my experience with diet soda

RussJ
By RussJ Latest Reply 2015-02-20 14:24:28 -0600
Started 2011-12-12 12:30:57 -0600

A year ago while overnight at the hospital, I was discussing diet with my doctor. I asked him if Diet Soda was okay. He said, a"absolutely, drink as much of it as you like" He even had the cafeteria bring me a 6 pack.
6 months ago, my numbers were getting worse instead of better. I was exercising, avoiding the wrong foods and guzzling diet soda. I quit the diet soda and added weight resistance to my workouts. My nubers dropped almost 100 points a day.

Tags: diabetes

4 replies

RebDee
RebDee 2015-02-20 14:24:28 -0600 Report

I used to drink Diet Sunkist Orange Soda or Diet Coca Cola several times a day. Then, while taking classes prior to my bariatric surgery, the class was told not to drink soda as the bubbles were not good for our tummies. Not only that but to NEVER use a straw as it added air to our stomachs which might cause dumping. I stopped all soda immediately. Since I am not a coffee or tea drinker either, I am left with H2O so to change the flavor, I use Dasani flavor drops in several flavors and always carry a bottle in my purse. OK, so I am quickly getting tired of water but since I must drink 8 8oz glasses of water per day but not when eating a meal, I try to do it even if sometimes I don't get all of that water into my body. When I don't drink all of my water for a few days, I do notice that my skin is drier than normal.

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2011-12-28 05:35:50 -0600 Report

The only time diet soda affects me is if I drink the kind with caffeine. Caffeine will affect my blood sugar every time. I can have a cup of regular coffee early in the morning right before I take my insulin and I'm ok.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2011-12-12 12:50:50 -0600 Report

I notice a jump in my numbers too if I overdo the diet sodas. I think it has something to do with the caffeine. Black coffee does too. I try to only drink 1 or 2 cups of coffee in the AM and no more than 2 sodas during the day ( 1 at lunch and maybe 1 at or after dinner).

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-12 12:36:28 -0600 Report

Amazing, Russ. Glad you made that discovery. So much about treatment of and life with Diabetes seems to be cutting edge that, unless our docs are diabetes specialists, I don't think they know many of the details that we do. We live it. We experiment with what works and does not work for us. For the sake of our lives, we stay on top of the new information and test is out on ourselves. For the most part, they are generalists dealing in many diseases while we are specialists focusing on the big D. Congratulations!

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