Preventing Diabetes Binge Eating

Preventing Diabetes Binge Eating

November 2, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


Today’s blog is going to be on low blood
sugar and binging. At the point you feel like you are starving will eat just
about anything regardless of the consequence. One of my more memorable binges was a few years ago right before bed. I ended up eating myself out of
house and home. It felt so good to binge that evening. The consequence of that
evening was great. I woke up with my stomach feeling woozy. I tossed and
turned all night. When I woke up the next morning, my blood sugar was through the
roof. My blood sugar levels bounced around all
day until I eventually leveled out 24 hours later. Never again! I said to myself
but I have said that many times before. This was back in 2011 at 9 a.m. on
Sunday morning. I checked my blood sugar and it was 39 milligrams over deciliter leader.
Where did I go wrong? I said to myself. Then I realized I didn’t have time to
figure it out. I down the eight ounces of lemonade. I proceeded to wait, but I
couldn’t wait, but I knew I’d have to or I would feel like crap the rest day. I
was very hungry. So, here I am facing that epic question again, to binge or not to
binge. I poured myself another glass of lemonade and started looking for
something to eat in the refrigerator. So I found what I was looking for; pre-made
tuna fish salad. Nothing to make, easy to eat! I grabbed the container with a small
fork. The kind you use when you’re just starting to eat food as a child. With
this little fork I slowly ate in small fork fills, while sipping the lemonade.
My blood sugar had returned to normal and my hunger drifted away. I had only
had four ounces of lemonade and a pound of tuna fish. I gave myself an extra
injection for the extra lemonade I had in the beginning.
Two hours later my blood sugar levels were normal and my day wasn’t ruined by
shifting high and low blood sugars. I consider this technique, “Low Blood Sugar
Binge Prevention” my name is Eliot LeBow I am a Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapist
on the Upper West Side of Manhattan I help people manage their
diabetes as well as emotional issues they face every day. I hope you enjoyed my blog! Bye