Our life expectancy keeps increasing. That tells me much of the concern is ado about nothing. There are some people who may be hypersensitive to splenda/saccarin/or whatever, but that's a distinct minority.
Agreed. In our case, both our fathers were diabetic, and my maternal grandmother lost a leg because of it. We stopped using sugar decades ago because of it, sort of as a preventative. We’ve both been pre-diabetic for about 10 years. I tipped over recently, and it could be because I started statins, which raises sugar in some people. Whatever downside there is to Splenda is better than using sugar, at least for us.