When I first got diagnosed i pretty much was in limbo. I figured id never be able to eat regular food ever again. Of course you can tho in moderation. But my sweet tooth was itching for some candy. i didnt even know sugar free candy existed. i never even heard of diabetes until i got it. So i was new to the whole diabetes world.
At the time I was a supervisor in U.P.S. working the 3rd shift. So i didnt have to be in work til 10pm. I went to the mall that day with my roomate/cousin. I came across a candy store. And they had those plastic containers where you can load candy into a plastic baggy for 4.99 a pound or what not. So i was looking at all the candies and i seen sugar free this and sugar free that. i thought i was in heaven. but thats all the container read. nothing else. just the name of the candy. (now for those who actually have a label to read about eating sugar free candy...you know im in trouble.) but i dont know this at the time or whats about to happen. clueless.
so i filled my bag with sugar free gummy worms and s.f. gummy bears. some s.f. hard candies. so i was snackin away and snackin away. i go home and start getting ready for work and finish off my bag of s.f. candy. well my stomach made a noise that ive never heard before. and then it did it again. i started to feel really fat. i couldnt even sit down my stomach hurt so much. so i figured i had to use the bathroom quick. i thought i was going to lose 10 pounds in there. nope just air. so i got up and was going to finish getting ready and im back on the toilet. Air. i did this about 20 times. my stomach still sounding like the devil.
i tried calling out of work but they said no. i had to be in. i get to my job to supervise the Sort isle and im hurting. im running to the bathroom every 5 minutes. management would Not let me leave there. That was the longest and most embarassing night on my job. when i got home i laid in fetal position for about 10 hours.
Never again will i look at sugar free candy. now that i know about it. i look at all the labels and their microscopic print "consumption of 3 or more will have a laxative effect." and they are not kidding. i must have eaten 50-75 candies that night.
If youve ever had that problem with the candy and paid for it like i did. just know i went through it about 10 worse then you did. unless you ate as much as me.