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Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management - Pre Diabetes DietAs obesity rates in the U.S. continue to increase, type 2 diabetes has become a large and growing problem. It has reached such levels that a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that two in five Americans will develop diabetes at some point in their adult lives.

Also, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 90 million Americans are estimated to have pre diabetes. Well over half of these people are over 65 years of age. And at last count only 11 percent of people with pre diabetes know they have it. This last stat is of particular concern because the ideal time to take action to prevent or delay pre diabetes progressing to type 2 diabetes is early.

With diabetes impacting the lives of so many people, the SPLENDA LIVING™ Blog is trying to help our readers by providing information to help explain the disease, teach you how to lower your risk of developing it, and provide tips on how to manage a diabetes meal plan.

Start with a few key actions to change your eating habits. For example, take steps to reduce the amount of added sugars you eat and drink. A helpful resource to develop a diabetes meal plan and plan a pre diabetes diet is the diabetes-friendly recipes on Splenda.com. Plus, read through the blogs in this Diabetes Management section of SplendaLiving.com for additional tips, support and guidance.

Check out our latest posts below!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:06pm  |  POSTED BY: Hope Warshaw

Let’s face it, just because you’ve got diabetes doesn’t mean you lost your sweet tooth along the way. Most everyone loves sweets. Bet that’s true for you, too! Sugar substitutes, like SPLENDA® Sweetener Products, allow you to sweeten your foods and beverages and to make many sweet tooth-satisfying, palate-pleasing recipes for you and your family.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:00am  |  POSTED BY: Hope Warshaw

Do you wonder how and why SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener can be nearly free of calories and carbohydrate, even though sucralose, the sweetening ingredient in all SPLENDA® Sweetener Products, starts from sugar and offers your taste buds a sweet treat? Read on to understand how and why.

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:17pm  |  POSTED BY: Hope Warshaw

It’s no wonder you may be confused by all the recent chatter questioning the use of low calorie sweeteners for diabetes management. As a dietitian and diabetes educator let me try to sort this out and assure you that using low calorie sweeteners and, SPLENDA® Sweeteners specifically, are suitable for people with diabetes. And if you use them wisely, they may even help you reach your diabetes management goals.

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