Swerve & Diabetes

Sugar Cookie Pizza

Swerve is a sweet—and smart—choice for people with diabetes. Getting used to a diabetes lifestyle can be a real challenge, but incorporating Swerve is a cinch. Making your favorite recipes safe for you to enjoy is as easy as a cup-for-cup Swerve-for-sugar swap. 

The Glycemic Index Laboratories in Toronto, Canada, performed a study with 15 healthy participants between the ages of 18 and 75, testing the body’s after-consumption blood glucose and insulin responses to four different sweeteners. Their results—outlined in this chart—show that Swerve is non-glycemic and doesn’t raise blood glucose (blood sugar) levels.

Glucose Chart
Chief Investigator: Thomas MS Wolever, BM, BCh, PhD, DM Glycemic Index Laboratories, Inc. 20 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2N8

Swerve was also tested for its effect on insulin levels after consumption. The chart below shows the insulinemic responses of the four sweeteners tested—Swerve had an extremely minimal impact.

Insulin Chart
Chief Investigator: Thomas MS Wolever, BM, BCh, PhD, DM Glycemic Index Laboratories, Inc. 20 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2N8

Swerve Tip: Replacing sugar in your recipe may not remove all forms of sugar present. Consult with your doctor, dietician or nutritionist to ensure that a recipe is appropriate for a diabetes diet.