Topic: Stevia

I am Type 2 Diabetic and on some of the Facebook pages you see that people are stopping using aspartame, but they are recommending stevia as a sweetener and zevia as a soda replacement.  Is that ok, or is that just as bad because it is sweeter than sugar and so your body still reacts to it as if it is sugar and so it harms the cells in your body?  Zevia - I can't find it in the stores here, but what is your opinion on that?  I have a sodastream pop maker, but that uses sucralose - is that the same as asparatame?