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Old 01-20-2016, 23:56   #11
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What gets me annoyed is that sometimes my family or friends will say "You can eat them and just give yourself more insulin."
This is what I mean by criticizing what I eat . . . they don't know squat about it, yet they insist on giving advice. They aren't worth my time, and if push comes to shove, I would say, 'this is my life and my health, and it isn't anything I'm willing to discuss with you'. If their noses get bent, so be it.

Or tell them what I told a relative of mine who insisted we should talk over an issue we'd had: I did not wish to discuss it and I told them so. They persisted, and I promised to be absolutely honest about it, and told them it wouldn't end well. They continued to press for the conversation, I was honest, it didn't end well and she threw a sobbing fit and left in a huff. So be it. It's MY life and MY business and I'll conduct it as I see fit.




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This is what I mean by criticizing what I eat . . . they don't know squat about it, yet they insist on giving advice. They aren't worth my time, and if push comes to shove, I would say, 'this is my life and my health, and it isn't anything I'm willing to discuss with you'. If their noses get bent, so be it.

Or tell them what I told a relative of mine who insisted we should talk over an issue we'd had: I did not wish to discuss it and I told them so. They persisted, and I promised to be absolutely honest about it, and told them it wouldn't end well. They continued to press for the conversation, I was honest, it didn't end well and she threw a sobbing fit and left in a huff. So be it. It's MY life and MY business and I'll conduct it as I see fit.
I always seem to think of what I wanted to say 'after' the person has left. And you're right - they don't know squat about what we have to do to manage our diabetes. I'm glad you stood your ground and had your 'say'.

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Those diabetics that eat the standard recommended diet also test at the standard recommended times. Its amazing how good your BG can be if you wait until after the spike is gone to test. I haven't been told yet what my diet is missing from the lack of carbs.
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My continued irritants are the caterers for two organizations to which I belong. The organizations have luncheon meetings and the same caterer sometimes. I cannot get her to understand that deleting sugar from a pasta dish doesn't make it ok for me to eat. And she always seems to add sugar to the salad dressing. I have gotten her to leave the salad dressing off for me. I eat it without or bring my own. Of course, when we have a meat dish, she serves me the one without fat. Irritating but I'll survive, I guess. This forum continues to be my best support.

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What gets me annoyed is that sometimes my family or friends will say "You can eat them and just give yourself more insulin."

Oh, that is just wrong on all levels.

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Those diabetics that eat the standard recommended diet also test at the standard recommended times. Its amazing how good your BG can be if you wait until after the spike is gone to test. I haven't been told yet what my diet is missing from the lack of carbs.
You're right, they only test 2 hrs after eating, not at the 1 hr point as well.

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Those diabetics that eat the standard recommended diet also test at the standard recommended times. Its amazing how good your BG can be if you wait until after the spike is gone to test. I haven't been told yet what my diet is missing from the lack of carbs.
I always kind of ask, what are your BG levels? What was your latest A1c? It is amazing what 'good' BG levels are.

I guess I am lucky. Because I have food allergies most people are afraid to give me advice. In fact, dear friends once plotted to prepare a gourmet, LCHF meal just to celebrate me. Pity they forgot we were out of the country...they had to eat all those oysters and crab legs and butter and glorious greens themselves.

My sister did call one time, sobbing because I was killing myself not eating grains and she knew from the internet I could and should. Trying to get her to understand reactive hypo's was an exercise in futility. Subsequently, we have agreed to not discuss it.

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When a friend asks what I eat, such as when I'm coming over for dinner, I just stick with "leafy green vegetables and meat". It's simple to understand, and most people don't have trouble fitting that into their dinner plans.

If someone gets more nosy than that, well I agree with Shanny. It's none of their darn business and they get a flat "This is my doctor prescribed diet and isn't up for discussion."

Beyond that, I don't talk about diet anymore with anyone. I used to, and it only lead to frustration and food indiscretions.

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