Food Issues? Duh!

I have food issues.

I don’t know if these issues exist apart from diabetes, or because of diabetes.

My recent dLife column is about an experience where diabetes was clearly the culprit.  If you have a moment, would you take a look?

I would love to hear what some of you think about food and our diabetes.  What are your experiences?

One of my favorite bloggers, Lee Ann Thill (The Butter Compartment), has recently posted some great stuff around eating disorders and diabetes, and I totally consider her to be a great champion for raising awareness about it.

There was also a page about diabetes and eating disorders in an awesome book that made me smirk.  I’ll be posting about soon (in the meantime check out the posts by Lee Ann and Chris).

Food issues and diabetes.  Check.

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6 years 5 months ago

I use to think it was my diabetes that caused my weight gain the last few years. I was on Effexor for 5 years, and was eating constantly and putting on a ton of weight. Then a coworker told me that anxiety meds, cause carb. cravings/weight gain. I went off of Effexor last year and lost a ton of weight and I really don’t crave food any longer, but I AM NOT HAPPY!!!.
I would rather be fat and happy then what I am going through right now. I have tried going back on anxiety meds,… Read more »

6 years 5 months ago

Really good post Scott. When Tristan was diagnosed we had a big problem with that. We were though to give him insulin before he ate. We ran into a lot of problems. There was no guarantee that he was going to eat what we had given him insulin for. It was a constant struggle to get him to eat enough. We would discuss this issue with the doctor and we were pretty much told to do the best that we could!!!! After much frustration, we had a discussion with a very nice diabetes… Read more »

6 years 5 months ago

Oh hell, I know I’d have food issues without the db. Db just puts an extra little wrench in the gears.
So, I ask my internist for help. He recommends a dietician, who, just happens to not have any openings for 7 months.
I ask my shrink for help. He says maybe go to Weight Watchers.
I ask my therapist for help. He suggests the new Melrose Institute, connected to the Park Nicollet clinic system. I call them and they say, “how many times a day do you throw up?”. I reply “never”. Pretty silent on the other… Read more »

6 years 5 months ago

Great column on dLIfe.
The interaction between my diabetes and my food intake is an incredibly difficult one for me as someone who is in recovery from an eating disorder.
When I was having treatment in the ED unit it was difficult for all of us who were there but I had the added difficulty of trying to manage my diabetes as well. When recovering from an ED you are encouraged not to pay attention to numbers and not to focus on what you are eating, that is impossible for someone who needs to carbohydrate count and regulate their blood sugar levels… Read more »

6 years 5 months ago

I bolus after eating, or during (in part) if I am unsure how much I will be eating. The bolus alarm on the cozmo reminds me if I should forget.
Works for me!