Silverblaze 20 hours ago
People who order diet sodas so they can double up on something else are doing so for two reasons: 1. They are diabetics who are "budgeting" their carbohydrates, the way we occasionally skip the potatoes at dinner so we can fit a piece of birthday cake into the diet plan. 2. They have avoided sugared sodas so long that they taste like syrup to them and prefer the taste of diet sodas.
NEQueen 22 hours ago
I want to share my auntie's story. She's diabetic. She's addicted to diet sodas. She's also incontinent. One week she ran out of the stuff. After a week or so, she reported that she didn't have nearly the amount of urge incontinence. She still leaked here and there but it was nothing compared to the continual feeling she couldn't hold it and then lost control of her bladder. We thought it might be the caffeine. So we gave her noncaffeinated beverages. She was incontinent all the time in a day or two. So we stopped the aspartame and the Splenda. She reduced the incontinence by about 75%. It didn't fix her problem but it was much more manageable. I told this to several women, some without diabetes but with a few children. If you have kids, I've learned, you're probably incontinent, no matter how old you are. Yes they can try to fix it but no one does because they don't care about women, just about the baby. I've been told ob gyns have said it's no big deal, it's part of motherhood, although they've only said that after the births to my associates. There's lots to say about that, but this is about the fake sugar. It will make you feel like you have to urinate right now and can barely hold it. It irritates your urethra and bladder. If you don't believe me, try it. Give it up for a week. Are you urinating uncontrollably or frequently feeling you might wet your self if you don't go to the bathroom right now? Give them up. Get used to sweet as a sometimes treat.
Adrienne_Najar 22 hours ago
Thanks. I'll try your suggestion.
Silverblaze 21 hours ago
That's the carbonation, not the sweetener. Some artificial sweeteners will have a laxative effect, but most carbonated beverages are like beer--you don't buy it as much as rent it for a short time.
(Article changed on May 15, 2019 at 23:02)