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Old 10-02-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Honey for diabetics

There are certain authorities who claim that honey is a healthier sweetener for diabetics, while others say sugar is sugar. I plan to ask my doc's opinion when I go in next week. I expect he will be on the conservative side.

Have any of y'all looked into this?

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Old 10-02-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
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yes, I have

sugar is sugar LOL...
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:51 PM   #3
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sugar is sugar Connie, both will raise the blood glucose..I use honey now and then in salad dressings but make sure to take my insulin I've tried all kinds of things, testing after each one..all raise my BG's to about the same levels.What I do is trade one carb for another now and I get along well this way and I'm not without things I enjoy.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:57 PM   #4
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Ditto Connie, sugar is sugar.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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Thanks, y'all!
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:24 PM   #6
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sugar is sugar Connie, both will raise the blood glucose..I use honey now and then in salad dressings but make sure to take my insulin I've tried all kinds of things, testing after each one..all raise my BG's to about the same levels.What I do is trade one carb for another now and I get along well this way and I'm not without things I enjoy.
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ditto on sugar is sugar. carbs are important.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:50 PM   #7
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i agree with them honey is also a sugar... but what makes it healthier is if its purely honey which is organic in nature and has no additives... sugar and honey will both make your BG high but still you have to moderate...
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i agree with them honey is also a sugar... but what makes it healthier is if its purely honey which is organic in nature and has no additives... sugar and honey will both make your BG high but still you have to moderate...
You need to learn how to swap one carb for another...Sugar is a carb just like rice or potato so learn the amount of carbs in each and then exchange.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:15 PM   #9
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I agree, honey is probably a healthier alternative but sugar is sugar. My husband is type 2 and it is just a matter of chosing which carbs you want to eat for each meal.
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I agree, honey is probably a healthier alternative but sugar is sugar. My husband is type 2 and it is just a matter of chosing which carbs you want to eat for each meal.
I always though honey was also easier to digest too?
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