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How much sugar per 100ml is ok in drinks?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Ramonlv, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. glavesr

    glavesr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Tbh I hate the taste of most sugar free drinks so I will have anything I want as long as I cover it with my insulin so say bottle of Coke it's about 5 cps (1:1 ratio) I would take 5 units to cover I found that my way was the best way of not ending up in burnout and the multiple trips to a&e with dka only thing I've always avoided was Lucazade caused to many spikes in my bs
     
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  2. Ramonlv

    Ramonlv · Member

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    Hi Kirsten, thanks again. I’m learning so much from this even though I had a vague start.

    I’m not diabetic (which probably explains my terrible line of questioning!). I’m actually doing this because I make soft drinks which I mainly sell to health food shops like Revital... but I’m always looking to improve the recipe. I’m half Jamaican and have a fair few family members with type 2... so it’s always on my mind.. could my drink be okay for them to enjoy or what could I change.
     
  3. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m Type 2 controlled with diet and Metformin. If I’m going to have a very small sweet treat I include it in my carb count and prefer to eat the treat rather than drink it! Drink wise I have black coffee, almond milk or diet soft drinks
     
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  4. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha. Only they can answer if they’d drink it or not. Depends on how well controlled they are or want to be. I wouldn’t recommend it for any tyoe 2 but we all make our own choices. Sugar spikes insulin and spiking insulin is what we try to avoid. At least I do
     
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  5. Ramonlv

    Ramonlv · Member

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    Thanks Rachox.. that’s a valid point! And thanks for the carb count insight too. Out of interest, how many carbs would you do in a treat?
     
  6. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Im T2 on a sulfonylurea - I wouldnt go near any drink with added sugar As they send my blood sugars way too high. Generally speaking the only juice I add to water is freshly squeezed lemon or lime.
    Im not currently drinking milk, tea or coffee and am drinking unsweetened fruit tea instead. I will occasionqlly have some sugar free cordial in sparkling water have a stevia
     
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  7. Ramonlv

    Ramonlv · Member

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    Thanks again... good to know you can make a choice to manage if it. I was thinking when asking this, was it a matter of sticking to zero sugar drinks or are there options. Finding out that everyone is different so thanks for sharing your take. So I imagine with you the less sugar the easier to handle?
     
  8. Ramonlv

    Ramonlv · Member

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    I didn’t know that about the balancing effect of alcohol! That’s pretty cool.. Yeah it’s been a good eye opener asking the question. Definitely wiser than before I asked. Thanks for your help
     
  9. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As I said I only have very small sweet treats, so I’d say an absolute maximum of 10g. More likely lower than that, I’m talking 2g for a square of 85% dark chocolate, I’d always stop at two squares.
     
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  10. Ramonlv

    Ramonlv · Member

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    Thanks Boo, I’m finding that T2’s are tending to avoid sugar altogether. Thanks for the insight of what you’re drinking too... I’m getting a much better picture.
     
  11. Ramonlv

    Ramonlv · Member

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    Cool, thanks Rachox
     
  12. Ramonlv

    Ramonlv · Member

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    Thanks Kristin, you’ve been a great help through the thread
     
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  13. archersuz

    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    zero sugar in drinks. Only treat is one square of 85% chocolate
     
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  14. Ramonlv

    Ramonlv · Member

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    Thanks Suz
     
  15. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I drink XXXX Gold mid strength 3.5% low carb beer.

    A "pot" is 285 mls has 6 grams
    A "stubby" is 375 mls has 7.1 grams

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    I like beer and I will not change a thing as a T2.
     
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  16. Ramonlv

    Ramonlv · Member

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    Looks nice... Yeah I’ve heard there are certain enzymes which break down the carbs so the yeast can better digest it. Still haven’t tried a low carb beer but imagine they’re a bit drier
     
  17. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It tastes bitter to me, it's not like the full carb dry beers that are sold here.
     
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  18. Ramonlv

    Ramonlv · Member

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    Ok will look out for it I’ve I’m ever on the other side
     
  19. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nobody mentioned BEER! I only drink spirits and an occasional Diet Coke, but I find that a single can of it will push me up by around 2 mmol/l. Whiskey drops me quite nicely in many ways.........
     
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  20. mmariyamm

    mmariyamm · Member

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    Im a mom of a 5 year type 1.. its impossible to totally restrict drinks for kids so either its diet sodas .. tht too about half a can .. in case of fruit juices .. mostly they average about 15gms sugar per 100 ml .. doesnt cause much of a spike esp if i mk my kid do some physical stuff ..
     
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