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Sugar tax

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by angie92, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. angie92

    angie92 Type 1 · Member

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    So in 2018 the sugar tax shall be in forced what does that mean for us diabetic that need the sugary drinks to survive???
     
  2. June_C

    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to rely on sugary drinks. Glucose tabs and jelly babies work just as well.

    Edit: There is no tax on fruit juice.
     
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  3. angie92

    angie92 Type 1 · Member

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    Only sugary drinks work quicker for me I tried jelly babies etc and dextros but they don't act that quick and I use to end up eating nearly a whole packet of them
     
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  4. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's an extra 25p a litre. Not the end of the world, surely?
     
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  5. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Wow. So how were your levels an hour or two later..?
     
  6. joe-90

    joe-90 · Well-Known Member

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    They should have a junk food and ready meals tax and use it to subsidise healthy eating.
     
  7. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    In what way? How is that policed? Cost?

    You never hand to government a control you can take care of yourself.
     
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    saraD1 Type 1 · Member

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    I'm a type1 brittle diabetic I suffer with extreme hypo's I'm unaware of and lucozade is the only thing that will put my sugar up quickly so no doing cheaper options it's a matter of life and death and that's what the government is doing playing with everyone and this time he has it Diabetes I'd say that was being racists.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Whoooah. Don't go there...!?! Diabetes is a condition that needs constant managing & affects anyone. It doesn't discriminate.. ;)
     
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  10. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm a type 1 diabetic and I buy lucozade when it is on sale and stock up. I don't understand why we should expect lucozade to almost be on prescription when you can get glucagon or certain sugar gels?

    I lost weight doing low carb diet and had to buy new clothes - I can't turn around and expect someone to pay / subsidise for my new clothes.
     
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  11. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    An explanation of racism. It does not apply when discussing the sugar tax. I think you meant to say that diabetics were being discriminated against?

    1. Full Definition of racism. 1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. 2 : racial prejudice or discrimination.
    2. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism
     
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  12. Sean01

    Sean01 · Guest

    Same question on LBC yesterday. Seek out alternatives - jelly babies, glucose tabs etc. Less bloating and burping too. From experience - using jelly babies in Marathons, they don't unsettle you. I could not imagine slurping coke for 26 miles. Hope this helps.
     
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    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did buy a few in only to find that they had run out of date when i wanted one lol... and as for eating a packet full of jelly babies cos I love them sadly my levels would be sky high in a couple of hours time so just 4 would haveto surfice
     
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