Having diabetes shouldn’t mean skipping all the sweet treats everyone else is eating. Whether you have Type 1, a condition that causes your body to produce little to no insulin, or Type 2, when your body resists insulin or doesn't produce enough, there are plenty of goodies you can safely indulge in.
The trick is managing your glucose response, which you can do in part by combining carbs with protein and fat, opting for high-fiber carbs, choosing natural sugars (like those in milk and fresh fruit) over refined and adding nut butter or high-fat dairy to your sweets. Eating small portions (i.e., sharing dessert with a friend) can also help you stay balanced.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) doesn't have a daily carb intake recommendation for people with diabetes, because people's responses to carbs vary greatly. K Health advises using the glycemic index to measure how quickly foods can cause your blood sugar to spike. As long as you moderate your carb and sugar intake, you can dig into these 20 diabetes-friendly desserts, which include avocado chocolate mousse, low-carb cheesecake and Paleo-friendly carrot cake.