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Diabetes Management

How Can Splenda Help You Manage Blood Sugar Levels?

Your favorite foods & drinks may be a source of added sugar and excess carbohydrates. Don’t compromise, make sweet swaps with Splenda® and cut added sugar today.

Toby Smithson
MS, RDN, LD, DCES, FAND

As a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and person with Diabetes, Toby Smithson understands the importance of sweetening foods and beverages without adding calories and excessive carbohydrates. Splenda Sweeteners are a staple in Toby’s home and in great-tasting recommendations to her clients.

How has Splenda Sweeteners made life sweeter for you?

Carbohydrates are found in many different foods. When managing diabetes or prediabetes, the amount and type of carbohydrates you consume is important to help control blood sugar levels. Added sugars – which can be found in sweet teas, flavored yogurts, and some baked goods – are a form of carbohydrate that contribute empty calories (i.e. they have no nutritional value other than calories) and can cause blood sugar levels to rise. To help manage blood sugar levels and reduce added sugars, use Splenda Sweeteners to sweeten teas, yogurts, baked goods in place of sugar.

For people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, weight loss may be recommended to be able to manage blood sugar levels without the use of additional medications. People who lose weight gradually (1-2lbs per week) are more successful at keeping it off2,3 and smart swaps with Splenda® Brand Sweeteners can help! Work with your doctor, nurse, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to identify a healthy weight for your lifestyle.

Don’t Compromise on Great Taste!

Reduce Added Sugars with Splenda® Sweeteners
 

5 Tips for Managing Diabetes

  1. Make your own jams, sauces, and marinades with Splenda to use with your favorite foods.
  2. Swap sugar-sweetened beverages for Splenda tea, lemonade, or one of these recipes.
  3. Use food labels to understand the amount of carbohydrates and calories in foods and beverages, then identify any sweet swaps you can make to decrease sources of added sugars.
  4. Incorporate Splenda Sweeteners into homemade snack or dessert recipes, like this Raspberry Yogurt Cake with Lemon Glaze.
  5. Get moving! To achieve the recommended 150 minutes3 of activity each week try walking, gardening, dancing, or something else you find enjoyable.

Recipe Ideas

1 https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/index.html 2 https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/adults/index.htm2019, June. Retrieved from: CalorieKing.com *Among healthcare professionals clinically treating patients