3 Ways for People with Diabetes to Trim...

Who doesn’t love a sugary beverage or sweetened oatmeal now and then! Unfortunately, for someone with diabetes, the extra carbohydrates from the sugar may be the difference between a healthy blood sugar level and a sugar spike. But there’s good news: “Swapping full sugar for low calorie sweeteners can reduce...

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The Importance of World Diabetes Day

Today we celebrate World Diabetes Day to raise global awareness of a disease that affects an estimated 382 million people worldwide. The theme for 2014 is Healthy Living and Diabetes, so we asked Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND, a nutrition counselor and diabetes expert, to join me today so...

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Low-Calorie Sweeteners Link to Diabetes Risk and Obesity...

ATLANTA (September 17, 2014) — According to the Calorie Control Council, study findings published today in a Nature article ("Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota") are at odds with leading health organizations and many other peer-reviewed published studies.  In contrast to the assertions made by the researchers of...

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Is there really a link between type 2...

ATLANTA (August 23, 2013) — In a commentary featured in the September 2013 publication of Nutrition Bulletin, author Dr. Geoffrey Livesey dismisses the association between fructose consumption and type 2 diabetes. In the peer-reviewed journal article, Dr. Livesey addresses questions typically asked when discussing the health effects of fructose, such as the...

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Study Shows Low-Calorie Sweeteners Can Help Manage Diabetes

ATLANTA (June 10, 2013) — A new review in the summer 2013 edition ofUS Endocrinology found that low-calorie sweeteners can be used to both help prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes. The study,”The Role of Low-calorie Sweeteners in Diabetes,” examined the role between excess weight gain and management and prevention...

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Calorie Control Council Warns Study on Diet Soda...

ATLANTA (June 7, 2013) — Findings presented in a study on diet soft drink consumption and the risk of developing diabetes in Japanese men is critically flawed.  This study does not prove that drinking diet beverages leads to diabetes; moreover, it is a study of only associations – no actual clinical testing...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.