From Bay City, Michigan, USA:
My son is 6 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 2 months ago. In the past we had heard bad things about some of the artificial sweeteners that are on the market. Are there any reasons not to use use sweeteners such as aspartame and Nutrasweet? We try not to use them too much, but would like to know if there are side effects of using these products.
The American Diabetes and American Dietetic Associations recommend that you use artificial sweeteners in moderation. With the advent of carbohydrate counting and the ability to figure in foods containing some sugar, the artificial sweeteners take on less of an emphasis. The products currently in foods have been tested and given approval by the FDA.
Original posting 4 Sep 1998
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:00
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