IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19: During this time of great uncertainty, we want to assure you that Diem is taking all necessary measures to protect you, our employees, and our community. As a Michigan-based company, we are now governed by state and federal directives designed to protect the health and safety of us all. At Diem, our on-site staff has been limited and those remaining are outfitted with personal protective equipment. We have instituted strict sanitation protocols, and we are closely monitoring individual wellness to protect you and the entire Diem family.

As long as we are able, we will continue to process and ship orders daily. It is possible that you may experience a slight delay in delivery due to staff reductions or other service interruptions. We appreciate your understanding and assure you that all orders will be fulfilled as long as we are able to continue limited operations. Question? Click here to email or call Randy at 888-876-5765.

How is fructose different from other sugars?

Fructose and glucose are the two primary “simple sugars” in our diets, and while similar in structure they couldn’t be more different in the way they behave in the body.

Glucose is readily absorbed into the bloodstream where it is managed by insulin. Fructose, on the other hand, is metabolized only in the liver, where, if not efficiently dealt with, it contributes to the development of fatty tissue, leading to elevations in blood lipids and impeding healthy liver function.

Sucrose, another common dietary sugar, is a combination of fructose and glucose. When ingested, sucrose is quickly broken down into its components, which are then metabolized accordingly.

Fructose is pervasive in today’s convenience foods and beverages. Because it is twice as sweet as glucose but has the same caloric value, food producers can achieve the desired flavor and sweetness of a product with less input. Unfortunately, we now know that this practice negatively contributes to our health and wellness.