It's not always easy to follow your diabetes meal plan day after day, especially when a craving strikes. These delicious dessert recipes may help.

While a diabetes diagnosis doesn't mean you have to eliminate sweets from your diet, it does mean making simple substitutions when baking or cooking.

If you’re following a diabetic diet, these healthy diabetic dessert recipes are the answer. They are lower in carbohydrates and calories to keep your blood sugar in check while indulging your sweet tooth.

Try one of these five decadent desserts — all under 18 carbohydrates.

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Sugar-Free Chocolate Cream Puffs

Sugar-Free Strawberry Pie

Sugar-Free Maple Cookies

Sugar-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Sugar Free Chocolate Angel Cake