Sweeteners and Diabetes

Friend or Foe?

Duane Mellor

Wednesday 2 November 20:00–21:00 GMT

Sweeteners and Diabetes

Friend or Foe?

Duane Mellor

Wednesday 2 November 20:00–21:00 GMT





There is considerable controversy surrounding the safe use of sweeteners in the diet, including for diabetes management. This webinar is designed to provide the very latest evidence on the role of sweeteners and sweetness in diabetes management to help healthcare professionals give practical and evidence-based advice.

Although all sweeteners used in the UK and Europe have undergone rigorous safety testing, controversy surrounding their use remains. This confusion amongst both patients and professionals can be explained by the inconsistent and sometimes contradictory information that is presented in relation to their safety, role in weight management and links to other health conditions.

In this webinar, Registered Dietitian, Duane Mellor, shares the latest and emerging data on the health effects of sweeteners and how they may be able to provide a helpful tool for some individuals living with diabetes.

This webinar covers:

  • Emerging data about the health effects of sweeteners
  • The role of sweeteners in the diet of someone living with diabetes
  • The effect of sweeteners on glycaemic control
  • The difference between the psychological and physiological benefits and risks of using sweeteners

Watch this webinar to:

Gain understanding of
  • The role of sweeteners in the diet of someone living with diabetes
  • The effect of sweeteners on glycaemic control
  • The evidence supporting the use of sweeteners by people with diabetes
Be aware of
  • The controversy about using sweeteners
  • The difference between the psychological and physiological benefits and risks of using sweeteners
  • The emerging data about the health effects of sweeteners
Be able to
  • Discuss with someone the reasons behind choosing or not choosing to use sweeteners

Help us to continue providing expert nutrition learning

If MyNutriWeb has helped you deepen your knowledge of dietary and nutritional subjects, join us to help support and educate people to eat well for themselves and the planet. Read more...


Dr Duane Mellor Senior Teaching Fellow Aston Medical School Aston University

Expert speaker

Duane Mellor
Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean Community Affairs and External Engagement, Aston Medical School, College of Health and Life Sciences, Aston University


Duane Mellor is a registered dietitian who is the Aston Medical School lead for Nutrition and Evidence Based Medicine. Having a background in clinical dietetics supporting people living with diabetes he moved into medical education when joining Aston University.

Dr Duane Mellor Senior Teaching Fellow Aston Medical School Aston University


Douglas Twenefour
Head of Care, Diabetes UK


Douglas Twenefour's biography

Douglas Twenefour is the Head of Care at Diabetes UK. As a Specialist Dietitian, his specialist interest is in developing evidence-based guidelines. Douglas co-chaired the Diabetes UK 2018 nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes. He co-chaired the joint Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)/ Diabetes UK/ NHS working group reviewing the evidence to inform a national position on the use of low carbohydrate diets in people with Type 2 diabetes. He enjoys teaching, and is an Associate Lecturer at the London Metropolitan University. Douglas has also worked with several international Universities and academic institutions as a lecturer, consultant, and a researcher.

Melissa Mogor


Tanya Haffner
CEO, Registered Dietitian, MyNutriWeb


Tanya Haffner's biography

Tanya is an Irish born, UK trained dietitian and nutritionist. She previously founded Nutrilicious Communications, the first solely dedicated nutrition communications agency in the UK, which has supported multiple change agents in food and health over 20 years. Now, the culmination of her mission to help everyone to eat well is the award winning MyNutriWeb.com, which uses all her experience and network, curating and running authentic influential learning and dialogue events, including traditional conferences, policy, networking, and training opportunities. Supporting and empowering all health professionals and other change agents in food with nutrition matters is in Tanya’s view, critical to improving citizens health whilst also helping to protect our planet. Tanya was awarded the Caroline Walker Trust Award for Freelance Nutritionist of the Year 2021 which recognises distinctive and outstanding work in promoting public health which maintains and advances the standards of food and nutrition. Tanya has recently taken up the role of chair of the BDA Sustainable diets group and is looking forward to working with the BDA to help advance the professions impact on sustainable eating.


This webinar has been approved for CPD by the AfN

Webinar slides and links to other key resources will be sent within a week of viewing the live webinar, along with a separate personalised CPD certificate to save for your files. Add hello@mynutriweb.com to your safe senders to ensure you receive them.

This webinar is being run in association with the Diabetes UK and The Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme

Diabetes UK

About Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes.
Their vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK.

They are leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time. It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together.

Diabetes UK have compiled a range of free resources and information for healthcare professionals, including tasty recipes and meal plans to share with patients. They also provide training and improvement programmes to support everyone working in diabetes care.

About Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme

The Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP) is an award-winning, competency-based online diabetes learning platform designed and tested by a multi-disciplinary, diabetes specialist team, consisting of nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, health care assistants, general practitioners, and hospital consultants
that supports all levels of healthcare staff.

The training is designed to be completed in bite-sized chunks and each completed topic generates its own certificate, reflection form for revalidation and appraisals. CDEP is accredited or endorsed by professional organisations such as the British Dietetic Association, Diabetes UK and Royal College of Nursing.
For more information visit 

Please note, approval of each sponsor and activity is carefully assessed for suitability on a case by case basis. Sponsorship does not imply any endorsement of the brand by MyNutriWeb, its organisers, its moderators or any participating healthcare professional, or their association. Sponsorship funds are reinvested into the creation and promotion of professional development opportunities on MyNutriWeb.

Feature in a Webinar

Webinar guest experts encompass topics relevant to all professionals and change agents in food and health, across all health and business sectors.

Would you like to feature in a webinar, or propose a guest expert?

Sponsor a webinar

MyNutriWeb offers organisations and brands an opportunity to sponsor topics, gaining valuable insights into the viewpoints of professionals within a moderated environment. If there is a topic that you would like to support please get in touch to discuss.