Type I diabetes occurs in children and young adults. You do not produce insulin or produce very little insulin. Are you on medication or insulin shots?
It you are diabetic, it is extremely important to take care of it. High blood sugar can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, and diabetes is a leading cause of amputations. It is nothing to fool around with.
Carbohydrates in junk food, along with the refined sugar, will raise your blood sugar levels. Insulin helps regulate these levels but you aren't producing what you need. Sugar raises the blood sugar quickly and it will plummet quickly, too. Carbohydrates will raise your blood sugar and keep it raised for longer periods of time. You need to really control the carbs. Some diabetics have eat nearly no carbs. I eat some but I still watch what I eat. I don't sit in front of the TV with a bag of chips in my lap anymore....darn! I'm choosy with what carbs I will eat. **And, no, you cannot eat buckets of fruit with diabetes! For example, 10 grapes is a serving of fruit for a diabetic and it will raise your blood sugar quickly.
Losing weight helps with diabetes, too. I am on pills but don't have to take much. I lost 85 pounds and it really helped the diabetes. But, I still have to take medication. If your doctor said you are Type I, you should be on medication...at least this is my understanding. Type II, which is adult onset diabetes and that is the type I have, usually comes on later in life and we need medication, too. Some with Type II are on insulin, too.
If you are "borderline" diabetic, losing weight and really watching what you eat may keep you from needing meds...for the time being. You need a blood monitor and monitor your blood sugar before meals, after meals, and also fasting. This will let you know if you do have control over this. It doesn't sound like you do.
I suggest that you check out our diabetes forum. It is very good and you can get great help and support there. But, the bottom line is, if your blood sugars are out of whack, you will feel very tired. Please take care of this.
Here are a couple of sites to help you out.
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 7/5/2009 3:57:16 PM (GMT-6)