By Leslie Kelly

Craving something sweet after a meal is human nature, but that's a tricky craving to satisfy if you're diabetic. It's essential to stay on track when eating dessert, as part of a healthy, diabetic-friendly meal plan, so we've rounded up some of the top-rated diabetic-friendly dessert recipes. Of course, it's important to talk to your health care professional about the best foods to eat or check with trusted organizations such as the American Diabetes Association.

Fruit Forward

The juicy news is that loads of fruits are considered superfoods, delivering vitamins and minerals, plus dietary fiber to American diets, which are often lacking in key nutrients. Citrus and berries are stars on all sorts of levels, but especially in serving up the kind of sweet quality that dessert fans seek. Score!

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Irresistible Chocolate

In recent years, chocolate has become even more celebrated, as we've learned of its incredible powers as an antioxidant. The darker, the better, because that means there's less sugar in the mix. These gems taste rich, but are not loaded with the processed white stuff.

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