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The Most Dangerous Sweeteners for Diabetes

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Bowl of sugar and a bowl of sugar cubes.
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Sugar bowl on the kitchen table.
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Remove the table sugar from your table


Corn stalk.
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High-fructose corn syrup is even worse


Maple syrup bottles.
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What about other natural sweeteners?


Agave.
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Is agave nectar "good for diabetics?"


Pink tablets.
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Some sugars aren’t sweeteners


Artificial sweeteners in a cup.
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If natural sugars are so bad, can artificial ones be better?


Sugar in a bowl.
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Sugar alcohols can be good alternative sweeteners


Stevia
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A natural sweetener without calories


Monk fruit.
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The alternative to stevia


David Mendosa

David Mendosa

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David Mendosa was a journalist who learned in 1994 that he had type 2 diabetes, which he wrote about exclusively. He died in May 2017 after a short illness unrelated to diabetes. He wrote thousands of diabetes articles, two books about it, created one of the first diabetes websites, and published a monthly newsletter, “Diabetes Update.” His very low-carbohydrate diet, A1C level of 5.3, and BMI of 19.8 kept his diabetes in remission without any drugs until his death.