Is Diet Coke Safe For Diabetics?

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Diet Coke

Diet Coke (called Coca-Cola Light in some countries) is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. It contains artificial sweeteners. Unveiled on July 8, 1982[1] and introduced in the United States on August 9,[2] it was the first new brand since 1886 to use the Coca-Cola trademark. The product quickly overtook the company's existing diet cola, Tab, in sales. History[edit] When Tab was released in 1963, the Coca-Cola Company refused to release a diet soda with the Coca-Cola name, fearing that its flagship brand might suffer. Its rival Pepsi had no such qualms, and after the long-term success of its sugar-free Diet Pepsi (launched in 1964) became clear, Coca-Cola decided to launch a competing sugar-free brand under the Coca-Cola name, which could be marketed more easily than Tab. Diet Coke does not use a modified form of the Coca-Cola recipe, but instead an entirely different formula. The controversial New Coke, introduced in 1985, used a version of the Diet Coke recipe that contained high fructose corn syrup and had a slightly different balance of ingredients. In 2004, Coca-Cola introduced Coca-Cola C2, which it claims tastes much closer to Coca-Cola Continue reading >>

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  1. mumtozak

    I'm just wondering if anyone else is surcumbing to the tempts of Coke Zero and the like?
    Before falling pregnant I used to drink this regularly as well as other so called soft drink nasties like Diet Red Bull etc. Once I fell pregnant I weened myself off Coke Zero, but from 3 - 4 weeks ago (i'm now 26 weeks) I've at least drinking half a can of the stuff a day for a little bit of a pick-me-up.
    Is this really bad?

  2. kiwim2b

    Hahaha - I drink the full strength stuff, have started having mad cravings for it.

  3. Gone-Country

    I would rather have normal coke that the Zero that is pumped full of crap to get the same taste less the sugar. But that is me. I have cut back majorly on coke, but haven't stopped it altogether. Smoking and alcohol yes, but I need one luxury, and that is my coke!

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