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How to soothe my sweet tooth in a diabetic household?


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How to soothe my sweet tooth in a diabetic household?

Covert Ops | Feb 11, 2002 10:33 PM

Here's the good news: I'm pregnant. As I'm of fairly average weight, I see no point in letting guilt get in the way of my sugary food cravings. Granted, they're not all that crazy -- hey, switching from Diet Coke to sugary Sprite! Woohoo!!

Bad news: the hubby is type 1 diabetic (insulin-dependent). A RECENT type 1. This means that he hasn't had experience in controlling it, and sugar is like crack to him. It's just as hard to keep him away from it too. (The worst part about being insulin-dependent is that he can rationalize everything; if he cheats, he just takes more insulin to compensate.)

Therefore, when I bring home Ben & Jerry's Phish Food to devour late at night, I wake up in the morning and it's gone, without my ever having touched it. Aside from the fact that I'm deprived of my food, he's eating stuff he shouldn't be, behind my back. Hiding food does no good, as he's home a lot when I'm not and our apartment is small (he finds everything).

What can I do? I need sweets, as well as carbs. Any ideas for low-sugar alternatives and/or recipes (we can't cook, but we like to try) that I can enjoy and don't have to worry about him touching?

Thanks so much for your help! :-)

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