Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/10/07 3:51 P

Reply
{{{mary}}}



Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:36)
I
WOWEETOO's Photo WOWEETOO SparkPoints: (170,976)
Fitness Minutes: (214,578)
Posts: 19,879
10/10/07 3:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
forunately!! LOL i can now buy my clothes at the goodwill for pennies lol mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


 Pounds lost: 273.0 
 
0
69.5
139
208.5
278
SHARON632's Photo SHARON632 SparkPoints: (79,362)
Fitness Minutes: (19,397)
Posts: 16,369
10/10/07 3:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary, even if you can't hear it, if you crank it up loud enough you can feel the vibrations in the floor and move in time with the vibrations. At functions where there is dancing I have deaf friends who have a better sense of rythym that I do as a hearing person.

You are doing a fabulous job on your weight loss. Do I recall you saying you started this journey at 300? If so, you have lost about half of you.

*************
* SHARON *
*************

Starting over
Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.


 current weight: 243.8 
 
245
221.25
197.5
173.75
150
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/10/07 12:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Cool WOW! I wish you could hear too. I have a lot of deaf family members, and I have to say I am so thankful I can hear. But, I will say if I had to give up one sense, I think I would rather be deaf then blind. Cause I would miss every thing online! At least with the internet I have found it opened up a whole new world for my deaf family members! They can communicate with so many now, instead of being so isolated.



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
WOWEETOO's Photo WOWEETOO SparkPoints: (170,976)
Fitness Minutes: (214,578)
Posts: 19,879
10/10/07 12:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
wish i could hear that but i'm deaf and i couldn't hear the music on the sweatin to the oldies but i had lots of fun with it anyway and the first 60 pounds i lost coming down from 300 was with richard

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


 Pounds lost: 273.0 
 
0
69.5
139
208.5
278
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/10/07 11:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So true WOW. He is truly caring and loving. I met him a few years ago, when I went to his "hoot camp".

He has a radio show on Sirius if you are interested, it's a 3 hour show each Sunday and he personally helps a LOT of people each week!



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
WOWEETOO's Photo WOWEETOO SparkPoints: (170,976)
Fitness Minutes: (214,578)
Posts: 19,879
10/10/07 9:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
oh gosh missed a lot while i was in the hospital love RICHARD SIMMONS anyway i can get the man..he was out there for us for a long time before spark and he is still there encouraging people and making them realize they are good people no matter what i always thought there aought to be a Nobel prize for people like that..they always make fun of him but he was one of the fisrt to come along and try to make losing weight fun for us mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


 Pounds lost: 273.0 
 
0
69.5
139
208.5
278
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/9/07 4:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yes, exactly again. It isn't just easy at first. It was hard to go get veggie soup instead of another piece of pumpkin pie. (yes I eat it all year long too! lol)

But, every day I did the right thing, the next day and the day after that and so on was easier and easier because it just became habbit and who I was.



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/9/07 12:19 P

Reply
Yes!

Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:37)
I
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/9/07 8:32 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, I still eat starches. (a certain amount each day).

But, it's became habbit for me to know if I'm hungry or just wanting to eat for another reason.

Good for you as well, Sarah & Sharon! Keep it up!

What ever works for you and is healthy, I support!



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
SARAH548's Photo SARAH548 Posts: 3,093
10/8/07 11:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Divabetic - your weight loss is a wonderful and priceless accomplishment. Kudos. Even more wonderful is your making a commitment to do what it takes to keep tight control over our shared diabetes beast.

I haven't had nearly as many challenges as you've faced and beaten, but have some idea of how very hard you've worked. One thing I've noticed now that I really stay away from starchy carbs and sugar is that I really don't confuse wanting to eat with being hungry. I used to have to Work At It to keep from gaining weight and frequently felt deprived. I no longer feel that way -- I am a serious "foodie" and feel that I eat better than I've ever eaten with more enjoyment and don't find myself mis-reading appetite for hunger. I think getting blood glucose on a pretty even footing has made the difference. Does this jive with your experience?

Sarah.

T2 diabetic; diagnosed 1/2007. Maintaining A1c of 5.1% - 5.4% for past 3+ years. No diabetic medication at this time; managing diabetes through carb restriction (40-50 grams carbohydrate per day) and moderate exercise.
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast." - Thomas Jefferson


 Pounds lost: 6.5 
 
0
1.75
3.5
5.25
7
SHARON632's Photo SHARON632 SparkPoints: (79,362)
Fitness Minutes: (19,397)
Posts: 16,369
10/8/07 11:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have been with SP 7 months as of tomorrow and I have yet to feel like quitting. I am having way too much fun on this site to want to quit. and the make it even better, I am actually losing the weight that I struggled unsuccessfully for almost 6 years to lose. With a combination like that, I'd be a fool to quit.

*************
* SHARON *
*************

Starting over
Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.


 current weight: 243.8 
 
245
221.25
197.5
173.75
150
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 9:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
EXACTLY!

I forgot too, till you just said it, that was another KEY for me.

When I was tempted to over eat, I would remind myself, this is NOT the LAST supper. I can have more at the next meal, or tomorrow (which ever the case may be). And I would repeat that over and over to my self, when I wanted to "over" eat.

However, if I was truly hungry and needed more food, and not just WANTED more. Then I would just eat more free veggies, or make a "free" soup out of starch free veggies and chicken broth.

