Most people believe diabetics have to stay away from all sugars. While people who have diabetes should monitor what they eat, they do not have to give up eating everything that contains sugar for the rest of their lives, according to Web MD.
A diabetic can still eat ice cream if he wants to. It is advisable to cut back. Instead of eating two scoops of ice cream, eat only one. He can choose low fat and sugar-free ice cream or sherbet. A diabetes should consider using low-calorie sweeteners instead of regular sugar. Fruit has natural sugar, so a diabetic can satisfy his sweet tooth by choosing a piece of fruit instead of a piece of chocolate cake or apple pie. A whole wheat oatmeal-raisin cookie or yogurt might also be good substitutes. Diabetics can tweak a recipe. For instance, they can often use less sugar than a recipe calls for without sacrificing taste or consistency.
A report says a diabetics can limit portions, and it’s probably best to save them for special occasions. They can use simple substitutions to cut the fat, calories, and sugar. A good tip for diabetics is to make sure to cut back on other carbs during the meal to leave room for dessert.
Yes, diabetics can eat desserts. Moderation is key.
Lara Rondinelli, RD, CDE, diabetes center coordinator at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, says, depriving yourself of sweets can backfire. Rondinelli, also author of the American Diabetes Association cookbook “Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking,” indicates that if people are too restrictive and don’t allow themselves any sweets or favorite foods, they can get frustrated and go on binges. She recommends diabetics to have a balance when it comes to desserts and sweet treats.