From Bethesda, Maryland, USA:
I am asking this question for my grandmother who has Diabetes, type 1. Where in the Greater Washington area can we find a store that cells diabetic foods and snacks?
I do not remember which stores in the DC area sold sugar free products. I know that the Silver Diners sold sugar free pies if you order them in advance, and they were delicious. (They have them all over the DC area). I think that just going to the Internet will be helpful. Also, most major supermarkets have lots of sugar-free items.
Additional comments from Kris Swenson, diabetes nurse specialist:I think it should be added that sugar free products will raise blood sugar and are an unnecessary expense for most people. A carb is a carb is a carb for most people and any product with carb will need insulin to cover.
Additional comments from Lois Schmidt Finney, diabetes dietitian:We usually do no recommend the sugar-free products due to side effects of the sweeteners and the usual "off taste." A small amount of a regular dessert (as cake, plain cookies, pie) will probably be about the same in calories, cost less, and taste as you would want it to, so I would suggest using those desserts or a piece of fresh fruit.
Original posting 15 Jan 2000
Additional comments added 12 Feb 2000
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:08
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.