One little snickerdoodle won’t kill your diabetic ass, but two might

diabetes christmas cookies snickerdoodle

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.

diabetes christmas cookies 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.

diabetes christmas cookies snickerdoodle
I included the back of my driver’s license for scale. This is a tiny widdle cookie!

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!