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Is banana bread necessarily detrimental to individuals with diabetes?

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Banana bread doesn't necessarily cause problems for diabetics, according to USA Today. Using a recipe that is sensitive to the sugar management needs of diabetics and practicing smart portion control make this an enjoyable treat.

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A diabetic-friendly recipe for banana bread uses light brown sugar as the sweetening agent. Combining 1/2 cup with two mashed bananas and using cinnamon and oatmeal as the other sources of flavoring and carbohydrates yield a dessert that diabetics can enjoy. Slicing the banana bread into 16 pieces, assuming a 9-inch loaf pan, yields pieces that each have 133 calories, 22 grams of total carbohydrates and 8 grams of sugar, notes USA Today.

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