Type 2 diabetes

Emmaline
By Emmaline Latest Reply 2009-04-09 20:53:00 -0500
Started 2009-04-05 18:44:22 -0500

What is a safe beverage to drink when you try to keep your Type2 diabetes under control?


17 replies

officer203
officer203 2009-04-07 17:13:48 -0500 Report

THE BEST THING TO DRINK IS WATER ALWAYS WATER, MY NEW DR. TOLD ME THIS LAST MONTH, SODAS OR DIET SODAS AREN'T GOOD FOR YOU ESPECIALLY THE DARK SODAS BECAUSE, THEY HAVE ALOT OF SUGAR AND THAT EXTRA INGREDIANT THAT MAKES YOU, GAIN WEIGHT SO TRY TO STEER CLEAR OF THE DIET SODAS ALSO, USE THE PACKETS YOU MIX WITH BOTTLED WATER THERE ARE ALOT OF VARITIES TO CHOOSE FROM THAN SODAS…

2catty
2catty 2009-04-07 19:06:01 -0500 Report

Except the Diet dark sodas they do not have sugar. They do not make you gain weight. But some people tend to want to eat more since they think they are saving calories by drinking 0 calorie sodas. Of course water is better and you can even flavor it up. But I love my Diet soda and it hurts nothing and been drinking it 10 years and it causes no spikes at all.

bigjrm45
bigjrm45 2009-04-07 20:09:19 -0500 Report

I like home made green tea with fresh mint leaves served over ice stopped drinking diet soda when I seen the stains it left in my grandkids sippie cups ,so it's water and Ice tea for me

2catty
2catty 2009-04-07 21:46:14 -0500 Report

Odd question I guess but did you not get stains on the sippies with tea. I fix my little one tea and I get tea stains all the time. They are hard to get out too. Tea leaves stains are all natural though. I fix his with real sugar. I fix mine usually with splenda. I think most dark drinks do stain. Like grape juice and coffee.

bigjrm45
bigjrm45 2009-04-07 23:56:38 -0500 Report

2catty it was the diet dr pepper that left the stain in there cups,and even the dishwasher could not get the stains out not the tea.

2catty
2catty 2009-04-08 16:47:29 -0500 Report

Hmm, odd that has never happened except temp stain that came right out for me. Now tea on the other hand has made a perm. stain on his cup but since I know what it is I still let him use his cup and he still drinks his tea. I guess all dark drinks stain. Oh you should check out what orange soda does.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-04-08 19:33:36 -0500 Report

Funnily enough, sugar could get the stain out. If you mix a kind of loose paste with sugar and lemon juice and use it as a scrub it works as a pretty good natural stain remover. You can use salt instead of sugar as well.

2catty
2catty 2009-04-09 17:42:04 -0500 Report

That makes perfect since. Because it is abrasive and of course lemon is acidic. Wonder if it would work as well with vinegar. Just might not smell as well. LOL

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-04-06 14:16:33 -0500 Report

You need to test and find out what works for you. Water is guaranteed safe, the rest may or may not work for you. caffeine may not be a problem for you but it may agitate your liver too much and release sugar. Avoid fruit juices and sugar sweetened drinks though.

2catty
2catty 2009-04-06 17:02:12 -0500 Report

Yeah I myself have a high heart rate so I watch caffeine so that is why I like the caffeine free Diet Dr. Pepper.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-04-06 14:01:55 -0500 Report

My favorite beverages are unsweetened coffee (with caffeine), iced tea, water, Pepsi One, and for very special occassions, single malt scotch.

2catty
2catty 2009-04-05 19:03:51 -0500 Report

Well there is actually a lot of great things to drink now days when you are diabetic. I drink diet Dr. pepper and crystal light they are my personal favs, but of course their is water and flavored water as long as their is no sugar. Like propel and the new light gatorade. They are even new juices that are light with less carbs. But you can drink anything sugar-free. And you can drink light juices in moderation. I also like iced tea with splenda or truvia or stevia in it. Tons of good stuff out there. I found an orange juice today that is light and has very few carbs. It basically is watered down. But it is still good.

Judimar
Judimar 2009-04-05 19:33:53 -0500 Report

I agree with 2catty. If I want a soda I will drink a can of Coke Zero. It tastes almost exactly like Coke Classic to me and that was my drink of choice before I was diagnosised.

I also make my own flavored ice tea. I found a DaVinci raspberry syrup that is sugar free. They have other flavors as well that you can use in coffee and other drinks. Their website is as follows:
http://www.davincigourmet.com/products/?CMP=K...

I found it in Albertson's. Not sure if those stores are available where you live.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2009-04-09 20:53:00 -0500 Report

I drink what many have listed here. I hardly ever drink diet sodas, but I like diet Mountain Dew the best, followed by diet Sun Kist. The best things are the flavored waters, green tea, if you drink a lot of tea, then decaf is best. I try to limit the caffeine. I like lemon in my tea which I sweeten with Splenda. I am going to look for Truvia which I hear is great and 'safe' unlike so many of the artificial sweeteners. This one supposedly, is all natural. Oh and the chocolate Glucerna is great! It tastes as good as any chocolate shake to me.

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