Diabetes - Sweeteners

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Individuals with diabetes may use a variety of sweeteners to meet their personal dietary preferences while maintaining glycemic and metabolic control. 

The choice to use sweeteners may be influenced by a variety of factors including taste preference, calorie content of the sweetener, concern for dental health, available carbohydrate provided by the product, and impact on lipid levels. 

A sweetener may be approved for use for one or more applications including
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Last Updated: 2018-04-19