Whether youâ€™re diagnosed with Type I or Type II diabetes, finding candy that fits your lifestyle and doesnâ€™t blow your blood sugar level out of whack can be hard. Fortunately, there are good resources for diabetics, and the list of sugar-free candy choices is ever growing and improving. In fact, most major retailers carry sugar-free candy alongside the sugary stuff, and the internet is full of options for Candy Addicts with diabetes.
I found diabeticcandy.com to be particularly helpful. You can order almost any imaginable sugar-free treat from the site, including cordial cherries, pecan caramel nut clusters, licorice bites, jelly beans, and bridge mix. Thereâ€™s even a â€œKidâ€™s Favoriteâ€ section to help parents with shopping for diabetic youngsters.
Amazon.com, Candy Direct, Old Time Candy, also have diverse selections of sugar-free candy. Clearly, a diabetic with a sweet tooth has more options today than just a few years ago. Even Hersheyâ€™s has a webpage dedicated to explaining insulin resistance.
Iâ€™m thankful not to have diabetes, but Iâ€™m also thankful that people who do can share my love of candy. After seeing all the sugar-free products out there, I might jump in with both feet next time and pick the sugarless variety of one of my usual treats. It canâ€™t hurt to try!
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