If you are diabetic be very careful using Agave. It is 90% fructose, making it sweeter than table sugar, so less of it is needed. Its use comes with some caution, however: Fructose can elevate triglycerides and trigger metabolic syndrome. So if you already have high triglycerides or other risks of heart disease (which many type 2 diabetics do), it is probably wise to choose a different alternative sweetener. We suggest using Pure Stevia in very small amounts. It does not have such a drastic effect on blood sugar.