Be very careful....

By Momto3 Latest Reply 2009-04-19 09:41:47 -0500
Started 2009-04-11 11:30:03 -0500

I am sorry if all of this is too graphic for you - this is my first Easter as a diabetic…and it's torture!!!To all my friends out there you must be very careful this Easter…there is an evil being lurking out there that will tempt you with Chocolate Rabbits…mouth-watering Jelly-Belly jellybeans, decadent peanut butter eggs, and enticing (sob) Cadbury Creme Eggs! But you must resist temptation…(and only eat the red jellybeans)! Who is this great evil One? THE EASTER BUNNY!!! He will try to melt your mind with the delicious aroma of chocolatey goodness seeping from within a stupid woven basket filled with that nasty plastic pink grass stuff…but we will resist and snack on sugar free peppermint patties or frozen bananas dipped in powdered sugar free hot chocolate mix…won't we? Be strong my friends! And help me to be strong before I bite the hiney off those darn chocolate rabbits!

Happy Easter everyone and keep me posted on how everyone handles the holidays with others in your household who are not diabetic!

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Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-04-15 19:03:31 -0500 Report

As I knew we would be seeing our granddaughters Saturday and Sunday, and I wanted SOMETHING for them, I got some European chocolates, and, a small box of Ferrero Chocolates for my husband. We ate 2 of them, and the remainder is still on my computer desk. I made brownies for a potluck Monday night, and the leftovers are still here, drying out. Maybe we'll have them tonight with some fresh strawberries. We've been finishing our taxes, and when I checked my blood it was 85. What did I eat? Toast and yogurt. Forgot all about the goodies. Oh, well… sometimes I am not so well-motivated.

Antique-Dave 2009-04-15 18:37:34 -0500 Report

I was surprised, at 7PM I tested at 211 after eating all day, considering I'm still at 190 in the AM when I get up I was okay with that.

No breads potatoes or candy but most everything else. especially Ramaki mmm.

P2putt 2009-04-13 10:02:08 -0500 Report

Well done, informative and quite humorous. Thank you , I needed this. Happy day after Easter. Watch out for those left-overs. Pete

highlandcitygirl 2009-04-13 09:45:11 -0500 Report

i think the chickens killed the easter bunny for infringing on their territory ! i asked him to come to my house and he never showed up ! grump ! grump ! grump !

roger 2009-04-13 19:35:03 -0500 Report

i had help from elmer fud but he is getting old and like me his site is not the best so he only winged the peep and only wounded the bunny so i had to put them out of there pain ya thats what happend ind i am sticking to that story thats how it happend that i had to eat them all . my bad! is that the game warden i hear o no . yes dear i will take out the trash!

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-04-12 23:16:38 -0500 Report

Well, I guess I shouldn't say it, but thank goodness some of you "fell off the wagon" today and I was not alone (LOL). Oh fiddly dee! There's always another day! I'll just worry about that tomorrow. (If you're not familar with "Gone with the Wind" that won't mean much to you. Sorry.) Back to work tomorrow (uh, today now) and back to behaving myself a little better.

CharlotteDeneice 2009-04-13 00:24:01 -0500 Report

Hello LadyD, Easter was fine and I hope you enjoyed it to.I celebrate it as the day Christ rose from the dead.My daughter was home from college,and it was good to see her.I hope she doesn't get diebetis like me.Her eating habits are much better than mine.My doctor said that is where my diebetis came from by eating junk food too much.She is so much smarter than her mom.I hope you have a good week. Charlotte Deneice

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-04-13 06:38:53 -0500 Report

Thank you Charlotte. You have a wonderful week too. It's pouring rain outside my place right now! A far cry from yesterday! We need the rain, however.

I do hope your daughter will continue to take good care of herself, realizing the likelihood that she could very easily become diabetic. It's in the family, so she really needs to take care.

