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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European study available on glycemic response and health...

Carbohydrates typically provide the major energy contribution to our diet. The consumption of carbohydrates leads to rises in blood sugar or blood glucose and the nature of this rise in blood sugar, known as the glycemic response, has important implications for all of us. Reducing the size and duration of...

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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.