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Old 12-24-2017, 03:15   #1
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Well I’ve been “trying” keto but what an epic fail!
I just can’t shake the need for sweets and carbs! I’m taking 500 ER metformin twice a day but I dont even know why I bother. We went out to dinner and I had stuffed shells, my husbands pizza crust (I love pizza crust) but not a lot of it but also had a slice of white bread with whipped butter thinking the fats were going to off set the carbs/. Yes I am delusional and in DENIAL! I’ve even been thinking I am going to just eat my way to full blown diabetes and maybe get on insulin so I can have carbs and use insulin to off set it at least I think maybe it works that way. When I got home my blood sugar was 169 but could of been higher. It’s 154 right now and even though I think of the damage that is supposedly going on in me above 140, all I’m angry at is that my blood sugar was too high to top off my evening with a bit of ice cream.

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arvacado, going keto is tough! Especially at this time of year, there are lots of treats and fancy foods to pass by -- or to try to eat just one bite to taste. And, yeah, sometimes I envy my diabetic friends who, it seems, can eat pretty much whatever they want to and then "compensate" for it with a bolus of insulin.

But I know they don't have it as great as it looks. BG over 140 is BG over 140 no matter how you bring it down, and (as you know) it does cause damage over time. Insulin-dependent diabetics are at risk of going hypo, sometimes without even knowing it. That's really serious. And I see them and know the medical problems they have even though their BG is at levels that make their doctors happy "for a diabetic".

I decided I didn't want that for myself. I'm 59 and I could have a few decades left on this planet and I don't want to spend them with major vision problems or neuropathy or organ damage. I would hope that you and your loved ones would want that for you, too.

So today was a fall off the wagon. Can tomorrow -- just tomorrow, never mind next week or any time longer -- be different? Can you climb back on the wagon and eat keto tomorrow? Tonight does not have to ruin your future health any more than it has.

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Hi arvadaco, like itissteve said, take it a day at a time. Try to get thru the holidays as unscathed as possible. Increase the portion of non-carby stuff and reduce the portion of carby stuff.

Then even before the new year, start working on a resolution toward making a healthier you with the foods you eat. All of us have had things we thought we couldn't do without. We only thought we couldn't because of the cravings they have addicted us with. Each day we resist the urge to have something like ice cream, a cigarette, a dip of snuff, cookies, candy, etc., before long, the craving goes away. It won't happen overnight, but it will happen.

Never give up. If you are having a hard time quitting something, search the forum and the internet, there may be a low carb alternative that scratches that sweet tooth itch.

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There are few diseases that require the level of discipline that diabetes does if you want normal or close to normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes never sleeps or takes a day off. Diabetes doesnt let up on the pedal when your sick, tired, frustrated, celebrating holidays, running behind on deadlines, or eating that pizza because it seems harmless and after all, your making an exception this one time so the eyes of diabetes may be looking the other way. You may be taking to big of a jump going keto and perhaps gradually reduce your carbs and portions overtime. What you dont want to happen is to go on insulin. Be preemptive and focus on the benefits from obtaining glucose under 140. I've gone great lengths to become insulin independent (see my profile) and if i could get another chance to live without insulin incl risky operations and medications (anti rejection), i would camp out at the door of the medical facility, find me a gurney, an understanding OR nurse, and say I'm here to receive a new part to replace my worn out model.

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I don't know if you know or love someone with diabetes who hasn't taken care of themselves. I've seen too many of the complications with friends and relatives to be blas about my numbers. I won't go into the gory details, but I'm trying really hard to prevent taking a trip down that road.
That being said, the holidays are hard. The stress alone can cause a rise in blood sugar and make us want to eat. I hope it gets easier for you as time goes on.

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I use an iPhone for this app so I can稚 reply to each person but I want to thank those that responded to my plea for help. I am feeling more positive after reading these replies!

I don稚 want diabetes! I have a friend who痴 husband has both legs amputated and he痴 younger then me! That is an eye opener that someone mentioned. I am still struggling today but have been pumping myself with fats, mct oil, mayonnaise, butter etc... it has helped a lot plus keeping in mind another post about how family will feel, my grand kids are always telling me what to eat lol it痴 annoying but I like it and need to keep that in mind! Thank you everyone! Merry Christmas

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I知 feeling more positive after reading these replies!
I don稚 want diabetes! I have a friend who痴 husband has both legs amputated and he痴 younger then me! That is an eye opener that someone mentioned. Thank you everyone! Merry Christmas
I have to pat you on the back for taking care of yourself before it gets to diabetes. I wish I had paid attention earlier, but the doctor didn't seem too concerned that my sugar was "a little high".
Hang in there!
Merry Christmas!

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When I got home my blood sugar was 169 but could of been higher. It’s 154 right now and even though I think of the damage that is supposedly going on in me above 140, all I’m angry at is that my blood sugar was too high to top off my evening with a bit of ice cream.
Not trying to scare you, but if you were diagnosed "pre" diabetes in 2012, and your BG was 169 after eating what you did, you may already be diabetic. Have you been to your doctor recently?

Stick around. There are very knowledgeable people here who are always willing to share information and just be supportive. Good luck to you.

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Not trying to scare you, but if you were diagnosed "pre" diabetes in 2012, and your BG was 169 after eating what you did, you may already be diabetic. Have you been to your doctor recently?

Stick around. There are very knowledgeable people here who are always willing to share information and just be supportive. Good luck to you.
^This. In fact, I'd go one further and say there's really no such thing as "pre" diabetes.

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^This. In fact, I'd go one further and say there's really no such thing as "pre" diabetes.
I agree with you which is why I put the "pre" in quotes .

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