Is cheating in the diabetes vernacular?  I am addicted to chocolate, but a few units of insulin will cover it.  Insulin will cover just about everything. The diabetes police tell me I cannot have any sweets, but sometimes we need them to avoid passing out while experiencing hypoglycemia.  With type 2 diabetes, the CDEs tell us we can exchange carbohydrates with an equitable sweet.  Since we have more information and better technology, I think not having sweets has now transformed itself into not adding calories or weight vs. cheating.  There's no such thing as cheating in diabetes vocabulary, so I hereby strike it.  Do you think you're cheating if you eat a sweet?


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