Sugar? Not blood sugar but the white, powdery kind?

By MG2013 Latest Reply 2013-10-31 19:07:45 -0500
Started 2013-10-30 12:34:53 -0500

How do other diabetics feel about sugar? The ingredient sugar, not blood sugar. Having to control sugar intake, having to watch what you eat? How does that make others feel, knowing this is how life is going to be after diagnosis.

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-10-31 19:05:16 -0500 Report

It doesn't bother me at all. I adjusted to not using sugar in about two days. Like Nick I eat a couple of bites of something and I am happy. I have never looked back.

Nick1962 2013-10-30 18:33:58 -0500 Report

I was never a big sweet eater to begin with so it wasn't hard for me to give it up. Like Gabby, I probably shouldn't have been eating what I was anyway, and since I've cut it out, I really don't miss it much. One or two bites now easily satisfies me.

GabbyPA 2013-10-30 18:21:34 -0500 Report

At first I was kind of frustrated. I would tend to focus on what I couldn't eat instead of what I can eat. For me, sweets were not the big issue, but the hidden sugar in foods that make you crave it. I found some videos on stopping the sugar craving and once I get past that craving part, I feel really good. I feel that I am doing something good for my body. Even if I were not diabetic, I should have been eating less sugar. It's a good thing all the way around....until you see the plate of cookies.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-10-31 19:07:45 -0500 Report

Gabby, Tuesday night we had Coffee with a Cop and there was nothing there for me to eat. There was 2 dozen donuts, halloween decorated cookies and chips. It had no effect on me. I didn't go near it. Lesson learned, I am controlling my diabetes. Just because the only food in the room doesn't mean I have to eat them.

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