:) 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?
If I'm low, and there are cookies, why not? I might grab one or two, call each one about 5 carbs, and enjoy.
Not really a total "no" but not a total "yes" either. Kinda inbetween I guess! LOL!
Diabetes is no reason not to eat treats. I'm 17 and i still eat party food, skip meals and drink and my diabetes is fine. Actually I used to be worse a few years ago when i was monitoring everything i ate. I would frequently range between 1.5 and 25 but now my range is more like 3 to 14 and thats with eating what i want. Its all about knowing how much insulin to give your self for your treat and when you can eat it. Also dont go too overboard like dont eat a whole cake to yourself. :) but my god just one bite? i couldnt help myself i always have a piece. goodluck :)
Of course..a cookie..or share a piece of cake..but I'm from the Netherlands..and I've seen the cookies and pies in the US..and I would have to say no to your cookies..ha ha..they are huge and very sweetened..one bite is enough..
Yes, but depends on the cookie. However, like acidrock, I've more of an issues with Doritos and such. By the by....rules are made to be broken....so there!!!
Uh, yes to cookies. Are you crazy? I am a cookie-aholic.
I have recently discovered that cake should almost always be a no :( BUT... I'm ok as long as I can have a cookie now and then!
...no, I always decline politely.
Do eat low-calorie plain biscuits though ...an element of self-disipline and living off rations, this diabetes thing for me!
I am one of those just can't eat just one people, so I don't want to open the Pandora's box. I am more into the salty temptations when I do indulge like spinach dip and taco chips, or something like that is my weakness, or crackers and cheese. I have had to ban the potato chips, or get totally silly with them. Since summer is about to start I am craving these fresh ripe awesome vegetables like artichokes and juicy tomatoes, stuff like that, dips are my weakness but when I stay away the pounds do too.
Hi Lots. Baby carrots and celery allow one to have a bit of dip -- for us, it's dill dip (sour cream, etc.) and guacamole. I can easily convince myself that it's all healthy! As for chocolate chip cookies -- big problem.
I've always eaten anything I want and just balance it out with insulin. Even the protein from a steak has to become glucose before the body can use it for energy. There's nothing I can understand about not eating sweets as far as diabetes goes.
Unfortunately I took that too far. I was using a cane for a couple of years because of a sore hip. I noticed that between the chocolate sales at the (amazing) supermarket in my area, the hip would start to feel better.
It took about the fourth time before I thought I should start cutting out sugar. Did that and don't even use the cane. The hip is still very slowly improving. I mentioned it to the doc and he said 'less sugar, less inflammation.' That was news to me, but there is something nasty about sugar somewhere.
Sometimes I have ice cream, but other than that I stick to low-carb desserts. I am learning to bake low-carb so I can have something sweet whenever I want without bolusing for it or stressing about BG spikes. I hate the uncertainty of bolusing for high carb food, but I also hate the idea of having strict rules, so it all depends on how I feel at the time...