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    Artificial Sweeteners and Diabetes

    When in Doubt, Read the Nutrition Label

    To know for sure what kind of sweetener a food product contains, check the Nutrition Facts label. In the Carbohydrate section, you can see how many carbohydrates the product has, and how much of these carbohydrates are in the form of sugar or sugar alcohol.

    For even more nutrition information, read the Ingredients list. It should show any added sweeteners, whether they are sugars, sugar alcohols, or artificial.

    By understanding more about artificial sweeteners and diabetes, you will be able to make better food choices as you balance sweetness with good blood sugar control.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on January 16, 2015
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