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My boyfriend's mother is always the most gracious host when we visit her--she seriously STOCKS her house with vegan stuff and they're even talking about doing a smoked tofu for me--they're big into grilling etc., so I really want to reciprocate. She has to watch her sugar/carbs because of diabetes and I'm not sure how to reconcile this with some vegan baked goods I could make her. I was wondering if anyone has suggestions ? Maybe you use stevia in baking or have a dessert you really like that doesn't make blood sugar go wacko or perhaps a completely different snack idea? I'm open to all ideas!

http://www.dietdessertndogs.com/

she follows an anti canadia or something diet... lots of sugar free recipes on there

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Try something nut-based. The high protein makes blood sugar raise more evenly.

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Hey,

I am a diabetic, too, though I suppose (statisticall) that your boyfriend's mom is likely type 2, whereas I'm type 1. Anyway, I've veganized this recipe with great success:

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipe/desserts/black-forest-tartlets/

Using Tofutti non-hydrogenated cream cheese, some Smart Balance, turbinado in place of brown, whole-wheat pastry flour, and some sugar-free, no milk-products instant pudding mix (I think Jello's is fine, but check the ingredients..).

Also, with diabetes, besides just carbohydrate amount, what you really have to watch is high carb with high fat together. It will mess a diabetic up for days. (Trust me!).

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thanks for the tips!

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Hey,

I am a diabetic, too, though I suppose (statisticall) that your boyfriend's mom is likely type 2, whereas I'm type 1. Anyway, I've veganized this recipe with great success:

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipe/desserts/black-forest-tartlets/

Using Tofutti non-hydrogenated cream cheese, some Smart Balance, turbinado in place of brown, whole-wheat pastry flour, and some sugar-free, no milk-products instant pudding mix (I think Jello's is fine, but check the ingredients..).

Also, with diabetes, besides just carbohydrate amount, what you really have to watch is high carb with high fat together. It will mess a diabetic up for days. (Trust me!).

Squabatattack, thank you for this. My partner just got diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and I've been meaning to make him something to cheer him up, as he's in that stage of being really upset about it still. If you have any other suggestions, I would love to hear them, because I'm still learning what is acceptable to make and what is less acceptable.

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