New Problem!

Now I have Insulin dependent diabetes 1, how do you get the diet for this and Diver together, my fiber drink and my fiber bars have sugar, my fiber bars have 140 calories each, this is ridiculous, quit smoking and drinking 3 yrs 2 months ago.  use to smoke 2 packs a day and drink 12 beers in one sitting atleast 3 times a week, now drink 3 glassess of wine once a month at a gathering I go to and do not smoke anymore, since I stopped, I already had HBP, but since then have gotten seizures from something that happened when I was 2, then I got diverticulitis, then tinnuitis(ringing in the ear) and now DiaII.  what's next cancer?  asking God to get me pass this and help me cope with it, such as change.
Things I absolutely LOVE!  POPCORN, BUTTER, SUGAR, ROOTBEERS AND SWEET TEA, FRIED CHICKEN AND FRENCH FRIES!
CAN'T HAVE ANY OF IT NOW!  Just feel like it isn't worth even eating if it tastes like crap!
calories I can have per day 1600-2000.  Have to measure everything, what a pain in the butt!
FEELING SORRY FOR MYSELF, GUESS I WILL GET OVER IT, JUST LIKE I GET OVER EVER BEING MARRIED TO A SOBER MAN OR HAVING ANY MONEY IN THE BANK OR NOT BEING ABLE TO EAT OUT WITHOUT WORRY NOW OR HAVING AN AIR CONDITIONED CAR IN TEXAS, HUSBANDS A MECHANIC, GO FIGURE!
 
 
 
 

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Hey Catgirl, remember me???...I\'m a Diabetic too and I am so sorry for not responding to your last e-mail, I am sure I did not get an alert about it or I would have contacted you immediately.

First of all there is a website called dlifenews@dlife.com (it is also a Sunday TV Show that airs here in LA on Sundays) It was a tremendous help to me in finding food that I could eat and answering questions that I had no answers to.
There is also a book called \"Dr. Barnard\'s Program for Reversing Diabetes\"( this book is in big print and very easy to read) also a book called \"Stopping Diabetes in it\'s Tracks\" distributed by Readers Digest. Barnard\'s book is the best and the dlife website will send you a daily e-mail with all kinds of recipes, latest findings on the disease and blogs from other people asking and sharing good information.

It took me a year and 1/2 to get over the fear of giving myself the shots (which was foolish) until I found these needles they are called BD (Becton,Dickinson & Co) ultra-fine MINI syringes,(the box with the purple stripe around it) which are teeny tiny needles that you screw on the tip of your insulin pen. It is thin and delicate and no muss, no fuss...and definitely no pain. Do not use the insulin right from the fridge, let it get to room temperature...keeps the pain level down and i pinch the belly fat and do my shots there as it is virtually painless. One of the few reason to have some belly fat...ha ha!!!

You can eat popcorn, just the 100 cal pack. You do get sugar but not the kind you are used to and Splenda is really great. There is sugar in most foods but just need to know what sugar spikes your sugar and what won\'t. Pineapple and oranges will...apples and cantaloupe won\'t. Dr. Pepper and A&W has the best \"sugar free\" root beer and Crystal Light has really good sugar free tea. There are some light beers that are good and you can have one maybe two but expect somewhat of a spike in sugar as beer is filled with carbs. I went to drinking Blackstone Merlot. It is a great red wine, gives you a quick buzz and you have none of the bloating and farting that comes with drinking beer. And about the measuring...I never measure a damn thing. Believe me, when you screw up and eat something that spikes your sugar, you will know it and eventually you will know just what and how much you can eat. It will become a habit...just like the smoking was. (Thank God you stopped, thats coming from a smoker of 35 years 31/2 packs a day) I would be dead by now if I had not stopped in 03, which was the same year I was graced with the fact that I had diabetes.

