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Doctor insights on: My Husband Is Diabetic And Drinks Sugar Free Koolaid With Aspartame Could This Raise His Sugar Levels

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What can I do if my husband is diabetic and drinks sugar free koolaid with aspartame could this raise his sugar levels?

What can I do if my husband is diabetic and drinks sugar free koolaid with aspartame could this raise his sugar levels?

Not directly: Aspartame is an Amino Acid and cannot directly raise blood sugar. But, it may increase cravings for other sweets or starchy foods, and if someone eats more carbohydrates than they planned to, that could lead to higher sugar levels. ...Read more

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When a drink says Sugar Free and has Aspartame (spelling) does it have 0 Sugar? Does aspertame have the same negative side effects as Sugar?

When a drink says Sugar Free and has Aspartame (spelling) does it have 0 Sugar? Does aspertame have the same negative side effects as Sugar?

Artificial sweetner: Aspartane is a commonly used sugar substitute. it has Zero sugar in it. But it does have some metabolic effects like the sugars. So avoid or minimize its use.... it may not be totally safe as it is claimed. ...Read more

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Is it safe for diabetics to drink sugar-free soda (like cola light)? Does it increase glucose level in blood or has any other influence on health?

Is it safe for diabetics to drink sugar-free soda (like cola light)? Does it increase glucose level in blood or has any other influence on health?

Safe: Sugar-free soda such as cola light does not increase glucose levels in diabetics. There are no studies that show any significant detrimental effect of these sodas in diabetics. It is certainly better than drinking regular sodas, though water, unsweetened tea, club soda, and coffee are probably better choices. ...Read more

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Is it better to look for foods that are fat-free or sugar-free for healthy weight loss and exercise? I am looking for low sugar diet. No aspartame?

Is it better to look for foods that are fat-free or sugar-free for healthy weight loss and exercise?  I am looking for low sugar diet. No aspartame?

Sugar free: Most fat free indicate higher proportion of sugar. My professional opinion is neither. Eat whole foods rather processed food. Reducing total calorie consumption ...Read more

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Is aspartame in diet snapple really bad for you? I became a dietbetic in feb an my level was 8.2 now I got recheck an my level is 6.1 l lost 40 should I just drink crystel light?

Is aspartame in diet snapple really bad for you? I became a dietbetic in feb an my level was 8.2 now I got recheck an my level is 6.1  l lost 40 should I just drink crystel light?

FIRST OF ALL: Congratulations for such an amazing turnaround! you should be proud of yourself, so keep it up!
drink water! forget about the additives. If you can not stomach plain water, then ok but otherwise water, water, water, water! ...Read more

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Can you use aspartame and sugar when drinking alcohol?

Can you use aspartame and sugar when drinking alcohol?

Yes: there are no interactions. In general, you are better off using smaller amounts of sugar than using aspartame or sucralose, which actually metabolically may be just as bad as sugar in higher doses. Plant-derived sweeteners like Truvia (Stevia) may be safer, but many low-calorie and low-fat foods have additives that may not be good for us either. Keep alcohol to 1-2 standard drinks/day. ...Read more

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Any health risks to taking sugar substitutes like aspartame, etc? I'm not diabetic. Just wondering if they do any harm.

Any health risks to taking sugar substitutes like aspartame, etc? I'm not diabetic. Just wondering if they do any harm.

Probably not: The two decade long aspartame scare has been orchestrated by a single militant who hides behind internat anonymity and has escaped legal action for making outrageously false statements only because no one can find him/her. Any high school chemistry teacher can point out the flaws in her chemistry. If you must drink sodapop, low-calories is far safer than the obesity caused by sugar. ...Read more

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What could cause nausea associated with drinking tea? I have tried changing tea brands and even sugar free tea but no matter hot or cold i get nausea

What could cause nausea associated with drinking tea? I have tried changing tea brands and even sugar free tea but no matter hot or cold i get nausea

Other Commonalities?: Food intolerance, including to tea, can be caused be additives such as sulfites, a lack of enzyme for digestion (lactase is an example for dairy), irritable bowel (but usually not food specific), or other less well characterized reasons. The magnitude of symptoms depends on the amount of food, unlike food allergy. Do you always use milk in your tea? A food/symptom diary may help pinpoint cause ...Read more

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Looking for sugar free diabetic desserts. Where would i find some?

Looking for sugar free diabetic desserts. Where would i find some?

Any diabetes: Web site or cook book. Remember, it's not sugar but total calories that's the problem. Some items are "sugar free", but still high in calories and should be limited or avoided entirely. ...Read more

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Can there be such thing as sugar free chocolate or diabetic chocolate?

