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Sweets & Treats!

Discussion in 'Parents' started by Moominpapa, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. Moominpapa

    Moominpapa · Member

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    Hello all,

    So our 12 year old is coming up to a year with T1.
    Always a battle with it, but we are working through it with her.
    Good days, bad days.


    But its the everyday little things that are starting to really upset her.
    Especially as she has started secondary school and made new mates.


    So, in a nutshell, who likes sweets?!

    I'd simply love to know what folk go for, if Haribo are on offer and
    you know you really cant have a handful.

    What, if any are the low carb alternatives?
    And dont say and apple or some carrot sticks.
    I'll not get anyway of thats my solution.

    If a walk home from school ends up with some cookies or Starburts appearing
    then our little one simply feels very left out. Its only one part of the pain she's feeling with her
    diagnosis, but at the moment its the one thats hurting most!
    Not, the injections for once.


    As ever, thanks in advance.
     
  2. In Response

    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That must be very frustrating.
    Does your daughter like nuts?
    Would she feel comfortable eating a handful/bag of peanuts or cashews or some dark chocolate covered almonds?
     
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  3. ZedZeeZet

    ZedZeeZet Type 2 · Newbie

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    Sugar free Marshmallows or Gummy Bears are a bit of a doodle to make. Plenty of tutorials on Youtube.
    I use Sugar free Jelly Crystals for the marshmallows which makes it even easier. (Erythritol works well for marshmallows)
     
  4. Moominpapa

    Moominpapa · Member

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    Thanks! Alas not a nut fan :(, shame cos we love them all!
    Will get onto those gummy bears...
     
  5. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Hello @Moominpapa

    Personally if it was my little one, then I wouldn't want them to miss out on sweet treats, i'd get clued up on the carb content though, so would check the packet and know what the figures are and then let them take insulin for it, as long as they can match the carbs then there's no issue. It's one less battle to fight and as long as they know they have to do the insulin and not sneakily eat them without my knowledge then why deprive them, it's a difficult age and going into the teens there's so much more to navigate with hormones, friendships, and then changes to them physically and mentally, there's alot going on, so a sweet treat if managed well shouldn't be a drama, best wishes J
     
  6. Moominpapa

    Moominpapa · Member

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    Thanks Juicyj,

    Oh we do all that. My daughter is a carb counting master. Thats not the issue.
    Stopping to do a bolus when your mates have just offered you an impromptu triple choc cookie
    or a handfull of haribo does not go hand in hand with being a "normal" functioning 12 year old
    in her world. And i get that.

    And yes, of course, home made Keto treats or a handful of cashews are going to be best.
    But again, offerring those to your mates isnt cool either!

    So im after those things that are off the shelf "real world" sweety treats that folk have discovered and are
    "bad but not bad treats"! I realise they may not even exist!


    Tiny super dark choc bars are one that dont spike things too much...

    Sadly "Sugar free" often doesnt mean "Carb free".
     
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    And it often has a laxative or wind effect too, even more embarrassing for a 12 year old
     
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    MommaE Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried Lilys chocolates? My non diabetic family members seem to enjoy it too.
     
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