Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Response to Glucose, Risk of Diabetes Type 2 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/885945?nlid=118071_3561&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_170926_mscpedit_wir&uac=126503PK&spon=17&impID=1442832&faf=1#vp_2
This sounds really promising. Stevia isn't hardy but can be grown here. https://www.healthspiritbody.com/lyme-disease-treatment/. Here's the full research article: http://akademiai.com/doi/pdf/10.1556/1886.2015.00031. Worth noting that's it's only in vitro and human studies are needed.