I'm Diabetic; guess what I got for Valentine's Day!

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  1. Betty Jo Petty profile image61
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 10 years ago

    I wrote and article on Hub Pages titled Please Don't Buy Me Candy for Valentine's Day.

    I didn't think to tell anyone on the home front about it.  I didn't think I had to.

    Because I'm Diabetic.   So, I ended up with a really large Red Valentine's Box of Candy, my daughter received a smaller one full of Turtles Chocolates, and two grandsons also received candy.

    Do you think I could refuse???  bjp

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      RFoxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I feel your pain. I'm allergic to soy which happens to be in all chocolate in some form or another. If someone gives me chocolate I usually tell them I'm allergic but that I know a chocoholic who will be so happy to take them off my hands. Then I thank them for the thinking of me and either give the chocolates to a friend or a homeless person in my neighborhood.

      I feel it's best to be honest about the fact you can't eat them but in a way that doesn't hurt the gift givers feelings.

      Just my personal thoughts. Good luck big_smile

  2. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    I like candy big_smile

  3. DeeS profile image59
    DeeSposted 10 years ago

    Are you sure it's not sugar free candy? smile

  4. Betty Jo Petty profile image61
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 10 years ago

    That would be a better idea.  No, it was the real thing.  Our first real argument was because he didn't buy me a big or little box of Valentine candy.

    So, I'm guessing he didn't want to face that.  I should have mentioned it, Really.

    I love candy, and most sugar, but it's like poison to me.  (What isn't?) .  I also love Bacon, but...

    SOY!  I also am allergic to it.  I can taste small amounts of it, anything larger and I get nauseated. 

    Anyone else out there not a soy lover???


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