Hello All, I'm a Type 2 diabetic who enjoys the late night snacks. I've been trying not to snack so late because I go to sleep with my blood sugar high. I work swing shift,So by the time I get home I'm a bit hungry. I've been trying to eat a little later at work, but it doesn't work! I'm trying to STOP! Anybody else have a late snack issue?
I just found out two days ago that I am now a Diabetic. I have no insurance so getting supplies and making sure that I have the tools I need to stay healthy is very difficult on me. I was glad to see a place where I could meet people that understand what I am going through. My husband is super supportive but doesn't fully understand, and neither do I.
Any advice or suggestions on getting supplies, foods, life in general would be so helpful.
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I think I might feel more comfortable in a Facebook forum where I don't have to continuously log in and out. I am not a diabetic myself, my brother is. Another reason I don't feel that I can give or get much benefit out of this group. You all seem so kind. Is there anyone who can suggest where forum I could listen in on? Thank you.
Hi Elizabeth.... Can I call you Liz? I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues as well as your brother's. Living with Diabetes is extremely hard and it's very frustrating that people are ignorant and don't understand what it's like. I commend you for trying to learn about Diabetes. Adult onset type 2 Diabetes is most likely linked to daily lifestyle habits, of course a doctor would have to confirm this. Diabetes is also genetic. However, for many people that live with type 2 Diabetes, the symptoms and glucose levels can often improve with medication, diet, and exercise. Always speak to a doctor before changing anything. Also, drinking plenty of water, getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night and 30 minutes of exercise a day can do wonders! Let me know if you have any specific questions. Your brother and family are lucky to have you!! Make sure you take care of yourself!
Thank you, Jason. I was a fitness instructor before getting ill. People think RA is like your grandmother's disease, lol. It is not and like Diabetes, there is still no cure but I have hope for alll of us! Liz => please no! I do not like that name but thank you for asking. Do you have to check your blood sugar constantly and what would you say is the worst thing about Diabetes? The scariest?
People living with Diabetes vary, but personally I should be checking my blood sugars about 6 times a day. I know some people that do it 1-2 times, others that test 10+ times a day. It sucks! For me, the most frustrating thing is that most people do not understand how hard it is being diabetic. You need food to live and you have to watch everything you eat. It's not just a matter of candy or cookies. Many foods that seem ok to most people are very bad for people with Diabetes - such as pasta, white rice, corn, many fruits, BBQ sauces, even milk has sugar and carbs. I don't know what it's like to have RA, - I do however feel bad for what you're going through. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. If you ever have a private question, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org