As a nurse, I am constantly around different illnesses, diseases, and conditions, and their effects on the patients and their lives. Diabetes, being one of the fastest growing diseases out there, is among those illnesses that I unfortunately see way too often. On any given night shift, I can almost guarantee you that at least one of my two patients has diabetes. Most often than not, both do. Not only are we seeing a rise of this disease in the elderly population, but also in our young children, which raises a huge concern in our country.
I think that the thing that people struggle most with is the need to change their lifestyle. Seeing as how, food, is a major part of our every day lives, eliminating some of the things that we love most has proven to be a struggle in many people's lives. Not just those with diabetes.
For me, personally, I am always looking for healthier alternatives for my family. This includes candy with less sugar. Preferably, sugar free. For diabetic patients, this is even more important for their population as this has an effect on their health on a larger, more acute way.
The key though, is to find sugar free candy that is not just sugar free, but also tastes good.
And that sugar free candy that I speak of? That also happens to be so delicious and addicting? Werther's Original Sugar Free Candy. It's one of those favorites of mine that once I start, I just can't stop. That's why I have to send them away with my husband to work so that I won't be as tempted to eat the whole bag. In one sitting. Although, I do have a secret stash hidden. You know, because he would take them all if I let them.
I also had the opportunity to test out various flavors, and I have to admit that out of the different options available, the caramel apple was by far my favorite. Then again it was so hard to choose! And of course the best part is the only 8 calories and 3 grams of carbs per piece.
I told Andrew that next time we go to the store, we will just have to stock up on each flavor.
So for all my diabetic patients out there, for all the families out there seeking sugar free alternatives in their diet, this candy is made just for you. And you, and you, and me.
And be sure to try to test out all four flavors. You know how that saying goes... an apple a day keeps the doctor away, well a Werther's Original Sugar Free Candy a day keeps nurse Becky away.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.