Pros and Cons of Diabetes.

By supermandown Latest Reply 2010-08-21 09:17:13 -0500
Started 2010-08-17 16:09:48 -0500

I am learning more and more that diabetics get conned at the stores. When you shop look at the labels. They have diabetic cereals and they have just store buy cereals. As I am looking for low carbs I new read all my labels and I found that in alot of diabetic foods the carbs are low but I find stuff that is cheaper and is lower in carbs then the diabetic brands. like Smart Milk. It has 14 gm of carbs and will cost you $3.49 for a quart and in 1% milk there is only 13 gms of carbs per 8 oz. Cereal too. A box of diabetic cereal is 3.39 and a box of heart to heart is just as good for you as the diabetic cereals and you get more and the price is just under $3.00. You should read all labels when you buy for a diabetic. Don't just rely on it saying made for diabetics and them buy it thinking you are getting something good for you when in realality you are paying more for something that you could have gotten cheaper and has the same stuff in it like low carbs. PROS AND CONS OF DIATETES. Don't get ripped off and read your labels.

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GabbyPA 2010-08-17 20:45:46 -0500 Report

More and more I am just skipping the labels and buying foods that don't have any. Those are the best things for us. No preservatives, artificial things or over loaded other things. It is sometimes more of a hassle at meal times, but it is better for us. I just posted a discussion on sugar free cookies that were given away in a conference goody bag I got. YUCK...they are bad for you and don't even taste that good. Give me one home made chocolate chip cookie over 4 of those any day.

jayabee52 2010-08-17 21:36:15 -0500 Report

I'm trying to do more of that too. I looked at the ingredients of sugar free cookies like that and they are usually made with sugar alcohoils ( usually have a "-tol" at the end of the word for the ingredient) which usually tastes strange and "can have a laxitive effect" - which they do for me. I avoid them like the plague.

My problem with regular cookies is portion control. One just doesn't seem to satisfy me. I KNOW I shoud limit my intake to one but the cookies call out to me! LoL

GabbyPA 2010-08-21 09:17:13 -0500 Report

That is a problem with me as well. I used to bake all kinds of goodies for people and my family. It's hard to not do it for them and to keep my fingers out of the cookie jar! So I limit it much more than I used to. My hubby misses my baking the most and he throws those puppy eyes at me every once in a while. Out comes the mixing bowls! LOL

monkeymama 2010-08-17 18:05:44 -0500 Report

I wish I could have 1%!!! Since I believe in variety…there are times when buying something that is a little more priced. Sometimes buying something "cheaper" is not always the greatest either. Almost everything I purchase is regular food. The milk and my Luna bars are the only exception and these are for other medical reasons. I have to read all of my labels not just for me either. There are some good and there are some bad. Not everything is bad or less of then others.

RAYT721 2010-08-17 17:25:45 -0500 Report

Really good observations and a good discussion to have about food and the importance of reading labels. And you are so right about the costs between product a and product b. In many cases consumers are paying for advertising and packaging with a lot of profits going to the smart food manufacturers that prey on the uninformed consumers. Did you know (eat this, not that series) that Kellogg's Smart Start cereal has more sugar per serving than Oreo cookies??? I don't know what is so smart about that except for the label name that sounds too healthy to pass up. The ingredients tell a whole other story!

jayabee52 2010-08-17 18:22:54 -0500 Report

Kelloggs Smart start Cerea,l more sugar per serving than Oreo Cookies? I'm gonna have to check it out next time I'm in grocery store.

I wonder if Nabisco is lowering the number of cookies in a "serving" to get a lower calorie count?