Hi, Keesha....I'm a Type 1 and I always prefer to have the "real" thing. I know what butter, sugar, and cocoa is but I'm not sure I know what xanthum gum, guano something -or-other is, though
You may want to make your original recipe but only package up half of it as a gift (helps with the temptation to eat a lot when you see a lot).
If your brother is a Type 1 then he'll most likely be injecting insulin with his food so it is possible for him to count the carbs (he'll have to weigh the piece to know how much it is), and inject the proper amount.
Not sure how recent his diagnosis is or at what stage he's at with understanding the whole diet to insulin thing, but a few things to keep in mind if he does eat any:
- small amounts. A
cookie, a truffle, a piece of fudge (NOT a square but a 1"x1"x1" bite)
- eat it after a meal (the other foods: fats & proteins, will help slow the absorbtion of the "sugar bomb")
- count it as part of your meal when injecting insulin (Multiple Daily Injection regimen or pump)
It's OK to have some goodies as a Type 1, you just have to be smart about
it. Following a healthy diet along with keeping active, goes a long way in keeping blood sugars stable and also allows for frequent indulgences without the outta control blood sugars.
Good luck and I'm sure your bro will enjoy your yummy gift (in moderation of course
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"