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countrygal
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   Posted 6/5/2004 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
  I've been away for awhile.But I really need advice.With my diabetes; some days,no matter that I've just ate,I feel like I'm starving all day.At least I guess it's my diabetes.Could anyone tell me.And if so;why and what can I do about it?This stomach empty growling feeling is miserable,especially when trying to go to sleep.Sometimes it's only for about an hour,one time a week or so,sometimes it lasts 2 or 3 days.Any advice will be appreciatd.
Take care,
     COUNTRYGAL

Scrappy
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   Posted 6/21/2004 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
CG, are you a type 1, or a type 2? Are you trying to lose weight? My answer would be different based on your answers. Whatever the case, here are a few hints:

Drink water. Apparently this makes a person feel full even when they aren't really. Go figure!

Usually, a person can eat a lot of low-calorie vegetables without it making much of a difference in bg levels. Try cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, brocoli, cauliflower, etc.

Having too much insulin (either injected, or because of insulin resistence in type 2 diabetes), can make you feel like eating even if you don't have other symptoms of hypoglycemia. Have you tested your blood sugar when you are starving? If it's low, that may be the problem rather than acutally being hungry.

Don't read magaiznes or watch tv! LOL Ever noticed how many food ads there are? Makes diets difficult for the best of us.

Anyway, as I said, it's hard to give a better answer without more information.

Good luck!

Scrappy

vinny1957
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   Posted 1/9/2005 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm waiting for a final test to see if I have type 2 diabetes (probably do). Anyway I've been very hungry the last week or so. I Talked to a friend who has type 1 and she said that happens when sugar levels are high. She said to drink lots of water not only to fill up like mentioned but to help keep your system flushed.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/9/2005 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
One thing I have found to help the hunger thing is this. Buy 8oz. blocks of part skim motzarella cheese. Open them and cut into 8 equal size blocks. Keep in a zip lock bag. Purchase a tin of peanuts. It's ok if they have the oil on them instead of dry roasted. When you're really hungry have one block of the cheese along with 18 peanuts. Chew them up well. Follow with a big glass of water. Within 15 minutes your hunger should be gone and will stay gone for about 2 hrs. Both of these items are low on the glycemic index and pretty low in carbs overall. Both have some protein but not too much. The best thing is the fat. Fat doesn't affect blood sugar but it does make us feel satisfied. The fat in the peanuts is monosaturated fat and actually good for you. Give it a try and see if it helps.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


vinny1957
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   Posted 1/9/2005 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Jeannie,

Thanks for the information. I'm going to give it a try.


countrygal
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   Posted 3/1/2005 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi everyone, tongue

:-)  It's been such a long time since I've been and when I checked in and saw the advice on the cheese and peanuts,I went with it right away...Thanks...I've had lots of stuff going on.I hope everyone is great...My mother is early stages alzheimers...Now my heart has been doing flip-flops,which is very scary.Still no insurance.I thought this year would be better than last.So far its been a long year.We are happy! Just struggling... sad

   TAKE CARE!COUNTRYGAL tongue


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 3/1/2005 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello . . . new to the Diabetes Forum but have been with the Lupus and Alzheimers Forums for a couple months.

I am so happy I found this post. I am insulin resistant. I have not yet been dx with Type II Diabetes and hope to keep it that way (I am borderline). I too suffer with the hunger. My worst time is always late evening. We do eat a late dinner . . . but I am overwhelmed with the need to eat at about 10, 11 pm.

I am not dieting . . . been there, done that, but I am way overweight and am trying to watch more carefully what I eat and adopt a healthier food plan in hopes that this will help my overall health (and get rid of some weight as a result).

I did do the cheese and nuts thing when I first learned of my insulin dependance and it was very helpful. I just forgot about it because I am also dealing with a cholesteral issue.

Anyway . . . thanks Jeannie . . . your reply was very helpful.

I also used to make up baggies with things like strips of red pepper, apple, baby carrots, snow peas . . . and I kept them in the fridge for a quick snack. . . if it is already prepared it works well . . . if I have to wash and cut, I know I have doomed myself . . . I will plan to start doing that again as well!!!

Blessings!
In His grip,
AlwaysRosie
Psalms: 139                                                          SAD, UCTD, Hashimoto's


countrygal
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   Posted 3/1/2005 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry you all have to go thru this hunger feeling sad It is terrible,but good to know we're not alone in this...COUNTRYGAL! :-)

countrygal
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   Posted 3/2/2005 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   

SURE! :-) I've never heard of it.Any help is always appreciated.

 

    COUNTRYGAL!


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 3/2/2005 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Countrygal and others BEWARE. . . Jane W. is spamming the forum with a similar message . . . she has done at least four this morning!!

Blessings!
In His grip,
AlwaysRosie
Psalms: 139                                                          SAD, UCTD, Hashimoto's


dolphin_lover
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   Posted 3/2/2005 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
hi Jane W....yes i would love more  info on glyconutrients  because i am type 2 diabetic  and i struggle with it ..i have to watch my carbo and all other stuff and not doing good about it ,,,,could stress be a big factor  for this any help i would appreciate it ...i know i have that plms about being always hungry at night ..but i will try the peanuts and cheese thing ...so i guess i am lucky to have people who has this disease and i am not alone  that helps me alot so u take care and God Bless You..... yeah
................Take Care All....GOD BLESS and KEEP you WELL...................Franny


countrygal
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   Posted 3/2/2005 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
AlwaysRosie said...
Countrygal and others BEWARE. . . Jane W. is spamming the forum with a similar message . . . she has done at least four this morning!!

Blessings!

 Thanks for the info....COUNTRYGAL! :-)

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 3/2/2005 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Your welcome!

I checked her last four posts and they were all similar.

Blessings!
In His grip,
AlwaysRosie                        
Psalms: 139
 
UCTD, Hashimoto's, SAD, Diverticulosis, Glucose Intolerance

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