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Aspartame

 
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Hi All
Is Pepsi Light, sweetened with artificial sweetener Aspartame suitable for consumption for a person with diabetic?
 
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That's a curious question to ask on a forum full of Java programmers!
 
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Aspartame is poison. It isn't suitable for anybody to consume.
72% of all complaints to the FDA involve aspartame.
 
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Originally posted by <JAC>:
Hi All
Is Pepsi Light, sweetened with artificial sweetener Aspartame suitable for consumption for a person with diabetic?


Well, the easy way to try this out is with an experiment. If you are hypoglycemic, instead of drinking a Coke or similar like you maybe usually do to get your sugar fix, substitute with Diet Coke. To make it a better test, refrain from eating. If after a period of time you start going into insulin shock, then the answer to your question would be, no, Aspartame is not a suitable substitute for sugar for hypoglycemics. If you are able to make it through the day without going into insulin shock, then you might conclude that Aspartame is a suitable substitute for sugar for hypoglycemics. Just to be sure, I would repeat the experiment again. In any case I would keep a phone with 911 on speed-dial handy.
Intuition tells me, however, that Aspartame is not a suitable substitute for sugar for hypoglycemics. I believe that many doctors actually tell patients with hypoglycemia to avoid Aspartame, but as IANAD (I Am Not A Doctor), you would be best to get a professionals opinion.
But while IANAD, IAAA (guesses anyone?), and as such I would have to urge you to conduct the experiment yourself and reach your own conclusions.
[ May 31, 2002: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
 
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I'm with Paul - Aspartame is bad stuff! When consumed regularly, it's been known to create symptoms similar to Lupus, MS, & other terrible stuff. It really messes with the central nervous system. If you're looking for a sugar substitute, I've heard good things about Stevia. I guess it comes straight from a plant.
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:

... IAAA (guesses anyone?)...


I am an agnostic?
I am an asparagus?
I am aspartame aware?
OK I give up....
 
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IAAA (guesses anyone?)
Does the last word have three letters? (Or possibly seven?)
 
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Stevia has an unusual flavor that you have to adjust to. It is like flavoring with honey instead of sugar from a flavor perspective. And it is OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive.
I really like SPLENDA (sucralose) which is derived from sugar - tastes like sugar - but is not metabolized by the body so it has no calories, no carbs, no nutrition of course.
Recently I have found it at SAMS and even my local grocery store. Cost about the same at Sweet N Low.
 
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IAAA stands for "But I play one on TV"?
Aspertame is bad for anyone. I used to drink tons of Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke, my short term memory was awful because of it, when I finally kicked the soda habit, and no Aspertame, now I just forget your names. No actually my short term memory definitely improved.
Aspertame really affects your brain cells, and I know none of us need to hurt them because we need everyone we have.
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
IAAA (guesses anyone?)
Does the last word have three letters? (Or possibly seven?)


Naughty!
 
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Well, in the context of Jason's original comment I took it as a bit of humorous self-deprecation. He is suggesting that JAC conduct the experiment himself, after all.
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
IAAA (guesses anyone?)
Does the last word have three letters? (Or possibly seven?)


And Jim wins! I was thinking of the seven letter word, but the three letter one works just as well.
 
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my goodness aren't we all so informed! in my day we had sacharin...probly not spelled right. it tasted horrible. i sure am glad i can use regular sugar.
 
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