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Hello to All
I am new to Sisters. I have been looking for support for figuring out diabetes. I was diagnosed May 2012.  I am in denial and having a hard time cutting out the sweets and eating healthy and exercising.  A thyroid problem which yo-yo's from hyper to hypo every 4 months compounds things.

My sister, brother, dad, guyfriend, and friends have diabetes, so I am familiar w/ it. I just never thought I would get this  familiar w/ it. I hope to learn from the group's wisdom.  Thank you for any insight you can send this way!
Posted about 6 years ago
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Hello and Welcome! As a diabetic of 35 years I can still understand the sweet cravings and the denial as I have my own ups and downs. I find when my cravings are my worst I try to distract myself with other activities outside of the house or at least the kitchen. Sometimes even having some sugar free chocolate pudding to give me that "chocolate taste" will make me happy.

Another strategy I have found is trying to keep my cabinet clear of too many temptations. My husband and son like a desert after dinner but as a family we agreed to keep the smaller versions of candy bars in the cabinet instead of other larger options. This helps them not to over indulge.

Sounds like there is a team of people working together around you as well, maybe you all can be an ally for each other. I have a sister who also has diabetes and we often call each other to ask questions or just complain, this often makes me feel better.

I hope this has helped a little, Good luck!!

Good Luck!!
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Posted about 6 years ago
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Thank you for your ideas. If I look back a year, I have curbed alot of carbs from my diet. However, I still need to decrease carbs more. When I am tired I crave carbs and that happens often. Again, thank you for your input and any other ideas you might have.
Posted about 6 years ago
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I have found that sugar free items unfortunately taste horrible and still have carbs...  if I have sweets I try to keep my portion sizes small.  It is definitely difficult to cut them out completely!
Posted about 6 years ago