Low Calorie Sweeteners: Separating Fact from Fiction

Low calorie sweeteners are a hot topic right now, especially as they pertain to people living with diabetes. The subject seems to pop up on the news, on social media, in articles and in magazines.  As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, I get great questions about low calorie sweeteners almost every day. I know it can be hard to sort out the truth about these sweeteners given all the information we hear from various sources, so I hope this article helps shed some light!

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Taking Control Of Your Diabetes: An Innovative Approach to Improving Diabetes Care Through Educating, Motivating, and Making the Connection Between Patients and Health Care Providers

The gold-standard goal of diabetes management has been to achieve meaningful and sustained glycemic control to reduce the risk of long-term complications. Unfortunately, results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that only about 50% of adults with diabetes in the United States, mostly with type 2 diabetes, are achieving an A1C less than 7.0%, and this percentage has not changed over the past decade.

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Medications and Surgical Options for Weight Loss

Few people can argue that losing weight is difficult, and keeping the weight off is even harder. For those folks suffering from “diabesity” – both type 2 diabetes and obesity – maintaining a “healthy” weight seems like a never-ending battle. So why is it so easy to gain weight, yet so difficult to lose it? If you have type 2 and are struggling with your weight, these new medications and surgical options might be right for you.

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