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Thread: sugar vs. splenda

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    New Jersey


    Quote Originally Posted by Joretta View Post
    What soda has stevia?

    Personally, I do not like it. It has a strong after taste but I have heard of others who enjoy it.
    Aimee in New Jersey
    mom to Sean (14)- non D
    Hana (13) T1 dx 3/3/10
    Case (10) non D
    wife to Scott
    Pumping with OmniPod
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  2. #12


    I prefer actual sugar to substitutes. I bake with raw sugar and use stevia drops in tea. Never use Splenda...and try to avoid it in prepped foods but it sneaks in sometimes.
    Stacy - Mom to
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    Other AI issues: Diagnosed with Graves' disease and juvenile idiopathic arthritis in 2014 and cholinergic urticaria in 2016. RAI treatment in 2017 for Graves'.
    DS (15, diagnosed at 10) OmniPod and Dexcom

  3. #13


    I use organic sugar i just like the way it tastes in coffee I also have regular sugar and splenda but when I tried it in my coffee I couldn't believe that it foamed I thought this cant be good for my baby!
    Son 5 years old and non D
    Daughter 2 years old Dx T1D @ 18mo. Pumping with Animas One Touch Ping with Apidra as of August 2011
    Husband also lives with T1D

  4. #14


    I consider real sugar to be healthier than artificial sweeteners. I don't have a lot of food or drink which is pure sugar, but if it's baked into something, I always use real sugar.
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  5. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    British Columbia


    Quote Originally Posted by 3kidlets View Post

    Personally, I do not like it. It has a strong after taste but I have heard of others who enjoy it.

    I find it very sweet, but no after taste, I prefer the Cherry, orange, lime and grape. My husband drinks all the flavours
    My 1st meter from the 70's

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    Splenda give us all severe digestive issues we've found. Similar to problems caused by sugar alcohols. I prefer stevia is using an artificial sweetener but usually use good ol' sugar, just less of it.
    Brenda, dx'd T1D as an adult. T-Slim, Dexcom
    Mom to Carson, age 17, dx'd T1D at 9 months old. T-Slim, Dexcom. Dx'd Addison's disease 1/15
    And Mom to Henry (nond), age 14

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    We always use sugar or agave here. We could never get used to Splenda and found that we preferred to just learn to live with less sugar. In fact, we now use only about 2/3 or 3/4 the amount of sugar in recipes that we used to make pre-D.

    The only time we use artificial sweeteners is with drinks like Jones Zero or Steaz. My daughter has one as a treat about once or twice a month. She gets a treat without it adding to her carb count, plus they taste great.
    Mom to:
    12 1/2 year old daughter (diagnosed 2007) OmniPod, Dexcom Seven+
    7 year old son

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  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Colorado Springs, CO


    We use maple syrup, honey or stevia. We avoid chemical sweeteners. I think they make splenda out of actual sugar but take out something to put chlorine atoms in it.


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