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Dessert Considerations and Options for Diabetics

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You probably feel that any food with a sweet taste is off-limits when you have diabetes. It is best to avoid or significantly limit foods high in fat, low in fiber, and high in sugar. A diet for diabetes requires you to control these variables considering your age, weight, activity level, medications, and more. The good news is that you can find out how to create smart dessert options for people with diabetes. If you make some changes and shop smart, you’ll find that you can enjoy many different desserts (with your doctor’s approval, of course) even if you have diabetes.

Dessert Considerations

Some people admit that they were shocked after being diagnosed with diabetes, believing that they would never enjoy some of their favorite desserts. And it is not necessary for a person with diabetes to not enjoy desserts, and one of the options for them is a healthy version of stroopwafelcake. To enjoy desserts without guilt, you need to check out this consideration. In general, any reasonable dietary choice for a person with diabetes will include as many of these factors as possible: natural ingredients, high fiber, low fat, and low added sugar.

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In addition to these factors, your doctor or dietitian can advise you on your caloric and carbohydrate needs based on your activity level, sleep, weight, and stress level. It’s always a good idea to check your blood sugar levels so that you can make any changes to your medications (or a subset thereof) before indulging.

Dessert Options

eggsIt is usually smarter for a person with diabetes or their loved ones to make their dessert than to purchase a restaurant menu or choose from the buffet or party options. In my experience, even when a product is advertised as “sugar-free” or perhaps “low-fat,” there may be hidden carbohydrates or other elements that could put your well-being at risk. When you cook or bake at home, you know precisely what the components are in your diabetic dessert, which allows you to estimate the amount of medicine/insulin that will likely be needed to prevent a blood sugar spike.

Healthy waffles are one of the options for people with diabetes to enjoy dessert without risking their health. Here are the ingredients for a healthy waffle dessert that you can enjoy and is easy to make: one egg, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup milk, 1 T low-carb sugar, 2 T oil, and 1 T baking powder.