Sugar Alcohols

Proud Army Mom
By Proud Army Mom Latest Reply 2014-04-17 07:52:31 -0500
Started 2014-04-16 07:53:37 -0500

Does anyone else find that "sugar free" treats raise their blood sugar? I ate a "no sugar added" fudgesicle before bed last night (in order to avoid my husband's German Chocolate birthday cake), and my fasting blood sugar this morning was elevated…


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4 replies

GabbyPA 2014-04-16 20:56:41 -0500 Report

No sugar added is not always sugar free and like Haloboy says that doesn't always equate healthy. I don't keep anything "sugar free" in the house except an occasional soft drink. You really have to read the labels and check the carbs.

haoleboy 2014-04-16 18:34:22 -0500 Report

in my experience "sugar free" treats are very seldom healthy treats. perhaps a "treat" of a low glycemic index fruit/berry with a little protein will serve you better. a small apple with a piece of sharp cheddar or strawberries with some Greek yogurt.


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-16 09:34:44 -0500 Report

Proud I eat them all the time and I don't have problems with them. I also eat treats with no sugar added all the time without spikes. Last night I ate no sugar added ice cream with 4 Ginger Snaps. I learned what spikes me by eating the snack then testing 2 hours later. However, I also eat lower carbs for dinner so I can have the snack of my choosing.

Look at what you eat for dinner and lower the carbs and you should be able to enjoy your fudgesicle with no problems or eat a protein after you eat it.

Here in Baltimore we have what is called Berger Cookies. They are a dieters and diabetics nightmare but a chocolate lovers heaven. The local company makes cakes. The frosting for the cookies and cakes are a thick dark chocolate frosting and very rich. If you eat two you will get a sugar high even if you are not diabetic.

My sister came in the house with the cookies and a slice of cake for both of us. It took me two weeks to eat my cake. I ate an inch at a time. Chocolate is my prozac.

Our State Cake is a Smith Island Cake. It is 10 thin layers of delight. It has crushed candy in the middle with frosting then has frosting poured over the top. You need 10 cake pans to make it as each layer is about several tablespoons of batter.