Momto3 2009-04-12 21:26:08 -0500 Report

He hasn't gotten me yet, but my friend's mother did!! She had a whipped cream/brownie/chocolate chip/strawberry thingy for dessert - I had a large spoonful…BUT no bunny hineys/ears/gumdrop buttons! Going to bed now- have to be up for work at 5AM- and I promise I won't be sneaking up on the kids baskets in the dark of night! Thank you all for making this holiday bearable by sharing all your humor and good wishes! Happy happy Easter and a wonderful tomorrow!!!

alwaystryin 2009-04-12 18:15:52 -0500 Report

Got us too! As my Wifes Caregiver, this was a tough one. But there has been no 'candy' really involved. She woke at 140 went to 198 to 75 to 251. I've been asking her to test every two hours today, cuz let me say, this is the first time I have been so challenged with the carb/insulin bit today. It is all those creeper carbs and hidden carbs. And this was all just with prepping and munchies!!

Happy Easter all…

BeckyJ 2009-04-12 17:59:48 -0500 Report

HE GOT ME! I couldn't resist this morning when that bright shiny package of peeps was staring me down. Brought my sugar back up to 159…bad, bad, bad. I blame the kids, they should know better.LOL There's always next year right? The house is now clear of all possible temptations and I will resist the upcoming clearance sales of leftover bunny's..I swear.

bigjrm45 2009-04-12 16:09:10 -0500 Report

Happy Easter to all,hope you all had fun ,I just wish my grand kids where here with me ,but other than that it has been a very nice day

dj7110 2009-04-12 15:38:08 -0500 Report

wisshing everyone a blessed Easter, and like every yr I enjoy a couple, hardboiled, decorated eggs from my daughters ;-).. David

tmana 2009-04-12 13:05:12 -0500 Report

I thought the purpose of the Easter Bunny was to serve as the base for your Easter Rabbit Stew…

Of course, neither Easter Candy nor rabbit meat is Kosher for Passover, so I'll just have some matzoh ball soup…

datzme 2009-04-12 05:43:51 -0500 Report

No Noooooooooo saying no. I went yesterday put the foot down to the Easter Bunny saying no to the yummy ears and goodies in the baskets. This is the first Easter for me as well and I didn't buy anything at all being very good but going to have a slice of small angel food cake with fresh strawberry's later today though. Happy Easter everyone.

Pluckinfool 2009-04-11 23:45:12 -0500 Report

The good news is, it gets easier with experience. This is my 51st Easter with diabetes, and by now, the Easter Bunny tempts me no more than tight-rope walkers do.
And speaking of tight-ropes, may I share some general insights on food and eating? (I'm new here, please advise if this is uncool.) It seems doctors encourage us to focus on numbers: glycemic index, calories, grams of carbs, trans fats, sodium, etc. I've had good luck with the joys of good food. The shape, color, feel, smell, taste, and texture. If you have a fresh-produce farmer's market nearby, check it out. If you currently eat a lot of boxed and/or frozen foods, you can save enough money by quitting all that, to eat the finest fresh foods "for free" (by comparison price-wise).
Your doctor might be shocked by that approach, but it's worked really well for me for a long time. Thanks for reading . . .

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-04-11 22:25:57 -0500 Report

Just got on line and stumbled on this great discussion. You guys are crazy, you know! It's good that we can all laugh (and cry!) about this calamity. We really do have the cards stacked against us when a holiday hits, don't we? Bad enough the rest of the time, but they really come after us every holiday. I hope you all are able to resist, or at least take it easy, tomorrow. Have a wonderful and blessed Easter Sunday!

SWEET dreams!


2009-04-11 16:18:25 -0500 Report



The End.

roger 2009-04-11 21:14:21 -0500 Report

run save your selfs he got me but you can still save your self if you run now ugggggggg i mean gulp! see he got me agan mmmmmmmmmmmmbut it was good i mean bad roger no bad rabbit oyou know what i mean hope all get away ( just leave the good things behind for me so i can get rid of it for you i mean)

DbbieM 2009-04-11 16:04:19 -0500 Report

I happen to love the Russell Stover sugarfree mint chocolate paddies!!!!! yummy! and a friend of mine sent me the dark chocolate sugarfree russel stover dark chocolate drops ohh they were so good too have a Happy Easter and if all the Russell Stover Mints are gone I'm gonna get you!! lolol

Bluebutterfly 2009-04-11 13:36:29 -0500 Report

I must tell you.
This lady i know opened her refrigerator door on Easter morning and there set a big rabbit .She said to the rabbit what are you doing in there? He said isn"t this a Westinghouse and she said yes. He said , SO I AM WESTIN.. lol HAPPY EASTER TO ALL.

