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      07-10-2018, 07:20 AM   #1

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just a quick q&a on diet pop, for DM's

So a really quick question/note/observation

I've had to monitor my blood sugars a bit more carefully as I have a blood test (HBa1C) and a consultant checkup coming up soon

So I have a form I complete where I note my BG's at various times of the day.
So, on page one, though my sugars are ok, there are some higher numbers, on there.

I started a new page last week, and my sugars are decidedly lower on the 2nd sheet.

So I was trying to work out what had changed, then I realized, that on the second page, I hadn't been drinking Diet drinks. Which I usually neck down a couple a day. (I did have a thread on her about something similar)

So does this make sense ?

Funnily enough, I was so thirsty (some new pain meds for my back) I knecked back a full fat can of coke that my wife had, I was dreading check my BG this morning, and lo and behold, my fasting sugar was fecking awesome .

So interestingly enough, sweeteners mess up your BG's and full fat drinks don't ? (of course I'm not gonna drink 2-3 cans)

BUT I have noticed, when I drink 1 can of diet, I'm still craving another can. With the full fat can, I was fine..


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      07-10-2018, 07:28 AM   #2

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There is all kinds of stuff out there on this. I'm no doctor or scientist but I know from what I've read that diet sodas have been shown time and again to actually contribute to weight gain. I quit drinking them about a year ago and started drinking the green label coke (lower calories but sweetened with Stavia), I'm trying to watch my weight but also I was becoming concerned with the aspartame and it's effects on the brain and alzheimer's.
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      07-10-2018, 09:04 AM   #3
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Do NOT discount the placebo effect. Simply writing your numbers down, and "trying" harder to impress the Dr. can also have profound effects on BG readings. It's part of why I continue to whore my body out to science.

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