Hershey chocolate chips

By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2013-02-26 17:39:24 -0600
Started 2013-02-22 07:56:12 -0600

This is from a diabetic email I got. It said that 1TBS of
mini semi chips is okay for diabetic menu. I haven't tried
yet(then test). I just wandered what everybody thought.

12 replies

Nana_anna 2013-02-26 17:39:24 -0600 Report

If your not watching carbs. That's what spikes up the carbs, extra things in our diets that we don't need.

Type1Lou 2013-02-23 13:32:16 -0600 Report

Without knowing what else is being eaten, it's hard to say how safe 1 tbsp of mini chips is. Per the package label, 1 tbsp of Nestles semi-sweet mini chips has 9 grams of carb. If you can safely add 9 grams of carb to what you've already eaten, it should be ok…as long as you account for those carbs.

Lyn VP
Lyn VP 2013-02-23 06:35:04 -0600 Report

I use the un sweetened carob chips, I mix a few with some nuts and feel like I'm pushing the boat out!

locarb 2013-02-22 18:44:54 -0600 Report

Works for me. Ironically, almost any fruit raised my BG. I have to confess, I've had more that "1 TBS of mini semi chips" with no problem at all. As others have told you, judiciously try it. If I have exercised a lot and can feel my BG is low, I modestly eat almost anything I want at this point. Let us know if you tried them and you you were afterwards (if you choose to try them at all).

GabbyPA 2013-02-22 12:32:14 -0600 Report

The best way to find out is to try it out. Test before and then every 30 minutes after for 2 hours to see what it does to your body. If it goes way too high, then maybe reduce the amount or add some peanut butter to it.

sloane 2013-02-22 18:06:59 -0600 Report

It does depend on what you order as well..If I get fast food in a pinch, I leave off the bread always, don't get anything with breading on it...and try to check calorie counts (they are posted). Some salads are good, I use my own dressings...the happy meal can be happy if we choose wisely...hey sometimes I even eat a few fries.. I try not to deprive myself and have restraint....

CassBen 2013-02-22 10:02:16 -0600 Report

Well, every diabetic is different, but when I was a child (a long time ago, lol), my afternoon snack was 1/2 cup of cheerios with a TBS of semi-sweet chocolate chips! I really enjoyed this, it had no negative effects, and more importantly, I didn't feel deprived. My advice is to try it and track your numbers before and after to see how it affects you. Oh, and enjoy!

Lauri47 2013-02-22 08:59:49 -0600 Report

I have made cookies with mini's, that's my little treat. I never tested after, but can't see it hurting, aas long as in moderation. Im type 2, could see putting into crepes, pancakes, cookies, and even then, there won't be a total of 1 TBS in your serving, unless you wanted that much. I have gone to Ghardelli DARK 60% chips? they are much bigger than say regular baking chips, so I put them in my food processor and chop them up into smaller pieces. What do you have planned?