Diabetic needs.

By sexyswamprat Latest Reply 2008-11-11 14:36:22 -0600
Started 2008-11-10 20:59:59 -0600

Visit www.diabeticdrugstore.com for your sugar free needs.

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ShugaShuga 2008-11-11 01:15:08 -0600 Report

I need a nice bag for all my stuff when i travel or when igot be out andneed my meds. I use the large glad bags

highlandcitygirl 2008-11-10 22:45:13 -0600 Report

thank you,now i have a place to purchase things. they have a pretty i.d.bracelet. i would like to know do these sugar-free treats taste good?

sexyswamprat 2008-11-10 22:52:23 -0600 Report

I really like the Russell Stovers sugar free candies. Especially the turtles. My favorite. Hershey makes a good sugar free York Peppermint pattie. They still have sugar alchols in then but those don't effect my bs that much. You can purchase both of these in any drug store, walmart, and grocery store.

caspersmama 2008-11-11 10:17:29 -0600 Report

I like the Russell Stouvers Carmael drops. It satisfies my cravings and it does not affect my sugars either.

2008-11-11 12:05:34 -0600 Report

Beware of sugar free candy if it's made with anything but Splenda. Chocolate usually has malitol in it and if you eat too much can cause severe diarrhea…


Lee Ann - 22107
Lee Ann - 22107 2008-11-11 13:17:15 -0600 Report

Along similar lines, all of those sugar alcohols are still carbs. They just absorb more slowly than simple sugars. So they do affect your BG, but the effect is stretched out over a longer period of time (as opposed to a spike you might get from something like OJ). If you're T2 and still have a decent amount of natural insulin production and lower insulin resistance, your system can likely handle the prolonged effect so you won't notice a spike in BG. It's important to keep a close eye on portion size though - both because going over can cause a laxative-effect (as mentioned above), and also because larger portions increase the chance of causing a noticeable effect on BG. No matter how much you eat of that stuff though, make sure you regularly keep on eye on how your BG responds. As a T2, you might find it doesn't affect you now, but as your natural insulin production decreases or your insulin resistence increases, you might find that in time, the sugar alcohols will affect your BG. I don't like the SF stuff so I eat regular and bolus, but when I have eaten SF, I still have to cover with insulin since sugar alcohols are still carbs. Everyone is different and everyone's body changes over time, and that's why I suggest regularly monitoring how your BG responds.

caspersmama 2008-11-11 14:36:22 -0600 Report

I do not have a problem either and I have been eating it for awhile now. And I keep close watch on my blood sugar levels. And as regards to the real stuff, I can have a couple of sguares of dark chocolate. Anymore that that I have a spike. Everyone is different.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-11 14:31:11 -0600 Report

Judy , I that is true for sure. (LOL)
Been there and done that. Everyone always seems to get me SF candy. I end up in the bathroom all the time. I will satify myself with a regular piece of candy every once in a while…Debe

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