You know, I think it all comes down to what approach you take to your diabetes. I find it easier to find a standard that will give me the results that keep me in my desired range and try to purchase things that fit that standard. Trying to trade this item for that item just doesn't work for me. The very first rule of purchasing anything is to ignore anything it says on the front label like "sugar free" or "safe for diabetics." They may be just that, but the front label is not where you figure that out. So many products say safe for diabetics only to be loaded with sugar. I have an 8 oz can in front of me that says "for people with diabetes." on the front only to list the contents as 29g carbs of which 7 are sugar and 6 are sugar alcohols and the number 2 item on the contents list is corn maltrodextrin. I can drink it - it woud only drive my blood sugars up in the ADA standards, I know that. But, that is not the approach that works for me. Any sugar no matter what you call it is on my bad list, with very small amounts allowed only because it is in everything and I have to compromise a little just to eat.
about the ice cream, I have looked and looked for ice cream that works for me. I am not aware of the products you have mentioned. Nothing works except making it myself. Even then it is right up to the line of "too much."
I aree with Jeannie143 that a little of the real thing is better that a lot of the low card stuff. The French believe that small protions are better than large ones. That really works. I have been like most dabetics or addicts of any kind believing that if something taste great then more would take even better. The three bite rule you hear the French talk about means one bite to a diabetic. And then only rarely. When I eat out I always give them the same speech, "No bread, potatoes ....." They always answer with a list of other things to make up for the items I don't want. "Quantity is not what is important to me," seems to work for them. Believe me this is very difficult, I grew up having to eat everything put on my plate and turning away food brings out my "cheap nature." I would rather pay a little for something I did not get than pay in the long run for what I ate.
type 2 - dx 12/04
metformin 500mg 3x - avanda 2mg 2x