Diet coke and regular coke

By Bathroomchair Latest Reply 2014-08-02 07:42:59 -0500
Started 2014-07-30 18:51:38 -0500

Hey guys I've been trying to find the difference about diet coke and regular coke. At the theater I tell them to give me diet for me and coke and regular coke for my little brother. And sometimes I mix them up and later when I check myself my sugar is over 200. If you know the difference about diet coke and regular coke then reply please.

5 replies

rolly123 2014-07-30 21:00:35 -0500 Report

Regular soda spikes my sugar faster then diet! Diet has differnt taste !if go movies again tell them to mark the diet one!! I know McDonald pushes down button tells u diet ! If u can't tell differance ask them mark it!!

jayabee52 2014-07-30 19:38:28 -0500 Report

Howdy BC
Do you mean, are there any physical differences between regular and diet?

Other than having a chemical testng kit available, I don't think just by looking at the two side by side will be able to determine which is which. I have even tasted (in times past— (can't drink cola drinks due to dialysis restrictions) a diet coke which I could have sworn was regular.

And Gabby is correct, that the "diet" drinks do raise certain PWD's (person with diabetes) BG levels. But I doubt that it would spike them to 200 mg/dl.

Sorry can't help you there


GabbyPA 2014-07-30 19:17:18 -0500 Report

The sugar in regular coke is a fast acting sugar and will raise your glucose levels. Diet coke products are supposed to be safer to consume because they don't spike your glucose levels, but I have heard some members here struggle with even diet drinks causing issues.

haoleboy 2014-07-30 19:00:43 -0500 Report

Coke is sweetened with High Fructose Corn Syrup 39 grams of carbs and sugar per 12 ounces
Diet Coke is sweetened with Aspartame carb and sugar free

NewSong53 2014-08-02 07:42:59 -0500 Report

And you have to be careful with Aspartine. Some people are sensitive to it. I finally figured out that too much Aspartine was causing anxiety for me . . . when I stopped drinking beverages with Aspartine all of a sudden it went away.

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