Eating Dessert With Diabetes
You can still enjoy sweet treats when you have diabetes – just follow these important tips.
By Everyday Health Editors
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Sadly, most desserts are full of sugar. Just one small piece of birthday cake can use up most of your carb allowance for a whole day. But that doesn’t mean your days of ending a meal with a sweet finish are over. By picking the right kind of dessert foods and limiting your portions, you can satisfy your sweet tooth and still keep your blood sugar under control.
One way to keep dessert in your day is to have it within an hour of your meal, and subtract main-meal carbs to make room for dessert carbs. Subtract the carbohydrates you would’ve gotten from, say, rice, pasta, or potatoes and replace them with a small portion of dessert.
How to Choose Diabetes-Friendly Desserts
To dine on dessert safely, here are some basics to keep in mind:
Learn more healthy habits in Step 5.
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