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Sugar Free Gum

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by jasperc, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. jasperc

    jasperc · Active Member

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    Could anyone advise if this is an ok diabetic choice please?


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  2. Alasdair

    Alasdair Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it is, I certainly hope it is as I've been chewing on it for the past 20 yrs!
     
  3. cezzle

    cezzle · Active Member

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    I'm sure it's ok but like everything sugar free be a bit careful as it can cause tummy upsets.

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  4. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Or laxative effects:-?

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  5. Wullie

    Wullie · Active Member

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    IIRC Berstein rules out sugar free chewing gum because of the sorbitol.

    Are there any alternatives? I make a quite a lot of stir-fry with garlic, chilli etc - you can see where I'm going with this...
     
  6. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    sugar-free gum is ok, but you need to remember 2 things. 1] Sorbitol a common sweetener in gum can cause diarrhoea if taken in excess and 2] chewing gum can make your digestive system expect food and that can cause digestive upsets too.
    Hana
     
  7. Alasdair

    Alasdair Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is perhaps the end of the beginning.

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    Can I just ask quickly

    Are you sure it's ok, because on the packet it says it has high polyols (a carbohydrate), whatever they are, so does that not make your sugar levels go high?
     
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    stonefield · Member

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    I'll second that.


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  11. DD33

    DD33 · Newbie

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    I only chew Marks and Spencer's gum as its also Aspartame free, as well as sugar. In fact, its the only (sugar free) gum I know thats Aspartame free.
     
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    I heard that cinnamon was helpful to diabetics and whilst in Europe obtained Wriggleys sugar free cinnamon gum because I like the taste (remember Dentyne Gum) I don't know if it does anything in gum form but Wriggleys do not sell it in the UK any comments? :D
     
  13. Wullie

    Wullie · Active Member

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    Ooh, Dentyne takes me back.

    I'm currently trying these out:

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    They contain Xylitol which is 100% natural. The flavour doesn't seem to last very long, haven't seen an effect on blood sugar so far but it's early days.
     
  14. shayanjameel08

    shayanjameel08 · Member

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    Among the ingredients in sugar-free gum is Xylitol ('zi-le-tol). It is a natural sweetener found in plants, trees, fruits and vegetables.
     
  15. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Easy on the Xylitol mind.
    Too much gives you the squits:-o

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