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Offline Paulines7

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Sweets
« on: 23 November 2017, 01:34:09 PM »
I really missed having a few sweets when I was diagnosed with diabetes. 

However, about 3 or 4 months ago I found some Werther's Original Sugar Free Butter Candies in Morrisons.  Next time I was in, they also had some Werther's Original Sugar Free Creamy Toffees and they are really yummie!

Other supermarkets did not sell them and Morrisons store is 17 miles away so I was pleasantly surprised to find yesterday that Tesco are now stocking them.  No matter how many I eat, they don't seem to affect my stomach, though the packets do say they may produce laxative effects. 

There is one thing I am puzzled about and that is that the candies are shown to have 87% carbs of which <0.5% are sugars and the toffees are 76.4% carbs of which sugars are <0.5%.  Where are the carbs coming from as I would not associate any of the ingredients as being high in carbs? They mainly consist of sweeteners, palm fat, butter, cream and flavourings.  Is it just the sugar carbs that I need to be careful with?  I must admit that I haven't tested my bgs yet after eating them. 

Your comments are much appreciated.

Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018  Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline himtoo

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #1 on: 23 November 2017, 02:25:14 PM »
here are the ingredients listed

Ingredients: sweeteners: isomalt, acesulfame-K, butter (milk)(7.9%), cream (milk)(7%), salt, flavouring, emulsifier: soya lecithin.

and carb info Carbohydrate   87.0 g  per 100g  2.8 g per sweet

as with anything pauline -- I would suggest eat to your meter
try 1 or 2 and test an hour or so later
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cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
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Offline Liam

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #2 on: 23 November 2017, 04:44:16 PM »
The sweeteners are chemically carbohydrates but our bodies can't break them down into glucose.
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Offline Paulines7

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #3 on: 23 November 2017, 06:57:36 PM »
Paul, I have been eating them all afternoon and have just done a blood test and am 6.8, about average for me, so I haven't shot up at all.   

Thank you for the explanation of the carbs, Liam.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018  Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline Venomous

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #4 on: 23 November 2017, 11:47:40 PM »
I wouldn't have understood it either!

I don't like the after taste of sweeteners so I just avoid but if you like them why shouldn't you have something you like!  :)
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Re: Sweets
« Reply #5 on: 23 November 2017, 11:54:03 PM »
If I had more than 2 of either of those (and I have in the past!) I generate wind - the offensive sort, not burping!

We are all different, but next time test halfway through the afternoon, I should!
Jenny

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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #6 on: 24 November 2017, 09:43:50 AM »
Aldi do a range of sugar free sweets in little boxes for 59p.  I always keep a box in my handbag because I am on a tablet that can dehydrate my mouth badly.  So if I’m out and about I can suck a sweet to relieve the dry mouth.  Yesterday, out and about all day, I had 3. No noticeable affect.


They do a clear mint, cappuccino flavour, rhubarb and cream, assorted fruit drops and a couple of other flavours.
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Offline Paulines7

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #7 on: 24 November 2017, 06:05:35 PM »
I will have to look out for those, Patti.  I bet the cappuccino ones are lovely.  I too suffer with a very dry mouth so need sweets to suck.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018  Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #8 on: 14 December 2017, 10:23:05 PM »
just to add ---- other than treating hypo's -- i never have a sweet -I just avoid them

I am more tempted by a good crust of a loaf of bread slathered with butter
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #9 on: 14 December 2017, 10:31:00 PM »
I agree Paul, far more tempting, but if I am on a bus or a train with a very dry mouth (I mean so dry I can hardly speak and my tongue is glued to the roof of my mouth),then a sugar free sweet is a boon eaten to moisten my mouth rather than from enjoyment and I am grateful there are such things.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.


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Re: Sweets
« Reply #10 on: 15 December 2017, 09:41:25 AM »
I suppose I am a creature of my early years diagnosis and the fact that everything was so regimented-- these days I just can't be bothered with sweets even though I know I can just bolus for them/

I do like a sugar free mint from time to time
I use those to help my ears pop when landing on a plane.
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #11 on: 16 December 2017, 09:33:37 AM »
I do like a sugar free mint from time to time
I use those to help my ears pop when landing on a plane.


Sorry.. I have this vision of you dropping from the sky to land on your bum on top of a plane!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.


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Offline Paulines7

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #12 on: 16 December 2017, 10:02:48 AM »
I agree Paul, far more tempting, but if I am on a bus or a train with a very dry mouth (I mean so dry I can hardly speak and my tongue is glued to the roof of my mouth),then a sugar free sweet is a boon eaten to moisten my mouth rather than from enjoyment and I am grateful there are such things.

Tell me about it Patti, an annoying side effect of the medication that we both take.  I usually have a bottle of made up lemon squash with me most times but if I am popping to the post box, I often forget to take it with me.  I can hardly speak too when it happens so if I meet someone on the way there, it can be very embarrassing when my speech is slurred.  This makes me feel nervous and then it gets worse. 

It's bad at night too so I always have a glass of squash beside my bed.  My GP gave me a saliva spray to use but I didn't find it helpful and prefer a mouthful of squash instead.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018  Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #13 on: 17 December 2017, 05:50:38 PM »
I only take 1 pill in the morning Pauline and seem to manage on that well enough.  Though I have always had a glass of squash/water by the bed so long as I can remember.  When we go on holiday we take those little tiny bottles of concentrated squash.  This sort of thing https://www.amazon.co.uk/Robinsons-Squashd-Summer-Fruits-Concentrate/dp/B00J3WOEF8
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.


© 2015 Patti Evans

Offline Paulines7

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Re: Sweets
« Reply #14 on: 18 December 2017, 12:34:43 PM »
I too only take one slow-release pill in the morning.  Like you Patti, I have always had a glass of squash/water by the bed so long as I can remember.

I have never seen those fruit concentrates before.  Are you allowed to take them in with hand luggage on a plane?  Not that we are thinking of flying anywhere now, owing to John's health problems.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018  Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"