Gauthier Delomez 6:35 p.m., December 8, 2021

Nearly five million French people suffer from diabetes, a disease that results in excess sugar in the blood.

In the program "Bienfait pour vous" on Europe 1, the culinary journalist Annabelle Schachmes, also diabetic, reveals her good plans to continue to eat well, despite the disease.


For nearly five million French people, this can be a difficult ordeal.

People who find out they have diabetes, of different types, need to change their eating habits.

They have abnormal blood sugar levels, which means they have too much sugar in the blood.

In the program

Bienfait pour vous

, the culinary journalist Annabelle Schachmes, also diabetic and author of the book

Diabète et coups de fourchette

, talks about how she continues to enjoy herself, despite the disease.

Foods with soluble fiber, such as fruits and vegetables

If, ideally, Annabelle Schachmes warns against snacking, the food journalist lists foods that can lend themselves to this, like those that contain "soluble fiber".

"These form a kind of gel which will slow down the absorption of carbohydrates, decrease the absorption of fats and cholesterol, and help regulate transit", she explains on Europe 1. It is found in fruits and vegetables that have pectin or mucilage, such as apples, pears or even mangoes.

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Pastries, chocolate mousse ... Recipes adapted to feast

The culinary journalist also highlights the recipes of chef Pierre Hermé, who offers low-sugar pastries suitable for people with diabetes. In addition, Annabelle Schachmes discusses English breakfasts, which lend themselves well. She also lists a few non-alcoholic cocktails, like Bloody Mary, and other gourmet things like almonds seasoned with harissa for those who want to keep snacking.

For bread lovers, there are also brands that make special bread for people with diabetes.

Another greedy difference but authorized by the culinary journalist, the chocolate mousse, with a balanced recipe and a more bitter product, less rich in sugars.

To see how far a person with diabetes can allow himself these deviations, Annabelle Schachmes advises to ask "your doctor how many grams of carbohydrate you have the right per meal. This gives a real benchmark".