Love Cheesecake but diabetic

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
May 16, 2009 2:30pm CST
I was at our annual women's society get together and I had this big piece of diabetic cheesecake that was mostly fluff. I also had a small piece of real Dutch cheesecake (half way between English and regular) it tasted like cheesecake, in that there was the cheesy flavor, I do not want it to taste like beat up froffy jello. Just because I am diabetic does not mean I lost my taste. I want to taste that it is really cheescake. So does anyone who is diabetic have the same problem? That they want their favorites made diabetic friendly but then it does not taste near as good and I am not talkng about the sweetness I am talking about general taste.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
19 May 09
I love cheesecakes too. And chocolate cakes and anything that is all sugary and very sweet tasting. But you are right, it is not good for diabetic patients. I think if concentrated sugar is used, perhaps you can get as close to a cheesecake? I am not diabetic, but I feel that diabetic patients should have the same opportunity for great tasting recipes, only substituted for healthier ingredients.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
20 May 09
I was thinking that if we just do not use as much sugar, and have a smaller piece, then it would be all right. I find that my taste for sweetness has lessened since I found out that I was diabetic and even before that. My diabetes was not caused by my loving too many sweet things, but it was inherited, and I do not like things too sweet anyway.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
20 May 09
I see. I'm sorry to hear that. If it's hereditary, then there's not much that you can do except to control your sugar level, which you have mentioned that you aren't using much sugar and liking them in ingredients. I'd say the real cheesecake once in a while certainly won't hurt. Just control your carbohydrate intake and I'm sure your diabetic level won't go up.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Aug 09
I can do that. My diabetes has not gone up. In fact, i think I am getting better and I really do not like things with artificial sweetener in them. I love the New York Cheesecake the best, because I can have just a small piece and it fills me up very quickly and I guess that is good.
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• Canada
17 May 09
I'm not a diabetic but I do have spikes in my blood sugar levels that are being monitored -- but as a cheesecake lover, I can tell you without hesitation that if it doesn't taste like cheesecake and just tastes like fluff, I'm not going to bother with it. Just because you're a diabetic doesn't mean you don't need the full bodied flavor of real cheesecake. I have dozens of cheesecake recipes. I'll see if any seem a bit more friendly to your dietary needs.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 May 09
I sure would appreciate that. So far I have not found one that is for diabetics, and I do not tolerate saccarin or sucyral, or Spenda that well. That's the whole trouble.
• Canada
24 Aug 09
I've been looking through the recipes, unfortunately haven't found one yet that would meet your dietary requirements. I'll keep looking and when I find one, I'll drop you a note
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Dec 09
Thanks. I figure one piece would not hurt. Cheesecake is very filling and I can only eat a little piece else I get too stuffed. i hope you find some recipes. I find some of the recipes in the diabetic cookbook do not exactly taste like cheesecake.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
16 May 09
I'm not diabetic, just the opposite actually, but could turn any time as it runs in both sides of my family. Over the years though I have spent majority of my life watching my weight and after trying a million 'substitutions' gave up and decided I would rather have 1 real Hershey's Kiss than a whole bag of the 'healthy' version. I want the taste!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
16 May 09
I love semi sweet dark chocolate, and I just need one piece to make me feel all right. But I have also checked many of the diabetic recipes, and either they do not taste good, have too much Equal and Saccarin that is bad for you, or if they are good they are very expensive.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
17 May 09
LOL - I think half the department I work in has figured out when I start to lose it I need chocolate. We're not supposed to have food on the call center floor but if I get a really bad call someone will pass the word, "Faith needs chocolate" and there is always something sent over cubical walls to me :)
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 May 09
I could not see a day without chocolate. Trouble is I see too many of them. If I buy a chocolate bar (DARK semi sweet or bittersweet of course) it is gone in three days.
