Are natural sweeteners safe? I have Type 1 diabetes, can I take natural sweeteners?

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes three months back. I crave for sweets and I feel natural sweeteners would help me control this craving once in a while. Are sweeteners safe to eat? Which ones have you tried and would recommend?


  • Non-nutritive sweeteners (eg, sachharin, aspartame, asccsulfame-K, and sucralose, Stevia - Natural Sweetener) offer no energy, and as they sweeten with little volume, they can also be referred to as high intensity sweeteners.

    The acceptable daily intake of non-nutritive sweeteners is 50mg/kg body weight. Some sweeteners are considered Generally Recognised As Safe (GRAS) ingredients and others are considered food additives.

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