FUDiabetes

Sweeteners


#1

Hi guys, I am Samia, family member had Diabetes, and I really love sweet things and I find it complicated to stop every kind of sweetener… Plus, I looove pancakes and how am I supposed to eat it now?? I am looking for the best sweetener in the UK I can use instead of honey or maple syrup, look forward to some tasty suggestions…

Take care!


#2

I love pancakes, too, so I looked for a way to make them low carb. This is my favorite recipe I’ve tried so far: https://lowcarbyum.com/fluffy-almond-meal-pancakes/

I’m afraid I don’t have any suggestion on alternative sweeteners, as my head/gut can’t tolerate any of them.


#3

I like this stuff - Cary’s Sugar Free Syrup.

It was much better than I would have ever expected. It’s pretty good.


#4

I like this stuff:

This is a decent and kind of sweet low-carb pancake mix, but to me nothing really beats a “real” pancake that you just gotta bolus for


#6

Also in my pantry, and I also find it quite good.


#8

@samia - Late to the conversation but erythritol is my go-to sugar substitute. For me, it has no impact on my BG and cooks pretty close to sugar. Downside it is quite expensive.

Stevia, sucralose (splenda in liquid form) are others that I use just for sweetness and have no BG impact. Walden Farms Syrup is sweetened with sucralose which is great.

Splenda in powdered form has maltodextrin added to the sucralose to bulk it up. Maltodextrin rasies my BG so I tend to avoid using powered splenda too much. A little is fine but…

I have used Swerve and it has no BG impact and cooks like real sugar, but I have found it leaves an unpleasant cooling sensation in my mouth.

Sugar alcohols like maltitol, xylitol, mannitol do rasie my BG and I have to bolus for 50% of the sugar alcohol carbs. They can be a bit unpredictable as the BG rise may happen late. Sometime it is better to just use sugar compared to these sugar alcohols as it has a more predictable impact on BG and can be appropriately bolused for.

This is what I have been using recently: