Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:16 PM
If your friend says she likes diabetic chocolates without sugar by all means get them for her.
But unless you know she enjoys these, do not assume she will.
Many people without diabetes think that diabetics must absolutely avoid sugar. This is not true. What diabetics need to pay attention to is the total number of carbohydrates that they consume. Sugar is just one carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are also contained in fruit, bread and most other foods you can think of (the major exceptions being fats and pure protein foods).
I would rather pass up on the non-sugar version. None are satisfactory. Instead I limit my consumption of high quality regular chocolate rather than avoid them.
Of course , if I need a laxative , the non-sugar chocolates work great, since that's a side-effect of the sugar alcohols used to manufacture them.
Obviously each individual diabetic has to make his or her own choice. But there's no law that says diabetics must avoid sugar.
Again, if you know as fact that your friend enjoys non-sugar chocolates, get them. But if you're just making an assumption, don't.