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Is Xylitol safe for diabetics?

Xylitol is safe for diabetics. It is an alternative to sugar so is not actually sugar. Xylitol does not require insulin for it to be metabolized therefore making it a great alternative to sugar for diabetics. 

The reason Xylitol is safe for diabetics is it has a smaller effect on blood sugar levels and is absorbed more slowly. Xylitol has a Low GI level of 7 while sugar has a GI level of almost 100. It is suggested that replacing sugar with Xylitol can also help prevent type two diabetes.

 

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