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I was just diagnosed with Diabetes

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Isn't Type 2 reversible, or is that only before it becomes full-blown diabetes?

    manageable to the point where it ceases being a huge concern

    type-I is an auto-immune death sentence

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    40 beers a week is less than a 6 pack a day

    probably not the best to be slamming if you're diabetic, but it's certainly not alcoholic levels. anyway, good luck with this, spoons

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Stale wrote: »
    for 10 bucks I'll step on someone's dick

    ...not sure if that'll cure you, but we can try.

    so is paypal good... or do you need cash

    I suddenly realize that I'm doing this "finding work" thing all wrong

  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Isn't Type 2 reversible, or is that only before it becomes full-blown diabetes?

    Sorta! A drastic change in lifestyle can apparently reverse it in newly diagnosed people. There was some trial about a year ago, dunno if it ever came to anything.

    Type 2 is a mystery - isn't really about damage to the pancreas or anything, it's the cells of the body not knowing what to do with the insulin.

    Also it took me til third year nursing to learn what insulin actually does. Til now I'd been assuming it destroys sugar or something I dunno.

    Oh brilliant
  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    40 beers a week is less than a 6 pack a day

    probably not the best to be slamming if you're diabetic, but it's certainly not alcoholic levels. anyway, good luck with this, spoons

    Alcoholism isn't defined by the amount consumed, but by the behaviors surrounding it.

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  • LarlarLarlar consecutive normal brunches Moderator, ClubPA mod
    #pipe wrote: »
    40 beers a week is less than a 6 pack a day

    probably not the best to be slamming if you're diabetic, but it's certainly not alcoholic levels. anyway, good luck with this, spoons

    Alcoholism isn't defined by the amount consumed, but by the behaviors surrounding it.

    Like if you break your jaw and spend the healing period pouring beers up your butt.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Larlar wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    40 beers a week is less than a 6 pack a day

    probably not the best to be slamming if you're diabetic, but it's certainly not alcoholic levels. anyway, good luck with this, spoons

    Alcoholism isn't defined by the amount consumed, but by the behaviors surrounding it.

    Like if you break your jaw and spend the healing period pouring beers up your butt.

    so I know this guy ...

  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Larlar wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    40 beers a week is less than a 6 pack a day

    probably not the best to be slamming if you're diabetic, but it's certainly not alcoholic levels. anyway, good luck with this, spoons

    Alcoholism isn't defined by the amount consumed, but by the behaviors surrounding it.

    Like if you break your jaw and spend the healing period pouring beers up your butt.

    You can't pour up!

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Stale wrote: »
    Stale wrote: »
    I don't even eat sweet stuff, though. Honestly, I'm a salty/spicy kind of guy. I don't crave sweets.

    So the only conclusion I can come to is that I drink too much. Probably upwards of 40 beers a week. So the only real life change I can come up with is that I need to exercise more, and quit drinking. I'm certainly capable of quitting drinking. I'm not an alcoholic. I just enjoy it. Especially when playing multiplayer video games.

    But I'll live. I should have given up drinking years ago anyway. Guess this is a good enough wake up call.

    you aren't listening

    No, I am. And I'm definitely making changes. Low carb diet. 30 minute daily exercise routine. No more beer.

    I just want to bitch about it for a little while longer.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply, though.

    no problem

    it's just I've seen way too many people say things like "But I don't even eat a lot candy!"

    while shoveling away their 3rd bowl of cheerios

    and having their feet amputated.

    pfft, I wanted wheels instead of feet anyway

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    40 beers a week is less than a 6 pack a day

    probably not the best to be slamming if you're diabetic, but it's certainly not alcoholic levels. anyway, good luck with this, spoons

    Alcoholism isn't defined by the amount consumed, but by the behaviors surrounding it.

    There are a lot of definitions of alcoholism, primarily centering around binge drinking habits

    They are mostly shitty, generic definitions that are meaningless since it's impossible to diagnose a medical condition based on "number of bottles of a thing consumed"

    There is a difference between being an addict and just kicking the shit out of your liver because you can't think of anything better to do

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Shen wrote: »
    Shen wrote: »
    My cousin got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 7, she's been dealing with it for almost 13 years now. You gonna let a little girl show you up?!
    ...is she hot?

    Not as hot as me, too much of her dad's side

    Would you say..she has too much of her dad in her?

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    forgive me

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    damn straight

    hanna-barbera makes me break out in hives.

