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What can I do if my husband is diabetic and drinks sugar free koolaid with aspartame could this raise his sugar levels?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Not directly

Aspartame is an Amino Acid and cannot directly raise blood sugar.
But, it may increase cravings for other sweets or starchy foods, and if someone eats more carbohydrates than they planned to, that could lead to higher sugar levels.

In brief: Not directly

Aspartame is an Amino Acid and cannot directly raise blood sugar.
But, it may increase cravings for other sweets or starchy foods, and if someone eats more carbohydrates than they planned to, that could lead to higher sugar levels.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Holly Barth
General Practice

In brief: Yes

Look at the carbs.
Sugars are just added in with carbs as they are a type of carb. The carbohydrates are what you should be paying attention to.

In brief: Yes

Look at the carbs.
Sugars are just added in with carbs as they are a type of carb. The carbohydrates are what you should be paying attention to.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
No my answer is it will not raise blood sugar as sugar free koolaid and aspartame have no sugar and it will not raise the blood glucose
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