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Old 09-23-2009, 17:45   #1
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Hi all,

I should have mentioned in my "hello" post that I am T2.

In my mind, this was caught kind of early, so my numbers are not way up there, at least not yet.

My question is about eating. Prior to dx, sometimes I would only eat a few times a day. Just get caught up in a project, or something that occupies my mind, and the day goes by without anything but a glass of water. Some days, I didn't eat breakfast, and nothing until later in the day. that's just me. Single, and no one to remind me, or help, so if I don't cook it, or prepare it, it never got done. As a "normal" person, I know that is not the best way to go, but that is how it was.

Now, I am supposed to eat three meals, and more than a few snacks, or five small meals, or whatever, and frankly, that is very difficult, so what I am wondering is, from a purely diabetes point of view, and with one whose numbers appear to be fasting in the 80s and never spiking over 140, do I have to eat all the time? My numbers rise and fall through the day, but stay well within what would be called "normal" ranges, whether I eat or not.

If I don't want to eat, do I have to? Does eating help control? If so, how?

Perhaps someone can shed some light on this for me?

Thanks,

John

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As a Type 2 diabetic on a diet/exercise control, maybe with some meds thrown in, eating is not necessary at every meal time. You do need nourishment to keep your body in good shape. Everybody needs that, diabetics and nondiabetics. If you skip a lot of meals and eat low carb and low calorie then I recommend you take a multiple vitamin wvery day. There are certain nutrients you need and if you are not getting them in what you eat then you need supplements. I think you should request a blood work-up that will show if you are low in certain things that are important for all around good health.

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If I don't want to eat, do I have to? Does eating help control? If so, how?

Perhaps someone can shed some light on this for me?

Thanks,

John

I find that health professionals say eat as I think it's OK to pass up a meal as long you find that you don't get a low because of it so testing is a precaution measure. If you do find yourself low have a bite!!! This is annoying as you are not hungry and have to eat.

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