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Question:

From Cali, Colombia:

My daughter has had diabetes since she was 2 years old. I would like to know if there is any problem if I give her fructose as a sugar substitute or there is a better substitute.

Answer:

Fructose is a sugar which provides 4 calories per gram; however, it is absorbed more slowly than some other sugars. As long as the carbohydrate is figured into the meal plan, I see no problem using it. Sweeteners that don't have calories include aspartame, Ascelfame K, and sucralose. These are substitutes which may be used in moderation as well.

JM

DTQ-20000307180153
Original posting 19 Jun 2000
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet

  
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