As there are several different types of diabetes, we cannot say that all our products are suitable for all diabetics. All consumers need to consult their doctor or dietician if in any doubt at all. All consumers should conduct tests to determine the suitability for their specific needs.
Most of our Sugar Free, No Added Sugar and Sugar Reduced confectionery are sweetened with Maltitol, Xylitol, Isomalt or Stevia which contain less calories than sugar. All products in our catalogue are made with high quality ingredients and therefore they taste just as good as alternatives containing sugar, or even better.
According to statistics provided by Diabetes.org.uk, there are 3,3 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK, and another 850,000 that have the condition but are unaware. The number is expected to rise to 5 million by 2025. Diabetes has risen 50% world wide.
It is estimated that at least 1 in 20 people in the United Kingdom have diabetes. Including children and adults, 15% of people with diabetes have Type 1 and 85% of people with diabetes have Type 2. These numbers are staggering. With these sort of numbers, it’s important to understand the nature of this chronic condition, especially when it comes to a diabetic’s relationship to sweets.
These statistics have drawn attention to the diabetes phenomenon as well as the sugar-free market, as consumers hustle to find a way to satisfy their cravings without the negative effects of sugar.
Many sweets manufacturers are producing products like sugar-free sweets, no-added sugar and reduced sugar chocolates, and sugar substitutes. Controlling your carbohydrates and sugar intake can be managed by purchasing sugar-free confectionery as an alternative to normal sweets.
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High levels of sugar are like a slow acting poison…
Many people don’t understand why high blood sugar levels are so bad for diabetics. At normal levels, glucose acts as fuel for your body. However, according to WebMd.com, “persistently high levels of sugar behave like a slow-acting poison.” For one, high blood sugar levels can cause permanent damage to the pancreas. Secondly, they can lead to a hardening of blood vessels, which in turn, can damage the body anywhere. Just a few of the complications include kidney failure, strokes, loss of vision, nerve damage, and heart attacks. As one can clearly determine, it’s important for diabetics to keep a close eye on their blood sugar levels.
So, which foods affect blood glucose levels the most? Foods that are high in carbohydrates and proteins affect blood glucose levels. Natural sugar is high in carbohydrates, which results in an increase in blood sugar levels. If too much natural sugar is consumed, glucose levels can spike and have adverse side effects. Controlling carbohydrate levels can help stabilize your diet. Keep in mind that being diabetic does not mean you have to completely cut out sugar. To satisfy a sweet tooth or craving, sugar-free products are better, because they do not typically raise blood glucose levels.
Many artificial sweeteners, and some natural sweeteners, are proven to have no effect on blood sugar levels, making them a safer confectionery option for some diabetics. As many of these sweeteners also have few or zero calories, they can also help overweight people.
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The information given here has been obtained via the Internet, therefore we cannot guarantee it’s accuracy. All consumers need to consult their doctor or dietician if in any doubt.