{Food} Calorie Free Cookies

by Leighann on June 8, 2012

Q and I were at the mall and I stopped into a bakery to ask for a donation for a fundraiser we were working on. Of course they had an entire case of elaborately decorated cookies and Q wanted one for her afternoon snack.

Since it was a chain bakery, I thought they might just have nutrition information for the sweets we selected.

When I asked, the woman said with a smile that I was supposed to appreciate, but did not, “I baked these without calories.”

I replied, “I actually need the carb count. I mean I actually really do need the carb count, not the calories.”

Most people assume when I ask for the information that I need it for myself and that I’m on a diet (which I should be!) or that I need calories. But people with diabetes have a much easier time figuring out how much insulin to give themselves (or their child) if they could just see the label.

People are well-meaning, as is illustrated by this woman’s comment, but they just don’t get it.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Denise aka Mom of Bean June 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

yep, they just don’t get it!


2 K June 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I KNOW!!! So frustrating. Sometimes they just look at me like I’m crazy for asking. My best luck has been a super-sweet (no pun intended:)) lady at our local snowcone stand who showed me the difference in how a regular and a sugar-free snowcone looks…”so you’ll always know for sure that you got the right thing”.


3 katy June 13, 2012 at 3:56 am

once at a Bertucci’s the waiter assumed I was on a diet when I asked for the nutrition information binder. Instead of the binder, he gave me some advice, “Obviously, you’ll want to steer clear of the pizza and get one of our salads…” I told him, “I’m not on a diet! And I’m not even fat! Are you crazy?” It was a a real HOW DID YOUR MAMA RAISE YOU moment for me. It was like being asked “When are you due?” It was awful!


4 Leighann June 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

I probably would have smacked him…or stiffed him, lol!


5 katy June 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

: )


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