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post #16 of 20
Stevia is a very sweet herb that I BELEIVE(there's practically nothing in it i can see that would affect diabeties) to be diabetic safe(no sugar, no fake sugar, no calories, no fat) I guess it'd be the same as using any other herb in things?

Many people use it in place of fake sugar in cakes and pastries. The only problem i've heard is trying to find something to make up for volume loss you get without the granual sugar(i can't think of anything on the top of my head ,but i know there are things you can use int he recipe to make up for volume if you need to).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevia
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post #17 of 20
I just found this receipe online, I havnt tried it but it looks really good.!!

http://veenaartofcakes.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/diabetic-chocolate-cake-with-chocolate.html?m=1
post #18 of 20

My mother in law is diabetic but she loves to eat cake but due her diabetic condition was not able to make cake but thanks to this forum from where i got few tips on how to make sugar free cake.Will definitely try it out.

post #19 of 20

I'm not keen on using diabetic chocolates or sweeteners like mannitol, generally because they end up having the same carbohydrate load as their real counterparts and high doses of artificial sweetener can cause diarrhoea. My daughter is a type 1 diabetic, when I bake for her I make a regular cake, she eats a small portion along with some slow releasing carbohydrate (so as part of a meal) and we inject enough insulin to cover it. I understand though that type 1 is very different to type 2 and that may not be an option for someone who is trying to manage their diabetes through diet alone. I would be careful though about how much artificial sweetener you used, last thing you want is to have people running to the bathroom after eating some cake! 

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Originally Posted by niniel1 View Post

I'm not keen on using diabetic chocolates or sweeteners like mannitol, generally because they end up having the same carbohydrate load as their real counterparts and high doses of artificial sweetener can cause diarrhoea. My daughter is a type 1 diabetic, when I bake for her I make a regular cake, she eats a small portion along with some slow releasing carbohydrate (so as part of a meal) and we inject enough insulin to cover it. I understand though that type 1 is very different to type 2 and that may not be an option for someone who is trying to manage their diabetes through diet alone. I would be careful though about how much artificial sweetener you used, last thing you want is to have people running to the bathroom after eating some cake! 




This!!! My husband has type 1 diabetes and was diagnosed at 15 yrs old, I agree that diabetic choc etc can have a laxative effect, my hubby now avoids anything like this. We do the same a niniel1, if my husband wants to scoff sone cake then he will, he will manage his levels with insulin and balanced meals. Sometimes its nice to have a naughty treat and tge diabetic stuff some how takes the naughty out of it. I do think its brilliant that cake makers work so hard to find substitutes though, fantastic.
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