I am a diabetic formerly on insulin - who stopped insulin and now control my diabetes with diet and exercise. When I was on insulin I could use xylitol and not notice it raising my blood sugar. Now however, it raises my blood sugar a LOT. Even toothpaste or gum with xylitol will raise my blood sugar. This makes me sad - but I fear that it may actually do this to other people too - keep an eye out for this if you are a diabetic (off drugs) it take a couple of hours for my blood sugar to go up - but it does and I try to keep away from it now.
I read the information about Stevia, and Xylitol. While I do enjoy using either one, it's important to point out that Xylitol is toxic to pets , and should not be consumed by them in any form.(Table scraps, homemade recipes,etc.) Salt, grapes, raisins, and chocolate are dangerous too. I am greatful for Earth Clinic, and all who are working together to learn more about living life more abundantly through natural healing remedies. Blessings in Abundance to All. God Bless!
EC: Very important to know, thanks Deb.