Posted by: Brijewina
Posted: 5th Aug 2012
I have a daughter who is diabetic type 1 also, and even when she was first diagnosed we were told that plain milk chocolate is fine to have; on occasion of course. Did you know that one freddo frog (plain variety) is only a third of an exchange? Dark chocolate is better for diabetics though but may not appeal to your son.
Places like Darrel Lea and Haighs also I think have sugar free ones, but I honestly wouldn't personally bother with the extra expense, as long as you stick to plain dairly milk chocolate or dark and control the portion your son would be fine. Usually if they haven't had chocolate for a while they won't want to scoff down lots anyway so you'd be fairly safe there. Ask your dietician at your hospital to give you peace of mind if you feel you want this, but I know my daughter is fine to have plain milk chocolate, Cadbury seem to have a lower sugar content than others. You could always buy milk or dark cooking chocolate from the supermarket also and buy some plastic moulds and make them yourself at home, could be something you could do with your son too! Good luck Reply