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How to say no to sweet treats

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Tweetypie, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Totto

    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But what about baking powder? Can you be allergic to both yeast and baking powder? Or all raising agents as such?
     
  2. scarper

    scarper Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Respect, Engineer. I am sorry about my high-handed post on this subject. Must remember to engage brain beforehand.
     
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  3. DiamondAsh

    DiamondAsh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wonder why that is... Do some people think it is a psychosymatic disorder...?
     
  4. cath99

    cath99 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ive only ben diabetic 4 months and only few know but those who do suddenly have aunties grans and all sorts with it and i get lectured on what they eat ahhaah, i politley accept the info but not take any notice ..
     
  5. Disneyfan

    Disneyfan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    someone at work's husband is type 2, she insists on telling me I can eat things which I decline ... like chocolate. The guy I work most closely with offered me celebrations and chips off his plate yesterday, a croissant on Thursday ... he just doesn't get it ...
     
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  6. DiamondAsh

    DiamondAsh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd say: 'It seems to me that you don't have a very good grasp of Diabetes and what it entails... Let's hope you never get it!'
     
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  7. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    He probably can...if he is taking more drugs/insulin to compensate. I was in hospital for a heart procedure a year ago and the woman in the bed next to me ate a box of chocolates. a pack of chocolate digestives and 2 big packs of crisps in one afternoon-evening. She was really pleased with herself because her blood sugars were lower than mine, yet she had lots of medication for it...I am diet controlled. I am not criticising people who need the tablets, I realise drugs are necessary for many type 2's, but to eat so much junk and then up the dose to cover it is madness.
     
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  8. Disneyfan

    Disneyfan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    you're right ... I'm diet controlled at the moment too - did about 9 months on metformin then came off it a year ago ... my parents and brother are also type 2 ... dad and brother on maximum meds and eat what ever they feel like most of the time ... sometimes finding the will power to do it my way is hard!
     
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    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My aunt does this and I could never understand it. If I have to go onto insulin so be it but at least I will know that i have done everything in my power not to go down that route! :)
     
  10. I don't get offered goodies or refreshments at work any more. All those pre-diagnosis years of being the office weirdo have paid off (caffeine-free vegetarian with a horror of other people's home-baking). If you politely decline often enough, people stop offering :happy:
     
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