Soda and Diabetes

@lelin1123 (15645)
Puerto Rico
April 25, 2013 8:11am CST
A new study has come out stating that having just one 12 oz glass of soda a day increases the risk for individuals getting Type 2 Diabetes. It also states if you have two glasses of soda a day you have an 18 percent chance more so of having a stroke. Of course the more you drink in a day the more dangerous it is for your health. I don't make it a habit of drinking soda its not even in the house. So for soda drinkers does this scare you at all? Will you continue to drink your soda? How much do you normally drink?
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• United States
25 Apr 13
How about diet soda?
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Apr 13
Diet sodas are even worse. The sweet taste of artificially sweetened foods and drinks causes your body to anticipate the calories and release insulin to deal with it. Sugar, honey, blue agave nectar and stevia are all much better choices.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
25 Apr 13
Gardengerty is right diet sodas are even worse.
• United States
25 Apr 13
We keep trying to tell him that but like most things he doesn't listen very well.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Apr 13
Soda tastes great, seems harmless, and like you I do not have it in the house. When my family was young it was because I wanted to spend my limited funds on nutritious things. As I have gotten older I have learned that the more sweet things you consume the more you want them and my favorite sodas are implicated in osteoporosis. I mostly now drink water, tea, and coffee. Sometimes I will have a soda if I am eating out.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
25 Apr 13
Even eating out now I will order a water with lemon instead of the soda. I learn something new I didn't know that drinking soda can cause osteoporosis. I can't believe that the companies that make soda are ok with selling this garbage knowing what can happen to people who drink it everyday. There should be a warning on the label to consumer at your own risk.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Apr 13
Most of the time I have water with lemon or tea with lemon. The manufacturers will tell you that if you are moderate it will not hurt you. Read the labels and any one of the sodas that has phosphoric acid as an ingredient will eat your bones. It is easily reversed by avoiding drinking soda or having no more than one a day.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
29 Apr 13
• Pamplona, Spain
25 Apr 13
Hello lelin, Pepsi or Coca Cola rarely comes into this house either. Its mainly in the Summer or Christmas I find myself buying it for others but not for me. I don´t drink it as a norm and if I do I don´t drink more than a sip or two and that´s it. The fruit juice in tetra brik is equally as bad over 15 percent sugar to every glass you take but at least they tell you what´s what whereas with Pepsi or Coke you just did not know how much went into it for each glass. xxx
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
26 Apr 13
That is when soda comes into our home when we have company for dinner and that is what they drink. Yes, the container tells you how much sugar is in the juice and for me that is not good either. That is why I stick to my lemon water.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
25 Apr 13
No, I do not drink soda regualrly. I may have an iccasional drink of a rum and diet pepsi but that is it.. I have a son though who appears to be addicted to drinking pepsis and this worries me. Something like 16 teasponfuls of sugar in one drink? I maybe wrong but this figure comes to mind. It is ridiculous. If I am addicted to anything then it is dri king water with a small dollop of apple cider vinegar in it. I find that so refreshing. I don't even add the honey
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
25 Apr 13
Maybe you need to tell your son about how drinking soda is unhealthy and can cause diabetes. I love water with lemon in it. It is so thirst quenching. I never thought of apple cider vinegar though maybe I will try that one day.
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
25 Apr 13
I've told him endlessly as diabetes does run in our family
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@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
25 Apr 13
Hi lelin, I do not drink...everynow and then like maybe 2-3 times in 6 months I may have a little soda...I stopped drinking soda on a regular about 10 years ago...So I very seldom even purchas soda.. I knew many years ago that soda was not good for humans....
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
26 Apr 13
Good for you! I'm glad we didn't have it in our house growing up. I can't believe though how many people still drink it like its water. Amazin!
25 Apr 13
in addition to that soda are not good in bones, it weakens the calcium from our bones aside from the sugar were getting from. yes it's pretty scary the satisfaction that it gives doesn't give justice to what it may cause. Better to drink cold water for cleansing than soda
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
29 Apr 13
I totally agree with you!
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
25 Apr 13
well that make me so glad that I may only drink about 10 soda cans in a whole year I am not big on it never have been at the most I will have it when I go out to eat a meal
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
29 Apr 13
Good for you! I have lemon water in the restaurants. Beside to much sugar drinking soda fills you up faster.
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
I think this is true. This is the reason why elementary schools don't sell sodas or soft drinks in their canteens anymore. This is to to keep the children safe from acquiring type 2 diabetes. As per study also, I bottle (8 oz.) of soda contains about 6 spoonfuls of sugar if I'm not mistaken. That's very alarming. At home we prefer to drink fruit juices although its still not a guarantee not to develop some illness in the future but at least with lesser possibility than that of drinking soda or soft drinks.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
25 Apr 13
Yes sodas are worse but I find fruit juices also have alot of sugar that is why I'm sticking to my water with lemon. Its all natural with no harmful effects to my body.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Scared! I am soda drinker. I drink almost everyday. I know its not good and I have been telling myself it will do no good to my body but I just can't resist cold sodas. But I guess this wake-up call. I have to start minimizing my soda intake.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
25 Apr 13
Please do so because you don't want to end up sick. There is way to much sugar in soda. When I was younger I would put sugar in my cup of tea. I no longer even do that I put lemon juice inside my cup of tea.
@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
25 Apr 13
Like you, I grew up in a pop-free house. (We call it pop here in the Midwest) The only time we got it was when we visited our grandparents and that wasn't every time. I remember when Taco Bell first opened and tacos were 15¢ and Mom let us get a small cup of Coke with our tacos. What a treat! Of course when I went to live on my own I drank a lot of pop for awhile. I read that it takes a gallon of water to flush out the harmful effects of just on glass of soda--that's alarming! I quit drinking it for good once I had kids and they never got it until they were older and were taking part in group sports and such. Or they went to a friend's house--it seems like nearly every household has gallons of that poison on hand and they let their kids drink it like water! I have a small bottle of Coke in the fridge that's been there for a couple of months. I rarely drink pop but every so often it tastes pretty good. It's a rare thing for me to drink stuff like that as it only makes me thirsty. I'd much rather have some nice, cold water.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
25 Apr 13
Exactly, that is what I rather have myself a glass of lemon water. It is so refreshing and your thirst is quenched.