Products made with sugar sweeteners are fine to eat. Soda, candy, and cookies with a sugar sweetener can be consumed. Lifesavers Hard Candy is sugar-free and comes in 5 flavors. Diet sodas and Kashi's Oatmeal and Dark Chocolate Cookies are sugar-free as well.
Sugar substitutes have no calories or carbs, while others have carbs that are absorbed into the blood slowly. Some are absorbed slower than table sugar.
The incentive to come off of sugar, is that after several weeks of not having table sugar or sugar sweeteners is that your taste buds change and fruits with natural sugar taste better.
High-fiber foods slow down the process of converting carbohydrates into glucose. Eating high fiber foods help your body to respond less to insulin than foods low in fiber. So, if you have diabetes these foods will help and if you are at risk for Diabetes, these foods will lower that risk. Some high fiber foods include raspberries, blackberries, pears, oatmeal with fresh fruit, and figs.
High Fiber Cereals are nutritious. A study of women who ate 7.5 grams per day of fiber cereal showed that they were 36 percent less likely to become diabetic than women who ate less fiber. Cereals provide good nutrition to ward off diabetes. Some high fiber cereals include Post's Original Grape Nuts, and Kellog's Original All Bran Cereal. There are options for those who are diabetic and for those who have a high risk of being diabetic. Choosing nutritious foods and eating in moderation can help.