Hi and welcome over to this side of the Forum!
Your dear husband is lucky to have you taking care of him! Getting used to cutting out certain food is frustrating especially as we're coming into the holidays - I've been through it just like everyone else who's on here, too. First of all you (and he, after all this is his disease!) should also realize that flour causes rises in blood sugar, so even if a product says "sugar free", that food will cause a blood sugar rise because of the flour. Also, I believe too much artificial sweetener can also do that. Once in a while, a treat isn't going to hurt but if it's a regular activity, his blood sugar will be messed up. Fruit has fructose, a sugar, but if they're in a muffin, the muffin is made with flour, just like
cookies and cake, so the best strategy is to be wise and not eat a lot. I make a cheese cake with artificial sweetener with no crust. You can also combine canned pumpkin with the cheese cake mixture and it becomes a pumpkin-cheese cake pie. No flour and no sugar with either. He might want to check out the Atkins Advantage bars available in the supermarket. If his granola bars don't raise his blood sugar, then the Atkins bar may not either. I'm puzzled that his blood sugar doesn't rise after a heavy carb meal - something's strange here. Is he upping his meds to cover the meal? Carbs are what we need to stay away from! A few posts back, a member posted some websites for low-carb cooking, they might have something interesting for you to read. And I think it's time to start posting some recipes we can tolerate for the holidays, so that's something we need to do soon. Hang in there and search online for low carb food in the meantime.