Chewing a gum has been shown to benefit those with diabetes. This is because it helps to keep our mouth busy and thus, satiates hunger. According to the journal Appetite, a study conducted in 2011 found that participants who chewed gum in between meals for 45 minutes and above were less hungry and showed less cravings for snacks as compared to participants who did not chew gum. Psychologically, chewing a gum causes one to crave less food therefore it is beneficial for people with diabetes who are trying to lose weight. However, before you get into the habit of chewing gums, there are several important things that you need to know.