Diet soda

L. J.
By L. J. Latest Reply 2011-06-01 03:43:39 -0500
Started 2010-08-15 10:02:44 -0500

Is diet soda a free food and what are the negatives? iI need the real truth.

6 replies

jlively1 2011-03-31 14:13:51 -0500 Report

I had to give up diet sodas because it would cause my blood sugar to fall. The way it was explained to me is that sometimes "fake" sugar can mess with your adrenal glands causing your body to think it's getting real sugar. I suppose some people are more sensitive than others but for me the diet sodas are out. :(

Richard157 2010-08-15 11:49:54 -0500 Report

I have read discussions about diet soda on many diabetes websites. It seems to be generally felt that one diet soda per day is harmless, maybe even two on some days. Several per day is not a good idea. One of the main objections is that aspartame is the usual sweetener. It has no carbs, but it seems to have a negative effecet on our bodies if we drink too much of it.

RAYT721 2010-08-15 11:38:41 -0500 Report

Your question is a common one especially if you read the archives here because everyone has his or her own opinions and experiences with diet soda (called pop here in Ohio). I am one who believes in variety and moderation so while I do drink diet soft drinks, I also drink coffee, water, iced/hot tea and all kinds of things in moderation. There are reports and responses on the pros and cons of all kinds of food and drink that we, diabetic and non-diabetics, consume. It's your meter that tells the story of how you tolerate certain things more than any research or study.

Richard157 2010-08-15 11:52:34 -0500 Report

I like variety too Ray. I want a variety in my food and drinks, in TV shows, and many other things too. I told my wife that I like variety in almost everything, except women. She gave me a funny look, and then smiled. Then we hugged. Lol!

monkeymama 2010-08-15 11:34:04 -0500 Report

Hello there L.J.! There are going to be a lot of different views on this issue. I was told by my medical team that diet soda is a free food BUT limit the amount you intake per day. It is better to drink more of the water than the soda. I personally only consume 1 can of diet soda a day or less. Which is usually with my dinner. Before dinner, I drink bottled water, Propel, Crystal Light Fitness, skim milk, and Green Tea with Cranberry/Apple (no carbs).