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I want to make a birthday cake for a friend. Unfortunately she has recently been diagnosed diabetic.

Try as I might, despite Googling for "diabetic birthday cake" or similar, I can't find a recipe that looks like it's suitable - they all seem to contain sugar. I know next to nothing about diabetes, though.

Can anyone recommend me a recipe?

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My suggestion would be to make something like Panna Cotta, which is not really a cake. but it does not include grains which are problematic for diabetics and if you buy good quality cream and vanilla pods you don't need to add a lot of sugar to make it taste good.

I'd use rapadura sugar or raw honey or maple syrup to sweeten, it gives a better taste than regular processed white sugar.

Plus the cream and gelatin makes this a very nutritious dessert :)

Edit: This recipe for dark chocolate pots also looks amazing and it does not contain any sugar, but again it's not a cake.

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thanks for the suggestions.

I'm not sure if a panna cotta or chocolate pot will survive the journey I need to make, but I will think about it. Especially the chocolate pots... oh god.

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Man, I'm so lax with my (type 1) diabetes, I'd just eat whatever.

Wow, really? I've seen a family friend carry on as normal after being diagnosed, eating sweets and refined carbs etc. He had to have both his legs amputated and still would carry on eating badly. He eventually died, but it always shocked me how the prospect of losing one leg, let alone two, would not convince someone to make lifestyle changes.

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I'm not completely terrible, but I'm struggling to come off the sweet stuff at the moment due to complications with a previous basal insulin (Levemir). I'm slowly weaning myself off, but the urge is still there! Also boredom eating in work.

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Bananas are actually pretty high in sugar also! I usually need quite a bit of insulin to balance them.

As for an actual recommendation from me and not a derail, there's a recipe for an egg-based flan on MarksDailyApple: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread7274.html

This is just 2.7 grams and can be topped with numerous sweet or savoury things. I guess you could add marscarpone, agave and berries for a sweet, low-carb thing.

There's also a recipe on there for an almond-flour based flan as well.

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My other half is Type 1 and she eats most things within reason. As long as she calculates the carb content and gives the according insulin, diet isn't that much of a big deal. She recently went on the pump and that has been amazing. Her average blood sugar level has dropped considerably in the few months she's had it.

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My other half is Type 1 and she eats most things within reason. As long as she calculates the carb content and gives the according insulin, diet isn't that much of a big deal. She recently went on the pump and that has been amazing. Her average blood sugar level has dropped considerably in the few months she's had it.

How did she get the pump? I am type 1 and over the last 6 months I have been awful with my control (many stresses, I won't bore you, have seen my lifestyle in a spin). Once we have moved I am going to the GP to say "Look, I have fucked up big time and need help". One of my main issues is that I am very forgetful, so was thinking a pump would be ideal.

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She did have issues with control for a while before she got the pump, especially first thing in the morning where it would be really high for no obvious reason. She kept going back to her diabetes specialist nurse who tried various things like changing her insulin doses, but when nothing seemed to be working she suggested the pump as an option. You have to meet their criteria as they aren't cheap (hers is on the house insurance valued at £3k!), plus it takes a while to get the approval.

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