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Old 03-19-2014, 15:37   #1
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I am trying to decide whether or not to go on insulin. My nurse doesn't want to put me on it because she says with what im eating, they will have to pour it into me. But I just dont seem to be able to stop eating. My levels are always in the teens and I just never have any energy. Last night I was just too tired to cook the healthy stew, so just ended up grazing on rubbish all night. Maybe if the insulin bought my levels down and i had more energy then I would make the healthy stuff. I just don't know. Its very scary and im not sure I could really get my head around the whole carb counting to insulin ratio. I have just been diagnosed with carpal tunnel and for the last two weeks ive been suffereing with trigger thumb, which has got worse by the day and now i can't even bend my thumb without help and its very painful. Until yesterday I did not realise that these are related to my diabetes. I just feel totally lost and totally uselss.

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Even using bolus insulin, you're going to have to curb your carb intake or you'll gain more weight. Has your nurse ever made any suggestion that you make adjustments in what you're eating? You don't need to eat less, you just need to eat different.

More meds is not the answer. What IS the answer is that you stop eating carbs and replace them with good natural fats like, bacon, butter, cream, coconut oil and scads of other decadent foods which will give you more energy than carbs ever did. Cross my heart - LCHF works, it will lower your blood sugar and it will lower your weight. It will even lower your cholesterol, if that is an issue. You are prob'ly a carb addict like the rest of us, but we are now recovering carb addicts. You can recover too, and we can help. Lean on us.




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Hi. Now is the time to start better eating. Insulin won't help the carpal tunnel or your feeling so low. First thing tomorrow, cook eggs and don't worry about complicated recipes. Try the two to three ingredient recipes. Like butter melted in the pan, add two eggs that have been stirred in a bowl, top with salt and pepper. yum. Good protein. That will start your day well tomorrow. For lunch, place a defrosted chicken leg or two on a foil covered cookie sheet. Add paprika pepper and a little salt. Place in a 275 degree oven. Watch it and don't burn the chicken. Warm up some canned green beans after you have drained the canning liquid and added some butter with a little water. Microwave works good for this. Eat as much celery as you want--cooked or raw. If you need to snack, use cream cheese on the celery or a teaspoon of no sugar added peanut butter. Drink as many as 5 glasses of water. Chicken soup broth (no noodles) also can fill you up and will give you some energy. You can live better.
Keep browsing for recipes on this forum. Some you will like; some you won't. Drop all sugar added food. Only eat veggies grown above ground. When you start feeling better, start counting your carbs and read about the HFLC way of eating. You will get more advice from the veterans. They know what to do. Ask all kinds of questions.

I have described how I started after I recovered from a bad sinus infection that made everything I ate taste terrible. (I don't recommend that method of losing weight and cutting down on the high blood sugar.) You can live better.

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BTW, stop trying to bend your thumb. It only made mine worse. Rest, ice, warmth, repeat.

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No I'm not bending it, trying to keep it in one position, hurts to much to bend it. Just keep putting it under warm water and putting the anti inflammatory gel on. Going back to doctors next Wednesday if no better.

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