Sodas may cause diabetes

Trudie Ann
By Trudie Ann Latest Reply 2011-06-23 17:08:02 -0500
Started 2011-06-16 04:43:34 -0500

I read today on yahoo that drinking one soda a day can cause type 2 diabetes. Has any one else read this or heard of it? I have drank at the least one a day for, well for ever. If this study is true they should state it on the product label. And since they don't shouldn't they be held responsable for helping pay for diabetic supplies and meds? Just a thought.

27 replies

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-17 14:17:23 -0500 Report

I can now say, I wish I had found DC a lot earlier. I have learned so much and met so many awesome people that care. Others tell you tough luck. But now I know it wasn't tough luck. I know now that I should have made better life choices, which could have detered the onset of diabetes. But now I also know that I didn't cause me to have diabetes. Thank you everyone and thank you DC for being here to help.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-17 09:25:09 -0500 Report

Hadn't heard it, but I can remember my parents telling us it was bad for you and it would cause your teeth to rot. I think over the years we have chosen to ignore what we should and should not eat. I get tired of all the warnings companies are required to put on their products. The other day I was eating some peanut butter and the label said, "Warning:This product is processed by machinery that processes peanuts and tree nuts". No Duh! We have gotten to the point where we are no longer expected to make good choices, we have to be warned about everything. I recently had the final electrical inspection on our log house. On the exterior I had GFI receptacles with the snap close covers. Not good enough! Required to have a plastic bubble to encase it in case I was using the receptacle while it was raining. I told the inspector, "If I am stupid enough to be using an electrical product outside while it is raining, I deserve to be electrocuted"! If Coke and the other companies were required to label their cans, then every bag of candy, every bag of sugar, everything that contains sugar, would have to label their products. Salt and products that contain salt would need to carry the warning that it cause high blood pressure. And the list goes on and on. Every product we buy or use would have to have warnings on it, then we would just ignore them all. Just my thoughts…
Soda, by the way, has a two fold destruction on the teeth. The carbonation plus the sugar is what does the teeth in. On the other hand, Soda can be useful to use. If you take any medicine and you need it to get into your system quicker, take it with soda. The carbonation and sugar are now your friends to speed relief for the headache or backache.

GabbyPA 2011-06-17 09:28:39 -0500 Report

It is a lot like crying wolf. After a while all the contradictions just eat away at any credibility on either side. So we just have to do the research and make our choices based on what our goals are. Companies with warnings are just nuts, but it is because people won't take responsibility for the stupid things we do. Like you said...what part of hot coffee don't you get? We just have forgotten how to use our heads.

aMAYzin77 2011-06-17 08:22:05 -0500 Report

I know at the time I became diabetic, I was slamming 3 to 4 Big Slams of Pepsi a day. I ended up going cold turkey as soon as I was diagnosed.

Somoca 2011-06-16 17:15:48 -0500 Report

Never heard this rumor but I did hear that sodas are not good for your teeth. The best way to avoid the entire foolishness is just drink water :-)

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-17 14:09:21 -0500 Report

I had a dentist tell me that too Somoca, I wish I had listened. I wish I knew then what I know now. Unfortunately I didn't listen when I was younger.

GabbyPA 2011-06-17 08:00:30 -0500 Report

There you go. If in doubt....don't! LOL I don't drink soda much at all anymore. I used to drink 3-4 cans of diet soda a day. Now I drink maybe 3-4 a month. I really need to even get rid of that amount.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-17 09:10:27 -0500 Report

So, did YOU cause your diabetes? Probably not, but in law they would consider it contributory negligence. I guess my love and ingestion of Sweet Tarts in my younger years didn't help mine!

GabbyPA 2011-06-17 09:20:13 -0500 Report

No, I didn't cause it. It for sure runs deep in the family. I have consumed diet sodas since I was a kid, so I think I have more poisoned myself with all the artificial junk in those over the years.

Harlen 2011-06-16 14:54:29 -0500 Report

Its in your geans if you got it you where always going to get it !
Some menny of us look to blame somome or something for D and most of us blame it on what we did when we where yunger lol It may have helped us get there faster but it didnt give it to us .
Best wishes

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-20 09:44:16 -0500 Report

I like Carharett Jeans, but I don't see how that would effect me having diabetes. There is so much more I need to learn about this condition. Does the make of the shirt matter too? I prefer flannels but am not committed to a specific make.

GabbyPA 2011-06-16 07:26:55 -0500 Report

I saw that article today as well.

Unfortunately, misinformation is out there in the tons. Sugar (or soda) doesn't cause diabetes. It can be a contributing factor, but you need to have other parts of the equation as well. That is why it is such a misnomer that eating sweets causes diabetes. It simply is not true.

I agree with your accountability when it comes to big Pharma and the FDA. They are popping out toxic "treatments" by the thousands that we are encouraged to take by our doctors. However, trying to get food companies to pay for our choices is not a good path to follow. We really have to use our heads and do our research. I know...not much fun in life that way. But I tell you, the more I learn about diabetes, the more I see how horrible our choices have become over the years. Not just in food, but in our activities, our way of treating chronic illness.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-16 13:32:11 -0500 Report

It's really sad that we can't be as smart about choices when were young. I wish I knew then what I know now. I am trying to explain that to my youngest daughter. But of course they always think that they know everything. Thank you every one for your input. I am trying to drink more water and less sodas, but as it's said sometimes no one knows what causes diabetes and sometimes it could be genetics, we can only try to change our habits so we can have a better life. God Bless

GabbyPA 2011-06-17 08:27:39 -0500 Report

That is the folly of youth. Unfortunately, we just don't seem to listen to our parents anymore. Though they will return to what they are taught, so keep on teaching. It will come in handy later and hopefully she will recall what you have taught her.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-20 09:36:29 -0500 Report

Too little knowledge, too much experience! lol I can hear mom's voice in my head saying it. Great, now I am hearing voices!

eristar 2011-06-16 07:07:12 -0500 Report

Well, if one soda a day can cause it, my husband, who drinks 6-10 cans of Pepsi a day, should be one for sure, whereas I, who do not drink it al all, should be diabetes free!! :)

JoleneAL 2011-06-16 12:01:19 -0500 Report

Same here with my hubby who does the same thing with Mountain Dews. Also, there is no reason sometimes why we get it. There is a gal in this office clearly obese and although she does have health issues, diabetes is not one of them. You never see here without a Coke! So what does or doesn't cause it is beyond our knowledge.

TrueBeliever 2011-06-16 06:09:53 -0500 Report

I don't know if it "causes" diabetes, but it sure doesn't help. The least you should do is switch to sugar-free. If you can't handle the taste, like me, there are other options. I make a kind of punch mixture. I mix diet Mountain Dew with Sugar Free Hawiian Punch mix with filtered water. It's really not bad.