Well, there is a raging debate over sweetners going on. There are over 6000 web sites that mention aspartame, with many hundreds alleging aspartame to be the cause of multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosis, Gulf War Syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, brain tumours, and diabetes mellitus, among many others. Virtually all of the information offered is anecdotal, from anonymous sources and is scientifically implausible. Likewise, the same is happening for Spenda. If you read through the posts you'll find a much more lengthy discussion on artifical sweetners.
There doesn't seem to be any hardcore scientific proof on any of this stuff, but Stevia seems to be safer from a common sense standpoint as it is not lab created. I sincerely doubt that there are any double blind studies that show Splenda raises Ha1c levels and for the time being its certainly better than eating real sugar.
See posts on "Spenda", "Aspartame" and "Artificial Sweetners"
Post Edited (Warren) : 12/2/2005 8:05:53 PM (GMT-7)