Originally Posted by Lagdi
Does it means that if a bar of chocolates with eg 80% cocoa (dark chocolate) but wihtout sugar, a diabetics can consume it without any worries whether she needs to have more intake of insulin? Anyone knows?
Yes, I know ... and the answer is still not that simple. But, if you want a Yes/No answer without taking everything into consideration - the answer is NO, a diabetic can not eat a sugar-free dark chocolate candy bar without having to worry about taking more insulin.
It still depends on several factors, it's not just a question of sugar or sugar-free ... it is about the total number of carbohydrates in the candy bar, and the other carbodydrates the person has consumed, when consumed, number of carbs allowewd in their diet, etc. Diabetics have to count carbs and usually work from an exchange list ... for example if they are allowed 24g of carbs they can have 2 slices of wheat bread, 1/2 cup cooked long grain white rice, or 40g Hershey's Sugar-Free Dark chocolate candy.