All the real diet books say to start with a food diary. For the 85 percent of those of us with diabetes who are overweight or obese and are presumably trying to get down to something more healthy that sounds easy enough.
Non-caloric sweeteners like stevia and Splenda and others might be better for those of us with type 2 diabetes than old-fashioned table sugar and the more recent high-fructose corn syrup. We don’t need the extra calories that these sugars provide or their impact on our livers or the blood glucose spikes that they give us.
“Fructose is a strange sugar.” That’s what I wrote here in July 2006, and I still think that it’s strange.
But I didn’t know the half of it when I wrote my earlier article about fructose. I didn’t know why it was so strange. And in this case the “why” is crucial.
Fructose is a strange sugar. It is the sweetest natural sugar, yet it has the lowest glycemic index of any sugar. Nutritionists often recommend that people with diabetes use fructose.