I'm a T1 diabetic and I tend to be a food abuser. Eating for me has always been a way to deal with stress. When I'm stressed with my family or work, I overeat. When I'm tired, I overeat. If I'm bored, I will overeat. When overeating I almost always don't take sufficiently extra insulin to cover the extra carbs and my blood sugar skyrockets. In someways I feel like I am a drug addict, except my drugs are breakfast cereal, pizza, donuts, noodles, cookies, etc. I wonder if I am addicted to high blood sugar because of the difficulties I have with overeating. I never feel satiated after a meal, no matter how much I eat. It isn't like alcohol or other drugs where you can go "cold turkey" and avoid situations where it will be consumed by others. How to you run away from food? It's everywhere! How can you stop thinking about it when you have to put so much thought into meal planning and counting carbs? I know it's a will-power problem; Where do you get more will-power? My wife oscillates back and forth between not caring and getting angry and disappointed about how I am managing my diabetes. I've got to do this myself.
Any advice is most welcome.