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  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Nurse, Veteran, Army Mom, Ficus, Space Dad, Survivor Contestant God Bless This Mess Registered User regular
    I got a pre-prediabetic diagnosis (I know right? what...) a while back when I asked why I constantly felt like shit. If I forget to eat regularly, I will get very sick and upset and very tired. Like right now, as every day, I get this terrible low blood sugar feeling around 4 pm. Any trick to get rid of this? Is this just prediabetic stuff?

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    well, try eating small amounts regularly?

    DruhimSlacker71
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Yeah, connect the dots. You forget to eat regularly and your blood glucose crashes and you feel shitty, so train yourself not to forget to eat?

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  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Nurse, Veteran, Army Mom, Ficus, Space Dad, Survivor Contestant God Bless This Mess Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    Yeah, connect the dots. You forget to eat regularly and your blood glucose crashes and you feel shitty, so train yourself not to forget to eat?
    Oh whoops. I have been eating regularly but I still get this awful dip at 4pm. Is it the sandwichy types of foods I am eating at lunch? Should I be eating more protein during breakfast?

  • LarlarLarlar consecutive normal brunches Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Remember Sammy Jankis.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    Yeah, connect the dots. You forget to eat regularly and your blood glucose crashes and you feel shitty, so train yourself not to forget to eat?
    Oh whoops. I have been eating regularly but I still get this awful dip at 4pm. Is it the sandwichy types of foods I am eating at lunch? Should I be eating more protein during breakfast?

    It depends on what exactly constitutes your sandwich, but presumably there's bread and a typical sandwich has a shitload of carbs in the bread. Start paying closer attention to the amount of carbs in what you're eating and keeping your carb intake at a moderate while making sure you're usually getting a decent amount of fiber, fats, and protein.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    For instance, instead of using standard bread you could use a whole wheat tortilla and make a wrap instead which will have less carbs and probably more fiber also.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    For instance, instead of using standard bread you could use a whole wheat tortilla and make a wrap instead which will have less carbs and probably more fiber also.

    Diabetes sounds awesome

  • fatalspoonsfatalspoons Registered User regular
    edited September 2012
    I just read cinnamon is actually pretty good at keeping blood sugar down. Unfortunately, too man disgusting cinnamon challenge youtube videos may have turned me off to the whole cinnamon scene.

    fatalspoons on
  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    40 beers a week is less than a 6 pack a day

    probably not the best to be slamming if you're diabetic, but it's certainly not alcoholic levels. anyway, good luck with this, spoons

    Alcoholism isn't defined by the amount consumed, but by the behaviors surrounding it.

    no shit

    but look at everybody else jumping on him for the amount he's drinking ( i realize 16 friday & saturday might be considered excessive...but over 6 hours, eh)

    never said anything about abusive behavior (toward others), blacking out, not paying the bills so he can go buy alcohol, drinking prior to events because he can't drink there, etc.

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  • Mr. ButtonsMr. Buttons Registered User regular
    number13 wrote: »
    Late to the party, but yeah, there's a lot of good advice in here. Like everyone has said, becoming aware of what you put into your body is going to become a big part of your life now. It's almost second nature to me now-- I've been Type-1 for... 25 years now? Just be mindful, educate yourself, and take care of yourself. I was non-compliant back when I was in my early teens, and reaching for 28 now I've got the minor beginnings of Neuropathy in my feet and legs; it sucks and it's going to get worse. Like Stale said, bread is just as bad if not worse than sugar, because starch is a polymer of glucose and breaks down into glucose.

    I've pretty much got my endo and nutritionist on speed dial, so it's really not out of the question to become friends with these people. It's really manageable, just so long as you're responsible about it. It's a lot of work, but getting control of it early is pretty key in making sure your future doesn't suck hard. You said you like routine, so eventually doing whatever you need to do will just become second-hand nature. Get some good support from the people closest to you, and check your blood sugar all the time; you can never check enough if you're ever not sure.

    28 years myself. I'm a lucky one so far, no real complications... spent a week in the hospital in my rebellious days with DKA, but pretty decent outside of that.

    Educate yourself is the best advice anyone can give you. Learn about carbs, glucose-index and glucose-loads, and learn about how exercise benefits blood sugar control.

  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    I am so happy right now with my giant pixie stix

    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Tef wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    For instance, instead of using standard bread you could use a whole wheat tortilla and make a wrap instead which will have less carbs and probably more fiber also.

    Diabetes sounds awesome

    It's really not that big of a deal. And staying healthy is way more awesome than feeling like shit and getting neuropathy or cataracts.

