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Sunday, March 07, 2010 Synapse2010, Community Member, asks

Q: Effects of honey on diabetics

I am a 53 year old male in good health but with a family history of diabetes and heart disease. I take 4 teaspoons of honey in my tea. Is this good or bad for my health?

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Massagemaniac, Community Member
4/10/10 6:17am

The only way to know is to test your blood glucose two hours after.  Four teaspoons may be a lot, but each person is affected differently by various sweeteners.

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Terirose, Community Member
3/ 7/10 2:40pm

I have been told that although honey will elevate your sugar level it will not harm your heart or kidneys because it is a natural sweetner. Please be sure to select the darkest honey you can as it contains more nutrients.  Good luck!

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By Synapse2010, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 03/07/10