse) :)
     
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  4. Pollylocks

    Pollylocks Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A bowl of creamy mashed potato..
     
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  5. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I have cheese on toast quite often with low carb bread not a lot of carbs to speak of in most hard cheeses.
     
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  6. MissMac

    MissMac · Well-Known Member

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    I am sure I saw a garlic bread recipe on diet dr...nothing to stop you adding cheese...have a look!
     
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  7. Brunneria

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    I made this last night. Will have the first slice today. Very interested to see how it turns out...
    http://www.momlovesbaking.com/low-carb-strawberry-cheesecake/
     
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  8. Welshman1952

    Welshman1952 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmm .. what do I miss? Sleeping after meals, incessant toilet stops through the night, being constantly thirsty, guilt about my portions, hiding sweet wrappers, driving in winter with all the car windows open to get rid of the smell of chips. So do I miss anything really? Nah .. and as for treats I'd much prefer a new camera lens to a year's supply of custard slices
     
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  9. jenrose

    jenrose Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think it would be easier if I could eat as much fruit as I would like to, also if I could eat salad vegetables instead of just beetroot and tomatoes which is down to the IBS as well.
     
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  10. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I miss the days of ignorance - it was bliss!
    I'd come to terms quite quickly that I was never going to be thin.
    Walking around with bgs 20+ with ignorance of symptoms up until I was 32yr old.
    Thrush, thirst, carb craving and tiredness was normal. My normal, I'd had it in different severities for 26yrs prior.
    I was so very very lucky. I know that.
     
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  11. loiphamp

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

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    I miss all carbs I can eat
     
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  12. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I still eat what I want it's just that what I want has changed.
     
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  13. Chris Thailand

    Chris Thailand Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What do I miss? Not so much really as I work on the realization that I can eat whatever I want, tomorrow.
    And that works for me.
    That said, I do sometimes take myself up on that and splurge but, most times, waiting until tomorrow works just fine.
     
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  14. Samael_Coughlan

    Samael_Coughlan Type 1 · Member

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    I'm a grazer, I snack all throughout the day. People joke I could never be a gynaecologist because I eat whatever's in front of me. What I wouldn't give to do that without worrying.
     
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  15. AmandaD

    AmandaD Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't really miss anything I've been a type 1 so long I don't really remember a time without insulin. I still eat what I like most of the time and bolus accordingly. I still have treats but even if I wasn't diabetic they'd still be just occasional treats....
     
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  16. Diamattic

    Diamattic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you OP. I miss being able to push myself :/

    I used to be able to just get on a bike and ride as long as I wanted, with the only worry being the weather. Now I have to carry so many supplies, and begin prep so far in advance it takes out much of the fun.

    I used to be able to disappear for days on end, sleeping at friends houses, going on spontaneous trips, but now it takes much more planning and forethought.. it makes me feel like I have been put on a leash... I can't event work late unless i plan to and bring enough food with me.
     
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  17. ElkBond

    ElkBond Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Diamettic

    I don't know what career you have but for me I have a few bottles of coke, a pack of dark choco digestives and other assorted treats in my desk drawer. I have put a glucogel in the first aid worst case and I know if I work late and completely run out, there is a Costco Size bag of sugar I can place my face into (worst worst case scenario).

    While my diet hasn't changed that much (it seemed I wasn't a treat/ carb fiend initially) I miss just going for what I fancied, the prep and should I risk it thoughts ruins the moment.
     
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  18. David_A_Hughes

    David_A_Hughes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Toast, for breakfast. (sigh)
     
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  19. DumfriesDik

    DumfriesDik Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Crisps and fresh bread.
     
  20. Sauron

    Sauron Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am so new that as of yet have not been missing anything but am sure that will change
     
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