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Question 1 of 4

You should limit your intake of sugary foods because...



  • Eating TOO much sugar causes diabetes.
  • Sugary foods are often high in fat and calories.
  • Sugary foods are often low in healthy nutrients and fiber.
  • Both B and C are correct.

Sorry, that’s incorrect.

The correct answer is D - because B and C are both true.

Before extensive research cleared up much of the confusion about diabetes, some people thought that eating too much sugar was what caused it. Today, we know that this is not true. Instead, the biggest role is played by genetics and your body’s ability to make and use insulin. However, experts recommend that everyone limit the amount of added sugar they take in each day for good health.

That’s half the answer!

The correct answer is D - because B and C are both true.

Many sugary sweets are high in fat and calories, and are low in nutrients and fiber. Experts recommend that all people - including those living with diabetes - limit the amount of added sugar they eat each day.

That’s half the answer!

The correct answer is D - because B and C are both true.

Most sugary sweets are low in healthy nutrients and fiber, and can also be high in fat and calories. That’s why experts recommend that all people – including those living with diabetes – limit the amount of added sugar they eat each day.

Sweet answer!

The correct answer is D - because B and C are both true.

Before extensive research cleared up much of the confusion about diabetes, some people thought that eating too much sugar was what caused it. Today, we know that this is not true. Instead, the biggest role is played by genetics and your body’s ability to make and use insulin. However, experts recommend that everyone limit the amount of added sugar they take in each day for good health.

Question 2 of 4

Ingredient lists make it easy to tell which packaged foods contain lots of added sugar.



  • True
  • False

Sorry, that’s incorrect.

The answer is False.

An ingredient list can be confusing because “sugar” goes by many different names. Besides the obvious ones like sugar cane, brown sugar, honey and molasses, you need to also look for words like high fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice, sucrose, brown rice syrup and fruit juice concentrate. The nutrition label will tell you the number of grams of sugar per serving but that number also includes “natural” sugars like those found in fruits (fructose) and dairy foods (lactose). So you shouldn’t focus on that number alone. If you have diabetes, it’s better to look at the total carbs listed because that number includes sugar. Once you’re comfortable monitoring carbs, start checking saturated fat, calories and sodium per serving too. That way you’ll get the total picture.

Sweet answer!

The answer is False.

An ingredient list can be confusing because “sugar” goes by many different names. Besides the obvious ones like sugar cane, brown sugar, honey and molasses, you need to also look for words like high fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice, sucrose, brown rice syrup and fruit juice concentrate. The nutrition label will tell you the number of grams of sugar per serving but that number also includes “natural” sugars like those found in fruits (fructose) and dairy foods (lactose). So you shouldn’t focus on that number alone. If you have diabetes, it’s better to look at the total carbs listed because that number total includes sugar. Once you’re comfortable monitoring carbs, start checking saturated fat, calories and sodium per serving too. That way you’ll get the total picture.

Question 3 of 4

Which of these will raise your blood glucose?



  • A slice of cake.
  • A serving of mashed potatoes.
  • Corn on the cob.
  • ALL OF THEM WILL!

Almost!

While this answer is true, the real answer is D – because yes, this was a trick question, and all of these will cause your blood glucose to rise.

All of these foods - not just the sugary cake - boost blood glucose levels. The reason is that all sugars are carbs, and any carb you eat can impact your blood glucose levels. If you have diabetes, the trick is to pay attention to the amounts of different carbs you want to enjoy throughout the day and adjust your intake accordingly. For instance, at lunch if you want to enjoy two small cookies for dessert, plan for this and skip the two slices of bread with your tuna. A common goal for each meal is to keep the total number of carbs between 45 and 60 grams, but your healthcare professional will help you determine the amount that is right for you.

Almost!

While this answer is true, the real answer is D – because yes, this was a trick question, and all of these will cause your blood glucose to rise.

All of these foods - not just the potatoes - increase blood glucose levels. The reason is that all carbs get converted into sugar by your body. If you have diabetes, a common goal for each meal is to keep the total number of carbs between 45 and 60 grams, but your healthcare professional will help you determine the amount that is right for you.

Almost!

While this answer is true, the real answer is D – because yes, this was a trick question, and all of these will cause your blood glucose to rise.

Most sugary sweets are low in healthy nutrients and fiber, and can also be high in fat and calories. That’s why experts recommend that all people – including those living with diabetes – limit the amount of added sugar they eat each day.

Sweet answer!

Yes indeed, that was a trick question, and all of these will cause your blood glucose to rise.

All of these foods, not just the sugary cake, increase blood glucose levels. The reason is that all sugars are carbs, and any carb you eat can impact your blood glucose levels. If you have diabetes, the trick is to pay attention to the amounts of different carbs you want to enjoy throughout the day and adjust your intake accordingly. For instance, at lunch if you want to enjoy two small cookies for dessert, plan for this and skip the two slices of bread with your tuna. A common goal for each meal is to keep the total number of carbs between 45 and 60 grams, but your healthcare professional will help you determine the amount that is right for you.

Question 4 of 4

No-calorie sweeteners…



  • Can help reduce carb intake when used in place of sugar.
  • Should not be used in baked goods and other recipes.
  • Are unsafe.

Sweet answer!

No-calorie sweeteners such as SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener can help reduce carb intake when used in place of sugar. They’re a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth while you’re watching your intake of added sugars and carbs. Some no-calorie sweeteners, such as SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener can also be used for cooking and baking. They can replace sugar in desserts, beverages and sauces. Just remember that many of these foods and beverages still contain carbs and calories from other ingredients. You should always review the nutrition information for a recipe or the nutrition label on a food product if available.

Sorry, that’s incorrect.

The answer is A. No-calorie sweeteners such as SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener can help reduce carb intake when used in place of sugar.

Some no-calorie sweeteners, such as SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, are heat stable and are great for cooking and baking. They can also be used in desserts, drinks and sauces. Just remember that many of these foods and beverages still contain carbs and calories from other ingredients. You should always review the nutrition information for a recipe or the nutrition label on a food product if available.

Sorry, that’s incorrect.

The answer is A. No-calorie sweeteners such as SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener can help reduce carb intake when used in place of sugar.

The American Diabetes Association says that no-calorie sweeteners can be part of a healthy diet. Sucralose, the sweetening ingredient in original SPLENDA® Sweetener Products, has been the subject of more than 100 scientific studies. Sucralose has been used throughout the world by millions of people since 1991 and there are no warning labels on the products to exclude anyone from enjoying SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener.

Some no-calorie sweeteners, such as SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, are heat stable and are great for cooking and baking. They can also be used in desserts, drinks and sauces. Just remember that many of these foods and beverages still contain carbs and calories from other ingredients. You should always review the nutrition information for a recipe or the nutrition label on a food product if available.

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