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By diabetes cop Latest Reply 2010-12-23 19:49:34 -0600
Started 2010-11-16 15:47:37 -0600

I am type 2 diabetic going on 5 years now. I take cinnamon, fengreek, and other supplements to control blood sugar. I have a sweet tooth I have to watch constantly. I weigh 131 and my last A1c reading was 5.7 with average blood sugar of 104. Any ideas how to control a sweet tooth? What works for you? thanks the diabetes cop here

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wolfpuppy2009 2010-11-16 20:14:40 -0600 Report

I use a generic of Splenda. I drink a lot of water during the day especially during classes or I will drink a diet Mt. Dew hard to give that up, but I also will eat celery with peanut butter and raisins. I also drink crystal light when I don't want water. I can't haveregular milk since I am lactose intolerant so I drink lactose free milk. once in a while if my blood sugar is good enough, I will treat myself to a few tiny candy bars. Not the full size ones but the fun size and I also carry them with me in class in case of drops. Sugar free gum works for me also.

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diabetes cop 2010-11-17 14:03:18 -0600 Report

where do you buy the Splenda? Am willing to give it a try. I have been using agava and like it well…its kinda like honey, but not. I'm afraid of crystal light as it has a warning on the labels stating the plun and i cant even begin to spell that long name is dangerous to your I shield away from it..havent done enough research to really know, but I avoid it. I cant seem to give up my pepsi and will make a bottle last a couple of weeks. thanks so for the info diabletic cop

Debra Austin
Debra Austin 2010-11-17 14:13:02 -0600 Report aisle…'s… ingredients..are..…

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diabetes cop 2010-11-17 14:18:23 -0600 Report

I so appreciate you taking this time to help me with this sweet tooth of mine. I do have my diabetes under control, but oh my the love for sugar…am so excited to know the source…and plan to pick some up tomorrow. Many many thanks, will keep you posted on my results…belssings

CaliKo 2010-11-16 17:23:16 -0600 Report

I'm addicted to blueberries and roasted red bell peppers. They both taste very, very sweet to me. I think the longer you don't have sugar or substitutes, the sweeter other foods taste. I also can eat slices of pear with peanut butter. I thought it might spike my blood glucose, but for some reason I can get away with it. Maybe the protein or fat in the peanut butter slows down the carbs from the pear. Those are my favs, but I'm going to track this discussion and see what suggestions others have. Good luck!

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diabetes cop 2010-11-16 19:59:23 -0600 Report

yeah..I know about blueberries, but this year the crop was few and far in between. I eat 3/4 cup of blueberries, fresh, not frozen or in the can and they do keep blood sugar in control. Will try your suggestions…love them and thanks so. diabetic cop

CaliKo 2010-11-17 09:00:18 -0600 Report

Yeah, I'm eating mostly strawberries now with a spoonful of greek yogurt for my morning snack right now with fresh blueberries so expensive. I also like grape tomatoes for a sweet snack with my lunch or in the afternoon.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-16 17:27:41 -0600 Report

I'll have to try the PB and pear, love pears. Baby carrots and red, green, or yellow peppers satisfy both sweet and crunchy cravings for me.

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diabetes cop 2010-11-16 20:02:09 -0600 Report

baby carrots…i do eat a lot of raw. I have a commerical juicer and I try to juice one carrot…a long one not baby, one apple and the entire thing whatever you call it of celery, not just one piece, but the whole thing..and i juice them and add a beet. Sometimes I add spirulina found at good health food stores and is not expensive…that really helps my craving for sugar…

dorway 2010-11-16 17:16:45 -0600 Report

Sweet tooth. Get Stevia.

Great for Coffee, Tea and use in baking instead of regular sugar.

Stevia is a natural herb and 300 times sweeter then sugar.

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diabetes cop 2010-11-16 20:02:45 -0600 Report

thanks so…does it leave a bitter taste? can you bake with it?

dorway 2010-12-23 19:49:34 -0600 Report

I use Stevia in my coffee. I had a friend to try Stevia in a pie without a recipe. She said it tasted fine. Don't get caught up with new hype on Truvia..

Stevia is the real thing.