You have your hands full with the diabetes. It is very important that you do everything you can to keep your sugars level. I found eating small portions frequently kept my blood sugars pretty stable. But I kept losing weight when I had blood sugar problems. I don't have actual diabetes, though it does run in the family, I have glucose intolerance. So it is diet controlled. I found once I got use to eating things that I could, I no longer wanted sweets or anything like that. It is a life style change that has to be made. And you do get use to it. I felt like I was eating constantly following a diabetic diet. It was just different foods. I know it is hard changing things to fit your health, but it is so necessary. You just need to look at it differently. Instead of thinking about what you can't have, enjoy what you can. Fresh fruits and vegies are so good and will be so plentiful soon with summer coming. You can use stevia in place of sugar in a lot of things. Can you have stevia? I would think it would be better than sacharine or aspertame. Though I used equal. Maybe you could find a diabetic cook book and play around with some healthy recipes. That could be fun I would think. Maybe make some up of your own.
Try not to let diabetes consume your life. It is a part of life for you now, but it doesn't have to be bad. Do you walk? I walk a lot. I think it really helps my health. I have a girlfriend that walks with me, or I walk my dog. Well the dog always goes. But I have really found that it is good both mentally and for me physically. Try to get out and walk. But make sure you have good shoes so you don't get any sores on your feet. I did and they turned black. That was one thing that got me to the doctor. But with good shoes, just a little each day helps. It takes your mind off of your problems too.
Keep posting. I hope that you feel better soon.
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