Managing Diabetes With Help From Stevia

 By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- Diet and exercise are important lines of defense when it comes to maintaining good health with diabetes. Making the needed changes to your diet can feel overwhelming when you first receive your diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes, and many people mistakenly believe they have...

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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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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.