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Can a diabetic use Splenda ?

Can a diabetic use Splenda?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Artificial sweeteners do not have glucose content or calories. Hence is not harmful in elevating blood sugars. But long term studies are not yet done. Hence should not be used heavily for a long extent.

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