High-Risk Pregnancy

GD question!

Diet soda has zero carb and sugar. Does that mean i am allowed to drink it? Not that i will only drink that..im just getting bored with water and milk!

For dinner i had: 1 bread stick, salad,2 pieces of a medium sized pepperoni pizza, milk and a diet coke.   Used 4 units of insulin and after 2 hrs got a number of 104, Was really excited!!

THEN

Today for lunch i had a BLT on wheat bread, fries and a diet coke 2 units of insulin- did alot of walking while shopping and 2 hrs later i got a 136!

I dont get it!

Re: GD question!

  • My dietician said any Diet soda was fine to drink and wouldn't affect the sugar levels in my blood.  I'm not sure why your numbers would be so different.  I have the same problem.  I generally eat the same thing every day for breakfast and sometimes my numbers are good and some times they are slightly high.  Could have been the fries.
  • I have had the same experience.  For some reason I am much better at breaking down white carbs than complex carbs.  I don't understand why, it should be the opposite.  I would be perfectly fine with a regular english muffin but when I switched to the multigrain I was 151 (I test after 1 hour).  It's weird what your body can and cannot process.  I can process potatoes but not pasta.  

    Also, I find I can handle more carbs at lunch than dinner.  Maybe you are better at digesting carbs at dinner than lunch?  Who knows.  It gets so frustrating.  

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  • Diet soda is ok!! I drink that and diet iced tea to mix it up.

    I find I really cannot handle white carbs or fruit at lunchtime! Totally spikes me up... but I can hog out on pizza at dinner and be totally fine. Time of day can play a big difference!

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  • My dietician told me no diet soda....But I just can't seem to give it up all together so for now one 20 oz Diet Dr Pepper a day is gonna happen.  My sister is a type 1 Diabetic and has been told by her endo that diet soda in moderation is fine.  I can't seem to eat pasta even in small portions without my numbers creeping up but I can eat potatoes and they seem ok.. I think it is all in how your body processes things.  Good Luck!

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  • I was told diet drinks were fine, but I needed to watch the amount of aspertame and other artificial sweetners in them.  Splenda is fine and I could have as much Splenda as I wanted.  I believe Diet Coke uses Splenda now.  I usually only have one diet drink a day if I do end up having one. 
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  • I was given no limits on diet soda - but caffine did weird things to my numbers
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    Diet soda is ok!! I drink that and diet iced tea to mix it up.

    I find I really cannot handle white carbs or fruit at lunchtime! Totally spikes me up... but I can hog out on pizza at dinner and be totally fine. Time of day can play a big difference!

     

    This is me too.  My dinner numbers are always the lowest, so I try to be extra good for lunch and usually eat a lean cuisine then a yogurt and cheese for snack.  For dinner I'm usually fine with pizza, pasta, bread, etc but I have to have everything eaten by 8 or 9, otherwise my fasting numbers start to screw up.  I really think you process each type of food differently at different times of the day.  I'd start to keep a log of all this stuff so that way you know if you're craving a sandwich or something when will be the best time for you to try and eat it throughout the day.

    GL!

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  • I can tell you when i drink caffine my sugar readings are higher.  Not sure why. 
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