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Hi everyone, any advice on...birthday cake recipe? my 6 yo son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he's birthday coming soon, non of the local bakeries offers sugar free birthday cake. recipes pleas

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11 Answers
Living with type 1 diabetes.
Winter Springs, FL
Hi**** Most sugar free cakes have more junk and things in them than regular cakes and the carbohydrate difference is minimal. Does the doctor have your child on a sugar free diet? Type 1 is more about moderation and carefully counting carbs. Perhaps the CDE at whatever office your son visits can advise you? or even the doctor.

I have a regular cake with whipped cream as the icing. Most sugar free desserts aren't any better than one that's more satisfying with less. The dietician where I work cut out sugar free ice cream because regular was better for our patients.

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Ben Wheeler, TX
I would let him have regular cake and just take enough insulin to cover it. I never go for sugar free desserts. Just my two cents.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Columbia, MO
My daughter's birthday was just a week after my son was diagnosed. We opted for a cookie cake and a low carb meal. It worked well for us.

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Denton, TX
My****mommy used to make me angel food cake with whipped cream and strawberries. Yummy!

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Orlando, FL
We let our son have the regular cake and remove some of the icing. Count the carbs and let him be as normal as possible on special occasions.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Hernando, MS
Agree with others. Check out the carb count and use that. Sugar free never means carb free. Thats a huge mistake lots of people make. They check out sugar content instead of carbs. I swapped and got angel food & strawberries once only to realize later it was worse than my cake. Course we're all different and different foods affect different folks differently. My X would soar if ate a 1/2 slice pizza. Yet it doesnt affect me much

I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes.
Altamonte Springs, FL
thanks y'all for the advice, think we'll go for a regular cake afterall

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Armonk, NY

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Armonk, NY
We made this cake for my son's birthday with Swerve sweetener and he loved it... http://deniceduszynski.com/chocolate-zucchini-cake-no-sugar-added-and-gluten-free/

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