Ice Cream

By ny123 Latest Reply 2011-08-08 19:04:18 -0500
Started 2011-08-07 11:38:46 -0500

I have type 2 diabeties. Always loved ice Cream. Have avoided it since my diagnosis. I found a brand at a health food store that only contains 5 grams of sugar. Is this permissible or am I doing myself more harm.

13 replies

margokittycat 2011-08-08 17:07:12 -0500 Report

You have to count everything you eat during the day and also check your meter readings. I was always told when I under went my classes when diagnosised over thirty years ago that if suage any kind was in the first 6 ingredients of a food product it should not be eaten. I love Ice Cream to, and Blue Bunny has several different flavors that are made with Splenda and taste really good, they even have a Rocky Road Ice Cream. I like there treats to they have awsome cones and Ice Cream Sandwiches and Bars.

jayabee52 2011-08-08 18:17:55 -0500 Report

Sometimes I have a blue bunny "drumstick" cone. Keeps me from feeling deprived.

margokittycat 2011-08-08 19:04:18 -0500 Report

Blue Bunny has Sugar free ones they are Called "SWEET FREDOME" they are all awsome and they don't leave you feeling deprived and they are good for your blood sugars.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-08-08 14:53:32 -0500 Report

I believe the answer to your question is, "What does your meter say?" I have recently discovered that as long as I properly count my carbs all day I can have a decent sized bowl of regular off the shelf ice cream with no ill effect. But my body isn't sensitive to sugar, it seems. I can eat candy as long as I am sure to plan for the carbs. For those that are more sensitive to sugar I recommend Breyer's carb smart and no sugar added varieties, they are very good tasting and low carb.

MsBonnie44 2011-08-07 22:39:27 -0500 Report

Ice cream is one of the things that i love to eat, but it raises my sugar level. I guess because i am not eating the right kind or i must be eating too much of it. Can someone help me wih chosing the right kinds and the right amount that i should be eating? I have type 2 diabetes.

CaliKo 2011-08-07 17:05:17 -0500 Report

Many stores now carry half cup containers of ice cream. I've seen Hagan Daas, Blue Bell and Dreyers, and Ben and Jerrys. There's probably more. That's the best way I can be sure I'm not dishing out too much. I probably eat one half cup carton once a week.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-08-07 16:50:10 -0500 Report

Also when you read nutritional value keep in mind what they consider a serving size. I've noticed with many ice creams a serving size us 1/2 cup. Let's be real! How many people eat 1/2 of ice cream?

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-08-08 14:56:31 -0500 Report

I agree serving sizes are sometimes ridiculously small if not impossible to measure out right. I've got some sugar free drink packets that say half the little packet is a serving. Sometimes I think serving sizes are sized for children, because I can see a small child only eating half a cup of ice cream. Me? Not so much.

wes69 2011-08-07 19:30:27 -0500 Report

Haha thats what I said…glad I'm not the only one that thinks thats an unrealistic serving size.

wes69 2011-08-07 13:30:27 -0500 Report

It doesnt matter how much sugar you have to see how many total carbs it has, a lot of sugar free foods even still has carbs you have to count. And all the ice creams I've looked at says a serving size is half a cup…who only eats half a cup of ice cream? I cant do it, half a carton maybe lol. I would rather do without then to eat that small of an amount…thats just a tease, and torture when you cant eat more.

grandmaducky 2011-08-07 11:50:34 -0500 Report

how many carbs if only 5 its okay but just like everything else i would not have it everyday and you can just eat it and test to find out if it works for u i have found something just are better to stay away from because they are a trigger to make me want to eat more good luck

prowsepap 2011-08-07 19:26:17 -0500 Report

I shop at Wal-Mart and buy Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Bars.

Only 12 Carbs and 80 Calories…ummmmm gooooood Makes a great snack food too…