People with diabetes are advised to limit their sugar intake Image: Getty Images. The flavonols in dark chocolate may help lower blood sugar and reduce the risk for heart disease — two pluses for people managing type 2 diabetes. The research suggested eating 48g of 70 per cent dark chocolate each day may help lower fasting glucose levels and reduce insulin resistance. In this article, we look at eating sweets as part of a healthful diet, types of sugars and sugar substitutes, and how to read the nutrition label on food packaging. The ADA do not suggest a specific number of carbohydrates for people with diabetes.
These foods can also sometimes have a laxative effect. In some people, sugar alcohols can have a laxative effect, which can cause diarrhea and gas. Not to mention, some research suggests these types of sweeteners may lead to increased sugar cravings and unwanted weight gain. The first figure to look at on a Nutrition Facts label is the serving size. I Accept I Decline. Look at the percentage of cocoa. So, Lark does not recommend eating a whole basket of sugar-free Easter eggs or other products from diabetic chocolate brands! Sugar-free chocolate can be as high in calories and fat as regular chocolate. Have some normal choc and enjoy.
Our helpline is providing vital support and advice to more people than ever. Help us be there for. Donate today. We do not recommend ‘diabetic’ chocolate. Diabetic chocolate is just as high in fat and calories as ordinary chocolate, it can still raise blood glucose levels and is often more expensive than regular chocolate. To say food is a diabetic food is now against the law.