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Do I have to stop drinking soda drinks completely?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by fitsey587, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. AngiH

    AngiH Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have to say until I started this journey in January, I lived on diet coke caffeine free. It was the only thing I would drink. I bought 24 cans at Christmas, and started this LCHF on 3rd Jan. I have only just drunk the last can from those I bought before christmas. I would have drunk them in 2 weeks. Bottom line is I have changed, I actually enjoy very weak no added sugar squash. I can't stand plain water...but I've dropped the fizzy and only have tea and squash. It's amazing how this diet changes what you enjoy.
     
  2. Energize

    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I must admit I drink 'no added sugar' Tonic water. I try to drink +/- 500 mls a day (don't often manage that) as it then controls night cramps. Without the Tonic water, I'm in and out of bed all night with cramp!!! :(

    I haven't noticed my glucose levels increasing as a result of drinking it. I have to accept the sweeteners, instead of sugar, of course but I do have a sweet tooth (still) so enjoy the flavour and sweetness ;)
     
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    Lily1042 Type 2 · Member

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    Try magnesium tablets for your cramp. As long as I keep taking the tablets I have no problem anymore with cramp. Get mine from Holland & Barrett.
     
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    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Lily1042
    Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried Magnesium tablets but, unfortunately, they didn't help so ... back to the Tonic water for the Quinine ;)
     
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    LornaFarrell · Well-Known Member

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    It’s down to personal choice. From a diabetes perspective its best to give up the ones with sugar in except as a hypo treatment, but diet ones should be fine. Obviously if you discover a particular sweetener causes a spike then you’ll want to avoid that one too.

    There are various other considerations like taste, chemicals, environmental and even commercial but you just have to decide how important those are to you. Someone trying to cut out plastic waste won’t want to buy bottles of pop all the time, someone else will feel it’s ok as a treat so long as it’s recycled afterwards. One person can’t stand the sweet taste, another clings to the only sweet treat they allow themselves. Do what works for you.
     
  6. Anniya84

    Anniya84 Type 2 · Active Member

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    I have type 2 diabetes, and I enjoy Pepsi Max quite often. It doesn't increase my blood sugar levels (tested myself as was curious if Pepsi Max did raise my levels).
     
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