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Diabetes Management

Living with Diabetes or Prediabetes

What is Diabetes?

Over 40% of the U.S. population is living with prediabetes or diabetes.5 Most people have an idea of what diabetes is, but what exactly is it? How can diabetes be managed? How does food affect diabetes?

Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Splenda is a proud supporter of the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) Diabetes Food Hub®.

Check out Splenda recipes that meet nutrition guidance by the ADA.

Stories From People with Diabetes

Living with Diabetes can be hard. Having to watch what you eat. Having to make lifestyle changes. And having to manage your blood sugar. Hear real stories from real people about how they are managing their Diabetes.

It Starts With Splenda!

Every delicious way that you manage your diabetes today. Splenda is the #1 recommended sweetener brand by doctors and dietitians.* Enjoy the sweet taste of sugar without excessive calories or carbs. Start with Splenda. The sweetener that people with diabetes love and trust!

Toby Smithson
MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, 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?

Diabetes Meal Planning Tools

The Plate Method

The Plate Method

The plate method is a simple way to build a balanced meal that can help you manage your blood sugar.

Carbohydrate Counting

Carb counting is simply adding up the total grams of carbs in your meals and snacks.

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 off6 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

Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

* The Splenda Brand Family is the sweetener brand recommended most by healthcare professionals clinically treating patients 1 2019, June. Retrieved from: CalorieKing.com 2 When used in place of sugar; Rogers PJ, Hogenkamp PS, de Graaf C, et al. (2016). Does low-energy sweetener consumption affect energy intake and body weight? A systematic review, including meta-analyses, of the evidence from human and animal studies. Int J of Obes 40(3), 381-394. 3 Johnston CA, Stevens B, & Foreyt JP. (2013). The Role of Low-calorie Sweeteners in Diabetes. Eur Endocrinology 9(2); 96-98. 4 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 5 CDC. (2022, January 24). The Facts, Stats, and Impacts of Diabetes. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/spotlights/diabetes-facts-stats.html#:~:text=Key%20findings%20include%3A,t%20know%20they%20have%20it. 6 CDC. (2020, Aug 17). Losing Weight. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/index.html