Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From La Habra, California, USA:

My mother, age 77, is an insulin-dependent diabetic. I bought some sugarless chocolates for her, but she says sorbitol causes problems. I contacted the maker and they said the chocolates are made with morbitol but I cannot find any information about it. Is morbitol chemically close enough to sorbitol that she shouldn't eat them?


I have never heard of morbitol. I wonder if she is talking about malital or mannitol. Both of these are also sugar alcohols and contain 4 calories per gram. Both mannitol and sorbitol have warnings about causing gas and diarrhea.


Original posting 30 Oct 97


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.