About 2 months ago, I quit using all artificial sweeteners including Aspartame. I also avoid any products that use it or any artificial sweetener as an ingredient. I am using whole food products, such as raw honey, agave syrup and even raw cane sugar as my sweeteners. First let me say that a lot of my joint pain has diminished. I suffer from arthritis. Not gone but a lot less of it. I drink my coffee, use half & half, and just a little raw sugar or raw honey. Numbers are good, no big spikes. I also, enjoy my morning whole grain toast with organic peanut butter, raw honey and cinnamon. However, I did not start using the new sweeteners till I was off the artificial ones for a month.
My blood sugars and A1c have been under control for a long time. I would not recommend this for everyone. I talked with my doctor, he has a belief in holistic medicine as well as conventional. To tell you the truth, he was skeptical, but after seeing my results, he was impressed.
I monitored myself religiously for about 8 weeks, 5 times a day, sometimes more. I also tested my A1c every two weeks. all in all, the only change was to increase my Metformin from 500 mg in the morning to 500 mg twice a day. My Victosa has stayed the same at 12mg once in the morning.
Thanks for letting me post, keep you all posted as the experiment continues.