Tag Archives: diabetes

Does Diet Soda Really Help with Weight Loss and Diabetes?

It feels like every month, some new study is out about diet soda and low calorie sweeteners. The question is, does diet soda really help with weight loss and diabetes? There are plenty of quality studies out there showing how people have used diet soda and low calorie sweeteners as a tool for controlling weight and diabetes. Continue Reading

The Importance of World Diabetes Day

Today we celebrate World Diabetes Day to raise global awareness of a disease that affects an estimated 382 million people worldwide. The theme for 2014 is Healthy Living and Diabetes, so I asked Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND, a nutrition counselor and diabetes expert, to join me today so we could learn more about Continue Reading

New Study: Sucralose Can Help Type 2 Diabetics

Enjoying desserts as part of a healthy diet can be challenging for people with diabetes, especially in the summertime and around holidays when there are cupcakes, ice cream and pies galore!  But new research published this week in The Review of Diabetic Studies suggests that some desserts made with added fiber and sucralose (a no calorie sweetener), instead Continue Reading

New Study Finds Sucralose has Same Effect as Water on Blood Glucose

Good news for diabetics! New research supports something we’ve known for a while now- the artificial sweeteners acesulfame potassium and sucralose have no effect on blood glucose and insulin levels. Additionally, the study found that neither of the no-calorie sweeteners have an effect on how quickly the stomach empties. The study, which was led by Tongzhi Wu, Continue Reading

The Dr. Oz Show Wrong About Low Calorie Sweeteners & Weight Gain

I watched in disbelief earlier today as The Dr. Oz Show ran a segment claiming low calorie sweeteners actually caused weight gain. Huh?! Replacing a beverage or dessert with one that has less sugar and calories is actually going to make me gain weight? It just didn’t make sense. So I asked Robyn Flipse, a registered dietitian Continue Reading