I can see where entirely bypassing you with the coolie plate would be embarrassing and hurtful....and the friend who is looking for something appropriate for you to eat, is kind hearted, but holy moley....should need to educate him or herself on what constitutes a low carb count!
After all 50 grams of carbs is FAR from sugar free lol.
Linda, carbs do not necessarily come from sugar, they can come from flour, rice etc. And yes, 50 grams is a lot, but it is the thought that counts and as I have previously written, I just accept them with a smile, store them and take them to the next social gathering requiring a gift! Or put the biscuits that I might like into an airtight jar, or in little plastic boxes, put some by my bed, some in the kitchen, and carry some in my bag for emergency hypo treatment. Glucose tablets tend to make me heave which rather defeats the object of the exercise, so I might as well enjoy the treatment!
Of course not latvianchick....but all carbs are rendered into glucose, and as I did point out...it was a kind hearted gesture.
Generally, I accept the token, as it was kindly given, then I either save it for emergency use as you have....or I offer it to non diabetic family members or guests.
Linda, I know that carbs are converted into glucose but what I am trying to say is that it is inevitable that people are going to be ignorant if they are not directly involved with diabetes.
The one's that do annoy me are the ones who have picked up bits of information from here and there and from the media (often incorrect and misleading!) and consider themselves an absolute authority on all things to do with diabetes, and the ones who believe that they know more about the condition than the sufferer themselves!!
Oh latvianchick....I agree with you! So so true, unfortunately!
It is, as I have said, down to ignorance. Not everyone who is thankfully diabetes free understands about carb counting - hey, I am diabetic, mathematically dyslexic and cannot count carbs! I just accept these gifts with a smile, and next time I go somewhere, a social gathering or something, I will give them to the hostess. (Who probably also passes them on!)
I can understand that that is a bit hurtful, it would have been nice if they gave you the choice, but nobody but you knows whether your blood sugars are within a range that you COULD have a biscuit or not, so they were not to know. The sugar free cookies can be a double whammy - the sweeteners can cause stomach problems if too many are eaten, but very few people, will understand about carb counting unless they have the diabetes as well - even I am not much good at it - I tend to accept gifts like this with a smile, and store them away and when I have to go somewhere requiring a gift or something to take with me, I will take them along.
You would not believe the stores of biscuits and chocolates I have had over the years. If I like the biscuits I might store them in an airtight jar and put one or two in a little plastic box to carry as emergency supplies! Afterall, we never know when we might get a hypo, and we might as well enjoy the treatment rather than chew through those ghastly glucose tablets which as soon as they touch my tongue cause me to heave, which rather defeats the object of the exercise!
It is scary to find how little some doctors and nurses know. Makes me happy I have the people around me and the doctors that I use.
Sleep well for wake up with freshness..
dont surrender with problem..
ur best time will come and will give moral support to u.
Smile before sleep and smile when ur open eyes in the morning
I hate how people who don't know better link absolutely every other health problem we might encounter to diabetes. For example, I once had a minor back operation and everyone kept telling me knowingly "Oh, it's because of your diabetes".
Also, the classic explanation for Type 1 "you ate too much sugar when you were little".
Most days I try to patiently explain things to people, but there are days when I'm just not in the mood...Difficult job trying to enlighten the world, sometimes! :)