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My friend who is diabetic wants to know if ice cream with "no sugar added" is OK for diabetics?
He says he used to find "diabetic ice cream" but I cannot find it even on the web. He is in Seal Beach California. Does anyone know of a source near there?

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If you want cancer.... it's great!

So far, every artificial sweetner that has hit the market has subsequently been taken back off or had warnings about it.

Better to cut back on sugar & stay healthy. There are draw backs to every condition. If she's T2, she --most likely-- got that way because of her diet in the 1st place. Diet modification is the key to health. You might not like to hear it, but it's true.

There is no way for a T2 to turn into a T1. T1 is diabetic as a result of a virus attacking the Isle of Langerhans in the pancreas. (We hope this info will someday let us have a vacine for T1 diabetes) T2 is diet/lifestyle caused.

ABCs for good Diabetes Care.
(1) Get your Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) test done at least twice a year. (Target: Below 7).
(2) Albuminuria. Get your urine micro-albumin test done atleast twice a year. (Target: Below 30).
(3) Aspirin Check with your doctor if you need to take aspirin daily.
(4) Blood pressure. Get your blood pressure checked every visit. (Target: Below 130/80 mm Hg)
(5) Cholesterol- Get your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels checked at least once a year. (Target: Below 100 mg/dL). Triglycerides. (Target: Less than 150 mg/dL) Serum Cholesterol (Target: Less than 200 mg/dL) HDL (good cholesterol) (Target: More than 50 mg/dL)
Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. This kind of diet includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish (not canned in oil), vegetables, poultry, egg whites, and polyunsaturated oils and margarines (corn, safflower, canola, and soybean oils). Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, lard, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.
(6) Diabetes Education. Know about diabetes & get updated regularly.
(7) Eye exam. Get your eyes examined regularly, get checked at least once a year.
(8) Teeth. Get your teeth examined by a Dentist and get tartar (plaque) removed once in a year.
(9) Foot care. Check your feet daily . Request your doctor to check them every visit. Get an extensive foot examination done once in a year.
(10) Glucose (Sugar) test. Control your blood glucose & do self-monitoring as & when required. (Target: Fasting blood sugar 60-100 mg/dL; Postprandial blood sugar 2 hours after food-Less than 180 mg/dL)
(11) Health life style. Exercise regularly & stay healthy.
(12) Identify special medical needs. Voice your health concerns to your doctor . Follow your doctor’s advice.
Consult a dietitian

First of all, a Type 2 diabetic cannot turn into a Type 1. They are 2 different diseases with different causes, mechanisms, and genetics. A Type 2 may need insulin, yes, but they are still a Type 2 diabetic with insulin resistance. Type 1 diabetics do not have insulin resistance, they have an autoimmune disorder. For a Type 2 on insulin, their type of diabetes does not change, but rather their TREATMENT does.

As posted before, it is the TOTAL amount of carbohydrate that matters. If the product substitutes a high carb filler or fruit instead of sugar, the end result on blood glucose levels can be the same.

30 grams of carbs=30 grams of carbs, whether it comes from table sugar or fruit. It will cause the BG to rise to the same amount. The calories and fat in the product may also be the same as in regular ice cream.

"Diabetic" products are usually a waste of money. They often contain sugar alcohols, which they claim has no effect on glucose levels. Actially, they DO. People need to count about half of the carbs in sugar alcohols and add them to the total carbohydrate count. Plus, they have GI (stomach) side effects.

These products often have artificial sweetners added, which some people react to as well. So far they have proven safe, but I would avoid them in large amounts if you can for the most part.

If your friend is a Type 1 diabetic, he can have regular ice cream once in awhile and match his insulin dose to the amount of carbohydrate, like he does for every other food.

If your friend is Type 2 and needs to lose weight, explain that he too can also have a SMALL portion of regular ice cream once in awhile. Regular ice cream (vanilla) actually is NOT that high in carbs, and it is LOW GI (it will not spike his blood sugars fast due to the high fat content).

He needs to focus on staying away from ALL processed foods, junk foods, and fatty foods. Focus on wholesome and natural foods that do not come out of a package, can, or box. If you do that for 95% of the time, a bowl of plain ice cream once in awhile will not kill you.

Tell your friend to see a Registered Dietician, posting on this board may not give you accurate answers. Although many here DO know what they are talking about, there are many who don't have a clue. It's fine when you want fashion tips, but not so fine for health advice.

P.S. I agree with BAR and Cammie. Type 1 diabetics can eat whatever they want if they know how to carb count and adjust their insulin. They should eat healthy most of the time like everyone, but there is no food off limits.

Type 2's are usually overweight and need to follow a stricter diet. Ice cream is not that bad for you, but rather the idea is that some people can't just stop at once serving or one treat. Hence the Type 2 epidemic. For these people, total calories and carb restriction matters, from ANY source.

Donald P
Most Ice Cream manufacturers today have a sugar-free ice cream. This is OK for diabetics in moderation. Just watch the fat content and the portion size.

Well it all depends on your friends nutrious diet. Because I am a diabetic and I eat ice cream but I have to count my portions and carbohydrates. I don't know any sources near there sorry.

Almost every brand makes a no sugar added ice cream. I am a type 1 diabetic and I eat ice cream. It doesn't have that much suger in it (if your buying the better brand) I like to buy bryers all natural since I don't like to feed my family high fructose corn syrup and other artificial crap. but that has nothing to do with my diabetes. Bottom line any ice cream in moderation is fine. a serving is 1/2 cup not a giant cereal bowl full (like my husband likes to eat)

Diabetic ice cream is not sugar free. If he desires a small portion of icecream, let him use those calories on his diabetic diet.

NO, there is still sugar alcohol in it. That will effect a diabetic more than regular sugar. My mom has been diabetic since she was 18. He could have some of the ice cream, but he would really have to watch his blood sugar. It would be best for him not to have it at all, but I couldn't imagine never having ice cream, so I could understand why he want a little. As long as he doesn't eat to much and keeps a close eye on his blood sugar it will be fine.

Common Sense
No Sugar Added is fine for diabetics.

No sugar added doesn't mean 'no sugar present'. If he's in Seal Beach he should go to Wild Oats there on PCH. There are people there who can help him. I lived there myself. I miss that store!

People with diabetes can eat anything they want.
No need for special ice cream.Actually the premium ice creams loaded with fat will slow the absorbency of sugar best.
Watch out on low fat ice cream . When they remove fat they add sugar or corn syrup or some other sugary thing.
I think your friend needs to meet with a dietitian to better understand how to care for his diabetes.
You are a kind friend to ask about this for him.

Cutie Pie
Anything that is sugar free, diabetics can have but, don't eat a lot at one time.

Okay, It depends is your friend a type 1 or type 2 diabetic does she take insulin shots or is she on a pump? It isn't sugar that diabetics need to watch, it is the carbohydrates. Most things are fine in moderation but if she is on insulin she will have to shoot up for it is it worth it probably not. And if she is a type two diabetic she is more than likely overweight and shouldn't be riding that fine line between good ice cream or bad ice cream or she will end up turning into a type 1 and face serious complications

Any foods can be fine if the diabetes is managed properly. Proper insulin theraphy can allow much more food freedoms then the past...one thing though, they should still eat healthy just like all people should.
Carb Counting and insulin sliding scales work well when dealing with foods! Also the insulin pump is a wonerful invention that can give so much freedom, but there is a high cost involved both to purchase and keep one running.

Hi y´all !
The key word is "added". These products may yet contain sugar, because it was in the original ingredients like fruit.
So, the answer is: No, not necessarily.
Most products have a call-in number where you can get information. Try that.

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