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From Cali, Colombia:

My daughter has had diabetes since she was 2 years old. I would like to know if there is any problem if I give her fructose as a sugar substitute or there is a better substitute.


Fructose is a sugar which provides 4 calories per gram; however, it is absorbed more slowly than some other sugars. As long as the carbohydrate is figured into the meal plan, I see no problem using it. Sweeteners that don't have calories include aspartame, Ascelfame K, and sucralose. These are substitutes which may be used in moderation as well.


Original posting 19 Jun 2000
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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