If I were you I would discuss with your doctor the medications you may be taking first. Many meds including some insulin has been connected with moodiness. Next, I would check my lifestyle of eating to see if you can get rid of your diabetic condition or at least get to where you can control it with little or no meds Not being under control can cause mood swings because of your psychological stress toward your sickness. There are several diets out there like the vegan diet, the ph diet, and others that will build your resistance to diseases and also get you diabetes under control or even cure it. I was type 2cfor 17 yrs and now am off any meds because I researched and found out how one can actually cure diabetes. I am on no meds for anything nowView Thread
The best advice is to see your doctor and eliminate your body! If He or she can find nothing like Thyroid problems or anemia you need to look at combinations of foods and or medications or supplements! I had your same problem and found out it was a combination of the over the counter meds for allergies and a over the counter anti acid med!View Thread
Jason, why in the world did you eat so many carbs just before bedtime. Had you eaten this many carbs of juice, bread, etc you would have had the same results so don't entirely blame the oatmeal! 2 problems in addition to improper eating were 1. Instant oatmeal is a highly processed food and generally, highly processed carbs have bad glycemic count! Had you chosen a less processed oat like steel cut oats your problem would have been a lot less dramatic. 2. Also, you obviously haven't learned how to combine foods or supplements to lower the effects of grain or starchy foods. 3 Examples are:1 when you eat a starchy and/or high carb food you must add a good healthy fat and protein such as almond butter, seeds or even peanut butter to stop your body from absorbing these starches or carbs and raising your blood sugars to fast. 2. Never eat a fruit or fruit sugary desert with a starchy or high carb meal the fruit mixes with the starch and actually accelerates carb digestion into your blood stream.Wait al least 1 hour between the meal and the desert. 3. Supplements like 1 tbs. of cinnamon and/or protein powder will also stop your blood sugars from raising as much. I have been a type 2 for 18 yrs now and last year I learned these and many more things. I was on the max dosage of Lantus insulin and the max dose of Metformin and am now insulin and drug free for the first time in 18 yrs, simply by following this advice and changing my lifestyle of eating. By learning these thing you will help your diabetes and eat some of the things you really like that are higher in carbs.View Thread
Seeing all the comments on here about disliking a vegan diet makes me want to post an answer. I am also a type 2 diabetic (since 1994) and until I started a serious lifestyle change in my way of eating last year I had real trouble keeping my A1c even near 7.0 and my weight fluctuates from a high of 240lb 4 years ago to a196 lb a year ago. I was on meds for cholesterol, High PB/P, triglycerides, max dose of metformin and the max dose of Lantus. I heard about a lifestyle of eating that had cured many people of diabetes and after reading about this lifestyle dedicated my time to learning and implementing this lifestyle. (you might call it a diet but we in this lifestyle don't call it that as diets have been proven NOT to work). A lifestyle change is different, where you learn to eat right and enjoy it so you do not want unhealthy foods. It is close to vegan, but we do eat one serving of meat @ day. No dairy, no PROCESSED foods. Everything is cooked or consumed from scratch. We use almond milk instead of dairy, coconut oil for cooking and almond butter and seeds to supplement our fats. These fats have been proven to be very beneficial to a diabetic's health. The lifestyle I am referring to you can Google and read about. It is called the Alkaline/Acid lifestyle or diet. If you really want to get this monkey off your back you will do something about it.
After one year, I am off all meds for Cholesterol, triglycerides, B/P, and off all diabetic medicines. I weigh in at 155 lbs (my high school weight) and feel like a new person. The only change I made was to eat healthy foods that this lifestyle recommends.
This article does not seem to condone any fats as good, but, there are good fats found in nuts, seeds, some oils etc. I keep my carbs at 50%, my fats at 30% and protein at 20% and now have no problem controlling my blood sugars if I continue to eat right. My last A1c was 6.2. Several others of my friends on Facebook have either started this lifestyle or been on it for a while and have had great success with their health! You do not have to buy the product some of these people sell, just eat right.
It was not easy, but, even my doctor is interested in how I have taken control and that modern medicine has been unable to provide tthis kind of results. View Thread
. Let me answer your question, it is possible but why would you want to do this? Diabetes is the result mainly of your lifestyle. This lifestyle is also is causeing you or will cause you heart , joint, mental and many more physical problems later in your life if you don't confront the causes! The main reason for diabetes is the S.A.D. (Sad American Diet) which consists of mainly corporation prepared foods loaded with salt, preservitives and sweeteners (sugar, high fructose corn syrup, AND artifical chemical sweeteners). We as a nation consume more sweeteners than any other nation and the obesity rate shows this! 1 year ago I was on Lantus and metformin (max dose of each) and I changes my lifestyle of eating and now am off ALL meds for diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol! SIMPLY by changing my lifestyle of eating. Google the PH diet (we followers prefer to call it a lifestyle as diets don't work) and look at the readoning behind it! I am not cured YET, but my insulin resistance is curing itself little by little as I follow this diet. I have "coached" others into this lifestyle and it is working for them too. Just don't buy the products they advertise as eating properly you will not need them either.View Thread
Excellent response DaveD. One year ago I was on the max dose of both Lantus and meformin and still had an A1c over 7!!! With a simple lifestyle change, eating the right foods and my attitude toward diabetes, I now am off all meds completey! I even stopped my cholesterol and blood pressure meds from simply changing my diet. I know some say a lot of diabetes is caused by genetics but I used that as a crutch for 28 yrs as most of my family are diabetic or "pre-diabetic". Goggle the ph diet and read about it, it worked for me and I have "coached" 3 others who have diabetes and it is already making a difference in their lives too. Just keep in mind, that a lot of these sites are trying to sell you a product but I buy none of these so called miricle supplements. . They are not needed, simply eat according to their long list of good foods and stay away from their list of bad foods.View Thread