Judimar 2009-04-11 12:55:40 -0500 Report

I went to the store yesterday for my weekly grocery shopping. I went to the aisle with the chocolate bunnies and the Cadberry eggs. I bought 1 bunny and 2 eggs for my sister who is coming to live with my husband and I now that her husband has passed away because those are her favorites. I considered buying two more eggs but decided I'd be tempted to eat them if I did so I didn't lol. Must resist temptation!!!

Happy Easter!

Splender 2009-04-11 15:11:37 -0500 Report

Good Job!! Hope you can do that tomorrow Easter Sunday!!!!We will all be behind you to say no no no no!!!! Eat some fruit instead,that's one of the things I'm going to try. If that don't help then——-oh well just one jelly bean won't hurt——-right? I guess I won't even do that because if I do I won't be able to stop. LOL to everyone.

cyncyn 2009-04-11 12:25:10 -0500 Report

The holidays are the worst!!! Even for the caregivers. We plan everything around diabetis, and yet we have to please the non-diabetics. It's not easy! And as far as , all the goodies(that aren't good for us), they are just makin' money. But that don't make it easy, now, does it. Being a caregiver, I have refromed my own eating habits(it won't hurt me), so I also fall into temptation! but all of you, "Have a great Easter" and try(that's all we can do), to do good.

Judimar 2009-04-11 12:52:50 -0500 Report


At my house I make sugar free or reduced sugar treats and I don't tell anyone until they have taken a bite. Then I usually hear "Hey! This is good… sugar free huh? Does that mean I can eat double?"

Splender 2009-04-11 15:07:03 -0500 Report

You are so right—-all we can do is to try not to let Easter Bunny take over our minds. We have better control over our minds than the Easter Bunny does,we can tell him where to go and to leave us alone!!!In words that sounds good but can we really do it? Only our BS will tell the truth!!! So let all of us try very hard to be as good as we can. Will check back with you on Monday to see what the results are. LOL to you all!!!

rbergman 2009-04-11 12:12:03 -0500 Report

Don't you know they are all in Cahoots…Cupid starts off the year with all those chocolate morsels filled with creamy goodness and wrapped up in a pretty heart shaped box! St. Patrick is not so devilish but insists that green beer is a good thing and will bring you luck! Then we move onto the fuzzy cutesy bunny with his nose a twitching and his eye a winkin' bringing all the evils you mentioned but lest we forget those darn peeps…hello can you say pure sugar!
We get a bit of a reprieve from the sweet side when the 4th of July rolls around, then its massive amounts of meats slathered in tons of bar-b-que sauce and coleslaw made with a sugary sauce and mayo and somewhere in there St. Patrick's cousin slips in insisting that light beer goes best with grilling out and fireworks, and Aunt WhatsHerName brings 9 different kinds of sugar filled desserts each slathered with a ton of icing.
When the little gobbler rears his head he brings along a ton of pumpkin pies and sweet potato pies and that all too scrumptious pecan pie, cookies, cakes and brownies, dinner rolls and candied yams topped with a ton of marshmallows.
Then to end the year right good ole Santa comes a calling with gumdrops and sugar plums and candy canes and chocolate covered everything and insists that we make homemade candy cause that's the right way to celebrate, not to mention sweet lil granny making 20 varieties of pies and cakes…until we all turn into fruit cakes ourselves…
LOL yes, ain't the holidays grand? It's enough to put a "normal" person into a sugar coma much less a diabetic!

LOL…anybody hungry now?


Splender 2009-04-11 14:56:49 -0500 Report

It couldn't have been said any better!!!You covered it all so what else is left to say but——-do take care and watch out for what you will put into your mouth and when you are just about to stick that oh so good piece of fluffy sugar STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!remember you have to check your sugars! Maybe that will help us a little but I don't know how much. I know when it's time for me to check my sugars I temd to not eat anything for awhile so they aren't high. But that doesn't mean I won't eat that bad old candy either. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!!!!LOL!!!

2009-04-11 16:15:43 -0500 Report

You forgot the bewitching time of little ghosts and goblins running from house to house begging for treats. Their parents being good to the little ghosts and goblins and taking care of their health, take most of it away from them and bring it to THE OFFICE!!!!