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Where can i buy easter eggs for diabetics?

I have a diabetic son who is insulin dependant and he longs for a sugar free, Easter Egg. I have looked everywhere for eggs but to no avail. The Macro ones that Woolies sell have very little difference to normal eggs in as much as the carb count is really high.Any suggestions?

Last reply: 5th Aug 2012 / 8 replies / Post by Roseglen

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Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 20th Apr 2011

says: I saw in the latest Innovations Catalogue diabetic chocolate. It is on page 5 of their catalogue, however not eggs but a chocolate box. It is $24.95.
Anyway that might help. Reply

dint

Posted by: dint
Posted: 6th May 2011

dint says: Bit late now but for next time try gift packaging chocolate suitable for your son with painted eggs. Reply

mummybear

Posted by: mummybear
Posted: 3rd Jul 2011

mummybear says: If you have a bad craving for something, the suggestion is to have it. If you dont you start to have something else that is not suitable and this will continue until you actually have what you really want. The trick here is to not to do it every day. Once in a blue moon is fine.

I have been a diabetic since 1992 and this is the advice that I have been given by a number of "professionals" or ones that are in the know. It is really what you want to do and how you control it.

Drinking plenty water is a good way to flush out the bad stuff. Reply

luvchilli

Posted by: luvchilli
Posted: 21st Jul 2011

luvchilli says: my family got me darrell lea & they are very nice it gives all the info on the wrapping Reply

Ali

Posted by: Ali
Posted: 3rd Aug 2011

Ali says: Not to sure where you live, but in Melbourne there is a health food shop called Sunnybrook. They would most likely have it, and if they don't they can order some in for you. They do deliver if needed... anywhere in Australia or overseas Reply

Stikki

Posted by: Stikki
Posted: 7th Dec 2011

Stikki says: I am a type 1 diabetic and I don't look at the sugar, I look at the carb content and adjust my insulin accordingly...this works very well. 1 unit of novorapid to 1 cp( carb portion 10g ). If you ask your diabetes dietician or Dr about the DAFNE course, this is great for diabetics. It stands for dose adjustment for normal eating. It means you look at thecarbs and not the sugar, so buy your son a normal easter egg!! Hope this helps, any questions ph Nikki on 094267892, happy to help!! Reply

Stikki

Posted by: Stikki
Posted: 7th Dec 2011

Stikki says: I am a type 1 diabetic and I don't look at the sugar, I look at the carb content and adjust my insulin accordingly...this works very well. 1 unit of novorapid to 1 cp( carb portion 10g ). If you ask your diabetes dietician or Dr about the DAFNE course, this is great for diabetics. It stands for dose adjustment for normal eating. It means you look at thecarbs and not the sugar, so buy your son a normal easter egg!! Hope this helps, any questions ph Nikki on 094267892, happy to help!! Reply

Brijewina

Posted by: Brijewina
Posted: 5th Aug 2012

Brijewina says: 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

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