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Old 03-29-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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ISO cookies for diabetics

i'd like to bake white chocolate chip cookies for a pregnant diabetic good friend of mine. Does anyone have a low carb recipe and does NOT use artificial sweetener. she's not allowed to use artificial sweeteners during pregnancy.

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Old 03-29-2008, 08:29 PM   #2
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I'd say you need to make something other than a sweet - but I'm no baker so there may be options out there!
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:33 PM   #3
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she really enjoys white choc cookies. it's her favorite cookie.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:35 PM   #4
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she really enjoys white choc cookies. it's her favorite cookie.
I've been where she is - gestational diabetes. Depending on how bad it is she either needs to eat a small amount of cookie (you could make them very small so she feels like she hasn't just broken a piece off) or just wait until she delivers. It's a small price to pay for that little bundle of joy! I know I still used sugar in my coffee - I just had to be careful. Does she use sugar at all for anything else?
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:40 PM   #5
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I would start here and look up nutrition and recipes on the left side column.

Sweeteners & Desserts - Nutrition & Recipes - American Diabetes Association
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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Wow that is limiting.. no sugar and no artificial sugar?? I would agree with Elfie, diabetics cannot necessarily not have sugar, it is just that like any carb they have to limit how much of it they can have.
I am guessing she would need to take a look at the diabetic exchange to see what she could limit for that day to allow for a cookie (and a small one like Elfie suggested).
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Thanks! I'll take a look!
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And another question - was she diabetic before or does she have gestational diabetes?
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Does she eat any sugar at all?
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You might also consider asking a dietitian for free advice, but of course each person's diet is different.
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my DH made some great low sugar low arb choc chip cookies for some of my coworkers. i'm telling him to post it here with the site he got it from. i believe it was the american diabetes association
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:39 PM   #13
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This address was given to me At the Virtual Grocery Store. I made them, and most people couldn't tell the difference and they vanished just as quickly as my regular cookies. My Diabetic friends raved about them. I wanted to use the recipe as a starting point to make a better Diab Cookie, but was told rather plainly to leave it as is... lol.
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diabetes is diabetes, exchanges are the best way to go..sugar,is a carb so do a carb exchange and make the cookie a small one...What i do is my meal is meat and salad and a veggie, then I check my BG after 2 hours if in limits I have a very small piece of what I want..lets say a normal slice of pie, I then cut that in half and put the other part away for the next day..Make sure you test and watch the carbs..your reward is better health and a beautiful baby.

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Then again, my lowest since the surgery has been 170 which for me is a record low!! That is in the morning when I get up and before I eat. So, on the exchange, I would never be allowed a cookie!!
Luckily DW has a soft heart and lets me get away with having sweets now and then!
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:14 PM   #16
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she eats sugar. just a limited amt. so i guess what i'm looking for is a recipe calling for maybe whole wheat flour, and a limited amt of sugar. she doesn't do well with refined things i.e. all purpose white flour, white rice etc.
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she eats sugar. just a limited amt. so i guess what i'm looking for is a recipe calling for maybe whole wheat flour, and a limited amt of sugar. she doesn't do well with refined things i.e. all purpose white flour, white rice etc.
loves, you really should try the recipe my DH posted (sixsix210). I have a variety of diabetics at work, even type 1 that is on a pump, and she ate the cookies and they didn't cause issues.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:31 PM   #18
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we'll do, meshoo96. i'll try the cookies from sixsix210. Thanks for posting the recipe for me sixsix210.
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