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I am angry as hell right now I am hungry and I want to eat normal be normal I am snapping at someone who really care for me all because of this stupid disease i hate it I hate everything right now looking at everyone eating cookies and rice and fries and chips and not even thinking twice I hate having to debate or should I say think about what I have to eat I am crying right now as I type this message why me I don't like feeling sorry for myself but I needed to cry I tired of being strong tired of trying to make myself believe everything go be fine I tired of thinking I go die just want back my simple life
 

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Welcome!

You've found a good place. Glad you're here! You'll find lots of info and support.

We all get frustrated sometimes. It's perfectly normal. Dealing with non-diabetics can be a huge challenge.

So is having to deal with tests, meds and carb-counting. Believe it or not, it becomes second-nature over time. As your sugars come under control, you should start to feel better ... and that makes all the hard work and eating changes much easier!

Please (if you wish) let us know more about your diabetes, your treatment, diet and the things that bug you.
 

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Just enjoy your "Pity Party" or would you prefer some cheese with your "whine". Get real!
 

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welcome to the machine
 

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Not sure I ever felt angry like that. Shocked, yes, sad, yes.

I had already placed my own limits on diet (vegetarian) so always took it as a challenge to eat around those limits. So in that respect this was nothing new.

I was also used to dealing with a limited timme frame to come to grips with things, so despite feeling sad, I kind of hit the ground running, trying to figure out what to do, what to eat, current research, etc. I had enough to think about that way, I never did get mad, I guess.
 

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Oh, i was mad alright.

Some days i still get mad. But i took it to the extreme in the other direction. i am crazy
 

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Yes, diabetes does change the choices we have to make. It may seem difficult now but as you get used to what you can and cannot eat, you will find all sorts of new choices. If you haven't already checked it out, check out our recipe forum. There is no reason you can't have cookies, fudge, muffins and all sorts of things. You just have to make them a little differently. Quite frankly, my Low Carb cookies taste so much better than the high carb version. Whenever I get a craving for high carb stuff I just think about how healthy I am now. I think about how high my bgs will go if I eat that piece of cake. Of course I am not perfecta and once in awhile I give in and eat a small piece but boy do I pay for it for days. Eventually you learn it is not worth it. The best way to deal with all the cravings is to start keeping low carb food around for snacking. Here is a list of my lc favorties

deviled eggs
deli meat
all sorts of cheese
all sorts of nuts
Atkins bars
GG crackers
WASA crackers
cream cheese. ricotta cheese and cottage cheese
raw veggies
stuff for salad
Avacados
Bacon, sausage and other meats
Carbsmart Ice Cream Bars
85% or 90% Dark chocolate

Ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies - Almond Flour, Flaxseed, Ertythitol, Splenda, vanilla,butter, dark chocolate, pecans
 
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Yeah, I was like you mate.. Cry.. Grieve.... Sad... Hurtful.. Blame everyone even your parents who give you this... Think all sorts of negative!! Go and Cry OUT LOUD in a corner and then eat what you want FOR 1 DAY!!! Make sure you fill yourself up!!! ;);)

Give yourself a break... :)

And then come back here, discuss and PLAN when to come back and EAT like a Diabetic!!

You can do it!! I have FAITH IN YOU!!

PS: Am I too bold? :D:D:D
 

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I am still sad and angry once in a while but then diabetes will not go.away.

You've got to accept it anyway ,might as well do it now
 

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I would love to dive into a bowl of pasta, but if I did I know it would be 10 minutes of pleasure followed by a week or 2 of mentally beating myself up for giving in, while I battle to get my bg back down. It isn't worth it. If you don't have the will power to do it for yourself, maybe you can do it for your baby who needs a healthy mother.

jwags gave you some good advice. There is a good tasting low-carb substitute for most high-carb foods. There would be no way to keep my diabetic husband on a low carb diet if the food wasn't good and didn't include sweets. He brags about my low-carb cooking, and many of the recipes I use came from this site.
 

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Look into almond flour. 4 grams of carbohydrate per quarter cup. All purpose flour is 23 carbs.

