It's downright rotten being a diabetic. Can't have this, can't have that. So whomever it was that invented artificial sweeteners - I Adore You! Now I can have this and that. Yes!
I usually bake cakes, cookies, and pies with Splenda artificial sweetener. There's no after-taste and it doesn't give me any side effects, some people say Splenda gives them headaches.
Being a diabetic isn't all that horrible if you watch your intake and check labels on everything. Everything. I'm not an expert on the subject but I'm learning all the time.