But, now I don't even think about over eating what I shouldn't. And can tell exactly if it's just want, or needing more food. And like I said if I've had all my allotted calories for the time, then I just naturally get out some veggies!

But, getting out of eating like it's the last time I'm ever gonna have it, helped tremendously!

I didn't realize that is how I used to eat, like I was never going to have it again! But, some where along the line at the beginning of my "clicking" on, I heard some one say, it's not the last supper! I will get more tomorrow. And that stuck with me. And I realized that is what I had been doing. And I made a conscience effort to remind myself it wasn't the last time, and I would indeed have more later (tomorrow or next meal).

So yes exactly!



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/8/07 9:14 P

Reply
nods

Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:37)
I
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 7:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I like Richard Simmons FoodMover, a bit better then Deal A Meal (I have been on both! lol) The easy thing about the Food Mover, is it's the same as the Diabetic Exchanges!

And that's how JoAnna Lund's recipes help me so much. They list the diabetic exchanges AND they are for old favorites, with a LOT less calories and exchanges. Where I can fit them in AND still not feel starved!

I've been caught in those fad diets, where I couldn't take another dairy queen blizzard commericial with out losing my mind! lol haha

But, since finding JoAnna Lund's recipes those days are behind me, thank goodness!

Literally there has been VERY very few foods I like that she doesn't have a recipe for! Even my old childhood favorite pies, like Millionaire Pie from a local cafeteria I used to eat all the time, when I was growing up, and literally thought I would never have it again after diabetes, I was shocked when she had a recipe for it!

I literally think if I hadn't found her and her recipes, I would of fallen off the wagon, cause eventually I think I would of given in and wanted some of those bad foods even with the brain washing. But, now when I see the bad ones, I know I can usually make a healthy version at home so I don't need them, and so I don't even think about them. I think both the mantras, AND the knowing I can make healthy just as yummy versions at home makes a big difference.



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/8/07 6:33 P

Reply
emoticon

Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:38)
I
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/8/07 6:29 P

Reply
nods

Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:39)
I
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 6:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks! And I know you can do it too.

I will say I read a book by JoAnna M. Lund called HELP. And I had pretty much when things clicked for me came to the same conclusions that she wrote in her book.

1. It's not a diet, but a life style.

2. I try to look long term now. Before I always fell off the wagon, cause I was looking too short term-When I get to goal, I can eat all the cookies and cake I want! And I want to be at goal NOW! Now I look at it like this....I don't have to be at goal NOW, and next year is going to come weather I want it to or not. So if I stay on plan and exercise I can be closer to my goal when next year inevitably comes.......or further from it. Either way next year will come. In the past on diets, I never thought that long in advance. I would just think I'm not doing things right, I'm not losing fast enough, I want fries and a burger and shake NOW! And would dive off the wagon into a fast food joint! lol Not thinking about how no matter how long it takes, that time is going to pass weather I'm doing things good for my health or bad. So might as well do good things!

Those two things, I think played key roles in the beginning.

Also I think I brain washed myself! lol When ever I was at the store and there was food staring at me that I wanted really bad, but shouldn't get cause it just wasn't worth it (too high cal and I would be left hungry if I ate that and had no carbs/calories left for the rest of the day!) I would say a mantra, something like a moment on the lips a life time on the hips. OR I don't need you, I don't want you. And I would literally say it out loud to myself over and over through the whole store. I would get crazy stares, but I didn't come home with the bad foods! lol

And eventually I quit even looking at them, or wanting them. I truly think I brain washed myself. Cause those same foods today have absolutely no pull for me!

I think by repeating those things over and over to myself, I began beliving them deep down enough where I could care less for that junk any more!

That and finding healthy alternatives to my favorite things as well!



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
SHARON632's Photo SHARON632 SparkPoints: (79,362)
Fitness Minutes: (19,397)
Posts: 16,369
10/8/07 5:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dive, you are an inspiration to others both in your bg control and in your weight loss. I am a diet and exercise controlled Type II who has never been on meds it. But my being overweight is what led to my sugar problem, so I am hoping to follow your example and shed 103 lbs. Since Jan. 07 I am down 46 and only 57 more to go.

*************
* SHARON *
*************

Starting over
Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.


 current weight: 243.8 
 
245
221.25
197.5
173.75
150
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 5:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh I know the cycle, all too well.

I really don't know what happened to me. But, one day I seen the scale at the dr reach 252, and it was like something clicked inside me, and I just changed right there and then.

I try to keep motivated with Richard Simmons Clubhouse (his official website), TOPS, and JoAnna Lund things.

Now it's just a life style and I don't even really think about living any other way. (strict diet and exercise).

Even when I tell myself a certain day, it's ok to cheat today, cause I never do. Like for my anniversary every year, for the dinner we go out to, I always say ok, well I will allow myself what ever I want, but then I just never can bring myself to actually order something off my plan! lol Well, plus I am so used to ordering on plan, I really like the food on plan! lol And I don't like many of them off plan any more any way! lol

I really wish I could impart on others what came over me, but I don't really know.

