diet pop

By ariddle Latest Reply 2012-12-02 01:12:17 -0600
Started 2012-11-30 18:32:43 -0600

I am a diabetic i drink diet pop is it okay to drink or does it effect diabeties my doctor hasent said anything about it.

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10 replies

db1942 2012-12-02 01:12:17 -0600 Report

i drank 6-8 coke zeros a day ended up with stomach troubles and bladder too Drs didn't know what to do after extensive tests..I took it upon myself to stop the cokes and both problems went away soon. They haven't come back. I drink koolaid or water. I use Splenda

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-30 20:33:53 -0600 Report

I drink it all the time but I mainly drink water. My doctor didn't say yes or no and I have had no problems with it. There is all kinds of information out there about what is or isn't good for us regardless if people are diabetic or not. It is up to you. I know I am not planning on not drinking it anytime soon.

jayabee52 2012-11-30 20:16:40 -0600 Report

Howdy Ariddle

The following is a link from a blogger on Diabetes Mine on diet sodas ~

and this from Forecast magazine, published by the American Diabetes Assn ~

I myself have stopped drinking diet sodas for a number of reasons, mainly relating to metabolic syndrome, and also the fact that it is hard on my kidneys.

Since your Dr hasn't said anything about diet sodas, you should not posit that his silence is permission. Please make a point to ask your Dr about the subject directly. Or ask what liquid Dr would PREFER you to drink to best manage your diabetes.

Of course you have to make up your own mind on this issue.

James Baker

Nick1962 2012-11-30 19:55:03 -0600 Report

Diabetic or not, the stuff isn't really good for anyone - chemicals, caffeine and preservatives and all. It has no nutritional value at all. Switching to water would be more healthy and beneficial.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-30 20:44:35 -0600 Report

In a way I agree with you Nick, but chemicals are in just about everything we eat or drink and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Even feed for animals isn't all natural. Organic foods are not as organic as you think they are because you are raising it in the ground without chemicals but chemicals can be found in ground water and in the ground. Look at all the machinery that is used on a farm. Machinery is painted, runs on fuel and it with age it rust and leaks. The rust and leaking fuel and fluids run into the ground from rain. The organic food is shipped in plastic containers. I don't buy into a lot of the hype of a lot of what I read and hear about chemicals and caffeine because you simply can't get rid of it. Chemicals are now part of the norm of every ones lifestyle.

I just saw a news report yesterday morning about kids getting sick because the environment they live in was too clean. Antibacterial cleaning products and hand cleaners are causing this. This was followed by the chemicals found in fabrics used for furniture, carpets, housings for electronics and paints in the home.

Nick1962 2012-12-01 10:06:44 -0600 Report

Can't disagree at all Joyce. My theory is why add to it. It's one of those habits thats healthy to break

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-01 19:27:30 -0600 Report

I think if a person gives up everything he or she enjoys the person might be miserable. I don't want to give up all that I enjoy because I know I won't be happy so if I have a habit that I can give up with no problems I am all for it. If I die while indulging in a bad habit that I truly enjoy, at least I died happy.

Nick1962 2012-12-01 19:51:25 -0600 Report

Well that is certainly true. Quality of life does come into play with this condition. Thats why I don't do diet/decaffeinated/organic anything. Long time ago i was a big diet coke drinker and was forced to quit for a while because it irritated a stomach ulcer. Couldn't believe how bad the stuff made me feel once I quit, medical issue aside. Never regained the taste for it, and have had maybe less than a six pack total in the last 20 years. However, if you find me dead over a plate of salt and pepper catfish, a half empty bottle of pettit verdot wine and a lit cigar in the ashtray, you'll know I went happy.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-01 20:32:08 -0600 Report

If the cigar is a fine Cuban, I will join you. Nothing like a Cuban Cigar and a Frozen Strawberry Margarita.

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