Thanks for the replies :D It's really helpful because I'm thinking I'm not hungry now from diabetes, I'll just have to talk to the doc.
I'll let you know what the doctor says. I've had a lot of health issues this year especially and have some biopsies coming back for cancer. They found a blood supply for some 'abnormal cells' and some weird things going on. I've had intestinal tract issues for the last three years and can't digest food too well (which is why I don't eat much meat.) I have dairy, egg, and occasionally chicken. I have powdered milk and powdered egg that I add to my special smoothies (I freeze spinach and mix it up with some other ingredients and the powdered milk/eggs for protein.)
Low Blood Sugar for me 120 - high around 170. So I'm not too bad yet for sure but the symptoms I'm dealing with suck sooooo badly.
I drink water constantly. Really, one time just waiting for the meal I drank 5 glasses of water after having finished a 16oz bottle in our van (it was warm that day, but not too bad.) I go to bed with a full bottle of water. I gave up the tiny bottles, I have a big glass bottle. There is no where I go without water and I get fearful when I don't have it with me. I usually drink half a bottle of water just over night. I get up and drink. Dehydration makes my stomach hurt like crazy. When I'm out and about - I'll pick up a litter or 1.5 liter bottle of water to drink. (Also I have to plan for pit stops to um' pee constantly.)
I am constantly fatigued. Not sleepy - just no energy.
Maybe it's not diabetes. Over the past few years, I've adjusted my life so much to my illness that I even forget to mention to doctors things like I drink water constantly. I just had my thyroid tested and it came back normal.
Okay - well sorry to bore everyone with my health saga. I should know something soon but it's so hard to get in to see a doctor where I live now.
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120 is not low by any means. It this a two hour post meal number or are you just checking during the day when you feel blah? Does eating nuts or something else with more fat in it seem to help. I know that when I eat carbs, even the healthy ones, I tend to get hungry more quickly. Protein, good fats, and veggies tend to keep me from feeling hungry.
Your symptoms kind of sounded like hypoglycemia but you said your glucose was at 120 so that is confusing. 120 is not high at all so it can't be hyperglycemia. I am curious to know what your doctor says when you are able to get in.
I did notice in your post about your dinner there was no protein mentioned. You mentioned nuts- that is good but you know the fat content can make those trouble sometimes.
I wish I had something helpful...
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When my blood sugar crashes and gets down around 120 I feel like death warmed over - like I'm going to faint, vomit or both. I get shaky, pale and disoriented - also very , very hungry. Today I couldn't seem to bring it back up with my usual low calorie snacks and resorted to eating a tamale (there goes the 1200 calorie goal for the day). That brought up my blood sugar and I feel okay now. But wow - 120 shouldn't be that low should it? I feel at 120 like I used to at 50.
I'm having trouble getting in to see the doc. Anyone else with these weird symptoms? When I get hungry I don't think it's my bodies way of saying "I'm losing weight" -- I feel like - well like I am suffocating almost. Like I eat but nothing happens so I have to keep eating and eating and eating to just subsist. It's a really terrible sensation honestly.
I do eat very healthy. I just eat too darn much. There is no refined sugar in my diet, no Coke, no donuts - I had cabbage and brown rice for supper last night for example. Just - well A LOT of cabbage (half a head with carrots, spinach and onion - not too much rice, just a bit.) Oh' and I love nuts. That's bad - but can't seem to stop eating them.
Everything adds up to about 2000-2500 calories per day. :(
I do eat every 3-4 hours except after 10 and then I wait until morning. I would suggest throwing some protein in your snack for some staying power. I had dinner out at 6 and by 9 I was really hungry. I had a small aPple but added 2 tbs peanut butter and I have been fine since that time. I always pair protein with fruit or veg for a snack. A mini baby bel light cheese, nuts.. Something. Hope this works out for you.
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I have read that some diabetics get a symptom of being CONSTANTLY hungry. That's me. At least every two hours - sometimes on a good day I go as long as six hours without eating but I'm grouchy by then to be sure. I watch the clock for when I can eat again. It takes over my life. My body really thinks I'm starving and I'm trying to convince it .... I JUST FED YOU. RELAX already!!
I slooowly eat apples, sip at peppermint tea and try not to eat.
Somedays I wake up with this kinda 'switched off' and I have a normal day of, "oh yeah - guess I should catch lunch" -- but those days get rarer and rarer. I've never been an emotional eater or an impulsive over eater but I just can't seem to stop eating and gaining weight lately.
I've been trying supplements, drinking milk, avoiding sugar - but so far nothing touches the constantly hungry thing. Iron will is not working too well for me.
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