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Type 2 Yes Or No To Artificial Sweetener Diabetes Type 2?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by azad1983, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. azad1983

    azad1983 Type 2 · Member

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    I am 5-8 and was weighing 86 kg when diagnosed and now I 78kg after following some low carb diet. I normally drink one or two cups of coffee a day with skimmed milk and no sugar.
    I am confused on artificial sweetener as there are lots of thing you find in online. Any advice please?
     
  2. Jenny15

    Jenny15 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use a little of it as I am not concerned about it's effects on my body and I wouldn't enjoy coffee without it. There is research showing it can raise BG a little and it can trigger hunger and weight gain as much as sugar would, so IMO a decision not to use it is reasonable. I just prefer to take the risk because I try not to sweat the small stuff. YMMV (your mileage may vary).
     
  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    My question would be why the skimmed milk? And if you are ok without sweeteners then all the better.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Good question. However, I use skimmed milk in my tea (4 cups a day normally) because I hate creamy tea. I don't even like it with the semi skimmed that hubby uses.

    I put sweeteners in my tea and coffee. I have been using sweetener that way since the 1980's when I went to Weight Watchers and have continued ever since. I'm still alive. I think!
     
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  5. millenium

    millenium Carer · Well-Known Member

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    I use only stevia, a natural non calories sweetener. It is not exactly the same like sugar but it is good enough.
     
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  6. Jenny15

    Jenny15 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Off the top of my head I don't remember the carb content of different types of milk but, in addition to higher fat, I wonder if full fat milk has slightly lower carbs too? I adore double cream btw.
     
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