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Items Labelled "Diabetic"

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Sean-W, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Just to be a pedant, but what happens if the sock is put on inside out? My normal socks don't have stitches either.
     
  2. Tony337

    Tony337 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    or accompanied with some shoe pastry?

    Runs for cover.............
     
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  3. Sean-W

    Sean-W Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Put a sock in it! *Takes a Bow*
     
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  4. MikeTurin

    MikeTurin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think you'll risk some foot skin irritation.
    The problem is that if one puts socks in reverse and doesn't care abouut daily foot check cleansing and check routine, a small irritation could cause bigger problems.

    A page describing socks for diabetics, from the site http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetic-socks.html
     
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  5. james11

    james11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This alwahs makes me laugh.....in the waiting area in diabetes centre a screen with advice says ...do not buy foods labelled for diabetics. .....yet in my job I've delivered hundreds of cases of ice cream tubs to the same hospital....labelled diabetic ice cream !!
     
  6. Sean-W

    Sean-W Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a joke that's for sure
     
  7. MikeTurin

    MikeTurin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bureaucracy at its finest, same thing.
    Maybe sugar free ice cream was on the bid.
    The boxes if the ice cream are labelled for diabetics by the marketing dept of the ice cream makers.
    Meanwhile the doctor are following the guidelines
     
  8. Sean-W

    Sean-W Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The thing is why aren't the government doing anything about it and more importantly why don't the BMA speak up on the issue
     
  9. Robyn@29

    Robyn@29 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Might not be relevant (only diagnosed a month a go and still getting the hang of it) but before I was diagnosed I was dairy free and after my diagnosis, I was reading the relevant nutritional info and actually the dairy free ice cream had less carbs than the "diabetic" ice cream, and no doubt tastes a hell of a lot better... :)
     
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  10. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    He does have all the best tunes....

    Nobody ever said he was ***** Cradock.

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  11. Sean-W

    Sean-W Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Quite a cordial response
     
  12. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Did you feel it diluted the thread? :D
     
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  13. Sean-W

    Sean-W Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No I enjoyed it
     
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    I enjoy a sugar free sweet now and then and whenever a friend comes over from the US she brings me a selection. We used to see the odd mint over here but now nix. I am told Werthers have introduced something but the choice in the US is huge.
     
  15. drakman

    drakman Type 2 · Active Member

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    I think all foods currently labelled specifically as Diabetic should be removed from the market. I was told to avoid them by my DN years ago as they either contain loads of poor bulking agents or are simply labelled because no extra sugar is added though in the case of jams very ripe fruit used has high sugar levels, cooking it up releases the sugar.
    Personally I use very little of any fruit preserve so use high quality jam but sparingly, the good jams are packed with flavour anyway
     
  16. Duncan57

    Duncan57 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Montezuma's 100% cocoa mass chocolate. No sugar or sweeteners. 8g carbs in a 100g bar. £2.50 a bar at Sainsburys.
     
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