Diabetics eat cheesecake low carb dessert recipes with ricotta cheese
Can diabetics eat cheesecake? Im always bemused by queries like these…. it isnt as if we diabetics have a different gastrointtinal system than everyone else. I guess the word can is what puzzles me though…. we can eat whatever we like… BUT… it is wise to limit our choices to maintain our dietary regimen. Its not whether or note we can eat something its whether or not that something fits into our diet plan at the time its offered. With respect to using insulin to cover the carbs in a food item… that is an option but if abused ESPECIALLY in T2s Type 2 diabetics it can lead to problems in the long run. For Ds Diabetics of any type BG Blood Glucose co.ntrol is the key to living a long, healthy life. Non Ds range from about 90 to 120 mg/dl all day long, with 80pc of the day spent BELOW 100 mg/dl. If we want to reduce our risk of CVD, CKD, PAD, hypertension, heart disease, neuropathies, blindness, and many, many more complications of D, we must maintain BG levels as close to those normal levels as possible. With respect to foods foods are the only source of glucose our bodies literally run on glucose, and we get it from EVERYTHING we eat. Proteins, fa.ts, and carbs are all the macronutrients there are, but we get the most glucose from carbs. Carbs include everything from sugars the simplt carbs glucose being the simplt sugar to grain products to fruits and veggies. ALL PLANTS are comprised of carbs… so if its a plant based food, it co.ntains carbs though obviously, some co.ntain more than others. The point is… its NOT just sugar all carbs are nothing more than the components of sugar, and they are all broken down into the sugar our bodies run on glucose. And if we eat NO carbs at all… our bodies can make sugar from the proteins and fa.ts we eat. Cheesecake is a carb loaded food. So many of us choose to simply not eat things like that… because it will drive our BG up significantly. BUT… some of us will simply factor it in to our meal plan. For example… at dinner time, Im typically going to co.nsume about 45g of carbs. If cheesecake is available… I can eat no other carbs, and have a small piece of the cheesecake. But many folks would choose to just skip it. Personally, I LOVE cheesecake… and I DO eat it… about once or twice a year. Also… for T1s, there is the option of eating more than the standard plan say, 145g of carbs instead of just 45 and dose for the extra 100 g with insulin. Thats generally a bad idea for T2s… because the underlying problem for T2s is that their systems are resistant to insulins action so their BG will still rise too high for a while. In T1s… while its generally okay to do once in a while… it will lead to unnecessary weight gain in the long run if done too often. We have more flexibility than T2s, but shouldnt over indulge. Just like non Ds… we can gain too much weight from that behaviour. Finally… you dont say why youre aski. If its for yourself… take note of my observations above. BUT… if its for a friend or relative… do NOT use this to try to co.nvince them to alter their behaviour. Each of us must manage our disease as be we can… and if someone has chosen to NOT indulge in excessive carbs at meals… thats not something for anyone else except, perhaps, their doctor to interfere with. About the worst thing non Ds can do to us Ds is tell us how to manage our disease. Every case is different, and each of us must adopt the methods that wor.k for us. And that includes the behaviours we can maintain, not just the ones that will wor.k. For some.. that means NO desserts or treats, while for others, that means only occasional treats, and so on.