Expert opinion from María F. Carzon

Bachelor degree in Human Nutrition · 4 years of experience · Argentina

The best sugar for people with type 2 diabetes is artificial sweeteners without simple carbohydrates. The most recommended is stevia because it is more natural and provides a sweet taste.

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Expert opinion from Leticia Soares

Postgraduate Degree in Public and Family Health/Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics · 5 years of experience · Brazil

For type 2 diabetics the best option to sweeten coffee is to use natural sweeteners such as stevia or choose not to sweeten the drink. Currently, the World Health Organization recommends that sucrose (sugar) does not exceed 5% of the total daily energy value for the general population, this should extend to people with diabetes and as many industrialized foods have sugar in the composition, the recommendation is that none sugar is added to beverages.

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Expert opinion from Ledyan Ledyan

Master's degree Medicinal plants and functional food/Bachelor's degree Nutrition · 4 years of experience ·

People with type 2 diabetes need to watch their sugar intake as consuming too much sugar can cause blood sugar to spike which increases their risk for severe diabetes complications. There are various options of sugar to use. First is stevia, it is a low-calorie sweetener made from the leaves of the stevia plant. Unlike artificial sweeteners and sugar, stevia can suppress plasma glucose levels and significantly improve sugar tolerance. The other one is Monk fruit extract. Monk fruit extract is a non-nutritive sweetener derived from plants native to Southern China. This type of sugar contains 0 calories per serving and is 150 to 200 times sweeter than sugar. Sugar alcohols, such as erythritol or xylitol, are also a good choice, they have less than 1 calorie per gram and have no major effect on blood sugar levels.

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