Hi everyone, I’ve been a type 1 diabetic for the past ~27 years and particularly within the past 15 or so years, have never seen a food or meal that I’d refuse based solely on having diabetes. One exception might be soda, which I prefer diet over regular due to drinking a whole lot of it each day and not wanting to inject each and every time I have a glass, but if regular soda was my only option and I was thirsty, I wouldn’t see it as impossible.
For meals and snacks, I typically have to take an injection no matter what, so if I have to take 2-4 units for, say, a sugar free brownie, I can’t think of any reason not to just take a few extra units and have the real thing. Similarly for meals, if I have a piece of plain chicken and a plain baked potato, I’m taking an injection just as if I were having a piece of say, chicken parm and a twice-baked potato, the only difference being a few extra units, and in my opinion, a lot more taste.
I know some diabetics prefer low-carb diets or vegetarian diets or whatever else, but the same could be said of the general population, so I wouldn’t cite this as being specific to diabetics. My past few A1c’s have ranged from 6.3-6.7, which I admit isn’t perfect, but I wouldn’t say is bad either. Following a diet more strictly likely would help, but I’d want to argue that more rigorous monitoring and insulin dosing could have a similar result.
So my question for everyone is what exactly do you consider diabetic friendly and unfriendly? And are there foods which you consider yourself truly unable to eat solely because of diabetes? I really look forward to and appreciate your responses!