I admit, I am very leery when it comes to using Equal anymore with the amount of medical research showing links to cancer and other problems. Of course, there's Splenda, but I believe that is the same thing as Equal. The other sugar substitutes I have heard of are Agave Sugar (which I cannot find anywhere) as well as Stevia, which doesn't seem to have the effects (apparently) that Equal, Sweet N Low or Splenda have.
Being Insulin Resistant and trying to watch what I eat has presented a problem with regular sugar (which I do keep handy for baking and sweetening up bland cereals or other foods), as that is something Insulin Resistant and Diabetic folk need to stay away from. My only option was to use a sugar substitute, but with Stevia costing an arm and a leg, Equal et all causing problems, I am not sure on what I should be using.
If you have suggestions, I am open to them!