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Can stevia help treat diabetes?
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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Not really.
Stevia is a plant extract which is an artificial sweetener (food additive, not a medication).
Using this to sweeten foods and drinks instead of sugar will make for less of a glucose elevation, but it is not an actual treatment. A 'treatment' for diabetes is a medication that actively lowers the blood sugar level.

In brief: Not really.
Stevia is a plant extract which is an artificial sweetener (food additive, not a medication).
Using this to sweeten foods and drinks instead of sugar will make for less of a glucose elevation, but it is not an actual treatment. A 'treatment' for diabetes is a medication that actively lowers the blood sugar level.
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