Diabetes Diet
Learning About Artificial Sweeteners
Learning About Artificial Sweeteners There are several alternatives to sugar that are safe for patients with diabetes.  These alternatives are “artificial” sweeteners such as Splenda (sucralose), Sweet ‘N Low (saccharin), and Equal (aspartame).  There is also a “natural” sweetener that comes from the Stevia plant, which is commonly sold as Truvia (Stevia).  These sweeteners are appropriate for people who do not want to add extra calories or increase their blood sugars from added sugar. Although...
Understanding The Impact of Coffee on Diabetes Prevention
The Impact of Coffee on Diabetes Prevention Coffee drinkers who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes may be in luck. Studies have shown that a link exists between caffeinated coffee intake and a reduction in the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In 2 studies, drinking 6-10 cups of coffee lowered the risk of developing diabetes by about 54-55% in men and 29-79% in women. This coffee consumption is more than the average...
Halloween and Diabetes.
Diabetes & Halloween The holiday season makes sticking to a healthy diet a difficult challenge. Halloween traditions include dressing up and going door to door for candy, which makes this holiday challenging for parents of children with diabetes. It is important for the child to have fun on this holiday, but also maintain good blood sugar control. Planning and preparing can help your child stay on track to meet their goals. If your child is...
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