Saw this article today about artificial sweeteners. The mechanism of them causing blood sugar control is their impact on gut bacteria - causing those that are beneficial to glycemic control to die off.
In their study and with volunteers, they were able to induce prediabetes after just a few days of taking artificial sweeteners.
Sure sounds like a good reason to avoid them.... I knew they were not good, but this is another clear reason to steer clear of them.
Interesting also it mentions that taking artificial sweeteners during pregnancy can affect glycemic control in the offspring.
Maybe this is another contributor to the epidemic of diabetes that is currently ongoing.