Having a child with diabetes can be a scary thing for a parent, but this doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to enjoy themselves. Finding recipes for children with diabetes can help relieve your stress, as well as that of your child. In other words, this will allow them to enjoy the foods that they love, while allowing you to relax about letting their blood sugar levels get too high.

When finding recipes for children with diabetes, you’ll want to look for healthier alternatives for every-day-foods. For example, use whole-grain noodles and breads instead of the processed types and ice creams made with low-fat milk, sugar substitutes, and real fruit instead of artificial flavoring and real sugar. Any recipes for children with diabetes which is high in fibrous foods like fruit and vegetables are great choices as well.


Candy Recipes for Children with Diabetes


One of the most emotional painful parts of raising a child with diabetes is watching your child not be able to partake in eating candies along with all the other children. At the same time you should feel thankful that your child is learning to eat healthily early on. One of the things you can do to keep your child from feeling left out is by fixing up healthy candies for them and their friends. Here are a couple of great candy recipes for children with diabetes that you can start with:


Diabetic Chocolate Truffles


  • 4 tbsp. Splenda or other sugar substitute
  • 2 oz. of unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 tbsp. of butter
  • 4 tbsp. whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 oz. of crushed nuts of your choice (optional)



Start by melting the chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl over a simmering pot of water. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate or it will scorch. Stir in the sugar substitute, and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Be sure that the butter is at the same temperature as the chocolate before adding it to the bowl. Then stir in the cream, the vanilla, and the nuts if you are using them. When it is all well blended, spread the mixture evenly into a small, parchment-lined loaf pan. Afterwards, chill until firm and then cut into small pieces and store in the freezer.


Diabetic Fruity Chews


  • 3 cups fruit juice of your choice
  • 5 gelatin envelopes



Using a medium mixing bowl, soften the gelatin in 1 cup of fruit juice. Meanwhile bring one cup of juice to a boil and stir in the gelatin/juice mixture. Stir as the gelatin dissolves. Afterwards, add the remaining cup of juice and then pour the mixture in to an 8 in. square pan. Refrigerate until the candy is firm. When done, you and your children can cut these chews into shapes with cookie cutters. It’s a great way to spend extra time together.