Another confused diabetic
I just saw my Doc today and told him that, even though I have been following my diabetic diet, my blood sugars would spike at times. Now, I also have a chronic cough, so along with cough medicine, I use “sugar free” cough drops. I know that there is sugar alcohols in the drops that can spike, or at least raise my blood sugars. But my Doc goes into this big chemistry explanation of how this and that doesn’t get absorbed by the body so there IS NO WAY THAT YOUR COUGH DROPS COULD BE THE CULPRIT!!! It’s THE FOOD YOU ARE EATING!!! Now, I live in a NURSING HOME (AT THE AGE OF 50 and have been in 3 different ones since I was just DAYS AWAY FROM MY 35 BIRTHDAY!!!!) and they don’t even HAVE a diabetic-friendly menu so I have to pick what I know is the lowest in sugar for each item for each meal. (I’m getting tired of sliced turkey, baked chicken, or ham for the meat and green beans or peas for the veggies. Sometimes they will have ham salad or tuna salad, 3 bean salad but not often enough. I’m just tired of the menu and my Doc.
But the real thing is that I don’t know why else, when I don’t take a cough drop, is my blood sugar spiking? That’s the confusing part. ???