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When someone you love eats forbidden foods

Spice_zing | Nov 13, 2012 01:08 PM

Mr. Spice is an insulin-dependent diabetic. Blood-sugar levels and weight are under control but his sweet-tooth is a monster. He insists on eating pastries, candy, sodas, etc. Artificial sweeteners give him a headache so everything’s fully loaded with sugar. He knows it’s not good and we've had numerous discussions about it. He’ll say, “I’m not gonna eat that stuff anymore.” Then two days later he’ll bring home a box of pastries.

I’ve been guilty of indulging him by making the forbidden foods but now I’m concerned about the danger to his health and decided to stop (except every now and then). If he buys pastries, etc. then there’s not much I can do. Anyone else have this problem? How do you handle it? Ideas appreciated.

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