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  • MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    edited September 2012
    #pipe wrote: »
    40 beers a week is less than a 6 pack a day

    probably not the best to be slamming if you're diabetic, but it's certainly not alcoholic levels. anyway, good luck with this, spoons

    Alcoholism isn't defined by the amount consumed, but by the behaviors surrounding it.

    no shit

    but look at everybody else jumping on him for the amount he's drinking ( i realize 16 friday & saturday might be considered excessive...but over 6 hours, eh)

    never said anything about abusive behavior (toward others), blacking out, not paying the bills so he can go buy alcohol, drinking prior to events because he can't drink there, etc.

    You guys know what's up. That and people trying to determine if another person is an alcoholic is ridiculous. It really is about how it impacts your life.

    Not directed at dudes I quoted - If you're constantly thinking about all the problems you have in your life because of your drinking, than that may be a good sign you are an alcoholic or at least working your way to it.

    Mulletude on
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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    Yeah, connect the dots. You forget to eat regularly and your blood glucose crashes and you feel shitty, so train yourself not to forget to eat?
    Oh whoops. I have been eating regularly but I still get this awful dip at 4pm. Is it the sandwichy types of foods I am eating at lunch? Should I be eating more protein during breakfast?

    It's also generally considered healthier to eat more, smaller meals throughout the day. So like half your sandwich at 12 and half at 2 or 3 might be a reasonable change.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Yeah, as a diabetic I've definitely found it works better to eat more frequent, smaller meals instead of stuffing my face 3 times a day.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    As a slob, I've found that slobbering sugars down my gullet as greasy meats cascade across salty plains to be delicious.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    Tef wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    For instance, instead of using standard bread you could use a whole wheat tortilla and make a wrap instead which will have less carbs and probably more fiber also.

    Diabetes sounds awesome

    It's really not that big of a deal. And staying healthy is way more awesome than feeling like shit and getting neuropathy or cataracts.

    I'll be honest I just want a whole wheat tortilla right now

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    To throw it on the ground, you mean.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    Yeah, as a diabetic I've definitely found it works better to eat more frequent, smaller meals instead of stuffing my face 3 times a day.

    I think this is generally good advice for everybody, diabetes or not

    tynic
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Tef wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Yeah, as a diabetic I've definitely found it works better to eat more frequent, smaller meals instead of stuffing my face 3 times a day.

    I think this is generally good advice for everybody, diabetes or not

    It's not just good advice for type 2 diabetics though. It's pretty much necessary.

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  • number13number13 Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    Tef wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    For instance, instead of using standard bread you could use a whole wheat tortilla and make a wrap instead which will have less carbs and probably more fiber also.

    Diabetes sounds awesome

    It's really not that big of a deal. And staying healthy is way more awesome than feeling like shit and getting neuropathy or cataracts.

    Totally true.

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  • centraldogmacentraldogma Registered User regular
    You're also going to need something to track nutrition information. I'd suggest this book or if you have an iOS device, this app.

    Also, best advice I can give you is this: use this as an excuse to make healthy decisions. Make annual appointments with your all doctors (optometrist, dentist, ect.), choose socks that fit well and don’t cut off circulation. These are little things, and really everyone should be doing these things, but especially when you're in a high risk category.

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Im sitting here eating dinner and wondering if I would be eating it as a diabetic

  • number13number13 Registered User regular
    You're also going to need something to track nutrition information. I'd suggest this book or if you have an iOS device, this app.

    Also, best advice I can give you is this: use this as an excuse to make healthy decisions. Make annual appointments with your all doctors (optometrist, dentist, ect.), choose socks that fit well and don’t cut off circulation. These are little things, and really everyone should be doing these things, but especially when you're in a high risk category.

    Also, he shouldn't forget to hook up his SNES and play a game of Captain Novolin, everybody's favorite Diabetic superhero.

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    Man don't be all "look at all these sheeple jumping on the bandwagon"

    40 beers a week is a lot

    Also doesn't that get expensive?

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    edited September 2012
    Ugh, seems like just this type of month. My uncle was just diagnosed with type 2. Its also a bit of a worry, as he is/was really physically fit.

    There is also this potentially good news. Obviously there needs to be more studies and such, but its a start. A bit extreme, but a start.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/stomach-surgery-more-effective-than-medicine-for-diabetes-studies-find/2012/03/26/gIQAdlvWcS_story.html

    edit: then again, maybe not.

    Barcardi on
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