My Grandmother made the most delicious pies. She liked to bake and made a lot of great things, but her pies were legendary, especially the apple pie. Being diagnosed with diabetes had to be difficult for her, but she didn’t let it stop her from having the things she loved. She replaced sugar with artificial sweeteners and continued to bake amazing pies. If she didn’t tell you that it was made with sweeteners, you would never have known.
My Grandma recognized how to make lifestyle changes without sacrificing the things that she really enjoys, which I think is important for people living with diabetes. I used to run an agency that provided services to seniors and people with disabilities. I visited many people who either didn’t want to try to use sugar substitutes or didn’t know what their choices were, and their mobility and health was sacrificed. That is so unnecessary with so many options available today. I will be making a donation to Juvenile Diabetes to help make sure that more people don’t sacrifice their health to diabetes, and I encourage you to do the same! Click to Donate to Juvenile Diabetes.
November 14th is World Diabetes Day. More than 9 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes, and that number is increasing. There is no cure available, so having a proactive approach to the disease is the only way to properly treat Diabetes.
In recognition of World Diabetes Day, the National Post has partnered with the fourth annual Report on Diabetes and will be publishing on November 10th. The 8 page spread, available in circulation as well as online, will discuss prevention and diabetes management. For this edition they are featuring Bret Michaels as the cover story, he will be discussing his battle with Type 1 Diabetes. Equal will also have a feature spread with a recipe as the only artificial sweetener represented in the publication.
This National Posts’ Report on Diabetes will discuss:
Prevention of Diabetes
- The Importance of Exercise and Weight Loss
- The Magnitude of Nutrition and Diet
- Recognizing the Symptoms
Actions to Manage the Disease
- Managing Diabetes Short and Long Term
- Understanding Glucose Levels and Continuous Monitoring
- Handling Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
Reactions to the Effects of the Disease
- Dealing with the Disease’s Disabling Effects (Neuropathy,Retinopathy, Oral Health, etc.)
- A Glimpse into the Future of Diabetes Care
Equal is recognized as an acceptable part of a diabetes meal plan by both the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
*Traditional Equal products actually contain 4 calories and the carbohydrate content is just under 1 gram of carbohydrate per each two teaspoon serving. FDA labeling laws state that if a serving has less than 5 calories, it may be labeled as “0” calories.
In the Sobey’s Baking Ad you will see Equal Sucralose is on sale for $5.99 this week! That’s a great deal!
Carb-Conscious Chocolate Cheesecake
This delicious chocolate cheesecake is not only greatly reduced in fat, but also has 76% less carbohydrates than the traditional recipe. It will become a favorite!
1/2 cup finely ground almondsCHEESECAKE:
3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups Equal® Spoonful or Granulated*
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 ounces (4 squares) semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
Fresh raspberries, optional
Fresh mint, optional
* May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener.
(Crust pictured above made with chocolate wafer crumbs)
- For Crust, spray bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle almonds over bottom, patting gently onto pan; set aside.
- For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese and Equal® in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites and salt. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined. Gently mix in chocolate until blended. Pour batter over crust.
- Bake in preheated 325°F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with fresh raspberries and mint, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.
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