With proper control, many people with diabetes and prediabetes can still enjoy natural honey safely. Before incorporating honey into your meal plan, find out how much sugary liquid you can consume each day. 

Every diabetic is different and needs to learn how their body reacts to different foods that contain carbohydrates. Remember that the total amount of starch or carbohydrates in a food is the main consideration, not the amount of sugar. 

Palm Beach creamed honey is a high-carb food, just like rice and potatoes, so keep in mind that 1 tablespoon of honey contains about 17 grams of carbohydrates and if you count your total daily carbohydrate intake, diabetics can cope with sweeteners or other carbohydrates. 

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But have you ever been told that clinical studies have shown that raw honey is a healthier choice for a diabetic diet than table sugar and other sweeteners like splenda, saccharin, aspartame? Honey requires lower insulin levels than normal white sugar and doesn't raise blood sugar levels as quickly as table sugar, meaning it has a lower glycemic index than sugar. 

Although honey contains a large amount of sugar, most of it consists of two separate simple sugar units – glucose and fructose, which are absorbed by the body at different rates. In fact, dr. Ron Fesenden in his book The Honey Revolution states that "the more intolerable the glucose, the lower the blood sugar response after consuming honey compared to the higher the blood sugar response after consuming sucrose or glucose".