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Should You Ditch Diet Sodas?

The debate about which foods belong in a “healthy diet” (and which don’t) is ongoing – especially when it comes to diabetes. Are carbs the enemy? Should you cut out gluten? Should you sign up for that 21-day detox? And, one of the most controversial questions: Should you drink diet soda? While many organizations, such as the ADA and AND take a fairly neutral stance on artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas, stating that there is room for nutritive sweeteners (non-caloric, alternative sweeteners) in an otherwise healthy diet, I personally take a more conservative approach with my clients. Nutritional science is still a relatively new scientific field, relative to other bodies of scientific research, leaving a lot to still be discovered about long-term effects of many processed foods that have not even been around for a century. In general, I am an advocate for whole foods—foods that are as minimally processed as possible and provide an abundance of nutritive value to those that consume them. Within this logic, since diet sodas fall short of providing any nutritional value, they should be treated more as a novelty than a dietary staple. If you are still on the fence abou Continue reading >>

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  1. D R Bain

    NOVOLOG, a question for those that inject

    I use Novolog injections prior to meals. I have a couple of questions.
    If I forget to inject "Just before my meal", how far into the meal can I still inject?
    How long of a time span is, "Just before meals"?

  2. DWine

    you can inject anytime during the meal or even right after
    you might have a little higher peak in BG but I have done it up to one hour after with no problems

  3. D R Bain

    Originally Posted by DWine
    you can inject anytime during the meal or even right after
    you might have a little higher peak in BG but I have done it up to one hour after with no problems
    Thanks, I am the chief cook and bottle washer around here, reward for being the first to retire. Often during a meal while setting the table and finishing the cooking and putting the food on the table I forget to inject.
    This helps a lot, because before when I forgot I just let it go and told myself that I would work harder to remember.
    I am on metaforimin, 60 units of Lantus at night and 15 units of Novolog before meals.

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