Does diet sodas cause higher fasting glucose levels?

Does diet sodas cause higher fasting glucose levels?

I have recently experienced higher fasting glucose levels over the course of about 6 weeks. Normally, I am at 80- 120 in the mornings, but lately have been about 140- 160. The only big difference of late, I can pin point is,.. I have been drinking, maybe 1 can of diet sodas with my evening meals. I have also had sinus/ allergy issues about the same time (farmers in the locale are harvesting- kicking up dust & mold). Just trying to get a grip on whether the… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Diet soda is just chemicals . Un natural. You will lose weight if you stop the diet sodas . I promise. One simple change .

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

PLEASE STOP.....diet sodas ARE BAD....JUST BAD....especially if they contain ASPARTAME....even all the other artificial sweetners are just as bad....learn the names of all these damaging chemicals and get rid of them.....we got a Soda Stream machine to have seltzer with lemon, etc.....it's a substitute that won't kill you....

posted about 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My diabetic nurse tells me blood sugars can go up as the disease progresses. I was doing fine for about a year, then all of a sudden, my bs went up quite a bit. When I spoke to her about this, I was told stress and the natural progression of the disease can change our numbers. Has anyone else received this information?

posted about 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I haven't had any sodas in years. I drink water and ice tea unsweetened. And coffee in the am. Its best to stay away from them. They still spike your sugar, it's just your sugar comes down quicker with fake sugar than real sugar. If I'm going to have something sweet I'd rather waste my sweetness on something really good not a soda

posted 4 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Where do you get your information. Artificial sweeteners do not cause your blood sugar to spike. Sugar alcohols, that are used in some "sugarfree" items may cause the effect you are describing. Splenda or stevia will not effect blood sugar.. please check you facts and sources of information.

posted 4 months ago
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