Diabetes and Dessert

Diabetes and Dessert: What are Diabetic Dessert?

There are many types of diabetes. There are Type 1 diabetes which is hereditary, there is type 2 diabetes which develops due to diet, and then there is gestational or postpartum diabetes. The latter two forms of diabetes develop because of pregnancy complications such as high blood sugar during pregnancy or preeclampsia. These complications are often not diagnosed until after birth.

The most common cause of diabetes is obesity. Obesity causes insulin resistance, which leads to higher levels of glucose in the bloodstream. Insulin resistance is one of the main factors leading to type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.

A person with insulin resistance cannot produce enough insulin, so they end up storing large amounts of glucose instead of using it for energy (glycogen). Glucose builds up inside cells causing damage and eventually death.

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed at birth. It is caused by mutations in the genes that make insulin. The body makes its own insulin, but when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, the body uses stored fat stores as a source of fuel rather than making new insulin.

When this happens, excess sugar enters the bloodstream and causes blindness and other problems. Most children with type 1 diabetes live into adulthood without any long term health issues. However, once diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, they will need to take the insulin shots for the rest of their life.

Pregnancy complications can cause gestational or postpartum diabetes. These two types of diabetes only affect women and usually only last during the period between when a woman finds out she is pregnant and when she gives birth. The pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to combat the sudden change in hormones that occurs during this period.

The most serious health risks for people with diabetes are cardiovascular disease and nerve damage (neuropathy). These two factors are what cause most of the long-term health complications. High blood pressure damage to nerves in the feet can lead to a condition called diabetic foot ulcers.

These ulcers can become infected easily, which means that they need immediate medical attention to prevent the spread of infection.

There are many types of health complications that can result from high blood sugar levels. It is important for people with diabetes to maintain a healthy diet and stick to their exercise routines. It is also important to keep diabetes under control, because otherwise the consequences can be deadly.

The most commonly used types of diabetic desserts are the ones made at home. This is because you have full knowledge of what ingredients are used in the making of these desserts. At your local bakery, you can only be sure of what the ingredients are in the cakes, cookies and scones because all the other desserts like doughnuts contain preservatives and other unnatural ingredients.

So, when you want to indulge yourself with some delicious dessert, go for the ones that you can make at home and make them in large quantities so that you have them handy whenever cravings strike. This applies only if you have full knowledge of the ingredients that are being used. Otherwise, always go for the ones made at home because even the bakery items intended for sale are prepared using unnatural ingredients.

The desserts that are commonly found in bakeries are the same ones that you can find at your local grocery store. There is nothing special about these desserts and they do not offer any additional health benefits because most of them contain large amounts of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. Even those that seem healthy, like the gluten-free desserts, contain large amounts of fat and oils to make them taste better.

Even though you can indulge in a delicious slice of carrot cake or a gluten-free cookie every now and then, too much of these desserts can make you gain weight very quickly. Those with a sweet tooth are always advised to eat these desserts in moderation and focus on eating healthier meals the rest of the day. There are several delicious and healthy dessert recipes that you can try at home.

Quick and easy healthy desserts are always better than the ones that you need to spend hours preparing. Desserts like smoothies, whole fresh fruits, and yogurt can be prepared in just a few minutes. There are also plenty of online websites that contain healthy dessert recipes that you can try out when you have some free time.

Blueberry and Peanut Butter Oat Bars Recipe

Oatmeal is always a healthy option for people who are watching their weight. These oat bars contain additional ingredients that are rich in nutrients and provide the body with plenty of energy. The oats also help to keep you full for longer periods of time, so you won’t feel tempted to snack between meals.


1 cup of oats

1 tablespoon of honey

2 tablespoons of peanut butter

1/2 cup of low-fat milk

1/2 cup of blueberries

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of almond extract

1/4 cup of raisins

1/4 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until they form a uniform mixture

Grease a baking tray with some oil and spread the oat bar mixture on it with the help of a spoon

Transfer the tray in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes

Let it cool down before you cut it into squares and serve

vegetarian pizza cups Recipe



1 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup warm water


1 cup thinly sliced red onion

2 cups button mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

Black pepper to taste.

Cheese: 1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded.


To make the cups:

Combine 1 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and dried yeast with water and mix well. If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, even better. Let this mixture rest in a warm place for about half an hour.

It should get nice and puffy.

In the meantime, grease your muffin pan with some oil or cooking spray. Combine the rest of the cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper in a bowl and set aside.

After the dough has rested, start shaping it into small cups. Coat your hands in flour so that the dough doesn’t stick to you. Gently press it into the cups, making a slight indent in the middle.

This will be the bottom of your cup. Let the dough rest for another 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Once ready, place the muffin pan in the oven and bake for about 7-10 minutes or until they start to turn slightly golden brown. Take out of the oven and set aside to cool.

Increase the temperature of the oven to 450 degrees F.

To prepare the filling:

While the cups are baking, you can prepare your filling. Slice the mushrooms thinly and add them to a bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, dried oregano, balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Toss until everything is coated in the mixture. Spread the mushroom mix out evenly on a cookie sheet and place in the oven once you turn it to 450 degrees F.

After the mushroom mix has been in the oven for 5 minutes, take it out and flip all the slices over. Put it back in the oven for another 5-7 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft and have a nice roasted look to them. Set aside to cool.

To finish the pizza cups:

Take out your muffin pan once the cups have cooled down. Fill each cup 3/4 of the way up with the pizza dough. Take a sharp knife and make a small hole in the middle to let the air out while baking.

Top with the mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven for about 7 minutes at 450 degrees F or until the edges of the cups are nice and golden brown.

Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Take a sharp knife and carefully cut around the edges of each cup to loosen it from the pan. Let it cool completely and then gently pop them out.

To serve:

Fill each pizza cup with 1/4 cup of the roasted mushrooms and drizzle with a little bit of the juice that they were roasted in. Enjoy!

Makes 12 cups.

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