However, I do know I was fat pretty much the majority of my life (like since I was around 8 or 9 years old) And on every diet that came down the pipe. But, a few years ago when I went above that unsaid weight in my head, I never thought would happen (above 250, and I'm only 4 feet 7 inches tall! So that put me in a size 30 clothes!) it just clicked something in me, and I've never looked back.



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/8/07 4:37 P

Reply
nods

Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:39)
I
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/8/07 4:33 P

Reply
nods

Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:42)
I
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 4:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So sorry about the fire.

Yeah there's lots of things they "don't" tell ya!

You can do it!

I was in the 5% club with insulin.

It can be done. I think one of the things that helped me was eating on a schedule and I eat the exact same amount of carbs are the exact same time each day. It's very rigid diet. I mean I can eat lots of different things, but it's hard to stay on the same schedule every day with life! lol But, I make myself do it. And I feel better when I eat the same times each day and the same amount of carbs at each meal.

Also the 100 lb weight loss helped a lot!



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
SARAH548's Photo SARAH548 Posts: 3,093
10/8/07 4:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Steriods are the reason I have diabetes. Was in a fire and hospitalized in respiratory failure. It took massive IV steroids to get the fire-damaged lungs "calmed down". Keeping me on high doses of steroids for several weeks post-hospital helped the lungs but triggered diabetes. Nobody warned me that could be the result of steroids. Wish they had!

I've sweat blood to get my A1c into the "5% club" and will work like the devil to stay there.

Edited by: SARAH548 at: 10/8/2007 (16:26)
T2 diabetic; diagnosed 1/2007. Maintaining A1c of 5.1% - 5.4% for past 3+ years. No diabetic medication at this time; managing diabetes through carb restriction (40-50 grams carbohydrate per day) and moderate exercise.
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast." - Thomas Jefferson


 Pounds lost: 6.5 
 
0
1.75
3.5
5.25
7
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 4:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh yeah I almost forgot, when I was pg and in the hospital and they had given me strict bedrest, and the steriods to hopefully build up her lungs for a early delivery.

And my bgs went high because of the steriods.

The nurse, took my bg, and shock her head, and said if you would only take care of yourself and eat right, your bg wouldn't be so high!

I about wanted to kill her right there! I said do you even read charts????????

She just looked at me.

I said well if you had bothered to read my chart before making your rude remarks, you would see, that I had LOW blood sugars up till today, when they gave me steriods to help the placenta. And that is why I am on bedrest!

And it's a proven fact, that steriods raise bgs!

And furthermoore, I've been here since yesterday afternoon and you have only allowed me one meal, because till just a hour ago they had me in the Labor and Delivery ward and they don't allow you food in there!



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 4:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am off meds/insulin right now. I believe I am in a honey moon period.

I have been off them for approx two years. I was on them for one month last year while I was pg. The last month of PG my glucose went up. It should of spiked after week 12 (40 weeks in a pregnancy), but we had placenta problems, which is in debate weather or not that is caused by diabetes. Some say this particular placenta nuerapathy is caused by diabetes, while others say it's not.

A healthy placenta produces hormones that rise the glucose levels.

As I said mine didn't rise till the last month, and it should of at week 12.

They said they didn't think I was "really" diabetic because it wasn't rising. Well, then at around month 7, they couldn't get a good sono of the blood flow of the placenta, and then confirmed I was diabetic (which yeah duh I knew that, as up to a year before that I was on a LOT of insulin!) because of the placenta nueropathy I had. They gave me bedrest, steriods (which did raise my glucose for about 4 days, but then it was back down again), and lots of protein to try to help the placenta, it helped a little, then it fell apart at week 37.

Any way, so it's hard to say, yeah I've been off insulin and diabetic medication for 2 years, except for that one month! lol haha



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/8/07 3:39 P

Reply
nods

Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:42)
I
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 3:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree 100% Sarah.

There's two kinds of prejudice-

1. Assumes if you are a diabetic you won't listen to them or stick to your diet/exercise!

2. IF you do stick to your diet/exercise and are able to get your A1C into normal range, well who told you, you were a diabetic, UH the dr, when I had a A1C of 14 and was in DKA! You can't be diabetic if you have a "normal" A1C! Uh, yes you can! DUH!

That ER dr wasn't the only one who has told me I didn't really have diabetes, if my A1C is now 4.9. I tell them, if I wasn't REALLY a diabetic, then the nearly 200 units of insulin a day I was on for 5 years would of killed me! Grrr!



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
SARAH548's Photo SARAH548 Posts: 3,093
10/8/07 3:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've been somewhat horrified by the attitudes of some ER physicians about diabetics and diabetes. My 90 year old father was diagnosed with t2 diabetes in July. He does not fit the stereotype: 6'1", 150 pounds, watched his diet all his life, etc., etc. Several weeks ago he said he was feeling really bad; I tend to listen, since he's a retired doctor and has still has a good ability to judge whether he's sick or not! It was over the weekend and the nurses who check on Father every day looked him over and said call the ER. I did and was able to talk to the ER physician on duty covering for Father's regular internist. The minute I said that Father was diabetic, the guy's reaction was "Well, what do you expect. He's diabetic and I bet he doesn't keep to his diet. There's no need to bring him in."

When I corrected the a**hole and said that my Father had just been diagnosed and described his height, weight, build, A1c of 5.8% due to careful diet and carb restriction to 60 grams per day, dailiy physical therapy, the guy's entire attitude changed to one of concern and "get him in here so we can help him." Was I angry? LIVID.

