I’m sure you’ve heard by now that 7-11 now offers a new sugar free Slurpee “For a limited time” … The other day I decided to try one out – I haven’t had a Slurpee in .. I can’t even remember when. But it’s been over 20 years at least as I haven’t had once since I’ve been diabetic for sure.
My friend and fellow blogger, Scott, tried one out recently and he blogged about it. Broke down the carbs (15g for a 20 oz cup) and gave his take on how it affected his blood sugars.
I filled up my cup with 20 oz of Sugar Free Strawberry Banana yumminess… and took my first sip. It was heavenly.
As my coworker and I were walking back out to my car, I said, “I sure hope this doesn’t jack up my blood sugars later on.” She said, “Why would it? It’s sugar free, isn’t it?” *sigh* I explained (again) that it’s not the sugar, but the carbs, that mess with our sugars. (I’ll get off my soap box now )
I am happy to report that I don’t think it affected my sugars in a negative way. The only reason I say I “think” is because said coworker and I had also had mexican food for lunch and no matter what, that almost always does me in as far as my my sugars go … so I was 228 a couple of hours after the Slurpee. But I’m thinking that was more the food than the icy treat .. so I’ll try again after having a better option for lunch
I give it two thumbs up.
I’m also hoping that they decide to keep these around longer than just for a “limited time”. Diabetics rarely allow themselves to indulge in treats such as this (notice I didn’t say we can’t .. we just choose not to, because it requires so much insulin and it’s a total guessing game most times.) It is very hot down here in the south, so knowing I have this frozen treat available has been a very nice change! Please, 7-11 …. keep it around for those of us with broken pancreases.
**Update: I had another Slurpee yesterday after having a normal carb lunch … and I was 80 afterwards, so all good! It was the first time my 4 year old and I were able to enjoy one TOGETHER. And today (7/11) they are offering FREE 8 oz Slurpees because of the date. Go and enjoy one today!