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Old 11-16-2013, 02:21   #1
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Wow I was impressed by the various sugar-free candies and chocolates and even cookies there were out there. Who knew?!

I only found them after I was diagnosed. I am a real sweet-a-holic so it's like heaven to me!

Do you think they still affect blood sugar?

I love the Sugar Free Nips Caramel. Yum!! And only 60 calories for 2.

What are your favorites?

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Wow I was impressed by the various sugar-free candies and chocolates and even cookies there were out there. Who knew?!

I only found them after I was diagnosed. I am a real sweet-a-holic so it's like heaven to me!

Do you think they still affect blood sugar?

I love the Sugar Free Nips Caramel. Yum!! And only 60 calories for 2.

What are your favorites?
Whoa!!! Hold off there!!! These items may be sugar free but none of them are CARB free. Sugar is only one substance that raises blood sugar. CARBs are the real enemy of a diabetic. My carb consumption is below 30 carbs A DAY, not a meal! Read the carbs on all these treats and you'll find them adding up real fast!

Go to the recipe section to find some treats (that you have to make yourself) that are to die for! There is a chocolate fudge recipe that I make all the time and probably eat too much of but it doesn't mess with my glucose readings! There is an online merchant at nutrition.com that will have some of the hard to find ingredients like erythritol (spelling may be wrong) which is a sugar substitute in the fudge. We diabetics have to get creative because all the stuff you can buy in the store (processed foods) contain carbs... maybe not sugar... but carbs! Sorry for the bad news!

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Haha yeah I know some of the sugar free stuff are high in carbs but the Nips are ok. I've skimmed thru the recipe parts earlier today. I hope to try some soon.

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I looked up the Nips on netrition, and 2 pieces has 12 carbs. When you only eat 30 or less carbs per day, as most of us do, 12 is a lot, and 2 pieces of candy isn't very filling. I'm with Steve. If you try one of the fudge recipes, you won't miss those carby ready-made candies, and you can eat all of the fudge you want.
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There are two issues here. First as Steve says, glucose is only the end product. All carbohydrates in our diet end up as glucose. The only detail is how long it takes. Some take minutes, others, like grain products, a couple of hours but they all get there in the end and we have to handle them.

The second point is that sugar substitutes effect us all differently. I personally have a downer on them since the one I tried, before I was diabetic gave me migraines. So I just avoid them full stop.

Other members of the forum find that some work fine for them but others cause them to spike despite the implication that they won't. So again the only game in town is Eat to your meter an interesting part of this site - Blood Sugar 101 that is worth an hour or two to explore.

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Wow I was impressed by the various sugar-free candies and chocolates and even cookies there were out there. Who knew?!

I only found them after I was diagnosed. I am a real sweet-a-holic so it's like heaven to me!

Do you think they still affect blood sugar?

I love the Sugar Free Nips Caramel. Yum!! And only 60 calories for 2.

What are your favorites?
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 15Calories 60

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Other Carbohydrate 12g
Protein 0g
Just because it says sugar free doesn't mean it has no carbs.


Watch out for the "other carbs" listed
I can eat a whole cup of Greek yogurt with 2% fat and only have 9 carbs,and it doesn't touch my BG
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Yeah, before I learned that in order to control my D I needed to test after I ate I was under the impression that Sugar Free anything was OK because, well, it was Sugar free. I ate sugar free everything, jam, cookies, candy, etc. believing that it was all OK. After I started researching, and through this forum, I found that Sugar Free means nothing. It is a great marketing phrase and makes people think they are doing the right thing but you must eat to your meter and make choices based on how everything affects your blood sugar.

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Same with fat free, they have to add in sugar to make it taste good.
The only thing fat free is good for is the food companies

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...and then there is no sugar added. Just ignore the last paragraph.

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I also jumped up and down with happiness when I found 'sugar free' candies sweetened with Stevia.

One or two little candies per day were OK. More than that and I suffered stomach cramps and 'bathroom issues'. It was the Malitol.

Never again! Crossed them off my shopping list.

For sweet treats I make my own Cream Cheese Muffins and Choc Berry "Icecream". If I could tolerate Coconut Oil I'd be making my own candies but sadly I can't.

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