Like "You CAN consume diet soda pop with alternative sweeteners should you choose to do so. And I did for a while. But I read about a trigger in one's brain which detects sweetness. When the sweetness is not accompanied by a corresponding rise in Blood Glucose levels, one will get the munchies until the BG levels rise. I have therefore chosen to no longer drink soda pop of any kind nor sweeten my drinks at all. I drink mostly water, a little coffee, and almond milk. It wasn't until I stopped consuming artificially sweetened things that I have really gotten my diabetes under the best control since my Dx. "