|"I was recently diagnosed as a Type II diabetic. Although I have used Splenda along with sugar for years (ordering it from Canada before FDA approval), I have since switched exclusively to Splenda.
I consume large amounts of it in soft drinks, meal replacement shakes, and many of the diabetic low-carb products that are now available. I have not experienced any of the side effects mentioned, nor has any member of my family.
I hope that you will temper your warnings about Splenda with the potential benefits for diabetics. Controlled blood sugar for a lifetime is far more important to diabetics that the remote risk of side effects from consuming Splenda."
Thank you A.H. for sharing your story with our visitors.
Editor's Note: We agree that Splenda works well for some, but not for all. The warnings on the site are no more than that--warnings. We add notes and stories, positive or negative, to assist people in forming their own opinions.
We would like to stress that controlling blood sugar is of utmost importance to diabetics. If you believe you have problems with sugar substitutes, speak with your physician before making any dietary changes or adjustments in your insulin intake.