Fried chicken and french fries...here is the deal with that. It is not a sugar issue but a huge carbohydrate issue. The one thing about Diabetes is that it puts you at risk for heart disease. Believe me...you don\'t want that... so it is not that you are giving up foods that taste good but are exchanging foods that taste good for foods that can kill you...whether you have diabetes or not.

There is another website that some of my celebrity friends give their time and advice to and that is info@pcrm.org. It will guide you in choosing foods for life. I think once the initial shock is over you will find that this new way of eating will allow you to lose weight, make your skin beautiful and give you some pep in your step.

If I had to choose any disease, this would be the one. Do you have any friends who have Cancer? You don\'t want \"Cancer\" and you don\'t even want to say the word. It is a horrible disease and makes Diabetes look like a chicken pox. I have Diabetes because I have eaten like crap all of my life. Fat, thin, fat thin, dieting, eating donuts all day. I have lost 80- lbs twice only to gain it back ten fold. I ignored my diabetes for several years and went along my way as if I was just fine. Drinking, smoking, eating \"fried chicken.\" Although I had it under control for the last several years, last year I was graced with 4 blocked arteries of which I had to endure an Angioplasty and am now the proud recipient of 2 stents and 2 balloons which was a result of the many years of
POPCORN, BUTTER, SUGAR, ROOT BEERS AND SWEET TEA, FRIED CHICKEN AND FRENCH FRIES!

I\'m not trying to scare you because Diabetes is one of the least intrusive diseases and as I said, if I had to choose between this and cancer...well that\'s a no-brainer. As far as the husband goes and all of your other issues and we all have them...well I can only say this...once you get the toxins out of your body then you will be able to remove the toxins out of your life!!!
magiccatdancing
magiccatdancing

First of all I have Diverticulitis so I can not have popcorn because of the kernels, no nuts at all including coconut. I am so happy to hear some of the things you told me, I like many foods and would like to be able to continue eating them, I know I have to do it in smaller quantities, so will I starve by quantity? why is it painful, the insulin and how long does the pain last and if you over eat what happens? I have really low cholesterol and last time I was in the hospital I have no heart problems as of now, so how many times a day do you have to check yourself to start and how many shots will I have to take and how much does it cost and how long will it take for me to get this integrated into my life? Lots of questions, thank you for the rootbeer idea and splenda and all of that, its nice to know. I will go to the site you gave me and I always ate pretty good, I just want to be able to have my burger now and then or fries, I usually had square meals, like meat and two veggies, always have or I just don\'t eat like during the day which I know I have to know, which I have been doing because of the diverticulitis, I have had to learn to eat less, more often and high fiber, now I need to put this part in with that. I am not a big sweet eater, just want to know I can have a piece of pie once or twice a month, or birthday cake on a birthday, maybe a late at night candy bar once in a while, I am talking 1 times probably maybe two a month, I just dont crave it very often. I will look into the wine you suggested, really thank you for all you have told me already but could you try to answer the questions that are scaring me most now? I have not had a glass of sweet tea in months, been drinking nothing pretty much other than cold ice water, a rootbeer once a week maybe...I will get the books you are talking about and of course beleive God will help me. If you dont mind try answering the other questions and maybe I can relax a little about Monday when I return to the doctor. Please.....
AusSue
AusSue

Sorry for delayed reply but I hadnt checked your journal entries.
It is hard to be diabetic along with any other disease that requires modified diet. I am not diabetic but my oldest sister was & Mum is so I have grown up around it.
Breakfast - cereal & toast with juice & cup of tea after.
Morning tea - usually a piece of fruit or she will have mixed dried fruit like sultanas, apricots etc
Lunch - sandwhich (brown bread) i think with meat in it & fruit after it
Afternoon tea & supper (before bed) similar to morning tea
Dinner/night time meal - usually meat & 3 vegetables

Most of this will be ok with diverticulitis as well.
I would suggest to contact the diabetes assoc for advice as well.
Hope you can balance it all without too much changes.