Are sugar free diabetic snacks good when our Blood Glucose is high.

I bought these snacks at the pharmacy or drug store as they say in america :)

Glucerna Bars and Russel Stover chocolat snacks that contain no sugar.
But they do contain Carbs.

So is it worth eating them if our BG is high and we are hungry?

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My overnight basal's are just CRAZY. I woke up around 147 AM and felt a little low...and was 51, had like 5 of those little jelly belly size jelly beans, and woke up this morning 200 something. I'm trying to tweak but I either run high or run low depending on which way I go. I wish I could make my pump settings even less that .25 increments. Oh well lol. Life is def much better ON the pump.

AW! Big Pharmas NEED their PROFITS!
When BG is HIGH, I take insulin and bring it DOWN so it will land at 100.
THEN, I can eat.
BUT I SURE wouldn't eat THAT.
There's so many unprocessed, fresh foods that can give me carbs when I want them.
NO, is my simple answer. The precedent was only my thinking. I have had a lot of years of anger about what society lets companies get away with advertising. And notice that no one advertises that it's CARBS we are needing to take insulin for, not just sugar.

Interesting posts, thanks for answering.
Now my other question is, if a snack has 30g of carbs and 10g of sugar in it, do you need to bolus like it was a 40g of carbs or do you just ignore the sugar?

Are we allowed to have foods with low sugar in them or do we have to avoid sugar at all cost?

I know that we need a certain amount of sugar for our brain to function properly.
Is starving our body from sugar completely a dangerous thing to do?

Bolus for the total amount of carbs, which in the case you're stating is 30 carbs.

Our brains & bodies need glucose, not sugar. If you never ate sugar, you wouldn't be starved:) Carbs are quickly converted into glucose. About 58% of protein is also converted to glucose (gluconeogenesis) at a slower rate & a small percentage of fat is also converted to glucose.

Further to that, you can subtract the fibre content. If I eat a package of oatmeal with 33 grams of carbs, I can subtract the 4 grams of fibre, so it's only 29 carbs.

I wouldn't eat any type of carb when im high. drink water and get your blood sugar down first

I wish i could just drink water, but i get so hungry sometimes i have to eat.

I always had a big appetite, it's not easy after 39 years of eating like a bear and now i have to eat like a rabbit.

But i tried the almonds and cheese snack and it works, satisfies my hunger for a few minutes...

I need to find filling snacks.

thanks for the tip Felicia.




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