The prejudice against diabetics -- especially T2 -- does nobody any good. I understand how it arises in some cases, but it's no excuse when a "health care profession" automatically assumes the person he's pledged to help is non-compliant.

End of rant.

Edited by: SARAH548 at: 10/8/2007 (15:02)
T2 diabetic; diagnosed 1/2007. Maintaining A1c of 5.1% - 5.4% for past 3+ years. No diabetic medication at this time; managing diabetes through carb restriction (40-50 grams carbohydrate per day) and moderate exercise.
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast." - Thomas Jefferson


 Pounds lost: 6.5 
 
0
1.75
3.5
5.25
7
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 1:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Awe man sorry about your er doc experience as well. Some of them, I could just slap! But, I restrain myself! lol

I'm glad we know so much more now too. I wish I would have known more when my grandma was alive as well.

Edited by: MAGNOLIAHONEY at: 10/8/2007 (13:34)

 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/8/07 1:22 P

Reply
nods

Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:43)
I
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 11:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
COOL!!!!!! I have never met any one else as a adult who was in that study too! I was too! I was in it when I was 6 years old, because I was so hypo glycemic they knew I was destined to become diabetic! However, I only went back the first 2 years.....then my mom quit taking me. I was almost 25 (a few days before my bday) when I was diagnosed with DKA.



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
JANELLMD's Photo JANELLMD SparkPoints: (15,848)
Fitness Minutes: (2,760)
Posts: 609
10/8/07 10:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yeah, I've learned to always question the doctors. I've had a few quacks that if I'd listened to them would have put me in the hospital. But, I like the endo I have now, even if we go head to head every once in a while. It doesn't upset him when I question him.

I was diagnosed extremely early because I had a family history. I was part of a study the found the antibodies for Type 1 before I was technically a diabetic. Then I had to go in every year to get tested until I was actually diagnosed.
This probably sounds stupid but I've wondered a few times if I might have been better off getting diagnosed in an emergency room. I was diagnosed so early on that I could get away with cheating on my food or missing injections without a serious impact. It took a while to finally realise that I needed to get it together or things were going to get a lot worse.
I think my insulin pump was one of the simplifying factors that helped me out. The one I have now has an alarm that goes off telling me to test 2 hours after I give insulin. I'd probably ignore it a lot but when my husband hears it he insists that I test.


Janell

“Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.”


 current weight: 246.6 
 
254
229.25
204.5
179.75
155
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/8/07 8:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That's so great for those of you that under control BG works. (I really mean that) But, mine has literally been under control since about the second week I was diagnosed. (I was in the hospital till it was, cause I was in DKA-Diabetic Keytone Acidoses).

But, even with it in control, I still get diabetic complications (like kidney disease, I was distraught when I found out since I always had it in control, but the dr said diabetes is a progressive and agressive disease and having it in control was not a garuntee that I wouldn't have complications, even though it was a good way to help).

And still tired all the time. I even was doing 2 hours a day of exercise. I ALWAYS eat correctly. I just can't do it any other way, I'm way too scared of goign in to DKA again, cause it almost killed me the first time! And it's very easy to go into it a second time once you have been in it once. And I've had several friends die from it, and I am just too scared to eat wrong and risk death!

I thought I was going into DKA last spring, and I had a ER dr mock me!

Because since I lost the 100 lbs, my A1C is 4.9. He said with that kind of A1C I was NOT a diabetic! I said well when I was in DKA it was 14! He said you were in DKA? (in a like yeah right voice). I said yes I was. He said then if you were you would have been in MICU! I said I WAS! For a month! Then he said, you were in MICU? (in a mocking voice). I said, YES! Then he turned to the nurse, and he says, she says she was in DKAaaaaaaaa. In a snotty voice! Grrrrr!

Any way I wasn't in DKA, this time, thank god! Cause he would of been no help! But, I was being poisoned by the city water. (came out on the news the next day!) The water had pert (from the dry cleaners dumping it in the wrong system) in it, and it gave the same symptoms, tired, nauseated, thirsty, and really pretty much sleeping all the time. I was so nauseated I wasn't eating at all, but would wake up and have tea......which put the whole thing worse each time (tea was made with city water!), however, I just thought the illness was getting worse, didn't connect it with the tea/water!

Any way, some drs!

But, still just exhausted!

Edited by: MAGNOLIAHONEY at: 10/8/2007 (08:21)

 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
SARAH548's Photo SARAH548 Posts: 3,093
10/8/07 4:51 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Janellmd - The cheesecake was labelled "sugar-free"/gluten-free", but you raise a good point. Nobody in this particular group was a type 1 or a type 2 insulin-dependent diatic, but all diabetics need to ask whether a food is made with sugar substitutes before deciding whether to eat it.

The "diabetic friendly" aspect of lunch primarily was that the entire lunch was relatively low-carb (less than 25 carbs for the meal), and with the exception of the Splenda in the cheesecake, everything was unprocessed, organic, made from scratch, etc., etc.

