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I came across this while trying to decide whether this is a good sugar substitute for my diabetic dh. I know people have posted that they give this to their dc so I thought I'd post the link in case it is of interest to them.<br><br>
ETA to add link <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><br><a href="http://www.holisticmed.com/splenda/" target="_blank">http://www.holisticmed.com/splenda/</a>
 

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Xylitol, have you looked into that for your dh?<br><br>
From what I understand the sugar substitutes are still bad for diabetics as their body still thinks is sugar.<br><br>
Have you ever read the Dr yourself web site? Interesting IMO.<br><a href="http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=diabetic&btnG=Google+Search&domains=www.doctoryourself.com&sitesearch=www.doctoryourself.com" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-...oryourself.com</a>
 

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Thanks for the link. I'll leave it up for dh to see. I've mostly been guiding him toward a low glycemic index diet, reminding him a little sugar is ok after a low GI meal. There are things worse for blood sugar levels than sugar, like pretzels and white potatoes. According to a link from my original link, stevia may be a good choice as a sugar substitute.
 

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Stevia is suppose to be good.<br><br>
But the taste of it is something I cant hack <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:<br><br>
It is quite the art of eating when one is diabetic. I wish my FIL would take on the challenge. He has gotten to the point where he now has to take an insulin shot right before each meal.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Now you've got me curious about how stevia tastes.
 

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ok, where exactly is the original link, I am not seeing this. WE have friends who use this in massive amounts with the whole family.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ok, where exactly is the original link, I am not seeing this. WE have friends who use this in massive amounts with the whole family.</div>
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I added it to the original post. Thanks for pointing out my omission!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Stevia is suppose to be good.<br><br>
But the taste of it is something I cant hack <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:</div>
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Actually, different brands taste different. Some brands are bitter, some taste very "green", almost like grassy, and then some don't. One of the easiest tests is to stir a little bit (it's usually VERY concentrated sweetness) into a glass of water or tea, adding more until you either get the sweetness you want or can't stand the taste, to see if you like that brand. It also keeps you from ruining more than just that cup.<br><br>
I used to have a couple stevia plants in containers that I would treat like mint (chop up in fruit salad and similar), raw it just has a slightly sweet green flavor, it's the concentration process that causes the "off" flavors. I wound up giving the plants to a friend who wanted them, because DH wouldn't knowingly eat it, since we read a study indicating stevia consumption can be linked with lowered sperm production.<br><br>
Xylitol is a Sugar Alcohol, similar to Maltitol. Like all SA's, everybody reacts differently to it. Some people metabolise it, some don't. Some people wind up with Gastric Distress (gas, bloating, pain, and/or diarrhea), some don't. Any time you're introducing SA's, it's a good idea to do it slowly until you know how everybody reacts. I've never had a problem with X, but I know several people who can't touch the stuff.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Actually, different brands taste different. Some brands are bitter, some taste very "green", almost like grassy, and then some don't. One of the easiest tests is to stir a little bit (it's usually VERY concentrated sweetness) into a glass of water or tea, adding more until you either get the sweetness you want or can't stand the taste, to see if you like that brand. It also keeps you from ruining more than just that cup.</td>
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I have always tasted my moms. That way I never wasted $ on the stevia. I agree with you that different brands taste differently.<br><br>
Heres some info about Xylitol for those not familiar with it. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylitol" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylitol</a>
 
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