Honey is a natural sweetener and can be given to Diabetics in moderation. Honey with high fruit sugar (Fructose) can be given as it stabilizes blood sugar and lowers HbA1c levels, something refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) cannot do. After ingestion, honey is converted directly into liver glycogen and does not result in the formation of triglycerides (fatty acids). Honey does not trigger an immediate or excessive insulin release which results from the consumption of most artificial sweeteners, and thus does not promote fat production, fat storage, and weight gain commonly associated with the use of these products.

It is however recommended that the use of honey in a Diabetic Diet should be under the consultation of the Doctor.