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Diet Soda And Insulin Spikes

I have heard that the main reason why diet drinks, like a diet soda, can be bad on a diet, is that it can spike insulin levels and then your body expects sugar that it does not get. I have taken to the habit of only occasionally having diet drinks with meals, so that any increase in insulin is actually met with food in my system. My question is whether or not this is a good/workable strategy, or whether a diet soda is a diet soda no matter when you drink it and is therefore always a bad idea. Thank you for your time. It doesn’t seem like there’s a short and sweet answer to your inquiry. Unfortunately, scientists still don’t fully understand the influence of artificial sweeteners on the body’s blood sugar and insulin responses. But, here’s the skinny on pairing a meal with your diet soda: the evidence that connects artificial sweeteners to “insulin spiking” is limited. In vitro studies (a.k.a., test-tube studies of cells living outside the body) have shown that cells release more insulin when exposed to some artificial sweeteners. Increased insulin signals a cell to store more energy as fat (rather than use it as fuel), so this might partially explain the correlatio Continue reading >>

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  1. sellerpurple79

    Diet Soda and Lower Blood Sugar

    My sugar has been getting out of control and I have been trying to make better food choices but nothing was working. I was even skipping meals trying to get my sugar down and that was not working! I did some online searches to find "natural ways" to lower blood sugar. I found a few sites that said "diet soda" can raise your BG and make you have a high A1C test! I stopped drinking diet soda and for the last 2-3 weeks my sugar has been awesome. I have lost 8 pounds have gone from sugar levels of 230-313 to 73-184. Has anyone ever heard about diet soda and how it can effect your BG's? Is this crazy or maybe something else going on with me??

  2. ryany

    Depends on the diet soda. but yes, some people can get high BS from artificial sweeteners.

  3. jwags

    I do drink diet soda and it has never affected my bgs or my weight. Some feel diet soda and artificial sweetners may make you crave other carbs. I don't find that to be true. I am glad you are seeing lower bgs and lower weight. With diabetes we all are different and we do what works.

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