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[IP] more carb = carb
> Basically I know that is true (except for the fat and fiber issues)
well, of course, but FAT isn't a carb, tee hee....and as everyone
knows...fiber is its own animal to deal with....
> question is: if so, is it hypothetically just as good for us to have
> regular soft drinks and bolus for them as to have sugar free soft drinks?
> If so, is the reason that we use diet drinks just so that we don't go
> through vials of insulin
Well I wouldnt say drinking regular soft drinks is GOOD for anyone...not only
the potential sugar buzz but the caffeine one too, but YES....theoretically
(sp), if you CHOSE to bolus for the carbs in a regular soft drink, you COULD.
I would prefer to drink diet though and not have to bolus at all!
My reasoning for sticking with diet sodas is A), I LIKE the taste!! i can
not abide teh stickyness of a regular soda - lol - but it is true...it
actually leaves a yukky taste on my tongue, and B) I would rather use my
carbs on better tasting stuff such as pizza, or KFC biscuits or Ben and
Jerrys. I mean, if I have to bolus for 40 grams of carbohydrate (I assume a
soda has about 160 calories, pure carb - so 160 divided by 4 = 40 carbs), I
would prefer to do it for ice cream or other stuff...if your body doesnt NEED
the carbs you injest AND you take enough insulin to keep your blood sugar
level, your body will convert those extra carbs to fat (or whatever the
physiological process is), for LATER use...if I am gonna get fatTER, then let
it be from ice cream, NOT from regular Coke!
same goes with the regular vs. nutrasweet yogurt...some people can not
tolerate nutrasweet so it is probably better for them to eat the regular kind
anyway and bolus for all the carbs....I have no problem with nutrasweet, and
again, would prefer to save the insulin f(and calories) or something else
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