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Diabetes help please.

(5 Posts)
Titsalinabumsquash Tue 11-Nov-14 19:38:06

Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

FIL has type 2 diabetes, it's diet and lifestyle managed.

However, he loves sweets but obviously has given them up completely since he was diagnosed and lost lots of weight.

Would it be awful to get him a little sugar free sweet gift box for Christmas?

I'm undecided if it's grossly inappropriate or not or just a bad idea, he's worked hard to give up what was his 'thing' so I wonder if it would be insulting to him, also I'm not sure if diabetics can eat the sweets labeled as sugar free?

He's so hard to buy for and I know he's really been missing his liquorice and toffees.

ChippingInAutumnLover Tue 11-Nov-14 19:44:25

It's a lovely thought, but I wouldn't. It's hard to give stuff up like that, so being tempted with it again isn't good. Also, there are enough temptations around at Christmas without presents as well.

You have to be very careful with the diabetic sweets too -the sugar free ones go right through you, just ask anyone on the lowcarbing threads!

Titsalinabumsquash Tue 11-Nov-14 19:47:00

I thought that was probably the case! Thanks for the help. smile

RandallFloyd Tue 11-Nov-14 19:47:15

Yes, he absolutely could eat them but I suppose there is the chance it would just make him crave sweets again. They can be very bad for blood sugar level too because of all the artificial sweetener. He'd be better off with just a few normal ones but I can understand that would be more difficult for him if they were his 'thing'.

Plus they'll give him the raging shits grin

RandallFloyd Tue 11-Nov-14 19:48:05

Ossom x-post there, Chipping!

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