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Is Diet Pop the Cause?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

When I was a teenager I started drinking diet pop because I was always on a diet and everyone knows you don't drink all that sugar from regular pop when you are trying to lose weight. I've been a regular diet pop drinker all my adult years. A few years ago I decded to stop drinking it when I was drinking a liter of pop or more each day. My doctor started testing my blood A1C regularly and it was elevated about this time. He started me on medications to reduce the blood sugar. I tried to lower my blood sugar, but I had a hard time controlling my carbs. About a month ago I started drinking diet pop again, and I have been tracking my morning blood sugar for about 3 months. I realized my blood sugar went up by 50 each day. When I realized that I stopped drinking pop. Now my blood sugar is the lowest it has ever been. My question is can my diet pop drinkage have caused my diabetes from forming? Nobody in my family has diabetes- parents, grandparents, siblings, or children. If it has, could this be the cause of so many people developing diabetes? I would like the scientific community to research this (with no influence by the pop industry). I can't be the only one this has happened to.
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    Diet soda reduces sugar intake but increases sweeteners which some are definitely unhealthy, but the main problem is that diet pop keeps your sweet tooth alive so you still crave sweet foods in general.

    1591 days ago
    sorry can not make this a clickable link

    1660 days ago
    there are several studies out there which show diet sodas are not good for your body. if you are going to have soda, some even say only one regular soda on an occasional basi
    1660 days ago
    You should google your question.
    1660 days ago
    All I know is diet soda in excess is not good for you. I limit to a glass occasionally. It may come to 4-5 cans a year.
    1660 days ago
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