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Old 09-03-2018, 11:51   #1
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Hi, I was a member probably 6 yrs ago, I have type 2 diabetes and really struggling, it’s like I’m in denial and I’ve given up. I hate it, I’m really angry and although I have tried many times to get my sugars down by diet and exercise and achieved it I just keep falling back as I resent not being able to eat like every one else. I not usually this negative, I need support and a good kick up the backside I think. I’m a yr overdue doctors check up which is ridiculous but I do not want to go and get bad news again.
I’m so sorry for being negative in my first post but it’s a step forward for me to just say how rubbish I feel

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Hi, I was a member probably 6 yrs ago, I have type 2 diabetes and really struggling, itís like Iím in denial and Iíve given up. I hate it, Iím really angry and although I have tried many times to get my sugars down by diet and exercise and achieved it I just keep falling back as I resent not being able to eat like every one else. I not usually this negative, I need support and a good kick up the backside I think. Iím a yr overdue doctors check up which is ridiculous but I do not want to go and get bad news again.
Iím so sorry for being negative in my first post but itís a step forward for me to just say how rubbish I feel
Hi Tinaistrying

You are not alone in feeling this way. I applaud you that you continue to try to get it under control. Some people in denial dont even try or worse, they say they will start when the symptoms get worse.

Try to think of this as an allergy. Would you expect to get jealous if you had a peanut allergy and others were eating peanuts? would you eat them even though you had an allergy?

The way I see it, you are allergic to carbs. you can only eat a very small amount without hurting your body.

If you can consider this an allergy, maybe it will help

Also - look at the recipes that are here in the recipe section. there are a lot of ways to eat. in fact some people might be jealous of how you eat. Eggs, bacon, steak, cheese.. lots of people think this is unhealthy and dont eat much of them... you get to eat these!

Hang in there and know we are behind you and will help you over this hurdle


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Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
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https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

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Welcome back to the forum, Tina.

You are not alone. There are several of us here, me included, who weren't ready to hear our diagnosis. Or who started to fight the good fight and then flagged while in battle. Or who went off the path for a bit and found themselves in the weeds for weeks or months.

One of the things I really like about this site is that there is a lot of support for people with diabetes (or even people who aren't sure). Lots of experience, too. There even is a section with recipes and tips from people who are creating versions of their favorite foods -- which really helps with that "I can't eat that anymore" resentment.

I hope you stick around and look at some of the other introductory threads and the Recipes section. Please ask for the support you need; I'm betting you'll find it.

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Old 09-03-2018, 13:50   #4
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Thank you both I am about to phone doctors to book a check up and get a real measure of what’s happening to my body. As i said I’ve not been for over a year, I feel slightly embarrassed really. It would be good to seek advice and support as to how bad it is. My real fear is having to have insulin or injections. Ok I’m gonna face this and go for it
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Done..... 9.20 am Wednesday

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https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

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Good for you, Tina! You can manage this!

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Hi Tina, welcome back. Congrats on coming out of denial, no matter what the results are from the doctor, just being here will help you get over the shock of it. Then hopefully on the next visit to the doctor you can be shocked again, but in a much more pleasant way. You can turn things around and there should be several here that have/will give testimonials to doing so themselves.

It sounds like you know from your prior successes, you know that BG can be achieved by diet and exercise. If the eating what everyone else eats is a deterrent, then ignore what those around you eat, and visit the forum every day and I'll bet you will be seeing you are eating a lot like many of us do, and that you are not an oddity. It will also help to see if maybe you might need to tweak your diet a little more

You do not have to wait from one doctor visit to the next to see how you are progressing. If you do not have a blood glucose meter you should have your doctor prescribe you one and enough strips to do a lot of testing early on. If your insurance does not provide good enough coverage for the test strips, they are the biggest expense, there are affordable meters and strips you can get at many pharmacies like Walmart, Walgreen, CVS, etc. without the need of a prescription.

Meds may be necessary to help get your BG down into safer levels until the diet gets tweaked and a becomes a routine. If you have insulin resistance, most of us do, then metformin can help with that. If your pancreas is just up to the task of supplying enough insulin, then taking insulin is the far better choice over taking insulin stimulating drugs.

The links provided in hftmrock's posts are really worth the read and will provide you assurance that what has been successful in the past can still be successful in your future.

Keep us updated on the results of Wednesday's visit.

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Welcome back! I disappeared from the forum for a while when I was in denial and struggling. There's even a forum thread about not hiding when you're struggling! I'm back on track now, but learned not to take it for granted.
https://www.diabetesforum.com/diabet...ml#post1290522

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Thank everyone I’m glad I got back on it today, it’s good to know I’m not alone in all this, thank you

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