Addicted to chocolate.

Addicted to chocolate.

I'm always tired don't sleep well at night and drop Sleep during the day by a drop of a hat and think I'm eating chocolate to give me some get up ND go but it's not working. I'm a very fussy eater and often can't eat what I call a proper meal meat veg a and potatoes. I'm on metformin a d inject Victoria my b.s. is anything front 4.9 to 10.2. I just feel I have no life in me and no pleasures. I'm already on strong pIn killers for back issues that.can't be improved so my mobility is limited.… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Take baby steps as far as eating healthy. Try to do at least one meal that is good for you with either a lot of veggies or fruit. You didn't get the bad habits overnight so it will take time to get good habits. That's if you really really want to start feeling better. Ever try Hummus with baby carrots or cucumbers? Or cottage cheese with fruit? I find I get really tired if I eat something that is high on the glycemic Scale. Something made with white processed flour usually like bread or pasta. If I stick to meat and veggies, I feel a lot better and don't feel so tired and sluggish. Try to get in a walk too, it helps your body regulate sugar. Trust me, I have a bad back and flat feet so walking is a challenge but I found a good pair of walking shoes with good support or even inserts and it helps.

posted almost 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Your body is trying to tell you that you need magnesium. Chocolate contains magnesium. Diabetes meds wash out magnesium and the best way to get enough is to supplement with magnesium kelate capsules. You need at least 700 mg a day. ALL diabetics are low in magnesium. It's hard to get enough with diet alone

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

If you crave chocolate then visit the site called www.lowcarbyum.com They have plenty of diabetic friendly chocolate receipe. Also visit headbangers kitchen you tube and learn how to make chocolate fat bomb. Stick to small pieces of dark chocolate

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

ShirleyOddy get Vit D 1000 IU and B-12 1000 mcg this could b y ur tired all the time Metformin deletes B-12 from ur system

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Stop eating the chocolate. It's sugar. When your blood sugar is high you don't feel energetic. Also, sugar doesn't help pain. I have bad back problems too. The neurosurgeon told me that sugar boosts pain. You need to make up your mind to eat better. There are other things that will help get you going. Coffee, some teas, diet pop, stuff like that. You need to make yourself stop eating the chocolate because there isn't enough caffeine in it to help you get a boost of energy. Sugar may help non diabetics get energy but not us....it works the opposite. You may need to see a counselor for your depression. That's another thing we have in common...depression. I finally started back with a counselor. It will help to talk to someone. Try coffee or diet pop to help you get a energy boost. No sugar in it. I have found some great sugar free coffee creamers to put in my coffee that makes it delightful. Let me know how your doing and I am here to help.

posted almost 2 years ago
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