Type 2

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-12-15 10:06:46 -0600
Started 2014-12-14 10:59:26 -0600

Recently put on Metformin 500 I x d ( with dinner)
I took Immodium Multi Symptom a half hour before Metformin and had none of usual side effects !
Unfortunately I am a Coca - Cola ( real) addict and cutting back is very difficult .
Morning reading around 170 - 7.2 fasting glucose.
Will hope for good results !

7 replies

lilleyheidi 2014-12-15 02:57:51 -0600 Report

cutting out the caffeine in the coke is the hardest part, but if you switch to diet cola, you will still have the caffeine without the carbs, sugar and calories. Your diabetes and ultimately your health is going to suffer tremendously the longer you continue to drink the cola. as you said, will hope for good results. HUGS, Heidi

Onomaile 2014-12-14 18:53:10 -0600 Report

I know all about GOOD substitutes for Coke - but addiction is very tough - even knowing consequences !

jayabee52 2014-12-14 19:15:54 -0600 Report

Howdy Onomaile
I would urge you to conquer the addiction to coke. Perhaps you could start with drinking something else which has caffiene in it, so you won't be pulled back into Coke addiction by the caffiene. Then taper off the caffiene (don't go cold turkey or you may have withdrawal symptoms like headaches which just won't quit).

Praying you'll kick the coke habit


Glucerna 2014-12-14 17:49:23 -0600 Report

If you like the carbonation in regular Coke, you might try sparkling water. Be sure to read the label to make sure it doesn't contain any sugar.
There are several different flavors, and often adding a slice of lemon or lime to the plain sparkling water tastes great. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-14 13:45:51 -0600 Report

Coca Cola has 39 grams of carbs per 12 oz can which is more carbs than I eat for most meals. If your readings are that high fasting the coke has to go.

Yes it is hard to stop drinking soda. I stopped the day the doctor told me I had diabetes. I lost the urge for soda by the end of the week. Keep in mind diabetes will cause you to lose limbs, vision, damages your kidneys and in the end will cause your death.

Add to the high carbs are high calories. A 12 oz can has can have 100 calories which do not help with weight loss and control. I know it isn't easy to give up but if you want to gain control of your diabetes, you have to give up the coke. You won't get too good results as long as you drink it. I have not had a real soda in 7 years and I don't miss it. After about 2 years I started drinking diet soda but I mainly drink water. Good luck.

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