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What do you miss most from being diabetic

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

  1. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Probably the only thing is ice cream - but it's something I had serious self-control issues with and removing it from my life has probably been a very good thing. I certainly don't miss feeling like I had no energy all of the time.
     
  2. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fish & chips and beer:) not touched the first in over 5 months only dabbled with the beer at Twickenham whilst watching a game last Saturday and my stomach spider for it later:)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I concur with you, spot on.
     
  4. Wurst

    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes miss some of the things I haven't eaten since diagnosis > 4 years ago such as normal bread, rice, pasta , pizza , crisps , potatoes and chips! I found blood sugar to be uncontrollable when eating the aforementioned. I think I'd miss my eyesight, kidney function and limbs a lot more..........
     
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  5. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    I miss eating a whole liter of walnut-cream/icecream..... :nailbiting: and eating lots of caramels
     
    #85 Freema, Sep 7, 2016 at 11:27 AM
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  6. Wurst

    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here , but I don't miss this :)
     
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  7. Queen_bee1

    Queen_bee1 Type 1 · Newbie

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    As a fairly new T1 (less than 3 years) and 55 when diagnosed, I miss a load of thing but I feel I shouldn't moan about this as at least I do remember what it's like to not have it (or is that worse?) unlike many, including my brother, a veteran T1 of 50 years. I think the thing I miss overall is the freedom to not have to see every meal and morsel of food as a complex mathematical puzzle. That definitely takes away the enjoyment at times. The other is being able to leave the house without having to do loads of checks to make sure I haven't forgotten anything, insulin, snacks, test kit,....etc. It's worse than having a small baby's kit to cart around! (that WAS a long time ago).
     
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  8. Jonny jibbs uk

    Jonny jibbs uk Type 1 · BANNED

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    What do I miss..... Life
     
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  9. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ditto. We all feel the same way as you do. You are not alone and I hope this makes you feel better.
     
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  10. Bogusman

    Bogusman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The hungry feeling I used to get in my stomach when I was starving! :p
     
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  11. hansolo

    hansolo Type 1 · Active Member

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    Miss the carbs. I lived on bread/pasta/rice dishes and managed to couple that with beer (ale) by exercising plenty. Being diagnosed T1DM at 41, it has been hard to suck up but I cannot imagine how I could have coped in my 20s. I would certainly have had complications by now, given the advances in technology that I can now enjoy compared to the early 90s and the fact I was very compulsive (as well as a little naughty!).
     
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  12. lynn007

    lynn007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I miss everything nice...
     
  13. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    a very fine strategy
     
  15. paganlass

    paganlass Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Toast, pasta, rice, bread, jam, noodles. 8 weeks since diagnosis and I'm soo fed up already. Lost a stone but I don't like food anymore.
     
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  16. DerbyDave

    DerbyDave Type 2 · Newbie

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    I miss not being able to simply eat something when I am hungry when I am out of the house and I miss being able to walk/do my job without the constant agonising pain in my feet.
     
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  17. DerbyDave

    DerbyDave Type 2 · Newbie

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    I feel it. I am almost frightened of food I have such unpleasant reactions to some of it.
     
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  18. Neohdiver

    Neohdiver Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What I miss: Homemade whole grain bread and time.

    • I've had about 3 slices of fresh warm bread from my bread machine since October 2, spread over 4-5 sittings (less than a slice at a time, to keep the carbs low enough so I can safely eat it).
    • The time I invest in food preparation is time I really can't afford to lose - but from a health perspective I can't afford not to invest it.

    What I don't miss at all (all vanished post-diagnosis & tight BG control):
    • Constant fatigue
    • Constant foggy brain
    • The 70 extra pounds I've been carrying the past few years
    • Tasteless fast food (or fast food made "tasty" by the addition of chemicals, sugar, carbs, and unhealthy fats)
    • That breast cancer tumor I wouldn't have found, but for kicking the 70 extra pounds to the curb
    • The fatigue and skin ulcers I would likely have had from radiation (at my former weight) due to fat rolls creating constant skin-to-skin contact and radiation hot spots.
     
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  19. _lyn_lyn_1963

    _lyn_lyn_1963 · Guest

    I was pre diabetic and it was caught early so I miss nothing and have gained my health, that's a small price for me to pay as I had lots of health problems but now I am good as new, only through diet I have transformed my life. Wish my mum could of learnt about her diabetis but she did not have the Internet and only Drs and I did not know how to help her.
     
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  20. paganlass

    paganlass Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Derbydave I feel ur pain and neo hider I also understand ur "don't miss" also. Diabetes is a cruel master.
     
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