THE DIABETES ASKER
What fruits can a diabetic eat without worry? And what sweetener for a diabetic would be best to use, is Canderel ok?
THE EXPERT ANSWERS
For the diabetic, as for others, at least 500 grams of vegetables, berries and fruits a day is recommended. About half of that amount would be good to have fruits and berries.
There is no need to pay attention to the quality of the fruit, but it is good to eat them in a variety of ways.
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Diabetics on insulin therapy should evaluate the carbohydrate content of the dose and take this into account when administering insulin.
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A diabetic can reasonably use regular sugar.
If you want more sweetness, it is a good idea to use non-energy sweeteners that do not affect your blood sugar. These include e.g. aspartame, acesulfame K, saccharin, cyclamate and steviol glycoside.
Probably the most familiar trade names are Canderel and Hermesetas.
Sugar alcohols (xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, lactitol, maltitol, and isomalt) contain about half of the energy of sugar and are only partially absorbed, so they do not increase blood sugar as much as sugar.
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