One of my coworkers made CHRISTMAS COOKIES! I don’t know why I sound so excited about that. I’m really kind of meh on cookies, but goddam diabetes makes stuff like cookies mostly off-limits. So Christmas cookies suddenly seem really tempting!
I had to google what the hell is in a snickerdoodle … I’ve heard of them before, but I don’t think I’d ever eaten one. Again, I’m not a cookie guy.
Turns out a snickerdoodle is in the sugar cookie family, so of course it’s made with a shit-ton of sugar. And the secret ingredient? Cinnamon!
I don’t know if cinnamon is bad for the diabetes, but sugar certainly is.
Anyway, let’s get to the point. I ate one. I ate a snickerdoodle.
Blood sugar reading before eating: 117
This reading of 117 was in the morning, right after starting the work day. I hadn’t eaten anything yet.
Blood sugar reading after eating: 167
This reading was about an hour after I finished my itty bitty snickerdoodle.
I call the snickerdoodle itty bitty because it was teeny tiny. If you look at the photos, you can see that it was maybe the diameter of a golf ball.
And yet it still raised my glucose by 50 mg/dL!
There was a bit of vaping during the hour after eating the cookie, but past experience tells me that that’s not a big thing.
So I survived one widdle snickerdoodle, but there’s no way in hell I’d eat two!