Treating Yourself

Treating Yourself

14 Treats and Snacks for Those with Type 1 Diabetes

If you have type 1 diabetes, you’ve been told time again and again to stay away from the sugar. But what good is it if you aren’t told what to run to as a substitute?

The fact is that when everyone else (not those with type 1 diabetes) is eating birthday cake and ice cream, you need something as a substitute.

Here’s a long list of treats you can eat without feeling any guilt whatsoever:

  1. Ghirardelli chocolate bar, 85 to 90% chocolate, two to four squares. You want the dark chocolate, as dark chocolate is higher in flavonoids, which has more benefits for you
  2. Lindt 90% dark chocolate bar, two to four squares
  3. Melt the dark chocolate bar and then add some peanut butter to it to make your own Reese’s squares
  4. Melt the dark chocolate bar and dip the largest strawberries you can find into them
  5. Plain yogurt with 1 to 2 teaspoons undutched dark chocolate (not treated with alkali) and a sprinkle of cinnamon
  6. Coconut milk with dark chocolate (undutched, not treated with alkali), cinnamon and stevia for a sweetener
  1. Celery and black bean dip
  2. Cucumber strips with wasabi dip (the cool mixes with the hot)
  3. Kefir milk with berries added and cinnamon and then freeze for 10 minutes to make your own berry ice cream
  4. Frozen persimmon with 2 oz. kefir milk, cinnamon and ground almonds
  5. A small plate of olives, cheese and raw nuts
  6. Cucumber strips with hummus
  7. Almond flour muffins with raspberries
  8. Coconut flour muffins with sliced almonds and butter

Now take this list and share it with all your friends who have type 1 diabetes, too. The next time you get together, make a point for each of your friends to bring along a treat or snack and then have everyone share the recipes. You can multiply these 14 recipes by 10 in a few short months! Pretty soon you’ll have a whole cookbook on treats for those with type 1 diabetes. Sharing can be so much fun!

Dr. DonnaDr. Donna

Seeing people battle with degenerative illnesses is what brings out the compassion the most in Dr. Donna Schwontkowski. She's a retired chiropractor with two university degrees in nutrition and a Master's in Herbology. With this background and experience with thousands of patients, she's convinced that every illness can be improved significantly if not reversed with diet and nutritional protocols. You can visit Dr. Donna on

Jun 17, 2014
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