Sarah



T2 diabetic; diagnosed 1/2007. Maintaining A1c of 5.1% - 5.4% for past 3+ years. No diabetic medication at this time; managing diabetes through carb restriction (40-50 grams carbohydrate per day) and moderate exercise.
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast." - Thomas Jefferson


 Pounds lost: 6.5 
 
0
1.75
3.5
5.25
7
THREEE's Photo THREEE Posts: 2,815
10/8/07 12:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i.have.found.when.i.am.NOT.eating
properly.is.when.i.am.tired--to.
which.i.seem.to.then.be.drawn.to
more.carbs,which,of.course,makes
me.more.inclined.to.snooze...
HOWSOMEVER...since.i've.been.on
spark(with.the.exception.of.my
previous.10.or.so.days),i.have
food-tracked...making.sure.i'm
doing.my.5.fruit.&.vegies.and
staying.close.to.my.calorie
range,i.have.had.SO.much.more
energy--which.says.a.lot.for.a
54yo.menopausal(or."post"?)
woman...it.is.so.much.better
with.BG.under.control(mostly)
...and.you.all.have.helped.me
learn.to.test,test,test.and
h2o,h2o,h2o.and.i.listen.to
your.experiences.to.relate.to
OR.try.to.avoid...thank.you.
THREEE

accomplishments:
started at 375 pounds
10percent loss=338




 current weight: 319.0 
 
321
315.5
310
304.5
299
JANELLMD's Photo JANELLMD SparkPoints: (15,848)
Fitness Minutes: (2,760)
Posts: 609
10/7/07 10:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I can definitely agree with not wanting to deal with the busy bodies. All my life I've wanted to have children and everyone would tell me "you can't have kids, havn't you seen the movie 'Steel Magnolias' it'll kill you" It would usually have me in tears.
My endo is encouraging me to get pregnant! This disease doesn't have to control your life!

Sarah - I'm loving the way you did that dinner but I kindof had one concern run though my mind. . . If I was eating cheesecake I would give additional insulin to cover the sugar. If I didn't know that the cheesecake was sugar-free . . . I'd end up really low later on.

Edited by: JANELLMD at: 10/7/2007 (22:25)
Janell

“Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.”


 current weight: 246.6 
 
254
229.25
204.5
179.75
155
WOWEETOO's Photo WOWEETOO SparkPoints: (170,976)
Fitness Minutes: (214,578)
Posts: 19,879
10/7/07 4:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
now she wants oneliners aand i can't even give her balance..those come in shoes for walking you know as in "new balancce" LOL mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


 Pounds lost: 273.0 
 
0
69.5
139
208.5
278
WOWEETOO's Photo WOWEETOO SparkPoints: (170,976)
Fitness Minutes: (214,578)
Posts: 19,879
10/7/07 4:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
BALANCE what balance??? DEFINE BALANCE i forgot what that was..oops sorry my bs are down 60 and under since yesterday and havig trouble holding that wihtou even taking any of the madicines..how do you balnce nothing??? it's endless LOL

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


 Pounds lost: 273.0 
 
0
69.5
139
208.5
278
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/7/07 4:16 P

Reply
wowee, i wouldn't mind some :::snorterific::: 1 liner comebacks... any spring to mind?

I
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/7/07 4:14 P

Reply
nods

Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:45)
I
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/7/07 3:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Whew, I'm not the only one who is exhausted??

No one tells you that having diabetes is absolutely positively mind numbingly exhausting!

I have been more exhausted since diabetes then in my entire life.

When ever I've told this to Drs, they just look at me and say no one has ever told them that before!

I used to be so tired I would wake up and just pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep. I was pert near bedridden the first 2 years of diabetes, from the sheer exhaustion!

And no one seemed to understand!

I'm so glad some one else understands!



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
102654's Photo 102654 Posts: 9,787
10/7/07 3:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Boy this is sure a good board, well I always have to get up 3 hours before I need to get someplace as my body isn't always in tune with life, I know that you all know what I am talking about, but the unknowledgable think that you are lazy and well inconsiderate and etc.... this of course is not true well you have it even at the doctors offices as they wonder why I don't want a 8 am appointment, if I can help it. So you are right people have no clue. Blessings, Diana

Baby steps, one at a time, and you will achieve your goals. Never, Never give up.


 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/7/07 9:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I thikn that's what happened to my mom too, she used to cry a lot too and be over sensetive, till she got older and started saying things! lol haha

For me.......I sometimes cry still. (I think Diabetes has a lot of havoc on our emotions). But, personally I work on just protecting myself mainly. I try to avoid negative nillies, and just be around people who are positive, and nice.

Like my grandma used to say, if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all. But, people seem to have lost that way of thinking.



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
WOWEETOO's Photo WOWEETOO SparkPoints: (170,976)
Fitness Minutes: (214,578)
Posts: 19,879
10/7/07 9:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
oh and they rarely embarrass me anymore and all the people who know me at all sort of expect them as they hurt no one's feelings and we all get good laugh out of it peace

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


 Pounds lost: 273.0 
 
0
69.5
139
208.5
278
WOWEETOO's Photo WOWEETOO SparkPoints: (170,976)
Fitness Minutes: (214,578)
Posts: 19,879
10/7/07 9:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
with teeth that color you didn't want him to open his mouth again anyhow LOL but that is the ONLY thing some rude people understand and i have just never been able to figure that one out because it is so much kinder and you get so much more out of being positive i'm trying that..actually i'm living that but the only drawback sometimes is that i become oversensitive on occasion and i have my feeling hurt and go off in a corner and cry..it used to be more often but now i am old enough that i got one liner comebacks and they just pop out LOL mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


 Pounds lost: 273.0 
 
0
69.5
139
208.5
278
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/7/07 9:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
*hugs* 10! I think it is a bit of a issue of people forgetting their manners!

