January 11, 2008, Newsletter Issue #136: Can a brittle diabetic with no pancreas chew sugar-free gum?

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Even if a gum or other sugar-free product does not contain traditional sugars, most DO contain sugar alcohols, such as maltoses, which can have the same effect as a product containing sugar. This is because they are alcohol-based.

Your body processes alcohols in a similar way to sugars and, in fact, alcohol is considered a carbohydrate by Nutritionists.

I would recommend talking with your Diabetic Doctor, a Diabetic Educator or a Nutritionist, about alternatives to sugar-alcohols.

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