sugar substitutes

By Ronievon Latest Reply 2009-11-12 09:18:53 -0600
Started 2009-11-10 08:50:59 -0600

My mom has been diagnosed with Diabetes. My sugar levels are in the high normal range but my doctor told me to cut out natural sugars and increase exercise. I'm new to all of this, so what do I use instead? Please help!

10 replies

Susie624 2009-11-12 09:18:53 -0600 Report

Have found that if you need any thing sweetened that to me splenda is the sweetner to go to. And Harlan and all who loves potato chips my heart goes out to you I miss them more than anything else ,not only because of the carbs but cant have salt either.

Hinboyz3 2009-11-10 21:34:58 -0600 Report

Do exactly what the doctors say you should do, and change up your meals to more nutritious ones. And please try to do some exercise walking, biking up and down the stairs etc. You both will be just fine.

Elrond 2009-11-10 16:39:03 -0600 Report

Since both you and your Mom need to modify your diets, consider exploring the many diabetic recipe sites. There are many great recipes right on this site and I have a favorite of my own. I suppose I might be accused of spamming but I really don't get paid by them; I just get a lot of recipes there:

sweething 2009-11-10 12:15:04 -0600 Report

I use Splenda. To me it's more natural tasting than some of the others. It can even be used in cooking and baking.

alanbossman 2009-11-10 10:44:59 -0600 Report

Hi Ronievon, what everyone here says is good stuff. If you do eat bread make sure its 100% whole wheat or whole grain. A good bread is Aunt Millies light whole grain bread its low in calories, and in carbs are 18g for 2 slices


hbkunkel 2009-11-10 10:24:19 -0600 Report

Cut out white: bread. pasta, rice, and most store bought baked goods. Replace them with whole wheat and check out the great recipes on this site. They will help you a great deal.

ptsparkle 2009-11-10 09:47:27 -0600 Report

Cut out all sugar products as much as possible. Count your carbs, they turn into sugar. Start reading all labels, try to take a diabetic class, or a dietician. Exercise, take meds, and see Dr. often to get it under control. Good luck, and welcome to the site. Lots of help here.

Harlen 2009-11-10 09:47:22 -0600 Report

that sums it up pretty good
chip are a big NO NO I love them lol cant have them lol
Best wishes

Hinboyz3 2009-11-10 21:32:53 -0600 Report

Harlen you sound like my,my downfall is Lay's chips when I go into the grocery store I don't even go down that isle. Lol!! Cause I can't eat just one!!!!!!!!!!!

BIRDY 2009-11-10 09:15:55 -0600 Report

Hi Ronievon ,

First step is to avoid junk-food and concantrate on non-processed food.Always prefer whole wheat or smiliar bread. Eat more fruit instead of desserts..Always start the day with a good breakfast.Try to eat 6-7 times a day but small amounts.Even these a few things will change your blood sugar. Try to cook your meals at home , do not buy ready meals.
I trust all above are affordable and keep you healthy.
Everyone is this site are very friendly and helpful.You can always ask if you may live any difficulties.

Good luck.

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