This one man at church used to make comments to my mom every Sunday. I can't remember what they were, but they were mean and rude-I think it was something along the lines of why are you so late-when we weren't even late!. Any way after about a year, my mom said, it would sure be nice when we see you if you would say something nice and positive, like oh it's good to see you, how are you?

He said, well I just tell and say the truth, I can't help it, all I can do is say the truth.

Well, this guy was kind of on the dumb side, and also UGLY! His hair was always greasy like he never washed it, and literally green and orange stuff was growing on his teeth, looked fuzzy like mold!

My mom couldn't take it any more and said, well your stupid and ugly, and that's the truth, but we don't say that to you every time we see you, because we want to be nice! But it is the truth! Would you like us to say that to you every time we see you? He just stood there with his mouth wide open and shocked. But......from then on he said, oh nice to see you, how are you........and no more rude negative things! lol haha



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
102654's Photo 102654 Posts: 9,787
10/7/07 12:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
WEll why did it take me this long to read this????
This can be a sore subject as it was ok to not be to mean when mom was alive as she had diabetes, but thinking about it I have had diabetes for over 15 years, but for some reason they all forget. I understand everything that has been talked about. blessings,Diana

Baby steps, one at a time, and you will achieve your goals. Never, Never give up.


 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
WOWEETOO's Photo WOWEETOO SparkPoints: (170,976)
Fitness Minutes: (214,578)
Posts: 19,879
10/6/07 10:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
oh sarah you are such a "sweetie" (a diabetic sweetie type i'm sure!!!) hugs mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


 Pounds lost: 273.0 
 
0
69.5
139
208.5
278
SARAH548's Photo SARAH548 Posts: 3,093
10/6/07 8:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I got talked into catering a lunch for 60 people at my church. Many, many diabetics in the group. The majority of them don't do a terribly good job of eating what they need to when it's a social event. I didn't say anything about the menu for fear that people would think the lunch was "diet" food. But it was 100% diabetic friendly (by my definition: no starchy carbs, no grains, no processed foods, etc.) The cheesecakes were gluten and sugar free.

And of course people were asking some of the diabetics, "are you OK to eat that?" I just smiled to myself knowing that everybody was OK indeed. LOL!

T2 diabetic; diagnosed 1/2007. Maintaining A1c of 5.1% - 5.4% for past 3+ years. No diabetic medication at this time; managing diabetes through carb restriction (40-50 grams carbohydrate per day) and moderate exercise.
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast." - Thomas Jefferson


 Pounds lost: 6.5 
 
0
1.75
3.5
5.25
7
EXIT2LEFT Posts: 127
10/6/07 7:34 P

Reply
nods

Edited by: EXIT2LEFT at: 10/30/2007 (14:46)
I
SCRAPPYLOUISA's Photo SCRAPPYLOUISA SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (3,950)
Posts: 1,170
10/6/07 7:15 P

Send Private Message
Reply
In my booklet that came with my pressure canner it states that you can process your foods without salt. I did some research and found a couple of sites that discuss canning without using salt or sugar. I do use salt when I make my dill pickles and sauerkraut...you have to have the salt to help in fermentation. I use plain water when I can my fruits.

Here are a couple of sites you can check out.......

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/foodnut/093
02.html

http://www.freshpreserving.com/pages/faq
/42.php

Hugs, Shirley



"May the spirit of the wolf watch over you and keep you safe."


 current weight: 229.0 
 
276
248.25
220.5
192.75
165
RIVERCS's Photo RIVERCS Posts: 121
10/6/07 6:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
How do you preserve vegetables without salt? I'd like to explore this one further, if you don't mind. I have a pressure canner as well as a waterbath canner and know how to use them both, but I have no recipes for preserving veg without salt.

 
276
248.25
220.5
192.75
165
DENNYS's Photo DENNYS Posts: 102
10/6/07 4:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, when we have a pot-luck at church (as we'll be doing tomorrow), there's always somebody who asks me about the dessert(s) I'm taking and I always answer them sweetly (with a mouthful of dessert, how else could I asnwer them?) with one of the suggestions already made.

I remember the pee-sticks from when I was first diagnosed. My doctor told me I'd have to test my sugar levels and I said, Pee on that!" and he said, Exactly!!" I still have a container that I keep as a souvenir.

Yours

Denny

P.S. I don't know why my picture doesn't show on my posts!!??

