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Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by natalierae, Feb 3, 2013.
Does using Splenda instead of sugar make an apple pie diabetic friendly?
You have to realize that diabetics have to be extremely careful (often to the point of weighing everything) about all carbohydrates they take in.
carbohydrates in an apple pie are in the sugar, the apples and the flour of the crust.
Splenda only takes care of eliminating the sugar
The apples of an apple pie can't be eaten without limit
the flour of the crust is not that much but they would have to take it into consideration
Many people think that it's only white sugar that diabetics can't eat. They think they can eat fructose, brown sugar, other sugars. They don't realize fruit is very sweet and the sugar of fruit goes directly into the bloodstream.
So, an apple pie with spenda is better than an apple pie with sugar but only in limited amounts, and has to replace that allotment of flour and fruit that the diabetic is eating that day, in that meal
They also have to be wary of cholesterol, meat etc, it's very complicated. Certain foods create problems, though i'm not sure i what way.
No you have to watch everything, trust me I am a diabetic. simple sugar avoidance is the least of your problems.
Me too, I had 5 sugar cube sized pieces of nice ripe pineapple last night, I had to be peeled off the ceiling.
I'm worried that my weakness for sweets is gonna turn me into a diabetic. I LOVE sweets.. so maybe I should go to splenda or organic. I have a cookbook on organic foods and recipes that are for people with Celiacs disease (can't eat wheat, barley, or rye). Is this a good option or do I need to cut down on the amount of sweets I eat?
By the way, I'm 18 years old with a high metabolism, but I'm still worried on my sugar intake. I'm also going into the National Guard. Is this a good way to avoid having too much??
Direct consumption of sugar has never been linked to diabetes. (sugar is just another of the bodies fuel)
Obesity and sedentry have direct correlations but no proven causeality.
Genes and hereditary factors also have correlations but no proven causeality.
It is a very complicated topic and if you are worried you would be best served by seeing your family doctor and giving him/her a full history... you might have to ask the grand parents or aunties/uncles some 'embareassing' questions but they are important.
Then ask for their specific recommended reading - this is important because it lets you determine where 'they' are coming from... then research all you desire.
Most of the information found on the internet is complete shit - no other way to say it - it is so biased / slanted / plain wrong and even sometimes dangerous.
Only rely on peer-reviewed medical journals or other reliable publishers of facts.
There is simply too much hysteria / unknown / mis-information from non-accountable sources and they can get you into serious trouble.
organic or not it is still sugar be it refined or not
Diabetes is our bodies inability to produce enough insulin to counter act the sugars and carbs we take in. We should eat 5 or 6 times a day instead of 3 big meals . This gives our systems a chance to produce and keep up with insulin in ways that it is not overwhelmed by our large food intakes. I can eat sugar and my blood sugar count goes up a bit, but when I eat pasta and rice or mashed it really spikes.So for me and my system its beware the carbs.