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How can sorbitol raise blood glucose?

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Sorbitol is a sugar -- produced from fruits -- that the body uses slowly. It is a sweetener used in diet foods and is called a nutritive sweetener because it has four calories in every gram, just like table sugar and starch. These compounds are used in many foods labeled as "sugar free" and "no sugar added" and can raise your blood glucose. Because a food is labeled "sugar free," it doesn't necessarily mean carbohydrate free.

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