ice cream

By winzree Latest Reply 2011-05-14 18:03:37 -0500
Started 2011-05-07 22:25:00 -0500

are diabetics allowed to even think about
eating ice cream

14 replies

dietcherry 2011-05-14 18:03:37 -0500 Report

It really will depend on the individual and what you are eating. All ice cream makes me spike but I dearly love it anyway

roshy 2011-05-10 17:54:57 -0500 Report

Ive always said to myself that just because im diabetic doesnt mean i should deny myself any sort of food. Everything in porportion, make sure you use the correct amount of insulin, and make sure you dont over do it.
We need to remember that we are still human, we still have the right to enjoy lifes little pleasures. What is the point in beating yourself up over a chocolate bar of small scoop of ice cream???? if you judge yourself over something so small you will end up resenting youeself and your illness and that will leave you in a dark lonely place!!

So yes, diabetics are allowed to think about eating icecream!! worse things have happened!!

so go on, ive given you permission!!

ESTIMAGE 2011-05-10 15:23:59 -0500 Report

I eat ice cream but it just as to be proportioned. Anything we eat especially sweets it has to be proportioned. Too mcuh of anything isnt good.

cherokee925 2011-05-09 22:42:23 -0500 Report

I can eat soy ice cream which does not spike my blood sugar levels I have tried sugar free and they do not work for me something about the dairy product will drive my blood sugar levels up.

cherokee925 2011-05-09 22:42:19 -0500 Report

I can eat soy ice cream which does not spike my blood sugar levels I have tried sugar free and they do not work for me something about the dairy product will drive my blood sugar levels up.

Tigereyze209 2011-05-09 16:07:58 -0500 Report

As long as you watch your sugar levels and eat it in moderation, I see no problem with eating ice cream. Heck, once a week, I treat myself to an ice cream sandwich. Enjoy, and lose the guilt.

Armourer 2011-05-09 10:36:10 -0500 Report

Had someone tell me of their daughter who is diabetic and she was able to eat ice cream cause the protein in it FOR HER worked to keep her numbers down. I've tried it, my numbers spike no mater how hard I try to make it work.

kdroberts 2011-05-09 07:51:13 -0500 Report

Actually a small bowl of real (not low sugar, low fat, no-sugar added, etc) ice cream is usually well tolerated. Mainly because the sugar content of that type of ice cream is not that high and the fat content really slows down the rate it hits your blood sugar. Some people use it as a way to control blood sugar during the night and wake up with better fasting results. The low versions usually replace whatever they take out with sugar or some other chemical or weird ingredients.

RAYT721 2011-05-07 23:04:56 -0500 Report

Ask your meter! I sometimes indulge in a scoop or two of regular (sugared) ice cream. I just count the carbs in my ideal "diet" and I'm fine with it. It's not that "we" can't ever have sugar but just realize that those "treats" lack the nutritional values of other carbs we could be eating that are better for us health-wise but let's face it… we are still human. I am not suggesting eating a 55 gallon drum of ice cream but treat yourself and then test to see how it may (or may not) affect you. Think sugar free ice cream. Think Sherbert. Think … just think. :)

jayabee52 2011-05-07 23:58:40 -0500 Report

My problem is when I buy a 1/2 gal. of Ice Cream I will eat that in 1 day. If it is SF, I then get the "hershey squirts" from eating all that fake sugar.

So when I have to have an ice cream I buy a single drumstick cone, that way I am not eating a lot of ice cream. I tested the last drumstick I ate, and I only had a 30 pt BG rise. I'm gonna have to do more "research" LoL!

pixsidust 2011-05-07 22:58:12 -0500 Report

Yes!! There is a homemade ice cream recipe you can make using a zip lock baggy in the recipe section or
I bought Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Ice Cream Krunch Lite Bars
They are vanilla ice cream on a stick cover with crunchy chocolate. 100 calories, 11 total carbs, No sugar added ice cream!