TAMIL NADU

This is for diabetics with a sweet tooth

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: If you love sweets but are forbidden to eat them for medical reasons then here's a solution to your problem. A range of Indian sweets are now available, specifically targeting diabetics. `Diabetics Dezire', the exclusive showroom to be launched on Wednesday at Ankur Plaza, 52, G.N. Chetty Road in T. Nagar, features about 20 variety of sweets, including all-time favourites like Gulab Jamun, Rasagulla and Jangiri and savouries made from soya for health and diet-conscious persons.

Sundar Dietetics, a division of Sundar Chemicals, is manufacturing the sweets that contain laevulose (a natural sweetener that exists in apples and oranges). Diabetics with low insulin secretion can consume the sweets, as they do not require insulin for metabolism. K. Ramu, chairman and managing director of Sundar Chemicals Private Limited told newspersons that the product was launched after Dr. V. Seshiah Diabetes Care and Research Institute carried out prolonged clinical tests. These sweets are manufactured in Ambattur using a technology patented by Sundar Dietetics. A note of caution though: these items are priced more than normal sweets.

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