CAN LOW CALORIE SWEETENERS PLAY A ROLE?
About the Symposium
As low calorie sweeteners have no impact on insulin or blood glucose levels and do not provide calories, they may play a role in weight control of people with type 2 diabetes and women with gestational diabetes.
The symposium considered the literature that suggests benefits from low calorie sweeteners, alongside that which disputes their value in relation to the management of diabetes. It addressed topics such as control of glycation and the nutritional management of post-prandial glycaemia and considered recommendations for low calorie sweeteners in diabetes care and weight management.