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From Livonia, Michigan, USA:

My 17 year old daughter has type 1 diabetes and drinks large quantities of diet pop, sometime more than two liters a day. We have been told that this may make her insulin resistant. This is a constant battle between us. Could you please clear this up for us? Also, could she be physically addicted even if they are non-caffeinated?


Two liters is a lot, too much, I would say. Even if not caffeinated, it sounds like she is getting too much. I don't know about diet soda and insulin resistance. Try to get her to try other choices. It likely will be difficult.


Original posting 27 Jun 2006
Posted to Other and Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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