I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Losing someone so dear is always hard to go through. We just lost my grandma in March and that is when my major sweet teeth started. We were going back and forth (6 hour drive each way) to see her when she was sick and we were constantly eating out and had lots of sweet things always around. After she passed it never stopped and just kept getting worse. All in all I ended up gaining about 10 lbs since losing her. Now to work at getting rid of it.
Being diabetic does not mean you have to give up sweets completely, just try to limit them and of course count the carbs and do insulin accordingly. My husband is diabetic so I am aware of all of what goes with it. It is a good thing he does not really care for the sweet stuff, lucky him. He also has a bunch of self control which is something that I am lacking these days. Trying to gain it back.
I have written on my refrigerator; my hope is that seeing this every day I will start to feel it too. I AM in control I AM disciplined I AM responsible I AM resilient