SWEETENERS… WHICH ONES SHOULD I USE IF I HAVE DIABETES?

The need for sweetness is said to be innate, however people differ in their preference for sweetness as well as how sweetness is perceived1. Today however, most of us are consuming way too much added sugar, especially “hidden” in foods such as sauces, sugar sweetened foods and beverages2. The WHO (2018) recommends that adults and
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What is the Best Diet for People Living with Diabetes?

What we eat affects our blood sugar levels. There is strong evidence that interventions focusing on dietary change are beneficial in managing diabetes. It is common knowledge that weight loss and a reduced total calorie intake, are fundamental in helping to control blood glucose. The question that is often asked is in what proportions the
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Back to the Basics: Counting Carbohydrates

Have you heard about carbohydrate counting as a part of diabetes management? This article aims to teach you the basics of carbohydrate counting and prepare you for what to expect when working with a healthcare professional in learning the technique. WHAT IS CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING? Carbohydrate or carb counting is a method of calculating the number of grams
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Sweeteners and Sugar Alternatives for People Living With Diabetes

The need for sweetness is said to be innate, however people differ in their preference for sweetness as well as how sweetness is perceived. 1 Our preference for intensity of sweetness changes depending on the stage in our lifecycle. During infancy our need for sweetness is at its highest, it declines in adolescence and then
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