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Diabetic Recipes!

AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Hellooo there! I'm going to a christmas party at my boyfriend's sisters house, and I wanted to bake a cake! However, his dad is a diabetic, and I want him to be able to eat some cake too. Does anybody know any tasty diabetic cake recipes?

I checked online for some cakes, but I don't know how tasty they are, and would like to take all of your words for it instead!

Thanks!

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  • TrusTrus Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Hellooo there! I'm going to a christmas party at my boyfriend's sisters house, and I wanted to bake a cake! However, his dad is a diabetic, and I want him to be able to eat some cake too. Does anybody know any tasty diabetic cake recipes?

    I checked online for some cakes, but I don't know how tasty they are, and would like to take all of your words for it instead!

    Thanks!

    Is he Type 1 or type 2? I can't really offer much if he is type 2 but if he is type 1 he can probably have regular cake and adjust the amount of insulin he takes.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah a recipe for a diabetic person is the same recipe as normal except the last step is "make sure they take some insulin" and even that step is optional because frankly if they can't handle that they'd have died long ago.

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  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Any ideas in mind? A lot of classic dessert recipes can be made diabetic-friendly by substituting a few ingredients. Splenda offers white sugar and brown sugar variations, and i've had tons of success with it. ( I'm Diabetic)
    Look through these and see if you see anything interesting:
    http://www.splenda.ca/splenda-recipes-list.aspx?s=S4

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  • BetelguesePDXBetelguesePDX Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah a recipe for a diabetic person is the same recipe as normal except the last step is "make sure they take some insulin" and even that step is optional because frankly if they can't handle that they'd have died long ago.

    Bad advice. Thats like playing with a rattlesnake and not worrying about getting bit because you have a vial of anti-venom with you.

    Why take the risk in the first place? Insulin administration after food (especially home made food that will not tell you how big a serving is and how much sugar & other carbs that serving size has) is a very inexact science. Not that cut and dry.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against Russian warships) Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    You really don't know what you're talking about. It's not bad advice as all. As an insulin dependent diabetic of 22 years, I can say that I'd just tell someone to make a regular cake, and I would adjust my pre-meal injection and/or portions to compensate. It's cut and dry enough that there's no reason to worry if your estimation is off and your blood sugar wobbles a little.

    Now, if you're making a cake for a type II diabetic, you want to go as low calorie as possible because they can't make alterations that easily.

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    See, I didn't know which type of diabetic he was (and nether does my boyfriend..), so I just opted to make a diabetic cake to be safe.

    Either way, I tried a recipe online cause I was running out of time, and it was awful D: I tried to save it with some sugar free frosting and filling....but it made it worse. I think I'll stick to making regular cakes... cause now I know he's type 1, and can take insulin.

    Thanks for the input you guys! It's always appreciated.

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  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Code fondler Helping the 1% get richerRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    See, I didn't know which type of diabetic he was (and nether does my boyfriend..), so I just opted to make a diabetic cake to be safe.

    Either way, I tried a recipe online cause I was running out of time, and it was awful D: I tried to save it with some sugar free frosting and filling....but it made it worse. I think I'll stick to making regular cakes... cause now I know he's type 1, and can take insulin.

    Thanks for the input you guys! It's always appreciated.

    Too bad I didn't see this earlier. A traditional cake is kinda hard to do completely sugar-free. Something like a carrot cake or spice cake that has a good, strong flavor base is easier to cut down on the sugar or use with a lower sugar content.

    One thing I do if I'm going to be hosting a party or bringing something and it's a recipe I haven't tried before is to always try a test run first. It helps to find out if it's crap or not and you can also work out the timing on it.

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  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah a recipe for a diabetic person is the same recipe as normal except the last step is "make sure they take some insulin" and even that step is optional because frankly if they can't handle that they'd have died long ago.

    Bad advice. Thats like playing with a rattlesnake and not worrying about getting bit because you have a vial of anti-venom with you.

    Why take the risk in the first place? Insulin administration after food (especially home made food that will not tell you how big a serving is and how much sugar & other carbs that serving size has) is a very inexact science. Not that cut and dry.

    It is if you're running on an Insulin Pump.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava ~~She/Her~~ Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    See, I didn't know which type of diabetic he was (and nether does my boyfriend..), so I just opted to make a diabetic cake to be safe.

    Either way, I tried a recipe online cause I was running out of time, and it was awful D: I tried to save it with some sugar free frosting and filling....but it made it worse. I think I'll stick to making regular cakes... cause now I know he's type 1, and can take insulin.

    Thanks for the input you guys! It's always appreciated.

    An old friend of my father's is diabetic. She was the lady at the office that would always bring in the cakes and cookies for everybody. But her being diabetic did not change this.


    If you have time, and access to a grocery store, this is the cake that she made that makes everybody go insanely crazy.

    Plain yellow/butter cake recipe with Splenda instead of sugar
    Icing: Coolwhip (which has like under 3g sugars which is what her diabetic diet had her on) mixed with Sugar free Vanilla Pudding

    ohmygod. the cake was devourable, and completely ok for diabetics.

    Good luck!

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