THREEE's Photo THREEE Posts: 2,815
10/6/07 1:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
another.thought.for.those.who
feel.like.the.FOOD.POLICE...
hand.them.a.brochure.and.tell
them,"I'm.not.sure,could.you
read.this.and.let.me.know?"
i.DO.believe.SOME.who.feel
like.the.food.police.are.only
concerned.and.those.that.re-ask
are.just.less-than-in-touch
with.their.full.capacity.of
brain.function(they.are
forgetful)...we.can't.let.them
control.our.mood.by.their
ignorance.or.forgetfulness.or
intentional.picking.of.nits...
grin.and.bare(? emoticon ?)it
...eat,exercise,and.be.merry!!!
...THREEE

accomplishments:
started at 375 pounds
10percent loss=338




 current weight: 319.0 
 
321
315.5
310
304.5
299
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/6/07 10:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, for me it's one thing when they are well meaning it doesn't bother me to much. Like when my Grandmother in Law says something it's purely out of love and said with love, etc. It's another thing when it's people who say it in a you are being bad tone, and have absolutely no education on diabetes and don't have a clue as to what they are talking about, and even when you try to educate them, it goes in one ear and out the other, which to me shows their lack of doing it out of love, and just want to be annoying and pointing fingers, like they don't have enough to do they have to come bug you! lol haha



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
COMFYGRANNY's Photo COMFYGRANNY Posts: 10,589
10/6/07 10:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
shirley, maybe your husband should tell them it is healthier than what they are eating. I think he is handling it well. sometimes a person has to stop the harassment so he will come up with a clever way of doing it.

(¨`•.•´¨)
`•.¸ (¨ `•.•´¨)
(¨`•.•´¨) ¸.•´
`•.¸.•´MARY

UTAH SEAGULL
Dorfus Dippin-doodle


 current weight: 270.0 
 
270
258.75
247.5
236.25
225
SARAH548's Photo SARAH548 Posts: 3,093
10/6/07 9:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sharon - YES! I'd always prefer to assume that people ask out of love and concern rather than some kind of "inquisition".

T2 diabetic; diagnosed 1/2007. Maintaining A1c of 5.1% - 5.4% for past 3+ years. No diabetic medication at this time; managing diabetes through carb restriction (40-50 grams carbohydrate per day) and moderate exercise.
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast." - Thomas Jefferson


 Pounds lost: 6.5 
 
0
1.75
3.5
5.25
7
COMFYGRANNY's Photo COMFYGRANNY Posts: 10,589
10/6/07 9:55 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I did that to my husband at first. then I notice how it annoyed him and stopped. let them know you have control of your life change and thank them for being concern. maybe they will back off when they know you have a handle on things. I did. I trusted my husband that he knew what he was doing.

(¨`•.•´¨)
`•.¸ (¨ `•.•´¨)
(¨`•.•´¨) ¸.•´
`•.¸.•´MARY

UTAH SEAGULL
Dorfus Dippin-doodle


 current weight: 270.0 
 
270
258.75
247.5
236.25
225
SARAH548's Photo SARAH548 Posts: 3,093
10/6/07 9:53 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I must have the thickest skin in the world, 'cause I don't mind when people ask me about what I'm eating.

I'm one of those diabetics who can't eat everything in "moderation". I cannot eat whole or refined grains, beans/legumes, sugar, fruit (except berries), starchy vegetables like corn and potatoes without seeing a rise in blood glucose to 140+. Sometimes it's a lot to remember, so if someone asks me "can you eat that?" I don't mind . . . I assume they're trying to lend me a hand rather than that they are being rude or thoughtless or the diabetes police.

One reason I do think people are confused about what a diabetic can and cannot eat is that there are so many conflicting messages about what diabetics "should" or "should not" eat! Until non-diabetic (and diabetic!)people get to the point of understanding a)each diabetic's metabolism is unique, b) that type 1 and type 2 diabetes (and other forms of diabetes) differ enormously and are treated differently, c) that each diabetic has different goals for his/her health and what's acceptable to them in terms of an A1c, and those goals ultimately determine what foods the person eats and how much he/she exercises, d) differing and often inconsistent and frequently confusing nutritional counseling given to diabetics make the question "should you eat that" moot!

Sarah, who also recognizes that there are plenty of rude people who ask about what I'm eating, usually suggesting that I'm some kind of nutrition "nut" and who answers these kinds of people with "the look" that speaks volumes.

Edited by: SARAH548 at: 10/6/2007 (09:54)
T2 diabetic; diagnosed 1/2007. Maintaining A1c of 5.1% - 5.4% for past 3+ years. No diabetic medication at this time; managing diabetes through carb restriction (40-50 grams carbohydrate per day) and moderate exercise.
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast." - Thomas Jefferson


 Pounds lost: 6.5 
 
0
1.75
3.5
5.25
7
SHARON632's Photo SHARON632 SparkPoints: (79,362)
Fitness Minutes: (19,397)
Posts: 16,369
10/6/07 9:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
These well meanig people have probably heard some of the horror stories of diabetes complications and are just plain scared of what could happen to you. Reassure them that we are now living in the 21 century and people are able to have much better control of their diabetes and therefore able to lead a normal life albeit with care.

*************
* SHARON *
*************

Starting over
Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.


 current weight: 243.8 
 
245
221.25
197.5
173.75
150
SCRAPPYLOUISA's Photo SCRAPPYLOUISA SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (3,950)
Posts: 1,170
10/6/07 9:38 A

Send Private Message
Reply
This is a very interesting thread. Both my husband, Rich and I are diabetic. Rich was diagnosed about 3 months ago. I prepare his lunch that he takes for work. I know exactly the nutrition value of his food. His co-workers are always commenting on what he is eating for lunch. One man was rude enough to tell Rich that by eating his dessert he was going to lose his legs and he should know better than eat dessert. Another man tells him that everything in his lunch is wrong for a diabetic to be eating. Neither one of these men are diabetic or have diabetics in their family. Rich has tried to explain to them that diabetics can eat anything with moderation. They continue to tell him everyday that he is eating all wrong for a diabetic. Rich is has been nice so far......that is about to end as he is really getting tired of their comments while he is eating his lunch or snacks at work. I told him that he was going to have to get rude and tell them to mind their own business.

