Controlling Blood Sugars

jose65
By jose65 Latest Reply 2012-07-02 16:59:27 -0500
Started 2011-01-20 13:25:36 -0600

I have type two diabetes and have problems controlling it do to the fact I like sweets. I have tried some store bought sugar free cookies ect. but they don't taste good any ideas


6 replies

Harlen
Harlen 2011-01-20 18:49:17 -0600 Report

OK
This is not right and a bad way to do it but it works for me
I will have a cookie just one if I tell me no then I wish it even more
so I dont get the ones I like the best may be 4th best lol
as I am eating it I think did I realy need it or did I just wont it
this makes it a lot longer betwean cookies I have had them go bad on me lol that was the first time I had that happen lol
I need to have a treet from time to time when I do I do cut out the bread for that day or work out twice as long .
Best wishes and I hope that helps
Harlen

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-01-20 14:48:58 -0600 Report

Ah, the dreaded sweet monster. Until you get a grip on that, even substitution will not really work. Learning to eat less sweet in our foods in general is a great place to start. I know it's hard, but it can be done. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/898-how-to-beat-sugar-addiction-tips-nutrition-by-natalie This is a good place to start.

The key is moderation, but if you cannot control that moderation at first, you might want to try a bit of cold turkey and cut it out for a while. Get your body over the craving of the sweet and then you will find things like fruit and even some veggies can fill that sweetness need.

jose65
jose65 2011-01-20 14:04:19 -0600 Report

Hey thanks alot for the advice I am going to try these tips and see but it has to be better.

wildwilly58
wildwilly58 2011-01-20 13:47:06 -0600 Report

sugar alcohols are also not good but they do seem to be in everything ,and they seem to be better than sugar itself !also use dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate when when cooking

wildwilly58
wildwilly58 2011-01-20 13:40:54 -0600 Report

splenda makes a baking mix that tastes great in cookies,homemade cake mixes,and i have used in apple cobbler with fresh apples !Be very careful sugar free s"sugar free