Less than 1 percent of the U.S. population is allergic to bee stings.

Many diabetics have been told to avoid "simple sugars" including honey. Recent research conducted by the American Diabetes Association has shown that consumption of complex carbohydrates has actually raised blood glucose levels more significantly than what has been found in simple sugars. Starchy foods such as white bread have been found to actually produce higher levels of glucose than honey.

Dieticians today are recommending people with diabetes look at the total amounts of carbohydrates consumed when determining blood sugar levels.  The general consensus among experts in treating diabetes indicates that a moderate amount of simple sugars in a balanced diet can be consumed.  Speculation in regards to eating honey and its link to causing diabetes has not been supported through scientific research.

More information is available from the American Diabetes Association website

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