What is Avoid artificial sugars?

Category: Nutrition/Diets


A diet is a food plan of what a person eats. It may be modified to improve well being. A person may avoid a specific food if it affects their health negatively or if they do not like it.

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General health 3 1
Support brain health 2 0
Diabetes type 2 1 1
Multiple chemical sensitivity 1 0
Support digestive health 1 0
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Based on patients currently using Avoid artificial sugars

Dosage Patients
daily 2


Currently using Avoid artificial sugars

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
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1 patient evaluation for Avoid artificial sugars

Apr 20, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Sounds crazy but... stopping the use of aspartame and all other artificial sweeteners has made it easier to deal with between-meal hunger. I used to be "hooked" on Coke (a-cola) and switched to diet-coke when diagnosed. I'd drink it whenever thirsty. During a period when I was working out of Utah - where caffeinated beverages are hard to come by, I stopped drinking any carbonated beverages and simply drank water. I found that I stopped getting hungry between meals - didn't have to carry nuts in the car or crave something (sweet) I later found an article that claimed recent (at that time, about 3 years ago) research found that artificial sweeteners caused the pancreas to put out insulin just as if it were real sugar - which of course caused me to get hungry. I no longer eat anything sweet - whether artificially sweetened or not (except once in a long-while as a treat after a special meal - dark chocolate mousse if I can get it) and no longer find I need to eat between meals.

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