was wondering about sweetners

By jimmuel Latest Reply 2011-10-30 12:00:20 -0500
Started 2011-10-04 16:07:44 -0500

witch is best for diabetics to use,I like sugar twin,my mother uses splenda,my sister uses what evers on sell.we are all type 2 diabetic's.we have differant openions on this subject.thanks for all reply's

18 replies

roberto2011 2011-10-08 16:25:09 -0500 Report

I have never seen any bad press about stevia. A little goes a long way. I would rate xyitol (probably spelled wrong) as next best. It has the best taste.

jimmuel 2011-10-28 15:50:19 -0500 Report

thanks for your reply,I'll try an get some stevia or xyitol,I'll just have to spend the mony an try them.thanks agine for your reply

GabbyPA 2011-10-09 09:16:21 -0500 Report

I like xylitol, but it clings to moisture and in Florida it is hard to keep it from turning kind of semi liquid. LOL It is also a lot of money compared to stevia. Stevia has been used in Japan for many years, and it is just recently that it has been approved by the FDA as a food here in the US.

jimmuel 2011-10-27 17:46:50 -0500 Report

sorry I havent replied to your reply,I've never herd of xylitol.I cant afford stevia.thanks for your reply,you an the rest of DC has helped me in controling my BS,A1C, is alote better now.thanks agine for your help

jimmuel 2011-10-06 11:41:47 -0500 Report

thanks jayabee52,the best answer to my question is dont use any sweetners at all,there's side affects to all of then,It seems,but I have to have a little sweetness in my morning coffee,I only drink 2 large cups a day,with one pack of sugar twin,then I drink unsweetend tea the rest of the time,thanks for the Info about sugar twin

Type1Lou 2011-10-05 13:53:45 -0500 Report

Suzy Cohen, a pharmacist, has written a book titled "Diabetes Without Drugs". In it, she strongly advises us to avoid all artificial sweeteners, among many other things. Her platform essentially ascribes many of today's health problems to the overprocessing of the foods we eat. I found her observations informed and compelling but I still use sucralose (Splenda) because, as a diabetic, I feel it is less harmful to me than sugar. Luckily, I've not had any adverse reactions to it. There is no single right answer to your question. Learn as much as you can about an individual sweetener, evaluate the risks to you and decide what's best for you.

jimmuel 2011-10-05 15:15:42 -0500 Report

thanks type1lou,I think your right theres no reel answer to my question,just opions,I cant use any sugar at all,It raises my bs through the roof,thanks agine for your reply,I'll read up on sugar twin,I've seen they have a website

jayabee52 2011-10-04 19:29:07 -0500 Report

Howdy James!
Sweeteners have been much talked about here on DC. Each has its plusses and minuses. I myself cannot take very much of splenda because it gives me loose bowels.

Here is a list of discussions about sweeteners: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?qu....

Talking about Splenda/ sucralose: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?qu...

Talking about Nutrasweet / Aspartame: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?qu...

Talking about Stevia: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?qu...

Blessings to you and yours

James Baker

jimmuel 2011-10-04 20:29:23 -0500 Report

thanks jaybee52,there's alote to think about with sweetners,moms been experiance some problems with her bowels too,maybee its from the splenda she uses.

jayabee52 2011-10-05 02:03:25 -0500 Report

It might be. It could be something else too. The only way to tell is to stop using the splenda for a few days and see if the bowel problem clears up.

pixsidust 2011-10-04 18:36:54 -0500 Report

I would say Stevia or Splenda are the best in that order. Sugar twin is just plain unhealthy.

GabbyPA 2011-10-07 09:11:51 -0500 Report

I use stevia myself and like it. If not, I use raw or brown sugar depending on what I am making. Keep it real and keep it low, you will do fine.

jimmuel 2011-10-07 09:27:22 -0500 Report

I've never tried stevia,I cant use no sugar at all It raises my BS through the roof,same with a little honey,I'll half to try stevia,Its alote more expencive then sugar twin,thanks for your reply Gabby

roberto2011 2011-10-29 17:09:38 -0500 Report

Stevia is not expensive because a little goes a long way. It's extremely sweet. Try one drop on your hand and this will prove it.

jimmuel 2011-10-04 20:33:34 -0500 Report

whats unhealthy about sugar twin,I've used it for 20 years,I dont like anyother sweetner.they all seem to have an after taste on seem to not taste sweet enough for me,thanks for your reply pixsidust

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