When I went to Diabetes Nutrition Classes I was told the only thing I couldn't have was regular soda pop. I try to cook everything from scratch and eliminate as many preservatives and chemicals as possible from our foods. I preserve fruits and vegetables without sugar and salt.

Hugs, Shirley

"May the spirit of the wolf watch over you and keep you safe."


 current weight: 229.0 
 
276
248.25
220.5
192.75
165
GALSMILEY's Photo GALSMILEY Posts: 404
10/6/07 9:27 A

My SparkPage
Reply
Thank you all SO MUCH for your responses! I'm sitting here having breakfast and smiling for the first time since last night.

It's so nice to not be alone in this... because when even the closest family members "don't get it", the journey is that much harder. I dread upcoming family get-together because I feel I will be put under a microscope.

I'm also trying to deal with the whole "Oh, if I had only taken care of myself better, I wouldn't be in this position"

Thanks again...

Denise

 current weight: 340.0 
 
366
314.5
263
211.5
160
WOWEETOO's Photo WOWEETOO SparkPoints: (170,976)
Fitness Minutes: (214,578)
Posts: 19,879
10/6/07 8:51 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i turn to those people and ask them "am i eating your share or something??" it is rude for people to do that ..my son did it for awhile when he was younger and i told him that he needed to read about it or sut up also rude but it did the trick now when we occasionally hit baskin ribbins or a birthday party he brings me the stuff because he KNOWS i am in control and i KNOW what i am doing..a lot of older people have not come out of the past where they did not have the things to work with that they do today..being a diabetic only 20 years ago was far different than it is now so for some people it takes a long time for them to come around used to be you couldn't have peanuts and peanut butter and i remember my grandmother loving that stuff and being unable to even sneak it..she would love living today she was diabetic most of her life and people were always doing that..those were the days when those needles were humongous and i remember her boiling them and using them again and again and remember when you tested with little pee sticks for sugar in the urine..that was all they had so just laugh these people off and be rude (slightly with a laugh if possible) and carry on..you KNOW what you are doing and they don't peace mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


 Pounds lost: 273.0 
 
0
69.5
139
208.5
278
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/6/07 8:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
BTW, if the same people after you have explained it a few times to them, continue to harrass you, you can do one of two things.

1. Smile at them and ignore their question. (my usual strategy, since obviously they either don't believe my explanation or are not smart enough to understand it, sadly I think it's a vast majority just aren't smart enough!)

2. Ask to see their badge and get their badge number. (this can only be used on those who are smart enough to "get it", not most my Inlaws! lol) When they give you the crazy and misunderstanding look. Tell them thank you for their concern, but you have educated yourself on what you can eat and only eat in moderation and your diabetes is doing well (which mine is very much in control!) and that you really don't need the diabetic police breathing down your neck every minute, that you haven't broke any laws yet!

Both these options though I would only use after a few times of talking to them, nicely and respectfully about what you know about what you can eat. (pretty much anything in moderation, etc).



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
10/6/07 8:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh you have met the Diabetic Police! lol haha I hate them as well!

Well, it's one thing when they are well meaning and you explain to them yes in moderation, etc etc. And then a week later they ask you the same thing about the same food you just explained to them!!!!!! GRRRRRR!

One thing I feel like copying and passing out is the little forward in Diabetic Cooking Magazine, about how diabetics can basically eat anything in moderation, etc. lol

Also there is a book out there about the diabetic police. If they are a very close family member, I may look for that book and suggest it to them......may not do much good though, I've tried to get my MIL to read it as she was a really bad police woman! lol haha But, never would. I got it for free when I used to work for DLife with their Audience at the studio.



 current weight: 185.0 
 
252
214.5
177
139.5
102
DENNYS's Photo DENNYS Posts: 102
10/6/07 7:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just answer them "Yes". If you wan to, you can add the more detailed explanation that you have to watch what you eat but that doesn't rule anything out absolutely.

Remember, they are 'well meaning' and God (or Fate, if you prefer) has given you the job of educating them.

Blessings be upon you (and them)!

Denny

GALSMILEY's Photo GALSMILEY Posts: 404
10/6/07 6:11 A

My SparkPage
Reply
I need to vent.

I'm newly diagnosed, and I'm already sick of having well-meaning family members say, "Are you allowed to eat that?" (I was eating an handful of peanuts).

*sigh*



 current weight: 340.0 
 
366
314.5
263
211.5
160
Page: 1 of (1)   1

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Managing Diabetes Group! Help and Support Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Been struggling 2/23/2014 9:33:59 AM
Best Insulin Pump? / New Pump Recommendations 4/17/2014 8:54:03 PM
Dawn Phenomenon 4/29/2014 9:04:15 PM
rice diet 9/26/2013 3:58:32 PM
looking for low carb meal ideas 1/24/2014 3:26:23 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=474x629x9341416

Review our Community Guidelines