:) I love sweets, chocolate, anything like this.
I let myself have a taste of anything I really want, as long as it's tiny bit and then compensate with 1-2 Units insulin. For example sometimes I would have a bite from so else's piece of cake, 1-2 biscuits or a small cookie.
I'm just curious whether others do this as well?
What's your policy on sugary foods? Total NO or more flexible?
I dont limit sweets. I mean I don't go crazy and overboard with them, but like I love cake....so I buy the little mini cupcakes. 1 of them is about 14 carbs, so its very easy to bolus for. Also I love chocolate...but hate dark chocolate, so I buy the milk chocolate hersey nuggets...I can eat 4 of those for 20 grams of carbs...or if I just want a taste 1 for about 5 grams of carbs. I try not to deny myself what I want. If I know its something that is really going to wreck havoc on the BG levels then I try to avoid them...I can't do potatoe chips...but I don't really care for potatoe chips much anyway. It's all about serving size, and self control. If you have the discipline to limit the amount and sizes of sweets, then I think within reason they can certainly be a part of our diet, and just bolus accordingly. I do much better though when serving sizes are already figured out...like with the mini cup cakes, versus trying to cut a piece of cake and guestimating how many carbs is in that.
Heck yes! Though I'd pay for it for a good chunk of the day. Always Bolus for it though.
I say yes to a cookie when I feel " skinny " , ha ha ( and BG to not be over 7.0 ( x 18 ) . I don' eat one after I have just completed a meal ...then there does not seem to be room in the tummy .My fav at the moment : oatmeal raisin, available at our regular bistro .
Is there an answer other than yes?
Absolutely I eat sweets. I'm pregnant right now (almost done!) and it has given me a crazy sweet tooth. As I type this, I'm drinking a glass of chocolate milk (about 23 carbs, using Hershey's lite) and eating "pizzelle" cookies -- 6 are 19 g!
But I eat much worse stuff. I have eaten more donuts the past nine months than in the past nine years. My rules are these:
1) try not to do it until after lunch.
2) pre-bolus a bit, to give the insulin time to work before I eat the treat.
3) don't eat "pure sugar" stuff unless I'm low. It has to have fat and/or protein, too.
4) don't overdo it. I can typically manage one donut; two is Bad News.
Oh, and my A1c has not been higher than 5.6 since getting it under control after diagnosis.
I love baking "from scratch", particularly during the comfort food seasons (rainy outside). I use Splenda for half the sugar, particularly if nothing has to rise. I can't say no to chocolate unless there is none in the house. Unfortunately I end up crashing a lot having overestimated the carbs. Particularly if I exercise after bolusing for the goodie. I HATE IT WHEN NUTRITIONAL INFO IS NOT INCL IN RECIPE. I won't eat stuff made by others w/out the carbs #. Because I so easily crash it is "almost" not worth cheating on the sweet... Christmas or course breaks all the rules. Fudge is the worst.
I am totally hooked on Chai Tea made with Splenda. No carbs in the tea so I only have to count the carbs for the milk I mix in, usually half a carb. Good hot or cold and the milk makes me feel full and not hungry. To me it tastes like a liquid cookie!
My favorite too. Love chai tea, two packets of splenda and a tablespoon of half and half..Liquid cookie and no spike!!!
I also give myself a bedtime treat of 1/16 of a Ghiradelli dark cholocate( 70% cocoa) bar ) (4 grams carb) about 2x a week.....The chocolate bar lasts a long time in the fridge. I actually can just eat a very small portion. Satisfies my occasional "sweetie"carb cravings and I do not feel deprived. I also do sugar free popsicles when it is hot in the summer.. Really good frozen treat . Most are 4 gm of carb, or less.
I try not to do cookies when out and about.. too hard to bolus for, and when I SWAG, I almost always overbolus.Not afraid of lows, I have a CGM and am not hypo unaware, but still a powerful big bolus, does not lead to BG stablility((Interesting impromptu phrase, my initials are BG as well: HAHA)
Sorry to stray off track, but this post reminds me of a childrens book that I love. Maybe we could create a spoof of the book called 'If you give a diabetic a cookie'. All sorts of interesting things could happen like in the book 'If you give a mouse a cookie'.
Oh, and my answer is yes to your post. I eat sweets, but try to do so in moderation.
Total yes. There are no foods that I don't eat because of diabetes. I'm reluctant to eat foods that kick in fast for breakfast, but that's it.