Sugar substitutes

sugarbaby07
By sugarbaby07 Latest Reply 2013-11-25 16:09:46 -0600
Started 2013-11-20 04:08:18 -0600

I was wondering which kind of sweeteners are best for diabetics, I love tea but every so often I would like to sweeten it up a little. There is quite a few different sweeteners on the market shelves and was wondering if some are better then others?


6 replies

CJWR
CJWR 2013-11-25 16:09:46 -0600 Report

I Like truvia. I was using Splenda, thinking it was good but my feet hurt and after I stopped using Splenda, my feet stopped hurting. That's when I realized Splenda was contributing to my pain. But when I began using plexusslim and my sugar levels stay balanced, my feet no longer hurt.

bradley13
bradley13 2013-11-21 17:51:22 -0600 Report

I love nectresse. I would normally use two packets of stevia in coffee or tea, but this stuff I can cut to about haft a teaspoon.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-11-20 13:58:18 -0600 Report

Howdy Sugarbaby

There are a lot of sweeteners out there and new ones coming on the market all the time each claiming its better than the others. (see ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-news/...) From my perspective each has its drawbacks. I avoid the chemically generated sweeteners (like Sucralose, Aspartame and saccharin) due to the fact that studies have shown (as well as my own experience with using them) that they promote the accumulation of fat due to overeating. see ~http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/... .

I have a lot of a product called Whey Low which is a combination of lactose and sucrose (both natural sugars) see ~ http://www.wheylow.com/Default.asp. The combination of those sugars keeps the glycemic response lower than sucrose alone. I bought it when my late wife Jem (a type 1) would tolerate this when the artificials and Stevia blends upset her stomach. Since I no longer drink coffee or tea (mainly drink filtered water now), I really don't use it. much any more.

Sometimes with all the bad effects which come from the artificials I think that just a little sucrose (table sugar) might be better for one than the alternatives as long as the serving size is small.

Praying God's best for you and yours

James Baker

Glucerna
Glucerna 2013-11-20 13:56:59 -0600 Report

You're right that there are several different types of sweeteners and sugar substitutes available, and there's a good article here http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-infor... Just like so many things, each person often has individual preferences about which type of sweetener they prefer. Also be sure to talk with your doctor and diabetes educator, since they may have some specific suggestions for you. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-11-20 13:27:09 -0600 Report

There are all kinds of natural sweeteners as well as artificial ones. You have to find what you like. Not everyone likes or uses them. I can't use natural ones because of the reaction I have gotten to them. I use the artificial ones.