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National Strawberry Shortcake Day :: Diabetic Friendly Options

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Shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs. The most famous dessert made with shortcake is strawberry shortcake. With all that sugar and carbohydrates it is a nightmare for diabetics.

Make it Diabetic Friendly

  • Instead of shortcake use Angel food cake. Angel food cake has fewer calories, sugars and “fast” carbohydrates. Which means that for diabetics angel food cake when consumed in low to moderate amounts on an occasional basis will not upset their blood sugar levels, at least not to any great degree.
  • Use a fat free cream, plain greek yogurt or a zero carbs/sugar yogurt.
  • Top with sliced fresh strawberries.

Simple and healthy alternative to the sugary high carb traditional strawberry shortcake.

Enjoy.


ABOUT DR. JENNIFER L FLO

Dr Jennifer L Flo DPM CWSP

For many of us, our feet are the furthest things from our minds, both physically and mentally. We expect they’ll be uncomfortable at times, and we put up with it when they hurt. But healthy feet are fundamental to the quality of our lives. They are wondrously engineered and often the indicators of our overall health, so we need to look after them.

Dr. Jennifer L Flo is a highly trained physician focusing on the foot and ankle. She should be an important part of your health-care.

Jennifer L Flo is a Board Certified Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Certified Wound Specialist Physician, devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg.

Board Certifications:
◙ American Board of Multiple Specialities in Podiatry
◙ Certified Wound Specialist Physician

Education:
◙ Bachelors at the Gustavus Adolphus College
◙ Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine

Residency:
◙ Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, MI, in Podiatry

 

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