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Reduction in Sugar Content

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by PapaOrca, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. PapaOrca

    PapaOrca Type 1 · Newbie

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    Whilst everybody celebrates the reduction of sugar in fizzy drinks, has anybody spared a thought for the people who are suffering from hypo’s and lack hypo awareness and use sweet drinks like cola for the easily taken sugar rush they need ?
     
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  2. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Well on here they have and I believe there was a petition started about it. To no avail.
     
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    I don't believe Coca Cola and Pepsi changed their recipe although the price has increased due to the sugar tax.

    And there are other options available to treat hypos such as Dextrose and Glucojuice.
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    type 1 and i'd rather pay more for my sugary coke to treat a hypo or one of the many alternatives (jelly babies/pastels) than have the rest of the population be at more risk of type 2/metabolic syndrome.
     
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  5. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    What's wrong with Dextrose tablets which cope with the majority of hypo situations (not the extreme ones)? There are still sugary drinks available for use at home etc.
     
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    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    what a lovely thing to say :)
     
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    rmz80 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I noticed tins of ordinary Coca Cola had sneaked up 10p at the local store when the sugar tax will be just 8p.
     
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