Give Fudge To A Diabetic?
February 28, 2013 1:17 PM Subscribe
My mother in law has traditionally made and taken big bags of fudge to her friends and family for the holidays. I was startled to learn that she continues to take gallon-sized bags of fudge to a family friend who is a diabetic. My husband sees nothing wrong with this. It shocked me that anyone would do that. Is it just me, am I over-reacting?
posted by WalkerWestridge to health & fitness (47 answers total)
Apparently the man's wife always intercepts the fudge when my mother in law brings it over. My mother in law says that the man loves the fudge and should be able to have some at the holidays. As I understand it she brings several gallon sized ziplock bags full of fudge to the family. My husband says its OK because the wife will control how much the husband eats and "its tradition" for his mother to give this kind of gift. Apparently the wife is resigned to these gifts but complains that the husband shouldn't be eating the fudge.
I know absolutely nothing about diabetes and may be over-reacting. I was under the impression that even a single piece of fudge would be detrimental to a diabetic's health. As a compulsive eater myself, I cant imagine having a gallon of fudge in the house and not wanting to eat ALL OF IT, but I'm sure many people have better self control than I do, so maybe its a non-issue.