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Managing Diabetes

Managing Diabetes, Controlling Weight

Receiving a diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes can be both overwhelming and frightening. Providing your patients and clients with information and a concrete action plan to better understand and manage their new condition is essential.

To avoid information-overload, start by focusing on small, simple changes that can easily be incorporated into your clients' daily routine. Even small actions like substituting a zero-calorie sweetener for sugar in coffee or tea can make a significant difference. Swapping just 4 teaspoons of sugar daily with Stevia In The Raw® or Monk Fruit In The Raw®, for example, can cut over 400 calories a week, with very little effort.

Browse our resources to help better prepare your clients for the lifestyle changes that are so important to treating and managing diabetes.

Browse our resources to help better prepare your clients for the lifestyle changes that are so important to treating and managing diabetes:

Strategy for Managing Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes
Patient Handouts

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Key Facts About Diabetes*


  • 23.6 million Americans (7.8% population)
    • 17.9 million diagnosed
    • 5.7 million not diagnosed
    • Additional 57 million adults are considered prediabetic


  • 1.6 million new cases diagnosed annually (for adults 20 years and older)
  • Leading cause of
    • Blindness in adults
    • End-stage renal disease
    • Nontraumatic amputations
  • Healthcare costs $174 billion annually

*90-95% of cases are Type 2 Diabetes

Source: CDC's 2012 National Diabetes Fact Sheet

Rate of New Cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youth aged <20 years, by race/ethnicity, 2002-2003

Additional Information

Client Q & A

Are In The Raw™ sweeteners recommended for people with diabetes?

Some products in the In The Raw family can help people with diabetes meet their dietary goals by reducing carbohydrate intake without sacrificing taste. Our 100% natural, zero-calorie sweeteners, Stevia In The Raw® and Monk Fruit In The Raw® , contain roughly 1 gram of carbohydrate per serving and will not raise blood glucose or insulin. These zero-calorie sweeteners can be used in conjunction with food exchange programs. Please note that using these sweeteners is not a substitute for a medically approved meal plan for people with diabetes and a health care professional should always be consulted before making any dietary changes.

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Disclaimer: The content on this site should not serve as a replacement for professional medical advice or to diagnose or treat health problems. Health-related decisions, including nutrition and physical activity, should be made in partnership with a healthcare provider. This site does not provide comprehensive information on nutrition or physical activity nor should it be viewed as an endorsement of specific products.

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