Diabetic nibbles

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ROSIE1973 Posts: 71
A member of my family has recently been diagnosed As a diabetic. We are finding it very hard to get it anyway Regulated even though he is trying very hard. We are having a little bit of a get together on Xmas eve And I don’t want this person to feel left out. So can Anyone suggest some diabetic nibbles
NOD07 Posts: 12
Hi Rosie, My dads a diabetic and we buy him plenty of treats from Boots. They do lovely sweets and chocolate. It's so nice I'm always robbing it on him and having to buy him more to replace it! Hope this helps!
Minxie Posts: 884
Boots is great and Thorntons have diabetic choccies too. Just watch the sugar content on savory items and steer clear of nasty carbs!
shaz Posts: 14
Hi Rosie1973 As far as I know the likes of diabetic treats such as diabetic chocs are not recommended by diabetes specialists they would usually advise a small amount of normal chocolate or sweets as opposed to diabetic ones. HTH!
Minxie Posts: 884
Actually I think shaz is right there. My mother is the diabetic in our family and shes been saying this recently. I think it was in her diabetic newsletter! Shes taken to having the odd bit of kit-kat now instead, I think those diabetic chocs have a high fat content....you can't win!!! :roll:
Minxie Posts: 884
Actually I think shaz is right there. My mother is the diabetic in our family and shes been saying this recently. I think it was in her diabetic newsletter! Shes taken to having the odd bit of kit-kat now instead, I think those diabetic chocs have a high fat content....you can't win!!! :roll:
Sparklymum Posts: 1563
Diabetic Chocolates/Jams, etc are not recommended in any larger quantities than normal chocolates/jams etc. Moderation is the key. If its Savoury Stuff your looking for, check all labels for added sugars. Everything has a certain amount of natural sugars and thats why quantity of what you eat is so important when your a diabetic. Just something I found out recently. Was buying vitamin supplements for my Mum and something to watch for if any of you are ever doing the same for the diabetic in your family. The mineral Chromium turns to sugar in the blood when consumed through tablet form. As I said in the Food Section, if you want to check anything in particular that your thinking of having, I can tell you whether its suitable or not. My Mum who lives with me is Diabetic and my Dad was also before he died.
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