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moon12
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Dessert for Type 1 Diabetes

Hello!
My boyfriend's birthday is coming up later in the month, and I would like to make him a special dessert. Before I start, I understand that with portion control he could eat any dessert, but I would like him to be able to eat without the worrying. I have searched the internet for a month trying to find a recipe. I was wondering what anyone else has had success with? I was looking for a recipe with little to no sugar and very low total carbohydrates. One thing I got him to admit without sparking his curiosity was he doesn't like to eat sugar alternatives with Aspartame. Also, I would like to stay away from just making him a fruit cake. I was thinking of making an angel food cake; however I can't seem to find a recipe I like. 
It would also help if you guys could offer advice as to what is a good total carbohydrate number? No one in my family has diabetes and I really want to surprise him and do something nice. However, I am starting to get overwhelmed. Advice please!
Thank you!


Final Note; I found this recipe for peanut butter and chocolate brownies-what do you guys think?

  • 1/4cup  butter
  • 3/4cup  granulated sugar or sugar substitute blend* equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3cup  cold water
  • 3/4cup  refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4cup  canola oil
  • 1teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 1/4cups  all-purpose flour**
  • 1teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4cup  miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

They give sugar and  flour subsistutes:
*Sugar Substitutes: Choose from Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking or Sun Crystals® Granulated Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar.
**Flour Substitutes: Substitute 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, white whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, whole grain oat flour, whole grain corn flour, white bean flour, or soy flour for 3/4 cup of the all-purpose flour. Or, substitute 1/2 cup full-fat almond flour for 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour. Or, substitute 1 1/4 cups gluten-free baking mix

 

trisha01
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Re: Dessert for Type 1 Diabetes

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moon12 wrote:

Hello!
My boyfriend's birthday is coming up later in the month, and I would like to make him a special dessert. Before I start, I understand that with portion control he could eat any dessert, but I would like him to be able to eat without the worrying. I have searched the internet for a month trying to find a recipe. I was wondering what anyone else has had success with? I was looking for a recipe with little to no sugar and very low total carbohydrates. One thing I got him to admit without sparking his curiosity was he doesn't like to eat sugar alternatives with Aspartame. Also, I would like to stay away from just making him a fruit cake. I was thinking of making an angel food cake; however I can't seem to find a recipe I like. 
It would also help if you guys could offer advice as to what is a good total carbohydrate number? No one in my family has diabetes and I really want to surprise him and do something nice. However, I am starting to get overwhelmed. Advice please!
Thank you!


Final Note; I found this recipe for peanut butter and chocolate brownies-what do you guys think?

  • 1/4cup  butter
  • 3/4cup  granulated sugar or sugar substitute blend* equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3cup  cold water
  • 3/4cup  refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4cup  canola oil
  • 1teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 1/4cups  all-purpose flour**
  • 1teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4cup  miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

They give sugar and  flour subsistutes:
*Sugar Substitutes: Choose from Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking or Sun Crystals® Granulated Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar.
**Flour Substitutes: Substitute 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, white whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, whole grain oat flour, whole grain corn flour, white bean flour, or soy flour for 3/4 cup of the all-purpose flour. Or, substitute 1/2 cup full-fat almond flour for 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour. Or, substitute 1 1/4 cups gluten-free baking mix

 


Moon,

 

As your boyfriend is a Type 1, fix him a REAL cake, with all the ingredients listed of whatever kind you make. He knows how to count carbs and dose his insulin accordingly.

 

Don't use any substitutes unless he requests that you do so. Please don't treat him as a Type 2. They must restrict foods and carbs. :smileysad:  

 

Type 1's are not restricted on any of it. We do, however, self restrict - accordng to what our meters show what our bodies can handle.

 

It is sweet of you to make him a cake, so please stop worrying and go ahead and make it - a real one. OK?

 

p.s. We don't worry about what we eat. We count carbs, dose for those carbs, and enjoy whatever it is we eat.

 

p.s. again...Type 1's know how many carbs they can handle. It is different for each and everyone of us.

 

Trisha - Type 1

 

 




Trisha

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moon12
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Re: Dessert for Type 1 Diabetes

OH. Ok Thank you for your reply! I thought he said that, but I didn't want to make him a real cake and then problems happen. This is my first relationship with a diabetic, so I am still learning! 
Thank you again, I appriciate it!

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wildflower142
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Re: Dessert for Type 1 Diabetes

Yep make him a real cake :smileyhappy: i hope he enjoys whatever you make him!
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Dragonstar
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Re: Dessert for Type 1 Diabetes

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Place to look for good food recipes:

 

http://diabeticgourmet.com

 

They have all kinds of recipes, and alot of them do NOT use any sugar substitutes.   Best thing is!!  They have the carbohydrate count of the servings there :smileyvery-happy: , so there's not alot of guessing to be done on the foods.

 

And you can sign up to have a recipe sent to you every day automatically.   My daughter absolutely loves the 8 carb per serving Hot and Sour soup recipe there.    She'll make it when her blood sugars have been running high, she's fighting ketones and her stomach is acting up and feeling sour.  Surprisingly, that soup makes it feel better! :smileysurprised:

 

Edited to add:  and that soup is Delicious!!!


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artwoman
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Re: Dessert for Type 1 Diabetes

You can access the FDA and/or Calorie King and enter the ingredients and amounts to come up with a carb count.  If you buy a cake mix, it wuld be there. If you're going from scratch opr a cookbook - not so much. I often find that I'll do the research into a recipe and then write down the carbcounts so I don't have to do it again.

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SummerLove
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Re: Dessert for Type 1 Diabetes

Make him a delicious real cake, it's his birthday he deserves it!!