What You Should Know about Artificial Sweeteners If You Have Diabetes

parkinson care calabasas a-1 home careIt’s common practice for persons with Diabetes to use sugar substitutes in their diet.  These artificial sweeteners help satisfy your sweet tooth while reducing your calorie and carbohydrate intake.  A-1 Home Care recommends consuming sweeteners that are tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make sure they are safe for your elderly loved one.  A list of popular brands includes Sweet One, Nutrasweet, Equal, Sweet & Low, N’Joy and Splenda.

Quick Facts:

  • The FDA has determined an acceptable daily intake (ADI) for each product.
  • Carefully follow specific instructions on packages for recipes using sugar substitutes.
  • There are six (6) types of sweeteners, of which Aspartame is the least beneficial for Diabetics. Aspartame is found in NutraSweet and
  • Artificial sweeteners have been linked to obesity
  • High amounts of sweeteners raise blood sugar levels
  • Sugar substitutes are counterproductive to your weight loss efforts

Preparing meals for an elderly loved one requires much attention to detail, and if you’re too tired from a long day at work, you might do a disservice to your loved one if you haphazardly shop for groceries without reading labels or fail to follow dietary recommendations.  A-1 Home Care provides 24 hour in-home care assistance for the seniors with Diabetes.  You can enjoy an extra pair of hands and feet around the house as the caregiver cooks, cleans, administers insulin, and provides personal care for your loved one.  Kick back and relax with your loved one as you spend quality time rather than performing menial chores.

About A-1 Home Care in Century City

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency providing high quality Diabetes Care to seniors and their families all over Century City.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has won the hearts of our clients for over two decades, which makes us the preferred home care agency in Southern California.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care protects your elderly loved ones from scam artists, predators, theft and fraud.  Every caregiver is screened thoroughly for their criminal background and DMV records.  All professional references are verified.

For Diabetic Care you can trust and count on, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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