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[IP] "good" diabetic
> I can not eat that sort of thing. SNIP
Yes. You CAN. Or you should be able to, if you want. A blanket statement
like that no longer applies! I have read many of your responses to the
suggestions made to you - we are all trying to help you. In my humble
opinion, you need to get over this negative attitude about food or switching
to the pump may just be an expensive way to bind and shackle you into further
submission. Break free Lurline! The pump, and/or strict carb counting with
MDI, is meant to ALLOW you, and me and every other person with diabetes, who
chooses to USE the tool, rather than letting the tool USE you, to live as
CLOSE to a normal life as possible. And believe it or not...ice cream IS
normal...and not that sugar free cr*p they try and make us buy!
> I would rather spend my very limited carbs on something
> that has nutrition and not just empty calories.
Empty calories? Please. A nice hearty bowl of ben and jerrys has all kinds
of good stuff...tons of calcium, mood enhancing chocolate, energy sustaining
peanut butter, walnuts, strawberries, etc. Sure maybe the marshamallow creme
is empty calories, but it tastes soooo good. I do NOT eat ice cream every
day despite what many may think...once every couple of weeks is enough to
sate my craving, make my tummy happy and remind me that I AM a normal person,
NOT merely a diabetic who can't (sadly shake your head, tsk tsk tsk) eat
How can you honestly be so negative about B&J when you have never had it!!!
That is like saying all french people are nasty, basing your opinion on one
tired and cranky shop keeper who has had to put up with too many ignorant
> really don't like sweets so I make a really good diabetic.
I LOVE sweets and I take no little offense to your logic which infers that i
am a "bad" diabetic. This word "BAD" is used by our parents and our doctors
and teachers and priests and politicians, and all our lives we are told we
are BAD when we choose to do something THOSE particular authority figures
decide is less than a positive choice! My doctor told me I was BAD to eat
vanilla wafers for breakfast...despite the fact that 6 of them are on the ADA
exchange diet as EQUAL to a slice of
bread, and they have less fat than I would be adding if I made the bread
> would rather have a wonderful serving of banana squash
> for the same carb value and get all the yummy vit A and a lot of
I would rather have my bananas SQUASHED into a bowl of sugar free/fat free
vanilla pudding with some vanilla wafers, for the same carb value, and pop a
yummy flinstones vitamin for all the A, C,E D, K iron etc. i could possibly
need for an ENTIRE day!!! That is my choice, and I salute you for your
healthier choices but i just won't accept my choice as BAD or WRONG
> If I were to eat a pastry or ice cream I would be getting little of
> nutritional value and a bunch of chemicals.
well dont they say better living through chemistry? I, and many people, live
in a fast paced world, where the luxury of growing our own vegetables, or
paying exorbitant prices for "organic" ones and slaughtering our own corn
feed chickens is not a realistic expectation.
I think once you learn how to control your blood sugars better using carb
counting and accurate dosing with regular insulin, you will need to
experiment just a little to see what ELSE life and the freezer section at
Winn Dixie has to offer
You/We can't control everything...how will you/we/he ever learn how to work
high blood sugars, if not control them, if you/he/we don't practice? Are you
insist we/he give up chinese food as well since it also causes unpredictable
bg rises in many people. Would you suggest not seeing ANY theatre on the
chance that you
MIGHT see BAD theatre??? (VBG) Rather, teach us how to count carbs, how to
figure a split bolus, or program a temporary basal, so we can enjoy
EVERYTHING life has to offer...even the bad theatre, which I PROMISE is even
worse when your blood sugar is out of kilter...and can only be cured by a
helping of Chunky Monkey at 2 in the morning...
CHAT at 11!!!
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