How Sweet They Are: The Real Skinny on Eight Common Sugar Substitutes and Diabetes


Denise Mann, MS

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There are so many sugar substitutes available today it can be hard to keep them all straight.  Making the healthiest choice possible is especially important for the millions of people who live with diabetes.

In general, sugar substitutes sweeten food and drinks with fewer calories and carbs than table sugar. People with diabetes need to limit the carbs in their diet to keep their blood sugar (glucose) levels under control.

Here’s the real skinny on eight of today’s artificial sweeteners and how they affect your blood sugar levels and sweet tooth.

Baked apples for dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you healthy!

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Feb 16, 2015

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