I'm sure this has been talked about here before, so excuse me if this is a reoccurring topic. I'm a happy newbie in this community :)
So I got diagnosed with T2D about a month ago and have drastically changed my lifestyle. I'm working out now, and completely cut out sodas, sweets, and most breads. My blood sugars are doing pretty decent with my new diet and metformin.
However now my concern is that I keep reading the dangers of artificial sweeteners…
I'm obviously using them more now because I'm not having any real sugar.
I drink a lot of crystal light flavored drinks, and learned that they use Splenda.
I also may put some sweet n low in my unsweetened almond milk.
My doctor gave me a paper on things I should stay away from, and things I can have "unlimited", and artificial sweeteners was on the unlimited side.
SO while that may make me feel safe coming from my doctor, I'm still concerned due to the things I've read about them.
Can anyone shed anymore light on this subject for me?
Do you use artificial sweeteners a lot now that you are diabetic? Have you noticed any health problems from them? Do you think they are safe?
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