Ray Sahelian, M.D., co-author with Donna Gates of The Stevia Cookbook
(Avery/Penguin, 1999), says, "Stevia is a wonderful alternative to sugar and
artificial sweeteners for those who have diabetes. This study gives us one
more reason to recommend diabetics take advantage of this safe, non-calorie
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