A 41-year-old member asked:
my friend who is diabetic wants to know if ice cream with "no sugar added" is ok for diabetics?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Saima Farghani answered
Specializes in Endocrinology
Read the carb: It is not just about the sugar intake it is about the carb intake. That icecream is sugar free not carb free. Your friend may still have high sugars after eating this icecream and not to mention usually sugar free products have higher fat content.
Answered on May 4, 2016
Dr. Shabbir Hossain answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Ok but: Ok but sugar free doesn't mean it's calorie free. Yes it's good that there's no sugar, but excess calories leads to weight gain and will worsen your diabetes. If its just a one time treat, sugar, free is certainly better for diabetics.
Answered on Dec 23, 2014
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