does members of your family or friends think that sugar causes diabetea

highlandcitygirl
By highlandcitygirl Latest Reply 2008-11-24 16:47:26 -0600
Started 2008-11-23 19:47:40 -0600

the reason i ask,is because i have heard this so many times. it never fails that someone thinks that table sugar causes diabetes.


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John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-11-24 12:45:05 -0600 Report

We dealt with this a little bit in the beginning. But we tried to patiently explain how the disease really works whenever we had the chance. It's not an issue now.

But I do remember in those early days it could be very frustrating.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-11-24 16:47:26 -0600 Report

I have experienced this once in a while, the other night I indulged in a small piece of apple pie,and the remarks were are you sure your safe to eat that, I was thankful for the concern, but I explained that I made the pie, ther was no sugar added, just apples cinnamon, ginger and cloveIt was delishous and my blood sugar after dinner [2 hrs] was 146

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-11-23 21:35:02 -0600 Report

Boy isn't this the truth!!!!!

When I told my daughter I had to go on insulin, her first statement was "what about the ice cream you always eat?"

My retort - the once in a while treat is NOT what caused this!

UGH!

oetiki
oetiki 2008-11-23 21:31:00 -0600 Report

When I was diagnozed, my father told my mom that if they had not allowed me to eat my Halloween candy I would probably be ok.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-23 20:00:56 -0600 Report

When I was young (46yrs ago) Everyone to my knowledge did think It was eating sugars. Even tho my parents had me under complete control, if my sugar was hi and I was admitted in the hospital people still told my mother she must be eating candy behind your bad…(LOL) My mother use to get so flustered with that comment all the time…Debe

sparkysmom
sparkysmom 2008-11-23 19:54:22 -0600 Report

"If you didn't eat so many sweets you wouldn't be diabetic." Hear it all the time. Thing is I'm not a big sugar eater., never have been.

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