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12/11/13 2:37 A

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Well, the 'normal' diet vs the diabetic diet vs the GP diet vs the GP diabetic diet are all different. So you should learn something new when you change what and how you eat in response to a medical need. It's very important to learn with diabetic GP, because the diabetes has caused damage to the nerves that go to the stomach, so the longer blood sugar is out of control, the worse the damage is. So learning how to manage the issue while slowing the progression is of utmost importance.

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12/10/13 10:37 P

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thank you I need a refresher in how to eat Ha ha. have a great day

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12/10/13 12:22 A

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Diabetic GP, while possibly the most common form, is sometimes the hardest to get under control. It will take a lot of time, effort and patience, but know that in the meantime it will be pretty difficult to manage. Just work slowly and pay attention to what is happening in your body.

Importantly: since you use insulin, make sure you talk to your doctor about the best way to adjust it with your new eating plan. Since you're eating less at one time, you probably need less insulin. Also, by eating more frequently you have a better chance of keeping your blood sugar stable over time, so you may use less insulin over time also (depending on if you have type II versus type I of course). Also, having balanced meals may seem more difficult since you're eating less, but with effort you can figure it out.

If you haven't yet talked to a dietician, I highly suggest it. With non-diabetic GP, we don't have to worry about our blood sugar so we can adjust how we eat in a less organized way if needed, but with diabetes, your blood sugar can go totally out of control. When you schedule the appointment, make sure the dietician is well-versed in diabetic GP. It saves from getting there and having him/her have no idea what is going oin.

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12/9/13 12:20 P

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Thank you, I am diabetic and trying to adjust my insulin for the smaller meals are driving me nuts, but eating smaller and blending my food everything that hits my stomach I cramp. Thanks for the encouragement. I think I spend 90 percent of my SP time reading post from your site.

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12/8/13 11:33 P

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There's a lot of information around our team. The best thing to do is go to a minimal diet and slowly start adding foods to see what your body will tolerate. It is a long process, but it is the best way to learn to live with GP. As for the 6 meals a day, that's SMALL meals a day. So instead of having 3 big meals, you eat 5-6 smaller meals. Also, eating more will only make things worse. The reason you throw it up is your body is realizing your stomach isn't working properly and when you overfill it, it makes you throw it up because it can't handle how overly full it is. Eating small meals will help prevent that reflexive vomiting.

As for the sweating while eating, have you had your blood sugars checked? It's possible your body is releasing too much insulin too quickly. Sweating can be a sign of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) as your body will release adrenaline and hormones to try to get more glucose into the blood to keep your brain functioning.

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12/8/13 5:42 P

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I was just diagnosed with GP. Does anyone else sweat while they eat. I am ok for the first 5-10 bites then wham sweat, its so embarrassing. I confess that I overeat to try to get rid of the pain, then when I bend over it all comes out. I am so glad that this team is here I love getting ideas sense I was just told to decrease my fat and eat 6 meals a day with the residue diet. WHAT? Any help will help, I know everyone is different but I'm so confused.

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