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Can Diabetics Drink Diet Coke Or Diet Pepsi?

I’m disappointed in the quality of the other answers thus far, so I’m going to give you some useful advice here. Yes, in general, diabetics can consume diet soft drinks without a risk to raising their blood sugar. There are a few caveats to this, however, and you should keep this in mind: In some countries, “diet soda” is actually low-sugar soda. That is, it’s made with less sugar, not zero sugar. This kind of diet soda will definitely raise your blood sugar, so be careful. Know what you’re putting into your body. Many diet sodas contain caffeine, and caffeine has been found to elevate blood sugar levels in a certain percentage of the population. I’m one of the lucky ones, so I can drink all the caffeine I want to. But you might be one of the unlucky ones. The best thing to do is test before and after drinking a diet soda and determine for yourself what happens to your body. If you drink “fountain drinks” in restaurants, be aware of the fact that sometimes the employees attach the fountain spigot to the wrong bottle of syrup. You’ll think you’re getting diet soda, but you might get the genuine article. With practice, you’ll be able to taste the difference, b Continue reading >>

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  1. Absolutely-killinit

    I have done Keto before (WAY before I was diagnosed) and it was really effective for me and my SO and if I can I would love to go at it again for multiple reasons. I've read about Low Carb/Keto for diabetics but it seems to mostly address type 2s. Is there anything different for type 1 diabetics? Would I just never take insulin? Is there a different metric for protein vs carbs? I'm very thankful for any advice. PS I am freshly diagnosed (February and I'm 23)

  2. FriedEggg

    You must, must, must always take insulin (until we get a cure). If you don't, you will end up in diabetic ketoacidosis, which is not fun for anyone. Being in ketosis due to a diet like this isn't a problem, but being in ketoacidosis due to a lack of insulin is. On this type of diet, you will typically see a reduction in the amount of insulin you need, usually both for basal (background, 24-hour) and bolus (meal-time) doses.
    That said, many of us do low-carb or keto, not just for the benefits others see (ie weight loss), but also because it makes it easier to control blood sugar. Fewer carbs means fewer spikes means lower doses means smaller margin of error.
    As a new diabetic, I'd strongly advise you pick up a copy of Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. He's a type 1 engineer who became an endocrinologist to better treat the disease. I'd been diabetic for nearly a decade before I read his book, and I didn't really understand the disease until then. He's a strong proponent of a low-carb diet for diabetics as the only way to maintain near normal blood sugar, and thus prevent long-term complications. His diet is pretty strict, but even if you don't follow it precisely, it's a good starting point.

  3. Xyzpdq0121

    Egg said it best. You will always need insulin, unless you get a beta cell transplant. On Keto my insulin needs dropped 88% so far. I am on pump but I only take a basal dose and no longer need a bolus dose. However, I run a longer acting insulin in my pump. Regardless, you will see a much different insulin need on ketogenic diet. It is common sense, you are carb intolerant. If you were lactose intolerant you would stop drinking milk right?

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