sugar substitutes $ coffee

By Gripper907 Latest Reply 2013-11-20 18:50:11 -0600
Started 2010-07-20 10:49:01 -0500

Hi folks. My name is Gripper907 and I just joined this community. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Nov.of 2009. I have made some changes in my life-style and exercise 4-5 times weekly for atleast 2hrs each of those days. My question today is about sugar substitutes and coffee. I drink 3-4 cups of coffee with splenda or anyother substitute per day. Are sugar substitutes okay for diabetics?

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GabbyPA 2013-11-20 18:50:11 -0600 Report

I have been trying to wean myself off sweetener in my hot drinks. I no longer drink coffee, but hot tea I used to sweeten with Truvia. It is my substitute of choice. The others make my body feel sick when I consume them. But to be honest, the best is to find a way to skip the sweet.

jayabee52 2013-11-20 14:10:19 -0600 Report

Howdy Gripper
WELCOMe to Diabetic Connect!

If you are having trouble with weight (most of us T2s do) you may wish to reconsider the use of artificial or no carb "natural" sweeteners. There are studies whch indicate the use of non-caloric sweeteners may cause weight gain. Please For more info see ~

There are those who would say the need for a sweetener of any kind in coffee means that one really doesn't like coffee —LoL!

Praying God's best for you and yours

James Baker

GabbyPA 2010-07-21 19:58:43 -0500 Report

Hi Gripper, welcome to the community. I think you will enjoy the site.

I have some strong views on artificial sweeteners so I won't pound too much. But I would suggest using Purvia in hot coffee, as it is a product of stevia and is natural. You can find it in the sugar aisle next to Truvia, which is another option for hot drinks.

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