[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Re: [IP] Artificial sweeteners

And another example is when you look at pickles...or at least for me, my 
mouth starts watering because of the vinegar.  Or,  maybe its just because I 
LOVE pickles.

>From: Patti Davis <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted, email @ redacted
>Subject: [IP] Artificial sweeteners
>Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 15:00:43 -0600
>John, need to clarify what you're saying. Say a type 1 diabetic, such as
>myself,that produces no insulin in my body, eats some artificially
>sweetened pudding (for example), would there be any effect such as you
>describe? Since I have no natural insulin, the body may be initially
>fooled and the digestive system may react but the only insulin that
>would be released would have to be by me I would think. What I find odd
>is that at times I do find myself really hungry after an artifically
>sweet snack. It seems that it can trigger a desire for more sweets. I
>wonder if it's the digestive system alone, or something else is in play
>here. Let
>me know what you think.  Patti
>  John Ewing wrote:
>  The trouble with eating free sugar - as in candy, sugar lumps, etc - is
>  that it gives you an insulin rush that makes you hungry for more.
>The     same applies to artificial sweeteners taken between meals - the
>body      reacts just the same way.
>  For the body, the taste of something sweet means "here come some
>sugars", and your digestive system initially reacts in the same way
>no    matter what the substance is.  This reaction includes triggering
>the     release of insulin, which in turn makes you feel hungry.  This
>release    takes place right up front on tasting: it doesn't wait until
>the blood    sugar level rises.
>  You can even trigger an insulin release by gazing into a confectioner's
>  window. When you think about it, there are many similar reactions - the
>  smell of something rotten can make you throw up, as can the sight of
>a    bad accident, etc, etc.
>  So taking AS soda or candy between meals can make you hungry. With
>a      meal it makes no great difference, because the food is there to
>for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
>send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml

Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.

Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at 

for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml