I must offer you all a confession. I suffer from a serious condition known as DDS – Diabetic Deprivation Syndrome. My DDS is brought on by a decreased intake of foods containing the main ingredient sugar, which gives these foods a sweet taste and gives my taste buds their very own rave party! I have severe onset DDS in the evening, during my post-dinner hours. I also have panic-induced DDS as I truly fear for my life if my day does not end on a “sweet” note!! I have too much to live for that not rising to see another day at the hands of DDS is not an option. I also have too much to live for that letting too much sugar cross my lips is not an option. So, what is a girl (with type II diabetes) to do?
I do find some comfort in my suspicion that many of my fellow diabetics also suffer from DDS. Although it may result from breads, pastas, potatoes or rice – we all share this terrifying syndrome. What is it they say about misery loving company? I am fairly certain, even in the absence of scientific proof, that I am not facing this condition alone (who needs scientific proof….. just visit one diabetic message board and you will see DDS running rampant!).
So, for all of you with my type of DDS…. the type resulting from a sugar deficiency….. try ending your day on this note –
How about a little pudding, puddin’?
1/2 c. Jell-o brand fat free, sugar free white chocolate pudding (follow prep instructions on box) – 1 Weight Watchers point, 6g carbs
1 Tbsp Heath toffee bits (found on the baking aisle with the chocolate chips) 2 Weight Watchers points, 9g carbs
Yep, that’s right…. toffee bits!! Hello rave party for my taste buds (and hello on-target bed time blood glucose #’s! *Depending on what you ate for dinner of course).
Top the 1/2 c. of pudding with the 1 Tbsp. toffee bits and good-bye DDS (for tonight at least).
Another FANTASTIC topping your pudding – 1/2 c. fresh blueberries (10g carbs).
I wish you all the very best in your own personal battle with DDS. Please share your success stories for defeating this “life threatening” condition.
Til tomorrow, puddin’,
The Dishing Diabetic