Mary Poppins sang it…”A spoonful of sugar..” Well, for a diabetic it’s a lot less than a spoonful, but just a bit may not be a bad thing as Kathy writes.
It’s a myth that diabetics can’t have sugar. We just have to be smarter about it than non-diabetics. It has to be incorporated into our daily carb allotment, and we need to plan accordingly. And we can’t go crazy with the sweets – small portions are usually all we can have. But still – it’s better than nothing, right?
The American Diabetes Association offers tons of useful information, including this page detailing sugars in food. It discusses counting carbs, reading labels and all the other due diligence that we diabetics need to do to keep ourselves healthy. I also just read about sugar alcohols, which I never understood before, and assumed it was, in fact, some kind of alcohol!
All of this is great information for a newbie like me, or even a seasoned “veteran” of diabetes. Diabetes doesn’t have to be a prison sentence. You can find ways…
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