Stevia Sweeteners Diabetes Question
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Q. I was wondering if Stevia sweeteners are safe with someone
who has diabetes? I was recently diagnosed as having diabetes.
A. An extract from the stevia plant called rebiana has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
This sweetener contains no calories. Brand names for rebiana include Truvia and PureVia. Rebiana will be found in products such as beverages as well as in single serve packets.
The American Diabetes Association's website lists Stevia, Saccharin, Aspartame, Acesulfame potassium, and Sucralose under the subject of Low Calorie Sweeteners.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
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