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From Sylvester, Georgia, USA:

Can someone who has diabetes use honey as a sweetener since it is natural?


A person who has diabetes can use any sweetener. The important thing is that the amount rather than the source of carbohydrate is considered. A tablespoon of honey contains about the same amount of carbohydrate as a tablespoon of sugar.


Additional comments from Lois Schmidt Finney, diabetes dietitian:

Honey counts as sugar in the diet for those with diabetes, and you would need to see a dietitian for the total amount of carbohydrates (and also protein and fats) to include in a meal plan.


Original posting 16 Apr 2002
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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