From Illinois, USA:
My 51 year old mother-in-law, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about five years ago, is a soda pop addict! She drinks four to five cans a day and recently she told me she is taking 3,000 units of insulin daily, but her sugar level is not being controlled. Could this indicate a more serious problem?
Are you sure that she is taking 3,000 units per day? That sounds too high.
The issue related to soda pop drinking is a common clinical issue. It would be best to use the pop sweetened with Nutrasweet aspartame. The usual number of calories in a 12 ounce can of soda pop is 240. Therefore, just in soda pop alone, she is taking in up to 1200 calories for five cans. These numbers clearly add up.
Original posting 16 Jan 2002
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet
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