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11 Jul 2011

Honey/Sugar
I am diabetes Type 2. Which is better Honey or sugar
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Pheko
If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, then I trust that you have consulted a registered dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your diabetes, medications and other conditions such as overweight and raised blood lipid levels, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet’nFood' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. The dietitian will have indicated if you can use small amounts of sugar or honey in your diet as part of your carbohydrate exchanges. Sugar and honey are equivalents and one is not better than the other. Sugar and raw honey both have medium GI-values of 65 and 58 respectively, while commercial honey has a high-GI of 87 and should be used with caution.
Best regards
DietDoc
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