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My friends and I had lunch at my favorite Chinese restaurant. I had a small bowl of sweat and sour soup, a little bit of Chop Suey, and ice tea without sugar.

I always take the fortune cookie with me to give to the birds in the parking lot. When we got to my car, I tore up the wrapper with my HANDS, pulled out the little paper with my fortune with my HANDS, and then sprinkled the cookie crumbs with my HANDS on the pavement for the little birds.

This is what my fortune cookies said: You are talented with your HANDS

I got warm and fuzzy all over!

I had to come home from work because my blood sugar shot up to 269! This has been the only meal I’ve had today. I didn’t even eat breakfast. I’m going to take a little nap because when the sugar goes up high, you feel sleepy. Hopefully, the ringing and pounding in my head will subside, too.

Last night, I had one stupid little Ego waffle with a little Sugar Free syrup and a cup of skim milk and my blood sugar got out of control. If I continue this shit, I won’t be able to eat anything anymore. Why oh why did I have to become a diabetic?!

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Dec. 9th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
This has been the only meal I’ve had today. I didn’t even eat breakfast.

Speaking as a fellow diabetic, that's one of the reasons why your blood sugar shoot up. It is VITAL that you eat regular meals AT THE SAME TIME every day. When you don't, it throws your blood sugar management off.

Also keep in mind that your blood sugar will always spike right after eating. If you checked your blood sugar less than 2 hours after eating, it'll be high. Learn your body. For me, it takes at least _3_ hours after eating for my blood sugar to start to normalize.

The other thing to watch out for is carbohydrates. That little Eggo waffle you had last night is full of carbs. If I had to guess, I'd say that one Eggo waffle had at least 30grams of carbs. You have to do more than cut down your sugar intake. You need to cut down your carb intake (Breads, pasta, potatoes, etc). Carbs will spike your blood sugar just as quickly as sugar, especially complex carbs.

If you'd like to talk more about this, check out my user info and IM me.
Dec. 10th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
It's been close to a year since I developed diabetes and have noticed recently that I'm having problems I didn't have before.

I keep away from candy and anything that has sugar. I rarely eat fruit anymore because my sugar shoots up. I'll eat very small quantities of bread and potatoes, or a tiny wedge of pizza, or a diet pepsi. The Ego I ate last night was only one tiny one and try to buy everything sugar free. I've noticed that I absolutely can't handle carrots anymore and the chinese rice I had today had tiny pieces of carrots.

I tend to skip one and sometimes two meals a day so I can eat the things I love. I have never had a set time to eat, either. I had no idea that I wasn't suppose to skip meals or eat at the same time. I won't skip meals and I'll try to have a set schedule to eat.

I really felt ill today after eating lunch and couldn't think straight or stay away. Whenever I hear a buzzing sound and my head starts to throb like crazy, I check my blood and I find my sugar level is high. Lately, it's been very high, as it was today.

I have exercising equipment and it seems I'm spending my whole life exercising to get that blood level down. Many months ago I ate a coconut candy and my blood shot up (I believe it was 300 and something. I've never eaten a candy again, unless it's sugar free. I'm very upset that I ended up getting diabetes. I checked my blood about an hr. ago and it's down to 138.

I love to cook and I can't even eat many of the things I make. Am I going to end up starving to death?

I have Type II.

Thank you so much for the info., I appreciate it!
Dec. 10th, 2005 06:26 am (UTC)
*hugs you tight*
Dec. 11th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
I read. Hugs you tight, too!
Dec. 10th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
I'm Type II as well. What medications does your doctor have you on?
Dec. 11th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
I was started on Glucovance, then about 3 months ago, it was changed to Glyburid/Met 1.25/ taken in the

morning and night. I believe it was changed because it's now generic.

A while back, I dropped a can on my little toe and I've noticed the healing process it going real slow. Here's a
Pic Of My Little Toe
Dec. 9th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
Do you take any medications for your diabetes?
Dec. 10th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
Yes, I take 2 pills a day of Glyburid/Met.
Dec. 11th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
You might get more performance with 8 mg of Avandia as well.
Dec. 10th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
Do not skip meals! As a Type II diabetic, I find my sugar gets out of control the worst when I skip meals. Basically, your body has to have glucose in your blood to function properly. If the glucose is not coming from food intake, your body will produce it by breaking down fat and/or muscle and converting it into glucose. In a diabetic, that can amount to already having high blood sugar before you even eat anything if you wait too long to eat.

There have been several times when I checked my sugars when I was starting to get hungry and they were fairly low, like in the 90's. Then, for one reason or another, I could not eat for a while and by the time I was ready to eat my glucose was high when I checked it. Note that I had not had anything to eat yet, my body had produced too much glucose on its own without any food. Now if I add something high in carbs to that, then my glucose will go through the roof, which is what may be happening to you.

It is imperative that you have some type of regular carb intake throughout the day. What is best for you will vary. Some diabetics eat four to six small meals throughout the day. Some eat three meals with a couple of small snacks, etc. You have to count carbs, not just sugar. Sugar is just one type of carb, but all carbs turn into glucose very quickly and so can dramatically raise your blood glucose. Breads, potatoes, rice, tortillas, fruits, sweets and many other things are all carbs and have to be accounted for by a diabetic. How each effects your glucose level varies from one diabetic to another, it is a matter of trail and error and learning about your body. I would suggest you go and purchase a food count book that includes carbs in what it counts. Look through that and you will be surprised at just how many carbs are in a lot of different foods.

If you want to treat yourself, do not skip meals to do it. You might eat a light meal for the meals before and after your treat meal, but you still need to eat something for those meals.
Dec. 11th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
I have so in denial about having diabetes. I'm so upset because it has hindered my lifestyle tremendously. Many of the things I loved doing before, can't be done anymore.

I've become obsessed about this and find myself living in terror as time goes by. It's not that I'm afraid of death, it's that I'm terrified of losing a limb or going blind. I'm constantly checking my feet and constantly rubbing lotion on them. It seems like my mind is constantly on my feet. I will not dare cut my toenails and go to a podiatrist to have him do it.

I'm losing too much weight and I'm a nervous wreck about this illness. How I love to cook and I do all the time, but I can only eat a tiny bit of it. One of the greatest loves of my life has been sweets, especially chocolate and now I can only look at others eat the things I find so delicious.

I know I'm behaving in such a bad way about this. What I find so sad is the fact that there are so many children with diabetes. I feel so sorry for them because they have started so young. At least I was an adult when I caught it.

I' glad I posted this topic on my journal. You and others have taken the time to open my eyes and come to terms with this thing. I have stopped skipping meals and have tried to have a schedule.

May I ask you, what are the things you eat (more or less) during each meal? I will buy a carbs booklet and will do everything in my power to educate myself on diabetes, a topic I've seem to do everything in my power to ignore before.

They say one should never say never, but knowing myself, I know that when I die, I will leave this earth with every body part that I came to this earth with.
Dec. 10th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
you're good with more than your hand darling... truly you are... you're good with your heart!

I love you madly...



Current music: My Songs - Josh Grobin - Come What May
Dec. 10th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
you're one of them people that feed birds :o(
Dec. 11th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
I feed everything, even trees!
I should of named myself Mother Earth!
Dec. 11th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
~perks~ talented hands?
Dec. 11th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
These hands were made for feeding those little critters on this earth! YAY!
Dec. 12th, 2005 09:41 am (UTC)
~chuckles~ yes Ma'am
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