Does anyone else feel frustrated being diabetic?

Does anyone else feel frustrated being diabetic?

I have recently changed medication as couldn't get my sugars under control. Now they are much better but went through an awful time starving myself to try and reduce them and then all if a sudden having a hypo. I was v stressed and believe that this has had an impact on my sugars. I'm trying to lose weight and do more exercise but sometimes I'm just so tired and frustrated I want to scream...... I feel there is a perception that diabetes , type 2, is a fat disease… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Diabetes is a challenge. I'm newly diagnosed and still in the process of learning about what works for me. One thing I've tried to alter is my desire to go into denial about what's happening in my body. Instead of thinking it would be ok to have a pizza because it's been a long time, I now check my sugar before I eat or even start to cook. This is a reality check for me. It's usually not where it should be and seeing that number pop up on my meter makes it impossible for me to go into denial. I'll then be more motivated to eat smaller portions and healthier meals. Last night I wanted pizza so bad. I was telling myself how much I deserved it because I had worked so many hours and accomplished so much at work. I was about to order one, but checked my numbers instead. Too high, so I dredged cucumbers in rye flour and egg wash and fried them in olive oil, added salt substitute and dipped them in cocktail sauce. I wish I could say I had a big glass of water with them, but I'm terrible about drinking water. I had weak, unsweetened ice tea instead. This snack only lessened my desire for pizza, but it did work. This morning BS readings 109 instead of the 130 they would have been had I had pizza. So today I can do more than just correct bad readings. Uugh.

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

14 pounds is one stone. If someone has lost 9 stone then the sum is 9 x 14.

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I don't eat anything with white stuff in it. No sugar, flour, rice, potatoes, or milk. I've lost 80 pounds. I'm now off of nsulin.

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes having diabetes is very stressful never know how the numbers are going to be and most of all can't eat what you want ugh

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I love the fact that being an addict is a disease that people cannot help, yet the perception is that type2 is caused by being fat and lazy and is totally your own fault.you just have to ignore others preconcieved notions and do the best you can

posted over 2 years ago
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