Eating when hungry

I just wonder if I’m the only one who eats whether I’m hungry or not? I eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. I eat healthy foods and I exercise so I’m not speaking from a diet or eating disorder perspective, I’m speaking as a woman with diabetes. I don’t know if it would be different if I was on a pump, but I am so used to my schedule, that I don’t stray from it. I just made lunch and I’m not even hungry…am i alone here?

Interesting question. I just noticed that on this long weekend my BG numbers are all over the place and I am testing twice as much as usual. It is annoying me so much that today I went back to my regular routine for shots, meals and snacks even though I got up an hour later and am not hungry for lunch. It’s just easier. I also have medication that I take at 2 PM on an empty stomach so it helps to keep to the routine so that doesn’t get screwed up.

Well, I would be much help on this question because I am always hungry. So at breakfast, lunch dinner I eat because I am hungry. for me, the tough part is finding food for meals (and especially snacks) that will fill me up but won’t send my sugars through the roof.

well that makes me feel better…

i know, i am a peanut freak!

Hi Amy!
I eat whether I’m hungry or not… I only eat 3 meals a day without snacks… that because I’m on the insulin pump… When I was on 4 shots a day I had to eat 3 meals a day with 3 snacks… I hated that because I wasn’t hungry most of the time and I had to make myself eat… You’re not alone…

When I was pregnant and taking insulin shots, I ate when my schedule dictated, whether I was hungry or not. That also meant I couldn’t eat any other time, even if I was hungry. At the moment I’m doing oral meds, and taking them with meals, so I’m a little more flexible. Of course, my sugars are a little wilder, too. All in all, I’d say the control was worth eating when I’m not hungry… at least in the long run, if not at the moment. I can still remember sitting at the kitchen table crying, trying to eat a sandwich after “shooting up”… I was pregnant and hormonal, sue me…

When I was on shots, I found that I pretty much had to eat at regularly scheduled times (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack) in order to keep good control of my BG. That was actually one of the reasons I went on the pump. I find it much easier to skip a meal (or especially my bedtime snack) if I want. Even on the 4 MDI regime, I had to eat a bedtime snack, and it would really annoy me when I was sleepy and simply wanted to crash on the couch. But knowing I’d go low in a few hours, I had to wake up and eat.

It depends on what type of insulin you are on. When I was on NPH and regular I had to be on a schedule and feed my insulin peaks, especially with NPH.

On Lantus and humalog, I only had to eat when I wanted to and then with a bolus.

On the pump as well, I only have to eat when I want to if my bgs are fairly steady that day. I do find, though, that if I am going to eat, eating on a schedule is always key with diabetes and like Chris, I am always hungry.

true, lantus does make it easier…i guess it would just be nice to not have to think about food&eating all the time, to eat when I’m hungry, like my kids.

I was on Lantus (and humalog), but it didn’t match my basal requirements well enough to avoid having to eat at times when I didn’t want too. And there’s nothing worse than wanting to sleep and realizing you need to wake up first and take you Lantus. That’s the beauty of a pump, I only have to think about injections once every 3 days and I only have to think about eating when I really want too.

sounds tempting…