Rich low carb, grain-free gingerbread cooked in your slow cooker or crock pot. Plus other diabetes-friendly recipes for World Diabetes Day.
Today is a special day and special days deserve cake. No, it’s not anyone’s birthday or anniversary, at least not anybody I know. I am sure someone out there somewhere is celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, or possibly both. Many congratulations to them. Many happy returns of the day. However, this special day for me isn’t exactly something you celebrate. It’s more something you acknowledge and make note of and try to get other people to acknowledge and make note of. Because today is World Diabetes Day. And at the rate that diabetes is increasing in the world, this day is certainly an occasion worth noting. So I ask you to take a moment, at least, and think about it. Think about diabetes, think about why it’s increasing at such an alarming rate and think about what you can do to help. That’s all I ask of you.
All of November is actually Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that or did it get lost in the excitement of preparing for Thanksgiving? Even if you did not know that, I hope your Thanksgiving preparations include diabetes-friendly alternatives. What is “diabetes-friendly” is a matter of some controversy, but I stand firmly in the camp that it should be low carb and not raise anyone’s blood sugar much at all. I also stand firmly in the camp of thinking that everyone, even the non-diabetics, should be eating this food, lest they develop diabetes too.
For the past two weeks, I have partnered with 8 great healthy food bloggers to bring you lower carb, healthier options on A Sweet Life Diabetes Magazine. And of course it culminates today with my own recipe for a delicious low carb gingerbread cake cooked in your slow cooker. Because people with diabetes deserve dessert too and I love developing low carb dessert recipes that barely register a blip on the glucometer. In case you haven’t noticed, I have become very enamoured of slow cooker cakes. They are so moist and dense, they are more like old-fashioned steamed puddings than cake. This gingerbread version was a special request by a few readers and I knew it was the perfect recipe for A Sweet Life on World Diabetes Day.
Also check out these great diabetes-friendly recipes for Diabetes Awareness Month: