sugar alcohols

By mim7 Latest Reply 2010-07-21 19:55:24 -0500
Started 2010-07-20 10:50:12 -0500

Hi! I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February of this year. I have been doing well and am very optimistic about my future success. I have tried sugar-free bars, ice cream, etc. and most of them have sugar alcohols that have caused me alot of intestinal distress (lots of gas and diarrhea). Any alternatives, because I would like a little sweetness in my life…thanks.

5 replies

GabbyPA 2010-07-21 19:55:24 -0500 Report

The consensus seems to be unanimous. Real is better than artificial. You just have to adjust your portion sizes and maybe when you "treat" yourself. Now I will say that ice cream is my vice, and I do limit myself to Bluebell home made vanilla. Once I venture into the ones with all the "extra stuff" in it, I loose that battle. So I stick to what works, but I don't have to give up everything, either do yo.

Harlen 2010-07-20 12:19:37 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
I just stick to the real thing if I need the treet its much safer for me
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-07-20 12:06:24 -0500 Report

As kdroberts stated, stick with the real thing.
There is nothing that a diabetic cannot have, it's all about portion control and moderation, no special diets or foods are necessary unless prescribed by your doctor or nutritionist.


kdroberts 2010-07-20 10:53:29 -0500 Report

Try the real things, they are usually much better for you all round than the things that use a whole bunch of junk. A small amount of proper ice cream or a few pieces of good dark chocolate will also satisfy you a lot more.

mim7 2010-07-20 10:54:47 -0500 Report

thank you kdroberts. I just joined this today and I know it will be very helpful for me.