Obese, diabetic with high BP; need help with food addiction

Posted by minda77 @minda77, Oct 4, 2016

Diagnosed 1 year ago. Can’t take Metformin or Glipizide due to side effects. Felt like a zombie, could hardly do my work. Didn’t make much difference in my levels as I am also a food addict. Weight at 312 (was 320 2 1/2 weeks ago). A1C at 10.2 and sugar was 345 on Saturday morning. Feel better off the Meds, actually walking and getting to the gym. I know a lot of this will get better if I lose the weight.
Anyone out there a food addict like myself? How are you coping?
Also would like to know if there are any vitamins that help with the high blood pressure or the diabetes since the meds only make it worse for me.
Thank you in advance for any help.
Minda

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I am interested in your AIC results because it sounds like low blood sugar which I had in the 1970's when I was considered "neurotic" instead of ill. No blood testing was done except the one with the bottles of sugar which made me so sick I almost passed out driving home. I also could not shower and dress myself and my mother had to dry me off on the bed and put a gown on me. The only thing I was told was to eat often and carry cheese. I finally learned, on my own, how to eat and cured the blood sugar problem, but the stressful life took some doing to improve. Even though I studied the matter in my physiology class, as I was in college with my sons in my forties, (imagine that life!) I never dreamed that I would flip flop into diabetes, and even though I reported my symptoms of terrible neuropathy pain in my ankles, my doctor never mentioned diabetes until he had a couple of blood tests that showed a morning number of 126. He didn't recommend anything but I knew to change my eating, and I was working hard in the garden in the summer. He sent me to a nutritionist who made it plain I probably couldn't eat a strict diet, and it made me so angry I proved her wrong and got the numbers down to around 100. Years later the morning number is rising and I can no longer exercise aerobically due to back surgery. So I am eating less and trying hard to do work. I am considered in control with an AIC of 6.8 but I would like to have lower numbers without starving. I watched my husband eat himself to death. I won't do that. Dorisena

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Yes, Minda, the pills make you feel like a zombie, and they don't cure anything. Only diet and exercise and stress avoidance will cure high blood pressure. My husband was a food addict and I believe it was because his mother rejected him and his grandmother taught him to eat like a pig so he could work hard and skip meals, and not get enough sleep. That was supposed to make him strong and successful. If I lived next door I would love you very much, support you, encourage you, and congratulate you on every little success. Eventually you learn to love yourself enough to have the self respect that comes from achieving your personal goals. Years ago I went on a strict diet and bought earrings every time I lost five pounds. Now I don't need trophies for my little successes but I still like encouragement and praise from others. I give some to you today. Let's sing a song of praise. Dorisena

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@dorisena

I am interested in your AIC results because it sounds like low blood sugar which I had in the 1970's when I was considered "neurotic" instead of ill. No blood testing was done except the one with the bottles of sugar which made me so sick I almost passed out driving home. I also could not shower and dress myself and my mother had to dry me off on the bed and put a gown on me. The only thing I was told was to eat often and carry cheese. I finally learned, on my own, how to eat and cured the blood sugar problem, but the stressful life took some doing to improve. Even though I studied the matter in my physiology class, as I was in college with my sons in my forties, (imagine that life!) I never dreamed that I would flip flop into diabetes, and even though I reported my symptoms of terrible neuropathy pain in my ankles, my doctor never mentioned diabetes until he had a couple of blood tests that showed a morning number of 126. He didn't recommend anything but I knew to change my eating, and I was working hard in the garden in the summer. He sent me to a nutritionist who made it plain I probably couldn't eat a strict diet, and it made me so angry I proved her wrong and got the numbers down to around 100. Years later the morning number is rising and I can no longer exercise aerobically due to back surgery. So I am eating less and trying hard to do work. I am considered in control with an AIC of 6.8 but I would like to have lower numbers without starving. I watched my husband eat himself to death. I won't do that. Dorisena

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@dorisena. Is that post about low blood sugar directed to me? If so, thanks for your concern but I’m really fine, no blood sugar problems, just my A1c being in a very good range. Oddly, if anything my blood sugar numbers are not low at all!
JK

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Thanks for the response,, but I need to study more because I don't understand it at all. I will find someone to explain it to me so I can better understand what happened to my blood sugar and my body and why it happened the way it did and how eating differently fixed the problem, for a while, at least. Dorisena

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all these posts are so old. LIke 4-5 years or more. Are there any recent posts?

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@mummy43

all these posts are so old. LIke 4-5 years or more. Are there any recent posts?

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@mummy43 if you go almost to the top of the page there is a pull down where you can change the order of the posts from oldest first to newest first. Then you will easily see newer posts.
JK

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@mummy43

all these posts are so old. LIke 4-5 years or more. Are there any recent posts?

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Hi, @mummy43 – I see you are a longtime Mayo Clinic Connect member, and thank you for your dedication. Wondering what topic you were looking to discuss?

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