On the surface, honey is no better for a diabetic person than sugar, according to Mayo Clinic. Both impact the blood sugar level, but a study reported by Authority Nutrition indicated diabetics experienced reduced body weight, triglycerides and total cholesterol after consuming honey for eight weeks.
Someone who prefers the taste of honey over sugar can take in moderate levels of honey in lieu of other sugars, reports Mayo Clinic. Diabetics need to minimize carbohydrate intake. Aside from the issue of sugar intake, honey does provide various antioxidants and ancillary health benefits, according to Authority Nutrition. HDL cholesterol, which is the good kind, also increased among those in the study who consumed honey.