Is Whey Low a good sugar substitute for people with diabetes?

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Whey Low contains fewer calories than sugar (5 calories per  teaspoon, verses about 15 calories per teaspoon of sugar) and has a lower carb count (1 gram of carbs per teaspoon versus 4 grams per teaspoon of sugar). But keep in mind that artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, don’t contain any calories or carbs. These products are approved by the FDA after vigorous safety testing and are more readily available and less expensive than Whey Low.

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Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.
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