A study from researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests that a single teaspoon of sugar may be as effective as two tablespoons of fruit juice as a treatment for type 2 diabetes.
The study found that the researchers found that one teaspoon of fruit extract containing sugar was equivalent to one cup of fruit, while a teaspoon of lemon juice containing sugar (or another fruit juice source) was equivalent with two tablespoons.
The researchers say that the data is preliminary and that further research is needed to confirm the results.
It is not known whether sugar is the source of the diabetes-related metabolic abnormalities that may be the cause of the condition.
The study, published in Diabetes Care, looked at data from 8,000 people with type 2 and 7,000 participants with type 1 diabetes.
The participants were all aged between 50 and 70 and had an average age of 52.
In the first stage of the study, the researchers recruited the participants by phone.
The participants were randomly divided into three groups based on whether they were taking insulin, a drug that inhibits the action of insulin and the amount of insulin they were getting, and whether they had been taking any type of diet supplement.
Participants were also asked about their lifestyle habits and were asked to report on their blood sugar levels.
The researchers then conducted an in-person survey of the participants.
During the next two weeks, the participants were asked whether they thought they had diabetes, if they had used insulin, and how often they had taken insulin.
The data revealed that participants who were taking any kind of supplement and who were in the first group were more likely to have diabetes.
Participant levels in the third group were also found to be higher than in the other two groups.
Participate levels in all groups were also measured, and the researchers analysed them to determine whether there was an effect of fruit intake on insulin levels.
After analyzing the data, the team discovered that fruit juice contained more sugar than sugar.
The data also showed that the fruit juice group was significantly more likely than the fruit extract group to have an elevated blood sugar level.
Participation in the second group also increased significantly, and so did the sugar intake.
Finally, the sugar consumption was linked to the risk of diabetes.
When participants were compared to a control group of healthy individuals, the results showed that participants in the sugar-sweetened group were at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetics.
The authors concluded that fruit extracts may be a promising option for people with diabetes, particularly those who are already taking insulin.
But they warn that further trials are needed to determine the effectiveness of fruit extracts.
“There is still much to be done before fruit juice can be considered an effective alternative to insulin,” the authors wrote.