If factored into the calories a diabetic can consume per day, natural unprocessed honey can be safely used in limited amounts in diabetic recipes. Because honey is high in fructose, diabetics are recommended to limit its use to under 50 grams per day, states Dr. Asquel Getaneh for Everyday Health.
When factored into a diabetics total caloric requirements, honey does not negatively affect blood sugar levels. Although honey contains more carbohydrates than granulated sugar, it is sweeter, and less of it may be required to sweeten a recipe than granulated sugar, explains Mayo Clinic. Additionally, honey consumption has demonstrated health benefits such as an improved lipid profile, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and promoting weight loss, reports Everyday Health.