Im a type 1 diabetic, and I've been adapting to my new lifestyle about 6 months. In the days before I find out I was diabetic, I was a heavy soda and fruit juice drinker, and it's been an absolute nightmare kicking my addiction since learning what they were doing to me.
Currently, I've finally managed to kick soda altogether. I still crave it every so often, but not strongly enough to give in. I tried diet sodas for a while, but just couldn't handle strong artificial taste after a while. Since then, I've been relying on fruit juice to satisfy my sweet cravings, but - of course, my diabetes had to go and get in the way of that as well as I learned that fruit juice is pretty much just as bad sugarwise.
Here's how things stand currently - I do drink a lot of water, but that gets boring and harder to drink before long. I've recently developed a taste for cucumber water as well, but again, drinking it too long makes me tired of it. The only other things I've tried to still get the sweet I crave is is to mix smaller amounts of fruit juice with sparkling water to get a drink with the carbonation and sweetness I crave, but with a less powerful effect on my blood sugar levels.
I'm curious though - Am I just fooling myself with this method? My favorite I've tried so far is coconut flavored la croix water mixed with oj.
Has anyone else tried anything similar? Are there any other combinations/brands you can recommend to help me satisfy my sweet/carbonated craving without having to make my #'s go crazy?
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