Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Is Honey OK for Diabetics?

Thursday, 06 Feb 2014 10:57 AM

Question: I am a diabetic, and recently started taking cinnamon mixed with honey to lose weight and help prevent high sugar level in my blood. Do you think taking honey as substitute for sugar is a good idea?


Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Free sugars are unwise for anyone with diabetes and honey is still an added sugar that is generally not advised for diabetics. Most diabetics should follow a no-added-sugar-diet at the very least, so honey should not be something you are consuming.

As a diabetic, you should consult with a dietitian to help in your meal planning so you can better understand the best ways to incorporate a healthy diet into your lifestyle.

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Question: I am a diabetic, and recently started taking cinnamon mixed with honey to lose weight and help prevent high sugar level in my blood. Do you think taking honey as substitute for sugar is a good idea?Dr. Hibberd's answer: Free sugars are unwise for anyone with...
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