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Why Can't I Sort Myself Out?!

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by jocoll, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I agree, most low carb eating seems to require cooking and I can't be cooking even something as simple as bacon and eggs at breakfast time. Oh for the days when preparing breakfast was just a matter of tipping muesli into a bowl and adding fruit and milk! My solution is to buy packs of free range chicken legs (Morrisons) and cook some the night before. At first the idea of chicken for breakfast did seem a bit odd, but I quickly got used to it. This does mean that every night I have to find time for some (pretty simple) cookery. If I am going to be out for lunch, my standby is low carb cheese and nuts. Full fat Greek yoghurt is portable and low in carbs too.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    On this principle I eat my full fat Greek yoghurt with stewed rhubarb (no added sugar) or Hartley's 10 cal (0.3g carbs) jelly with double cream, with a teaspoon. They do last a lot longer and seem more that way.
     
  3. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    You must be a much faster cook than me. And what about the washing up? To be precise, an omelette does contain some carbs: 0.6 per egg.
     
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    Awww Hartley’s 10 cal with double cream has become my favourite food in the last two weeks, I’ve got the Greek yoghurt in the fridge so must try that too!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Hiya
    Its difficult ...it really is. I've been a type 2 for about 15 years or so and I was told that id only overloaded my body with sugar...so I just carried on doing what I did...eating what I wanted. I've been on antibiotics for nearly 7 weeks, been admitted to hospital for a nasty abcess and now I'm on insulin. Im having problems again with it..(tried it before)...So now it's time to get busy and exercise and low carb. I u understand your fears as I have them myself, but like a lot of people on here say..it really is down to you to sort it out. You can do it, it just takes time for some of us
     
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  8. SRARY

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    Hi
    It's better to have goals to control your diabetes. Trying hard enough will help you to understand your potential and weaknesses this needs self control of your life. I am sure you will be successful.
     
  9. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I checked on the USDA site and as so often, there is no consensus. Carb content for an egg varies from 0 to 1g carb, with various other amounts along the way. IMO yolk of egg has to contain some carbs because it is a complete food for the growing chick.
     
  10. jocoll

    jocoll Type 2 · Member

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    I think I am going through the grief process, just a few years after being diagnosed! Bit down this afternoon but carrying on, have been trying to cut down on the carbs this week, doing so so, I am away house sitting so I think that has added to my mood, once I am home with hubs I am sure I will be more upbeat, there are lots of recipes I have seen that I want to try, I'm not a great cook (no doing it often lol) but I'll give it a go and see.
    Giving up smoking was easier than giving up carbs!
     
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  11. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    How about low carb chocolate granola and unsweetened almond milk? Cook a batch of granola at the weekend, store it in a sealed container in the fridge. In the mornings chuck some in a bowl with the almond milk, just like the old days of cornflakes and cows milk!

    Edit to add the link, which might help! :joyful:
    https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/chocolate-grain-free-granola/
     
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  12. Mr TEL

    Mr TEL Type 1 · Member

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    The thing that always used to get me down was diabetic nurses telling me off for having blood sugars slightly higher than the figures they had written down. It still goes on as my mum-in-law will attest.

    Try not to fret too much. You'll get it sorted out eventually - it doesn't happen overnight. Don't be upset by the retinopathy. I've had the 'beginnings' of it for 30 years now!
     
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  13. Moggely

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    @RAPS_od Hi Thanks for posting that as yesterday, probably the first time since diagnoses i had the worst day and couldn't be bothered with any more talk of it. I really was grieving for the old me even though it wasn't a healthy me. I wasn't even aware that i was actually grieving.:happy:. Feel so much better today and have stopped being so obsessive of everything.
     
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    purplesally Type 1 · Active Member

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  15. jocoll

    jocoll Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks all, it's good finally posting on here rather than lurking, only really speak to hubby about it and I am sure he's grateful for the rest lol!
    Got a Facebook memory up today, its been 7 years today that I went for my glucose test, yuk Lucozade!! Didn't realise it was that long, oh well, I'm on it eventually! I still remember the horrible nurse whose words were 'well you are diabetic, no more cakes for you' then just got on with what I had actually gone to see her for! grrr
     
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    Thanks for posting those links.
    I think the emotional toll of diabetes might be underestimated by some people , those who are lucky enough to be healthy and not
    worry about what they put in their mouths have no conception of the toll it takes to have to consider whether each bite of food they take damages them or not.
    my bloods have been fine for over year and a half but the effects on my eyes continue to get worse, this is stressful as are other complications.
    Combine this with other stresses and some days I just feel so battered by it all I just want to stay in bed all day.
    Alcohol helped but that's a problem now too..
    no one in my nhs care team has ever broached the subject of the emotional effects , no criticism of my team just an observation.
    not sure where i am going with this not one to share myself on the net but this forum is full of such open and lovely souls
    thought i would share a tiny bit.
    Finally good luck to you jocoll hope you sort out a good path to well being.
     
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  17. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Have you considered cooking all the chicken together then portioning up, wrapping in foil and freezing them? Then each evening the task is to take one portion from the freezer to defrost in the fridge overnight?
     
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  18. Alexandra100

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    Great idea, except that then I'd have to clean my oven regularly, and I'm even more housework averse than cookery averse! Also I'd feel unhappy about throwing away all that aluminium foil
     
  19. Alexandra100

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    Yes, it is hard hard hard! So scary about your eyes. Have you got your bloods as low as possible? Sometimes doctors consider A1cs "good control" that in fact expose the person to complications.

    Might your GP be willing to refer you for some kind of psychological support? CBT is often available on the NHS. (I'm assuming you're in the UK.) I do think it would be a good idea for YOU to broach the subject with your medical team and really lay it on the line how much you are suffering emotionally.

    If you'd like to pm me from time to time to express your feelings and / or give an update on how things are going, you're very welcome.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Apologies if I missed something, but why would it mean you'll be cleaning your oven more often? If throwing away foil doesn't appeal, then 7 smaller Tupperware or clip-top pots would negate that.
     
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