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
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