Everyone finds it difficult to manage their sweet tooth But type 2 diabetics must be cautious about how much sugar and other carbohydrates they ingest. With proper food, regular exercise, and weight control, one can treat diabetes effectively. It is advised that diabetics adhere to a healthy dietary regimen. It must include an abundance of vegetables and legumes (such as chickpeas, lentils, low-salt baked beans and kidney beans). Incorporate some lean protein sources, low-fat dairy products, and high-fibre, low glycaemic index (GI) carbs such as wholegrain bread, cereals, and fruit. Choose foods low in sodium and cut down on added sweets and bad saturated fat.

Sugar replacements provide sweetness while facilitating easier carbohydrate intake and blood sugar management. There are many replacements to pick from, but not all of them are calorie-free, and they differ in how they affect blood sugar levels. Here are some substitutes for sugar- 

Sucralose (Splenda) 

Those with type 2 diabetes should use this sweetener. Splenda is 600 times sweeter than sugar, but those tiny yellow packets don't affect blood sugar levels, which is why. Additionally, Splenda absorbs very little into the body and flows right through. These qualities have made it the most widely used artificial sweetener globally.

Stevia

Stevia leaves, native to Central and South America, are the source of steviol glycosides, and sweeteners. Stevia is frequently used as a sweetener in foods and beverages. Two stevia-based sweetener brands, Truvia and Pure Via are both calorie-free. Stevia sweeteners naturally include sweet-tasting ingredients. People who like foods and beverages with natural sources could find this trait advantageous. Due to its low-calorie content, stevia can be a beneficial substitute for managing diabetes or losing weight.

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Sugar alcohols

Many sugar-free gums and sweets use so-called nutritive sweeteners, including isomalt, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol, and xylitol. They are made from the natural fibre in fruits and vegetables, referred to as sugar alcohols or polyols. Sugar alcohols can boost blood sugar, but typically not to a harmful level. Their effects on blood sugar can differ, with xylitol having a glycemic index of 13 and sorbitol having a glycemic index of 9.