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Are You Diabetic And Still Craving For Sugar? Checkout These 3 Amazing Diabetic Deserts!

By socialpanga +2 more

Diabetes patients are not allowed to think of sweets or dessert, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, most of us choose to believe this as the fact that eating sugars or sugary foods will cause one to develop ‘Diabetes.’ Yes, sweets or sugars do affect the blood sugar levels, but they do not aid in developing diabetes in an individual. In short, Diabetic desserts exist!

Therefore, it is a common misnomer that diabetics cannot enjoy desserts. They can eat sweet foods but in moderation and with knowledge, and awareness of how it will affect their blood sugar. (Click to read about Diabetic Summer Coolers)


So, through this blog, we bring you three delicious desserts that are diabetes-friendly, using natural sugars by Sonal Arora, the Co-founder of 6meal.in. She firmly believes in conscious eating and believes that the right foods are more important than medication. Hence, equipped with this idea, she built 6meal.in.

Here are three delicious diabetes desserts:

#1 Poached Pear


Source: 6meal.in


  • Pear
  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Orange Zest
  • Star Anise
  • Orange
  • Sour Cream
  • Raw honey
  • Water
  • Walnut

How to make:

Peel & core the pear, slit into half lengthways. Mix water, orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon, star anise and orange zest. In a saucepan, poach the pear with the above liquid till tender. Cooldown & chill in the fridge whisk the sour cream with raw organic honey. Steve the poached pear with an orange segment, sour cream, and crushed toasted walnuts.

Generally speaking, yes, it’s OK to eat desserts if you have diabetes. But you should consume it in moderation. Using honey or jaggery which has a lower glycemic index (GI) should be used as a sweetening agent in the dessert. But any type of sugar will raise your blood glucose levels.

Dr. M.G. Kartheeka, MBBS, MD

#2 Fresh Fruit Yogurt with Granola Parfait


Source: 6meal.in

Ingredients for Granola

  • Rolled oats: 20 gm
  • sunflower seeds- 5 gm
  • pumpkin seeds- 5 gm
  • almonds- 5 gm
  • walnuts- 5 gm
  • dried apricot- 5 gm
  • cranberry- 5 gm
  • apple – 20 gm
  • cold-pressed oil

How to make Granola:

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spread out the mixture on an oven tray and toast till golden.

Next, take the following ingredients:

  • Yoghurt or slim yoghurt
  • Raw honey
  • Apple
  • Kiwi
  • Orange
  • Grape
  • Mango
  • Mint

How to make:

Cut all fruits, whisk the yoghurt with honey and then set in a jar and top it fruits with Granola.

Also Read: Is Honey Good for Diabetes? Unveiling the Research Behind the Sweet Remedy

If you’re looking for a diabetes-friendly way to satisfy your sweet tooth, aspartame may be just the ticket. Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener that is around 200 times sweeter than sugar with less than 4 calories per gram. Aspartame is considered safe for people with diabetes to eat.

Dr. Ashish Bajaj – M.B.B.S, M.D.

#3 Dhoodhi Halwa



Bottle Guard – 300 gm

Skimmed milk – 300 ml

Oil- 5 gm

Cardamom powder – 0.2 gm

Green Cardamom – 0.2 gm

Saffron- 0.1 gm

Almonds – 2gm

Pistachio- 2gm

Jaggery- 10 gm

How to make:

Heat oil or homemade ghee in a pan. Then add grated bottle guard and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add milk & whole cardamom and saffron and cook till the milk is reduced and thick. Add grated jaggery to sweeten. Garnish finely shredded Almonds and Pistachios.

Be careful when consuming artificial sweeteners and even more natural ones such as maple syrup, corn syrup and xylitol as the side effects or effects of an alternative sweetener on insulin resistance may outweigh the benefits.

Dr. Ashish Bajaj – M.B.B.S, M.D.

Also Read: Is Jello Good for You? Unraveling the Truth through Nutritional Science

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