Diabetes Support - Gah. I HATE starting out with type 1.

07-14-2010, 05:21 PM
When I started working out on a regular basis, I had tons of blood sugar drops until I was able to get my pump basal rates worked out. Now that I've started eating healthier, lower calorie/smaller portions/decreasing white carbs, I've having insulin reactions again. It's SO discouraging to HAVE to eat something that could trigger a binge and that will add calories to my day when I'm not even hungry.

The other bad thing is that sometimes I get those lows that make a diabetic want to eat everything.in.sight. I had one this afternoon. I hit the kids' cookie jar. I managed to stop myself at 3 Chips Ahoy, but I'm still mad at myself for having any. At least I did stop, because I could have easily eaten 6 or 7.

07-16-2010, 07:28 AM
When this happens to me, I severely limit what I can have to fix a low. Orange Juice. I always have some with me (juicebox, etc). I find that if I eat to correct a low, I want to binge. No matter what I am eating, it triggers a need to binge. When I drink juice, I don't feel the need to binge as much.

07-16-2010, 01:38 PM
Like Casandra, lows make me want to binge, too. If I eat to correct a low, I will feel perpetually hungry, turn into a werewolf, and raid my fridge. This is not productive. ;) I've used orange juice to fix lows so much that I HATE the taste of it because I pair it up with the less-than-fun sensations that come with being low.

:hug: bac0s, you could have done much worse. Three cookies is nothing compared to, say, six... or thirty. Congrats for being able to stop yourself. :D

I've found it can be so easy to gain weight as a diabetic if you're not careful because of all the lows that can arrive with an active lifestyle. For instance, I started a maintenance/repair business, so I've been doing A LOT of physical work. With physical work (AND the Texas heat), I've been getting lows all the time. I gained a few pounds -- pounds I worked very hard to lose and keep off -- which will come off again in time.

Life is a big experiment, no?