BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is pleased to renew its support world diabetes day (WDD) join the call to action for the eleventh consecutive year International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to highlight the need for better access to quality Diabetes education to protect tomorrow.1
Promoting better access to diabetes education
More than half a billion people worldwide are currently living with diabetes, and millions more are at risk of developing diabetes. One in two people with diabetes are unaware they have the disease and go undetected. Importantly, the number of adults living with diabetes is projected to increase by 2030 to 643 million and to 784 million by 2045.2 Therefore, people living with diabetes need access to ongoing diabetes education, including nutrition, to understand their condition and to perform the daily self-care essential to staying healthy and preventing complications.
Join the workshop organized by the Mexican Diabetes Federation
Healthcare professionals are invited to attend the workshop, which will take place on November 23, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mexico City time (02:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. CET on November 24).th November), from the Mexican Diabetes Federation (Federacion Mexicana de Diabetes – FMD) and supported by the ISA on “Uses and benefits of low-calorie/no-calorie sweeteners‘. More information about the program and registration can be found here.
Discover the latest nutritional guidelines for managing obesity and diabetes
A webinar on obesity hosted by the European Federation of Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) and its European Specialist Dietetic Network (ESDN) in November 2022 (exact date to be announced) will present the latest dietary guidelines for the management of obesity and diabetes , including the role of sugar and low-calorie/no-calorie sweeteners. More information will be available shortly.
Education about low-calorie/no-calorie sweeteners can help people with diabetes: ISA campaign for WDD 2022
Both healthcare professionals and people with diabetes need better access to diabetes nutrition education, including the role of low-calorie/no-calorie sweeteners in diabetes control.
Low-calorie/no-calorie sweeteners offer people with diabetes a wider choice of foods by providing the enjoyment of a sweet taste without interfering with glycemic control.3 Studies show that unlike carbohydrates, low-calorie/no-calorie sweeteners do not raise blood sugar levels,4.5 and that people with diabetes can use them safely. This is also recognized by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which has approved the health claim that low-calorie/no-calorie sweeteners used as a substitute for sugar cause less blood sugar spikes after consumption compared to sugary foods and drinks.6
The ISA website offers a variety of educational materials on the role of low/no calorie sweeteners in diabetesincluding recordings of previous webinars and scientific events, as well as various resources for healthcare professionals designed to provide evidence-based scientific information on the safety, use, role and benefits of low-calorie/no-calorie sweeteners, such as the infographic: “Low-calorie/no-calorie Sweeteners in Diabetes” and the Media Factsheet “Diabetes and Glycemic Control with Low-Calorie/No-Calorie Sweeteners”.
ISA World Diabetes Day activities were supported by diabetes organizations including the Brazilian Diabetes Association7(AN AD), the Colombian Federation of Diabetologists8th (FDC), the Mexican Diabetes Federation9 (FMD) and the Brazilian Federation of Diabetes Organizations10 (FENAD).
Share the ISA campaign for World Diabetes Day 2022 on social media with your friends, family and network by using the special hashtags #ISA4WDD#WDD2022 and #EducationToProtect.
consequences @SweetenersAndUIS A Facebook and LinkedIn Pages and subscribe to the ISA youtube channel to learn more about this campaign, webinars and expand your knowledge of what can be done to prevent or treat diabetes!
For more information on ISA’s World Diabetes Day activities, click here.
ISA video promoting diabetes awareness for a healthier future – ISA supports World Diabetes Day 2022 is available here.
- World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2022. Available at: https://worlddiabetesday.org/
- IDF Diabetes Atlas. Available at: https://diabetesatlas.org/
- Diabetes UK. The use of low-calorie or no-calorie sweeteners. Position statement (updated December 2018). Available at: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/professionals/position-statements-reports/food-nutrition-lifestyle/use-of-low-or-no-calorie-sweetners
- Nichol AD, Holle MJ, An R. Glycemic effects of non-nutritional sweeteners: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018; 72:796-804
- Greyling A, Appleton KM, Raben A, Mela DJ. Acute glycemic and insulinemic effects of low-energy sweeteners: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2020; 112(4): 1002-1014
- EFSA scientific opinion supporting health claims on intense sweeteners. EFSA 2011 Journal 9(6): 2229 and 9(4): 2076
- Federación Diabetologica Colombiana
- Federacion Mexicana de Diabetes
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/be8b9a0a-54bc-4c7e-9239-099313ecc0cf