Diet Soda/Pop

By mkhojh99 Latest Reply 2011-06-12 10:20:55 -0500
Started 2011-06-08 15:34:53 -0500

Does anyone else get higher blood sugar readings from drinking diet soda/pop???? I have noticed I do since haveing all my teeth removed…btw my profile pic is my new smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

27 replies

AuntieM234 2011-06-12 02:11:44 -0500 Report

Dear mkhojh99: Caffine can elevate your bs, so unless your soda of choice is caffine free, it could be contributing to the higher bs readings. I have no idea how having all your teeth removed would make a difference one way or another. I suggest you discuss all of it with your Dr. ;-) Mara

mkhojh99 2011-06-12 10:20:55 -0500 Report

cuz of all the infection and bacteria in your mouth and teeth when they are bad. Use to have high sugars all the time in the 200-400 range now they are all in the 100 area. So by having all that infection gone I see better what raises my sugars…its just easier to be done with soda…have done good since surgery.

mkhojh99 2011-06-10 20:37:42 -0500 Report

I plan on having gastric bypass this year as well so its just better I dont drink any now because after surgery you can not drink any.

JoleneAL 2011-06-10 13:45:57 -0500 Report

Lovely smile. You have a great dentist! I don't have a problem with caffiene or diet drinks messing with my sugars; but I have tried to cut back on them and drink more water flavored with the powder you can buy. But if it does a bad on your sugar levels, time to ditch it! If you are in control, don't mess with it like I did. I'm in the process of wrangling mine back so please just ditch the drinks!

qmissy2000 2011-06-10 11:54:14 -0500 Report

Yes diet soda makes my sugar go crazy!! Im kinda new here aind Im trying to learn all I can about type 2 diabetes.

2011-06-10 20:21:20 -0500 Report

Hey qmissy2000~~ I've been a type 2 for 16 years & I'm still learning new things everyday!! I guess it's true, you can teach an old dog, new tricks. I just wish that I wasn't "the old dog". :-> lol

2011-06-10 20:17:10 -0500 Report

I've never liked diet Pepsi, it had a really weird aftertaste and that made my b/s go nuts!! So did regular diet Coke. However, Coke Zero has all the delicious taste of high sugared Coke, but no cals. No aftertaste!! No wonder I'm addicted to the stuff! I'm drinking it now!!

MrsCDogg 2011-06-09 20:15:14 -0500 Report

The only kind of diet soda that causes me to have higher readings is when it has caffeine in it. The same thing happens when I have regular coffee or tea. So, I stay away from anything with caffeine. Plus I just feel better if I avoid caffeine for the most part. Once in a while I'll have a cup of regular coffee if I've had a short night. But if I drink diet soda say something like Sprite Zero it doesn't affect my numbers.

ShaiBardy 2011-06-09 19:43:07 -0500 Report

I've been told that even though these diet drinks are diet, they actually have sugar in them from the stuff that they are made out of.

mkhojh99 2011-06-09 22:14:58 -0500 Report

I would of never guessed…but I dont drink soda/pop anymore…my sugars have been very good these last 2 weeks since surgery…

Copperchef 2011-06-09 19:21:46 -0500 Report

In 2009, the Diabetes Care Journal published the results of a study that found that daily consumption of a diet soda was linked to a higher risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome disorder.

Physicians on the website debate on whether diet soda is harmful or not. Though each doctor has her own opinion regarding the topic, doctors cannot make conclusions due to the lack of substantial findings in research. Overall, the Harvard School of Public Health recommends that people consume fewer sugary drinks and limit diet soda consumption.

My belief is that there is no definitive proof that it is good for you, whether you have diabetes or not. Better living through chemistry???? I think not. Sorry, but I see no advantage to drinking diet soda.

By the way, great smile. :>)

mkhojh99 2011-06-09 22:13:57 -0500 Report

theres not any advantage if they both raise ur sugars. thanks…my smile is 2 weeks old today lol!

PetiePal 2011-06-09 09:59:33 -0500 Report

There's no sugar in them so you shouldn't unless you're having some kind of diet soda that has carbs in 'em!

mkhojh99 2011-06-09 15:34:39 -0500 Report

was drinking diet dew diet coke or coke zero so nope but it raises my sugar now…doc says I never noticed it before because my sugars were high

PetiePal 2011-06-09 15:36:54 -0500 Report

Odd…perhaps the fake sweetness is tricking your body into thinking sugar is on the way or something…

jayabee52 2011-06-09 09:20:20 -0500 Report

I hadn't tested my blood glucose numbers after drinking diet soda pop when I used to drink it. I don't drink it any more because I am convinced the fake sweeteners in it would make me crave something to eat, and therefore make me fatter.

I don't drink much other than water, and any coffee or tea I drink is without added sweetener.

I have been losing weight and inches since I have stopped drinking sweetened anything.

BTW Super smile!

PetiePal 2011-06-09 15:37:24 -0500 Report

I always hear/read that but I never seem to get sweet cravings. Soda is more salty than sweet for me perhaps that's why.

mkhojh99 2011-06-09 15:35:46 -0500 Report

thanks…I have lost a little more then 5 lbs so far…and have only drank 1 soda but noiced my sugar went up…so dont drink them any more

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