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How do you think of sweets (desserts, candies, cakes, etc.) in the management of diabetes?

      I avoid sweets completely to stay in control.  
  3%   24  
      I limit sweets, but for general health reasons, not because of diabetes.  
  7%   55  
      I eat sweets, but only occasionally and in very small amounts.  
  15%   121  
      I breakdown and eat sweets sometimes, knowing that it will harm my control.  
  5%   40  
      I eat sweets when I want and count the carbs, like any other carbohydrate food.  
  68%   530  

How do you think of sweets (desserts, candies, cakes, etc.) in the management of diabetes?

Poll dates: September 24 - October 1, 2000
Total Votes: 770

Many people with diabetes are told to avoid desserts and sweets because these foods contain sugar. However, it's not necessary to avoid these foods altogether. Any food can be integrated into a diabetes management plan. Your dietitian can help you learn how to add desserts, sweets and other foods often considered "off limits" to people with diabetes.

As our poll results show, most people already integrate sweets into their meal plan using Carbohydrate Counting. For more information, see Carbohydrate Counting.

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