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Sugar-Free Popsicles on a Diabetic Diet

“My diabetic aunt is on a 15-hundred-calorie diet and takes medication. But her sugar levels are still high. The sugar-free popsicles she eats contain maltodextrin and have 4 grams of carbs per serving. What's a safe number of popsicles for her to eat without affecting her sugar?” Oneida

“My diabetic aunt is on a 15-hundred-calorie diet and takes medication. But her sugar levels are still high.  The sugar-free popsicles she eats contain maltodextrin and have 4 grams of carbs per serving. What's a safe number of popsicles for her to eat without affecting her sugar?” Oneida

A registered dietitian we called says that on a 15-hundred calorie, diabetic diet you can have 187-and-a-half total carbs per day, which leaves plenty of room for sugar-free popsicles. To help your aunt's blood sugars when she has carbohydrates, she needs to include protein when having carbs. A quick easy way is to grab a few nuts when having her popsicles...that should help to stabilize her blood sugars. But, she really should review her eating habits and blood sugars with a medical health professional for more specific advice.

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