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Blinded by Science with dark chocolate! Mmmmm


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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!


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Surviving the Holocaust with Type 1 diabetes - Mar 27
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Eating from the ground - Yuca Fries - Feb 20
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Posted: Feb 10, 2011 11:29
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  • Blinded by Science with dark chocolate! Mmmmm

    Handmade chocolates from PrettySweetCupcakes @Flickr

    Yes, I am diabetic - but I like my chocolate 
    (yes - there is a song about my love for this creation - I'm addicted to chocolate as you can tell - and my hips reveal it).  Don't give me milk chocolate (which is higher in fat/sugar) but the real stuff, the darker the better, and no additives of man made kind.  Sorry but recent discussions within the D-OC of over consumption of sugar free chocolates brought memories of years ago with having a few days off from work with derriere problems after engulfing the diabetic version.  Never EVER again! 

    Even better, a recent study done has once again proven that chocolate contains more healthy plant compounds, gram-for-gram, than fruit juice.  It also revealed that when comparing cocoa powder, the raw ingredient of chocolate, and powders made from fruit that cocoa has alot more flavanols, health-giving plant chemicals, and more antioxidants.  Duh, I like I really need a study to tell me this - I mean - who doesn't feel better after a few squares of chocolate? 

    Okay - let's screech to a halt!!!  Egads, enough of being blinded by science facts here.  I'm now waiting patiently for Valentine's Day - and the hopes that my main squeeze is reading this blog - and knows what I want! 

    Ahh - to heck with waiting - I'm off to get myself some chocolate Tongue out!

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  • By: AmariT: Mar, 08, 2011 14:46 PM

    I'm with you--I love chocolate. Especially chocolate with raspberries. That may be my greatest weakness.

    This Valentine's Day, a couple of girlfriends and I went to a chocolate making class. We learned how to make our own truffles. I worry that this may be extremely dangerous knowledge, but it was a lot of fun!

     



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