How to avoid sugar

By Dan360 Latest Reply 2011-10-04 22:57:49 -0500
Started 2011-10-03 21:30:32 -0500

Hi, I am new to the sight. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 6 years ago. I have been a willing and eager participant in the treatment of my condition and have learned to be sensitive to what is going on in my body. I believe I have been pretty successful in controlling my diabetes. Just when I was getting comfortable in my dependence upon Splenda as my sweetener of choice I learn in an article on this web site that Splenda may not be all that it is hyped to be. That came as quite a shock to me. After reading the article I can envision the possibility the Splenda could even be partly responsible for the on-slot of type 2 diabetes. It seems that Splenda is practically an inert substance that has accumulated in our drinking water since its introduction. It accumulates in body fat and can become in irritant over time. So the question is should I go back to sugar for my morning coffee and desert sweetener?

3 replies

jayabee52 2011-10-04 22:57:49 -0500 Report

I have avoided all types of sweeteners for about a year. I had stopped using any kind of sweetener in coffee or iced or hot teas. I had used Sweet N Low for my coffee and tea sweetener. But when I heard about the trigger in the brain which turns on my hunger when sweet but no calorie sweetener is used, and then I could not stop eating until the number of calories consumed satisfied the trigger, I decided it was not for me. I got used to coffee and teas without sweeteners in it. Eventually because of kidney issues I stopped using coffee and tea altogether.

But I do understand about a lot of the alternative sweeteners having problems, and the desire to go back to using sugar. If I somehow need a sweetener, I will consider sugar, but use only the smallest amount possible.

jimmyjames43 2011-10-04 11:55:00 -0500 Report

Talk to your doc. I use sweet and low or a store brand of this product,I do cook and bake with splenda, its hard to know or understand these articles that are published,If we read them all we would probally starve to death…lol… There is always so much controversey over things, I go by what my body tells me when I eat.

Dan360 2011-10-04 14:33:56 -0500 Report

I hear you concerning the frustration of reading all the conflicting reports about different products. It seems the results researchers obtain is decided by monetary interest much of the time. When I read that about splenda I swore off of it for about 2 days. Then decided I needed to have the information corroborated by other sources. I try to be sensative to what my body is telling me also, but sometimes it takes 10 or 20 years for a harmful effect to show up.

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