@fixnwin (22)
• Malaysia
17 May 09
i agree that sometimes the taste not the same,but i think,even if you are diabetic,you still can taste it a little bit right?just control yourself and don't forget to take your medication.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 May 09
I was at the hospital and the nurse there said there is no such thing as border line diabetic, but to me full diabetic means taking the needle and all I need is a pill a day and according to the directions, I can miss one or two days with no problem. And I have lost weight, so it must be my sugar is regulating itself.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
17 May 09
I dont like cheesecake so not sure of flavors in it. But I dont want to taste my food no matter what. Hard to give up taste when ya like something good to eat.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Aug 09
It all depends on how it's made. Some cheesecake has almost no cream cheese or cottage cheese in it, and it merely Dreamwhip mixed with jello pudding and that I do not like. We did have a diabetic cheesecake at our church Christmas party, but it sure did not teste like cheesecake, more like those mouses that jello or another company used to make. It had a lot of volume, and that did not go as well. I mean I want a cheesecake to look like a cheesecake.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
17 May 09
I am sorry to hear that you cannot have regular cheesecake. I feel sorry for you about that. I really like cheesecake too.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
20 May 09
I can have a little bit, but I have to watch it. If I have too much sweets, I get very tired. Besides I get full very easily that is why I love cheesecake. A little piece is so much more filling, while anything else, I want more. I found several recipes, and will probably try them out when there is a special on, and I am on the baking committee at Church.
@glassy1 (63)
17 May 09
Hi Suspenseful, I am not a diabetic but I suffer from IBS and consequently spend my life wishing I could eat something full of flavour, enjoy my favourite foods with fear of agonising reproach. My food groups are so limited it's scary - no dairy, nothing with wheat or gluten, no fatty foods and very little fresh fuit and veg. My only true safe zone - Rice and Tuna.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
20 May 09
My daughter-in-law is allergic to carrots and celery and for some reason there is a lot of it in Canadian foods. I would not be surprised that they would find a way to put it in ice-cream. I also cannot tolerate milk and white flour that much in that I get phlegm, and I have a sister-in-law who is allergic to milk. But these are nothing compared to what you have. It must be horrible to be allergic to so much healthy stuff, and it probably means you do not get the essential vitamins and minerals because the pills contain the stuff you are allergic to.
• United States
17 May 09
I hear you! When I was pregnant, I had to cut out all kinds of sweets cause I was pre-diabetic. Even now I can't have many sweets or it messes with my blood sugar level. I try to go for things that have a good taste but it's tough cause all the 'diabetic' style candy and such tastes so horrible. It's a bad position to be in, to crave something sweet and not be able to have it. And the only alternative is something that tastes worse than having nothing at all. I'm sure there are good diabetic recipes online.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 May 09
We have some good no sugar candies here but they are not in the diabetic section. I do not have a very sweet tooth - I inherited my diabetes - but once in a while I want a nice piece of chocolate or cheesecake, but one piece is enough for me, because I am overly sensitive to sweetness.
• United States
16 May 09
There are recipes out there that are for diabetics that are wonderful. My sister gave me a recipe some time ago for diabetic cheesecake. One of her friends makes it for their parents who are diabetic. They say it is the best recipe for diabetic cheesecake that they have used.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
20 May 09
I did find some recipes, but I would rather decrease the sugar, or use honey, instead of using Equal. There are a lot of Equal included recipes as well as those with Splenda and they do taste funny to me.
@Archie0 (4669)
16 May 09
Yes my mother is diabetic, she loves many such things which are sweet and contains pure sweet and no diabetic medicnes.she cant eat them as they cause harm to her..I have tried to get her some sugar free but sweet tasting chocolates and similar other sweets and deserts but they taste awfull for her, even i have tasted it but i dont find much difference may be because i am not diabetic..but she hates to eat sweets then.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
16 May 09
I like the chocolate, but then I would love chocolate any time. And I find there is not much different between regular chocolate and diabetic chocolate, although I hate ti term chocolate candy rather then chocolate. It makes one think that it really is not chocolate in the bar but vanilla dyed dark brown and chocolate flavor added. I do not mind things being a little less sweet, but I wish since I am not getting that much sugar, they would not just let the cheese float over it sort of like that weak one bean coffee you get sometimes.