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Question:

From Salem, Oregon, USA:

My mother has just been diagnosed with diabetes. She is not on any medication; she controls it through diet. Can she use honey for a sugar substitute? She has been on a low carb diet for some time now and has lost 38 pounds and her diabetes is in control.

Answer:

Honey is also a form of sugar and should be counted in as part of her carbohydrate allowance. 1 Tablespoon of honey contains 17 grams of carbohydrate, while 4 teaspoons of sugar contain about 16 grams of carbohydrate.

JM

Original posting 19 Mar 1998
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet

  
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