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Diabetes Artificial Sweetener Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Diabetes Artificial Sweetener.

All About Artificial Sweeteners

Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and...  Read more

The Science Behind Stevia

The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi...  Read more

What Are Sugar Alcohols?

If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: Desserts and Sweets

I’d be willing to bet that most everyone has been told—and therefore believes—that people with diabetes cannot have any sugar and are resigned to living without dessert for the rest of their lives. Well, as a Certified Diabetes Educ...  Read more

''Free'' Foods for Diabetes

In diabetes meal planning, blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease. Since many foods contain carbohydra...  Read more

Managed to stay off diabetes meds yesterday! It w
Updated 5/26/2016 11:47:02 AM

Managed to stay off diabetes meds yesterday! It was close, so the battle is far from over. But this is a success!!...  Read more

I have a type 2 diabetes, A1C is currently 7.7 with a goal of 6.5. I'm hoping to learn to lose weigh
Updated 5/28/2016 9:29:43 AM

I have a type 2 diabetes, A1C is currently 7.7 with a goal of 6.5. I'm hoping to learn to lose weight, eat better, & feel better about myself. At 222lbs and only 5' 4", I'm the biggest I've ever been. Time for some change in my life! #firstpost...  Read more

Looking for some #diabetes friendly snack ideas (u
Updated 5/27/2016 3:41:20 AM

Looking for some #diabetes friendly snack ideas (under 30g carbs per serving). Anyone got any tips? #recipes #snacks...  Read more

I was diagnosed with #diabetes almost 6 months ago
Updated 5/24/2016 10:12:52 AM

I was diagnosed with #diabetes almost 6 months ago. I try not to eat sugar or anything white. Pepsi was ha rd to quit but now I only drink water mostly sometimes I slip just gotta get back on the horse. Right?...  Read more

My mother has severe diabetes. Doc said she can't
Updated 5/20/2016 12:19:22 AM

My mother has severe diabetes. Doc said she can't eat meat., crackers, anything with flour. Very little fruit. She can't have beans, nuts or seeds because of kidneys. No potassium What is she left with to eat? Anyone else bad health like this?...  Read more

Choose Real Sweet Over Artificial

Artificial sweeteners may save you calories, but it's not really that great a bargain. Artificial sweeteners have been connected to weight GAIN, INCREASED food cravings, INCREASED hunger, INCREASED insulin resistance leading to Diabetes and DECREASED...  Read more

Artificial Sweeteners

Dr Mark Hyman Says "Stop confusing your body. If you have a desire for something sweet, have a little sugar, but stay away from “fake” foods. Researchers found that the total food eaten over 14 days dramatically increased in the artificial sweetener...  Read more

Managing Diabetes Group!

We are Managing Our Diabetes! And we will get it under control with good healthy eating and exercising, and the support of our Spark Friends! Come Join Us in your Quest to Become Healthy!...  Read more

Splenda Possibly Linked to Cancer, New Study Finds

Since its 1999 debut, Splenda has become the country's most popular artificial sweetener, not only for sweetening coffee and tea, but also for cooking and baking. Until now, the sucralose-based Splenda has been considered a safe sugar substitute,...  Read more

What You Need to Know about Nectresse, the Zero-Calorie Sweetener

I turned the corner and headed down aisle #6--the baking section of my local grocery store--eyes peeled for the "new kid" on the shelf. The new zero-calorie sweetener, Nectresse from the makers of Splenda.  There it was, in canister an...  Read more