Lg Cwd
icon-nav-help
Need Help

Submit your question to our team of health care professionals.

icon-nav-current-questions
Current Question

See what's on the mind of the community right now.

icon-conf-speakers-at-a-glance
Meet the Team

Learn more about our world-renowned team.

icon-nav-archives
DTeam Archives

Review the entire archive according to the date it was posted.

icon-question-mark
June 9, 1999

Meal Planning, Food and Diet

Question from Michigan, USA:

I have recently received a sugar free catalog of food products (mostly candy). The main sweetener in it is " maltitol". I have read what you have said about sugar alcohols, but this product claims to have "not elevate blood sugar and has 2-3 calories per gram." Should maltitol be calculated like the other sugar alcohols by dividing the carbohydrates in half?

Answer:

I believe this is a good way to approach the sugar alcohols, and maltitol is one of the sugar alcohols.

JM