Sugar alcohols: Sugar free candies and chocolates are often sweetened with maltitol or sorbitol. They are not calorie-free and the chocolates still contain fat the same way that regular chocolates do. Eating sugar alcohol-sweetened anything can potentially cause abdominal cramps, flatulence, diarrhea. ...Read more

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Do you know which one is better for diabetic person - sugar free gold or sugar free natura?

Do you know which one is better for diabetic person - sugar free gold or sugar free natura?

Both Are Equal: Sugar free gold is made from aspartamine while sugart free
natura from sucralose, marketed as Splenda. Both have no sugar and have no impact on blood sugar. I would chose the
Natura, but probably there is little difference or benefit of one over another. Go with the least expensive and easiest to obtain and avoid the sugar at all costs. ...Read more

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I want to make a sugar-free pie that's also diabetic-friendly. If I use lucuma powder as a sugar swap, would that work from a diabetic standpoint?

I want to make a sugar-free pie that's also diabetic-friendly. If I use lucuma powder as a sugar swap, would that work from a diabetic standpoint?

Lucuma sweetner: There are other ingredients that are an issue with diabetics like the pie shell and the pie substance - is it apples, blue berries or pumpkin? You could make a crustless pumpkin pie which would be less carbohydrate . Some sites do have crust but the slice and the diabeitic has to monitor carbohydrate intake A carbohydrate serving for diabetic is 15 grams and with crust it is usually about 20 gram ...Read more

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Does the sugar free tablet that the diabetic patient use in tea have any side effects?

Does the sugar free tablet that the diabetic patient use in tea have any side effects?

Artificial sweetener: There's no problem with artificial sweeteners used in moderation. Especially if you're diabetic and using it in lieu of real sugar. ...Read more

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Am diabetic I have high chol 286 triglyceride 709 cutting sugars completely will help is sugar free and sugar substitutes are ok to take ?

Am diabetic I have high chol 286 triglyceride 709 cutting sugars completely will help is sugar free and sugar substitutes are ok to take      ?

Starches must go: As well. Follow the Atkins or South Beach diet! Sugar substitutes are for sugar, But starch is essentially chains of sugar! These are more important than taking meds for BP, diabetes, and bad choelsterol! You have full blown metabolic syndrome! ...Read more

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Im wondering what a safe amount of milk to drink per day is and is cordial healthy even if its sugar free because of the sugar replacement chemicals?

Im wondering what a safe amount of milk to drink per day is and is cordial healthy even if its sugar free because of the sugar replacement chemicals?

Cordial milk?: Not sure what cordial is. In general, milk is usually a healthy food, although it does contain a lot of fat and calories. It is not a necessary food though, and people who are lactose intolerant or who can otherwise not tolerate milk can do without it completely in their diet with no negative health consequences. If you are going to drink a lot of milk, low-fat may be better. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic what can I eat or drink when blood sugar is high how can I get it down? I am a type 2 and every other night and morning my blood level is in the 200 or 300 what do I do to bring it down?

I am a diabetic what can I eat or drink when blood sugar is high how can I get it down? I am a type 2 and every other night and morning my blood level is in the 200 or 300 what do I do to bring it down?

You : You need a comprehensive evaluation with a diabetes support team, which includes your doctor, a diabetes educator and/or a nutritionist. Your diet will be reviewed along with your medications. There are many reasons your blood sugar is elevated. The first being what you are consuming. The second is your medication may not be sufficient and an adjustment is in order. Actually both are likely to blame. In the meantime follow a strict diabetic diet, get plenty of exercise, and stay hydrated.
All the best. ...Read more

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What a sugar free energy drink help ADHD kids?

What a sugar free energy drink help ADHD kids?

Agree - No: Completely agree with other answer. In addition, the energy drinks have many other chemicals which can negatively affect a person with adhd. ...Read more

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Can i drink sugar free drinks if I have a yeast infection?

Can i drink sugar free drinks if I have a yeast infection?

Yes: Yeast infections should will not be made worse by diet drinks, in a diabetic poor blood sugar control might be assocciated with a yeast infection, but not always. ...Read more

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Can you drink Slimfast while breastfeeding? Or eat sugar free foods/splenda?

Can you drink Slimfast while breastfeeding? Or eat sugar free foods/splenda?

Probably ok: Currently there is no evidence that these affect the baby in any way. ...Read more

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Is sugar free things good for diabetic person?

In general, yes: Just remember that starches become sugar in the body so you have to limit carbohydrates in general. ...Read more