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Old 12-07-2018, 19:40   #141
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No stigma about being Diabetic...... yes there is for sure. My brothers wife invited us Xmas dinner and she said what foods shall she make for “me”. Nice of her but there is stigma right there. I told her I will eat what everyone else is eating don’t make anything special at all, I won’t eat it if you do. Then I said I hope you going to have desert and again she said what deserts am I “allowed” to have. Stigma number 2. I said regular cake or pies are good. She said but I thought you were diabetic? Stigma number 3. How would it look....everyone else is eating normal food and you have different food on your plate??? Stigma number 4. I told her I appreciate it but if she gives me anything different from what the others have I’ll walk out and go to a restaurant...and I meant it.
I would NEVER want to put anyone out by making Diabetes friendly food “just” for me. I’m kinda pissed.
I am just the opposite, I will never turn down someone being so thoughtful to ask about making something special just for me. I also have no problem not eating something everyone else is eating and no problem eating everything different than everyone else. I also don't have a problem with indulging on occasion because I want to, but would never do it because of what I thought others might think.

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If someone is labeled a Diabetic, then your “that person”. Nobody wants to be ....that person.....
If you wear a bracelet then people are going to say ...oh look he/she is a Diabetic. Your opening yourself up to stigma. I’m going back to if someone says Hey aren’t you a diabetic? I going to say not really my sugar is a tad high. Typical for my age. It sounds better. But if a doctor asks I might inform him the same.
Question.... is diabetes spelled with a capital D or small d???
In my opinion from what I have read Having diabetes that needs to be concerned about is A1C of 8 plus. I think the British have more accuarate grip on Diabetes than the USA does?


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If someone is labeled a Diabetic, then your “that person”. Nobody wants to be ....that person.....
If you wear a bracelet then people are going to say ...oh look he/she is a Diabetic. Your opening yourself up to stigma. I’m going back to if someone says Hey aren’t you a diabetic? I going to say not really my sugar is a tad high. Typical for my age. It sounds better. But if a doctor asks I might inform him the same.
Question.... is diabetes spelled with a capital D or small d???
In my opinion from what I have read Having diabetes that needs to be concerned about is A1C of 8 plus. I think the British have more accuarate grip on Diabetes than the USA does?

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It trying to hurt anyone just today’s feelings.this stuff just is not for me. I think I’ve talked too much about this my apologies.

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I am just the opposite, I will never turn down someone being so thoughtful to ask about making something special just for me. I also have no problem not eating something everyone else is eating and no problem eating everything different than everyone else.
Family is asking because they care. If they didn't care, they wouldn't bother asking or cooking "special".

I love that my family cares enough about me to cater to my food preferences at family holiday meals -- at least with some of the foods. Nobody gets their nose out of joint when I don't have big helpings of whatever they brought. And they're kind enough to not "assume" what I will or won't eat: I'll be offered a slice of pie and ice cream just like everyone else (even though they know I'm very unlikely to have some) and they don't push the matter when I turn it down. (I know it would bother some people even to be asked but I don't mind.) I'm the one who pays for my choices; no one else.

I do help myself by bringing to the potluck foods I know I -- and the others -- will eat. I kind of see it as a quiet form of evangelism. Nothing wrong with providing a tasty dish that, oh by the way, has very few grams of carbs. But that's me.

I don't see any more of a stigma to having diabetes than I see in having a severe allergy to nuts or wheat (that is, I don't see a stigma at all). Just as some people's bodies have issues dealing with milk or shellfish, my body has issues dealing with sugar (in all its forms). It's an "is" and smart people address it rather than ignore it until it hurts.

My continued good health depends on my watching what I eat. I will do it my way. What others think of it does not bother me. Again, I'm the one who pays for my choices; no one else.

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It trying to hurt anyone just today’s feelings.this stuff just is not for me. I think I’ve talked too much about this my apologies.
you have not hurt my feelings at all. you can talk as much as you like. Talking means you are trying to figure it out.

that choice is yours. We are here to try to give you the information that has helped us. after you have the info, what you do with it is absolutely your decision and yours alone. You need to live with the decision you make and if someone tries to force it... you will not stick to it and you will resent them.

you are making a decision... if you change your mind... we are here.

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It's funny in an ironic way - I'm in far better physical shape than most of my peers of the same age as I've been forced to eat right, remain active (all those things that keep you healthy).
So my peers of the same age - are usually over weight, look older than their years and can't maintain the same level of activity as myself (there are some that can but the majority - gone to seed)
So when I'm at a dinner for these people and I watch them stuff their plates with big heaping piles of carbs and they notice I'm not they usually ask me if I have a food allergy or something - and I often to tell them I've been living with diabetes all my life and some foods just aren't worth eating - Their first response is usually one of pity until they realize that I'm in a hell of a lot better shape than they are - then there is silence. It can be rather entertaining.

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It's funny in an ironic way - I'm in far better physical shape than most of my peers of the same age as I've been forced to eat right, remain active (all those things that keep you healthy).
My father was one of three brothers. Their father died of a heart attack at 49. My dad's two brothers died of heart problems when they were around 55. My dad, the only one of the four known to have diabetes, got to 65 before he had a heart attack while being operated on for a foot infection gone way, way serious. Our family theorizes that -- ironically -- my father's diabetes probably bought him 10-15 years because he had to watch what he ate and to keep active.

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some foods just aren't worth eating
That is exactly my take on it. I used to love french fries. Anywhere, anytime. But now, unless they come with a spectacular gotta-try-it dipping sauce, they're fried potatoes to me, and there's very little a cook can do with them that makes them worth the high BG reading later. Even with the "special sauce", a taste of one or two fries is enough for me.

Not knocking anyone who finds it hard to give up a favorite carby food; I understand that some foods represent much more than a bunch of nutrients and calories in a fun-to-eat package. Just that if I've got only so many carbs to spread throughout a day, eating a supermarket donut or buffet-line pasta is unlikely how I'll take in those carbs.

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I couldn’t agree more with this article but it doesn’t tell the whole story . When you are first finding out what foods you can eat and what foods you can’t, it’s necessary to test to see what the food does. Once you know what different foods do to your body, you can scale back to whatever you are comfortable with . It also doesn’t talk about the specific person.... if a person will eat whatever the heck they want unless they see the damage ( just like a scale for weight), testing more often is vital. If someone is strong enough to make sure they eat the right foods and avoid the bad foods then testing more often is not necessary

I am an example in a different way. Most people can have a tiny bit of something even if it’s bad for them and then they can move on eating right. I am not one of those. If I had a handful of berries or a tiny portion of mashed potatoes , I would eat WAY more than I should. In order for me to eat right , I MUST be strict with myself . Others can ease up a little but I know myself

So it really depends on the person. And finding out what foods will hurt you is important and the only way to know that is testing

I test way less often than most

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