Diabetes and good drinks

By Rock38 Latest Reply 2011-05-11 04:11:21 -0500
Started 2011-04-14 21:31:19 -0500

Does anybody Know what's good to drink with meals? I am a person who loves soda.I stopped drinking it when I was dagnosed with diabetes.I drink apple juice which I don't like very much.I also drink fruit juices but I have learned that they are loaded with sugar.Can someone please help me with this ?

20 replies

dietcherry 2011-04-17 19:11:56 -0500 Report

Green tea has been touted as the closest thing to the Fountain of Youth; I drink it almost every day, along with plenty of water. :)

Favgrandma 2011-04-17 18:48:10 -0500 Report

I drink coffee and sun tea only. Ok a little plain water too. If I want some sweetner I use splenda. I gave up soda about 20 years ago.

Fran79423 2011-04-16 09:01:52 -0500 Report

I mostly drink sugar free Green Tea. It is good, no caleries, no carbs, no sugar and no caffine. Crystle Lite and Lipton both have the single glass pouchers. (Easy to take along on outings away from the fridge!)

rij061258 2011-04-15 22:03:50 -0500 Report

Sobe Life water made with splenda is really good. Most of them contain some vitamins too. At my class they said anything sugar free made with water was ideal to drink, like teas, crystal light and even sugar free kool aid . I will take regular kool aid that is not sweeten at all and then make it with equal or splenda.

tabby9146 2011-04-15 20:49:54 -0500 Report

I drink very little besides water. I have Crystal Light Pure in my water, it's great.I drink some of the Roaring Waters by Capri Sun, very low carb, like 8 grams in a whole pouch but I drink like half a pouch then the other half later.

shannonlynn 2011-04-15 19:33:37 -0500 Report

Crystal Light is my favorite drink, it's a sugarfee drink. It comes in many delicious flavors. You can get the powder mix or even the single packs for just one glass. I like iced tea with equal.

RAYT721 2011-04-15 19:32:17 -0500 Report

I believe that variety is the spice of life, to coin a phrase. As a result I don't stick to any one beverage. The best advice I can give you is to read the labels for calories, carbs, sodium, vitamins, etc. When I drink natural orange juice, I usually water it down a little. When I drink water, I drink it straight high octane! :) But, I drink occasional beer or wine, green tea, kool aid fun fizz (5 calories), coffee, regular soda, diet soda, Healthy Balance (tm) juices … and other beverages. The key word is moderation!!! I have learned that a 2 liter bottle is not a single serving. :)

RAYT721 2011-04-15 19:33:37 -0500 Report

And when I drink water (try to get 64 oz daily) I usually tap the tap (rather than bottle). Faucet water actually contains fluoride and other things that are actually better for you than bottled water.

Mizzgreenjeanz 2011-04-15 15:17:20 -0500 Report

I limit myself on everything but water. Water is free and available and great for ya. If you are like me and cannot just consume water…then crystal light or other low carb or no carb drink mixes are available in sugar free varieties. I enjoy a diet mt. dew with dinner or lunch now and then…try to limit to 2 or 3 a week. It helps to break up the monotony of all the water! :)

melissa5786 2011-04-15 08:18:55 -0500 Report

Flavored water or plain water. I still drink diet soda, but not as much as I used to. I enjoy peach tea or raspberry tea as well… And I always have a cup of decaf black coffee with 3 Splenda with my breakfast. It's a habit I can't get away from. But, there's no calories or carbs, so I don't feel too bad.

Kirla 2011-04-15 05:44:29 -0500 Report

Water is best. I like drinking teas. I drink several kinds most days. Apple and other juices will cause blood sugar to spike. I read labels and don't eat or drink anything with more than 5-6 net carbs per serving.

MoeGig 2011-04-14 21:48:20 -0500 Report

I really like the fizzy flavored waters. There are no carbs and the fizz feels good drinking it…as well as the various carb free flavors. This has been a big reason I've been able to avoid (minimize) the onset of Hypoglycemia.

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