1st off, Maple syrup is certainly not diabetic safe. I go to Vermont to go skiing and one of the popular things they sell up there is the maple sugar candy made from the pure maple syrup. A much more natural form of sugar, but sugar nonetheless.
As to recipes; Diabetic Gourmet Magazine (an online magazine) has tons and tons of desert menus in their archives. I subscribe to their "daily diabetic recipe" by email; a free service that has some really nice recipes. Hope this helps
No, maple syrup, honey, etc. are all sugars which will raise the glucose significantly. There are syrups called DaVinci (you can get them online at Netrition.com. They come in every flavor and pancake syrup. They use liquid splenda, which should be tolerable. I've heard that the the liquid is better for you than the granulated. You might just try one bottle and see how it goes.
Otherwise, stevia is a good choice, though a bit of a challenge to get the right amount and not cause bitterness. Pure stevia is the best kind to use. You need only minute amounts to equal a tsp of sugar. Its an herb and is actually good for you.
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