Type 2 diabetes: Should you swap sugar for sweeteners to control blood glucose levels?

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition resulting from there being too much sugar in the blood.

People with type 2 diabetes either can’t produce enough insulin, or the insulin they do produce can’t work effectively.

Due to this, glucose can’t get into the cells and begins to build up in the blood.

If left untreated, diabetes can seriously damage the heart, eyes, kidneys and feet.

While diabetic people don’t have to completely ditch sugar from their diet, they should limit the amount they consume, in order to avoid complications.

One seemingly obvious alternative to sugar is sweeteners, although the pros and cons of sweeteners are frequently disputed and some are not recommended for people with diabetes at all.

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