Diabetic? Fulfill Your Cravings with This Healthy Dessert Recipe

Diabetes is a disease that impairs the body’s ability to process blood sugar either due to the lack of insulin secretion from the Beta cells in the pancreas, or the body cells’ resistance to insulin. This condition leads to an imbalance in the exchange of carbohydrates, protein and lipid, and raises the sugar level (glucose) in the blood.
People with Diabetes Mellitus refrain from foods that contain large amounts of sugar in an attempt to control the sugar level in the blood; Diabetes mellitus (DM) patients need to pay the most attention to their diet, in order to prevent the raise the glucose level in their blood.

Date is rich in vitamins and mineral nutrients, and is a great source for energy and fiber that helps slow down glucose uptake.
Dates have a low glycemic index (GI), wherein they do not spike the sugar level in the blood but rather raise it gradually. It is a superb alternative for refined sugar, foods containing white sugar, and sweet chocolate. People with type 2 Diabetes should consume dates moderately and prefer to add Tahini; as 100g of tahini contains only 14g of carbohydrates. This combination would make a great dessert for diabetics.

Tahini- Date Balls Recipe for people with DM

Type of Meal: Snack/Dessert.
Servings: 6-12 Persons.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes.


  • 150g organic date paste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil.
  • Nuts and other desired ingredients for coating.
  • 1 pinch date paste spices (optional).
  • Organic tahini sauce.

Method of Preperation for The Healthy Desserts for Diabetics

  1. Combine the date paste with coconut oil and paste spices and mix well.
  2. Divide and shape the paste into even medium-sized balls.
  3. Place the ground pistachio in a deep container (you can also use cashew, walnut, almond, or any other favorable raw nuts that are included in your diet).
  4. Place the paste ball in the previously prepared nut container; roll the ball until it is completely coated (repeat steps for the remaining balls).
  5. You can place the balls in the serving plate with the tahini sauce on the side.
  6. Prefer to put the balls in a sealed box and store in the fridge where they will maintain their shape and taste; it is not advised though to keep in the refrigerator for over a weeklong.


  1. You can choose other raw nuts such as hazelnut, almond, walnut, and others in accordance with your diet for diabetes from Hekma Center.
  2. You can use other ingredients for coating such as coconut or organic cocoa.
  3. After a sweet snack like Date Balls, prefer to walk for 10 minutes in order to decrease blood sugar level.

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