That depends on what "occasionally" means. And what food are we talking about? On birthdays or holidays, yes, I will eat part of a piece of cake or pie. Real ice cream or sugar-free ice cream. At Thanksgiving and Christmas, I'll eat a big spoonful of acorn squash, a small piece of pumpkin pie with real whipped cream. I'll eat a cookie or two. During other times, no, I don't eat bread, cake, rice or potatoes. Actually, I don't crave them, so it's really a non issue. But - being at a party and looking at a lot of sweets is hard for me so I try to distract myself and fill up with the 'good' food. For example, at a buffet once, there was a lot of food I knew I shouldn't eat, so I loaded up on the shrimp. I don't want to mess up my glucose readings, so that's a motivation. Since I don't take any meds, I can't cover any possible high readings. If I eat any carbs, my blood sugar will spike and even though I don't "feel" it, I don't want to see it on the meter.