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What is the best Sweetner for a diabetic to use? I use Splenda but I am hearing bad news about Splenda. And it suggestion?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Is Spelenda really bad tho? I used it in my tea daily. Stevia leaves a nasty after taste...

posted about 23 hours ago

Can I use splenda

Can I use splenda

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My dietician says it tricks the body in to eating more since it doesn't register as sugar.

posted over 2 years ago

Splenda Brown Sugar, Regular Brown Sugar or Substitute

Splenda Brown Sugar, Regular Brown Sugar or Substitute

I have begun to bake a lot more to control the desserts I eat (have huge junk food addiction) but the only Splenda brown sugar I have found is small and expensive. Is it ok to use regular or do other use monk fruit brown sugar, regular sugar... please help would like to get a handle on my health and baking at home seems to work but its seems to be no cheaper.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

See my previous post. . . . I have found that cutting the sugar and brown sugar by 50% does not take away from the recipe. Don't bother with splenda or… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

How many carbs do you put in for coffee that has splenda and half and half?

How many carbs do you put in for coffee that has splenda and half and half?

I drink a lot of coffee. I put in splenda and 4 tablespoons of half and half. That half and half only adds up to 4 carbs, but for some reason I have to put in for 30 carbs when I drink coffee. If I drink a second one right after the first, I only put in for 20 carbs. I do that so I don't stack the insulin. I always thought coffee in itself wouldn't raise sugar, but seeing that each cup only has 4 carbs, I'm beginning to wonder if it's the… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

That'sounds why I look pregnant. I thought fluid build up but could be true

posted over 2 years ago

Coffee significantly raises my blood sugar. Anyone else experienced this? Any insight as to why?

Coffee significantly raises my blood sugar. Anyone else experienced this? Any insight as to why?

I can wake up with a fasting blood sugar of 90. Drink two cups of coffee with just two packets of Splenda per cup and two hours later when I'm ready to eat breakfast my blood sugar's all the way up to 160. I'm looking for any insight anyone has on this issue.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

oh my god.

posted almost 2 years ago

I know water is best, but i like some flavor in my drinks. Is Powerade Zero or Gaorade G2, OK to drink instead?

I know water is best, but i like some flavor in my drinks. Is Powerade Zero or Gaorade G2, OK to drink instead?

I pretty much just drink water when I walk or work out, Powerade Zero Orange and G2 Purple. Are there other sports drinks I can drink that won't effect my BS?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Coconut sugar is a wonderful sugar replacement. No.furtose related sugar substitutes use it in baking instead of sugar.

posted 8 months ago

Suggestion for a decadent "cake" for a celebration of a major life milestone.

Suggestion for a decadent "cake" for a celebration of a major life milestone.

On Friday August 18, 2017, I will be celebrating 30 recovery from alcoholism. Usually it is not a big deal but 30 years is something I feel I want to celebrate.

Dinner is going to be a nice grilled tri-tip with some, as yet, undecided sides. I'm thinking some parmesan cheese polenta and grilled veggies.

I would like to get some suggestions, recipes, for a low carb, yet decadent "cake" for the celebration. I was thinking of the "death by… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

CONGRATULATIONS

posted 8 months ago

What happens when your hands are numb??

What happens when your hands are numb??

I wake up every morning with my right hand numb all 5he time.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thanks so much for everybody's advice. I have a pinched nerve on my right side going thru my arm .Just wanted to tell everybody..

posted 8 months ago
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