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Tell Me What You’re Struggling With…

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What I want to do today is something that I think will be very helpful… and I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now.

I would like to find out what you need help with, and then provide as much of a solution to move you closer to what you want.

So please help me out by reading this post and responding in the comments section below with your dilemma, problem or area with diabetes where you are stuck or struggling.

I will answer the question to the best of my ability.

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Why Am I Doing This?

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  1. I owe it to you as a subscriber to try my best to help you succeed – this is my obligation.
  2. I think this would help a lot of people… and we can all learn from one another in a community-type atmosphere.
  3. Diabetes is an area I’m passionate about.

So – help me help you.

Now I’m not a doctor and I don’t know it all. And I can’t promise anything. But I will share as much of my knowledge as I can and I DO want your voice to be heard and answers to your questions to be answered… If I can help it.

So take the opportunity to get un-stuck wherever you’re at right now with diabetes.

So let’s get started…

So post your comment below telling me what you’re struggling with, and I’ll do my best to help you get the result you want.

-Don

7 Comments

  1. Gloria

    August 29, 2014 at 4:41 am

    I have been diabetic since 2009. I can not get rid of this sweet tooth I have. It is horrible. I also have iron dido envy anemia that makes me very tired and that seems to be when my sweet tooth is at its worst. Also I do not like to artificial sweeteners. How do I break this madness?

    • Don Darby

      August 29, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Gloria,

      I totally get where you’re coming from. I’ve had a sweet tooth for as long as I can remember. Here are a couple of things that I recommend you do to break the madness…

      1. Try to find a replacement… two of my faves: Stevia (does have a little after taste — but is sweet and MUCH better for your blood sugar) and coffee (with cream and stevia). You’ll have to find something that works for you…
      Begin replacing as often as you can to try to ween off a little bit. You can find stevia at your local health food store.

      A site that I use is Steviva: http://diabetesdietcures.net/steviva

      You can try stevia recipes for your desserts and see if it tastes OK (better than artificial sweeteners). This may offer the kinds of replacements that work for you.

      2. Reward yourself when you do successfully choose something instead of the sugar. It can make a big difference in addressing how you feel when you do or don’t have the sugar to satisfy your cravings. Emotional eating can sometimes be the issue.

      3. Moderation is OK. Trying to stop cold turkey is very hard. If you’re like me, that inner werewolf will come out and it leads to binging. So moderation is OK. Just try to slowly cut back with one of the two methods I mentioned.

      It takes time but you CAN do it

      -Don

      • Delores

        March 1, 2016 at 5:05 am

        Itake gabapentin for nerve pain also tramadol 50mg for muscle pain. Woke up tonight due to wetting bed, Blood sugar was 403. Need to know what I can do to bring sugar down now. I’m on Lantus 50mg nightly and have just run out need refill, it is also time release. On nights like tonight what can I do to get sugar in range???

  2. Sonya Campbell

    August 29, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Hi there I have been struggling with diabetes for about 3 yrs now and have been having a hard time getting it under control. The doctors have put me on insulin and oral medications. I am one that has really never taken any meds up until 3 yrs ago when i was diagnosed. I also have been struggling with my weight it goes up and down and has very many many years. not sure what i can about either one Please help me!!

    • Don Darby

      August 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Sonya,

      I can understand the feeling of going from med-free to having to take meds… But the good news is, getting your weight down will help a lot… with blood sugar control and may even help you reduce the amount of medication you’re taking…

      But again, let me say I’m not a doctor so I can’t make that call…

      Ok,…

      Here are my 3 suggestions:

      1. Eat breakfast (very important) and make sure you get at least 3 square mealseating 1 or 2 big meals slows things down (your metabolism) big time. And try not to eat too late (I’d try to not eat after say 7 or 8pm).

      2. Try to do some exercises for your legs. We have no idea how much this helps. Don’t worry about arms and midsection for now. Your legs are THE KEY to helping lose weight. Check out this simple video where you can do this little 2 minute routine while you watch TV:
      http://diabetesdietcures.net/zw9s

      3. Last, join a community. This is great for support for the tough days… People who have the same experiences you are having and can help get you through any tough patch. Here’s a good free site I recommend:

      http://diabetesdietcures.net/8sf1

      -Don

      • Delores

        March 1, 2016 at 5:11 am

        Thanks, good advice, however, what can I do for tonight, 403 is high, I am 5 feet tall, and weigh 160 lbss. how much water do I need to drink right now to lower for tonight and will adding a teaspoon of vinegar help?

        • Delores

          March 1, 2016 at 5:13 am

          thanks, will wait for answer

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