-Lloyd

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Reminds me of an old country song - "Don't Cry Down My Back Baby, You might Rust My Spurs."

You can adjust your vision of normal and live a happy life, or you can dwell on the wrong idea of normal and go insane. Your choice. Have your cry and get on with life. We all did. :hippie:
 

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Many of the foods we craved as non diabetics are really bad for us. So even all those non diabetics eating the pizzas, cereals, chips, donuts, pretzels, etc are not doing themselves a big favor. When I started to control the carbs I ate on a regular basis a funny thing happened. All my extra mid life weight seemed to drop off. I am at my college weight, now. So all those foods I craved were keeping my belly plump. People who see me now can't believe how different I look than 10 years ago. For me Diabetes was a blessing.
 
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The quicker you accept diabetes the faster your health will recover.

If you really think about it, is a french fry worth all this anger.


I am angry as hell right now I am hungry and I want to eat normal be normal I am snapping at someone who really care for me all because of this stupid disease i hate it I hate everything right now looking at everyone eating cookies and rice and fries and chips and not even thinking twice I hate having to debate or should I say think about what I have to eat I am crying right now as I type this message why me I don't like feeling sorry for myself but I needed to cry I tired of being strong tired of trying to make myself believe everything go be fine I tired of thinking I go die just want back my simple life
 

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If you really think about it, is a french fry worth all this anger.

Sad to say some others might think its worth it just to please their cravings.. ;)

For one pce of French fry, I do! :D:D:D:D:D
 

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Welcome to the forum. I can understand your anger. I get angry at times myself when I see the food I want to eat, but won't. It's hard to change your perspective on life right when we are use to eating and living one way. It takes awhile to do that. But I know that you can do it. Like everyone else here, we have to for our health. For me, I found that changing the way I look at certain things has helped me. For instance, I use to say "I can't have that." Now I try to remember to say. "I choose not to eat that." I feel like it gives me a bit more control over my situation. I hope you feel better soon. There is a lot of support here, and I am grateful that I found this site.
 

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Believe me I do understand at times. Went to our neighborhood Christmas party just last night. The main dish, Lasagna, my old time fav. I ate 2 large plates of salad, shrimp, cold cuts and a dessert I brought with me. Low carb Blue berry pie made out of Greek Yogurt and jello. Every one loved it. The party was full of Diabetics that do not watch what they eat.

Sad to say some others might think its worth it just to please their cravings.. ;)

For one pce of French fry, I do! :D:D:D:D:D
 
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It is okay to be angry; it is okay to vent your anger; it is okay to rant, cry, pound your fists, blame whoever you want, but remember in the end it is your choice to take care of yourself. Nobody else can do it for you. If you make the choice to lead a healthy diabetic life, then get all that grieving out of the way and pull yourself up by your boot straps and get on with it. I know exactly how you feel; and for too long I ignored my diabetes. Thank God it did not do any horrible damage or lead to horrible complications for me. I decided to get serious when my doctor told me if I continued the way I was going at that time, I would beat my Mother to the grave. My Mom died from end stage renal failure, due to diabetes Type 2. She was only 66 years old. At the time the doctor said this to me I was 47 years old. That meant I would have less than 20 years left to my life? If that? I have two beautiful daughters who I want to see finish college, get married, and give me grandkids! I want to be able to play with those grandkids! Enough was enough. But, I made that choice. Nobody made it for me. I had to make it otherwise I would have continued on my downhill slide to the grave. Perhaps without fingers, toes, eyesight, kidney's, and other diabetic horrors. It didn't play out very well in my head, so I changed. And I'm very happy I did. Once you get over missing carbs and start eating healthy LC/HF WOE, you won't even miss those carbs. I have indulged once or twice in things I should not eat, and you know what? They didn't even taste that great anymore. I was like "I ate this carby treat that is horrible for me and it didn't even satisfy what I thought I was missing."
So, get your tantrum over with, and get on with your life. This is not a death sentence. It is diabetes. You can control it, eat healthy and delicious foods, and stick around for a long time. Keep your eye on the prize (whatever it is for you). You'll get there. And, we are all here to help you. Hugs! It will get better, we all promise!
 
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