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Old 02-12-2013, 20:00   #11
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When I tell someone "no thanks, but I cant eat/drink that since I`m diabetic" they tell me diabetes is a piece of cake and they know people which eat cakes, candy and chocolate every day, and I`m just trying to make my self interesting
I realize I'm responding to an old post. I have found that when someone offers me something I shouldn't eat I just say "No thank you, I don't care for any." No further explanation. If you say that you're on a diet or you're diabetic, this just makes them try harder to get your to eat it, or feel guilty about not eating it. My MIL used to offer me pie and I would say "No thank you". She would put it in front of me anyway, and I would just let it sit there. Later, when she said "You didn't eat your pie" I would reply, "I told you I didn't want any." Eventually, she quit trying to force it on me. LOL

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I use insulin, I thought it would be easier, I still eat with GREAT discipline, however, the relief of having lower readings makes the use of insulin well worthwhile.

Let's just say, there are people who do successful, intensive management, and others who do NOT.

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Next time just say, You're right, I'm not a full blown diabetic, I'm only half blown, you're the other half!!

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Next time just say, You're right, I'm not a full blown diabetic, I'm only half blown, you're the other half!!

Excellent answer! LMAO

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I found out early on Diabetes is a personal goal oriented disease in which you can pick and choose your coaches.

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Not to name names, but it irritates me when others believe a Type 2 can always control their diabetes with diet and exercise.

I am a Type 2; I've been down the road of diet an exercise; didn't work for me.

I've been down the road of pretty much every diabetes med out there; they didn't work either.

I've been down the road of basal insulin alone; didn't work.

I've been down the road of basal insulin with bolus insulin; didn't completely work.

I am now using an insulin pump. It works better for me than anything else did, but I still have times when I cannot explain why my bg's are in the 200's when I ate perfectly lc/hf all day and night.

Are there exceptions to the rule? Absolutely. Am I one of them? Absolutely.

I do the best I can, but at the end of the day I must use the tools that are available to me in order to keep my bg's as low as I can. I have not obtained those wonderful low numbers so many here on the forum have, but I know I will get there. To say that a Type 2 who uses insulin does so just so they can excuse their bad eating behaviors does not hold true for all Type 2's, so please don't imply. I know many Type 2's who ignore their diet as well because they take a "pill" and test their blood sugar maybe once a day. I'm not one of those. I test at least 6-8 times per day, I eat lc/hf, and I'm very aware of what causes huge spikes for me and how I feel when they happen.

Thanks. Just wanted you to know that smugness is not something I tolerate real well, and sorry, but I take offense to anyone who I feel is rubbing their success in my face because I was not able to attain the same.

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I read back over this thread and I didn't see anyone who was implying that all Type 2s can control their BS with only diet and exercise. Some mentioned what they do and other indicated that they have added meds and insulin as needed. As far as some who eat poorly and then inject insulin, sadly, they are out there and they are only fooling themselves. But no one said that all type 2's on insulin are there because of laziness. Everyone needs to do what works best for them.

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Perhaps I am being too sensitive then and took what was said the wrong way. I am doing what I have to do to stay in a healthy range, and for whatever reason that sometimes doesn't always work. Once my body decides to calm down with all the hormonal imbalances, then perhaps I will begin to see better and better numbers. For now I just keep doing what I do. In the end, that's all I can do right?

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