Satisfying a Diabetic Sweet Tooth. Life sometimes doesn’t seem fair – you love sweets and are known for your sweet toothbut now that you have been diagnosed with diabetes you are afraid you can’t have themanymore. This isn’t entirely true. Yes, if you previously indulged in many sweets youcan no longer do that (and it may be a contributing factor to way you have type 2diabetes). But there are ways that you can satisfy your sweet tooth and stick to yourdiabetic diet.
Even though sugar isn’t the only reason blood sugars raise the combination of a high-sugar item and carbohydrates are. There are many sugar substitutes and artificialsweeteners that are available to purchase on their own or in sweets such as chocolate andhard candies.
Another way to add sweets into your diet is to substitute them for other carbohydrates ina meal. If you were planning on having a tuna salad sandwich for lunch instead of havingthe bread try eating the tuna on its own and use the saved carbohydrates on a cookie ortwo (depending on size and serving information). This can be done with many differentvariations, but should be done in moderation – your body really will function better onthose two pieces of whole wheat bread than it will on two chocolate chip cookies.
Speak with your dietician too. A dietician is full of ideas and suggestion on how toimprove your diabetic diet. He or she may have suggestions on snacks or meals that youwould not have considered to be sweet but can certainly satisfy your sweet tooth. Suchas eating a banana to satisfy a chocolate craving. As time goes on you will begin toappreciate the natural sweet things in life too – such as a juicy apple or a fresh orange.