Thursday, July 15, 2010

Diabetic Soda....AKA Diet Coke

Believe it or not, I woke up this morning at 6 48. Why would I do such a thing in the summer? Not because I had anything fun planned.... because I had a dentist appointment. The good news is, I have no cavities. And since I have no cavities, I got to pick out two prizes! (I still go to a pediatric dentist, but only because they give me flavored vitamin toothpaste, games to play, and prizes at the end.) So now I am tired. Usually, to wake me up, I have a nice, caffeinated, Diet Coke. Diet soda is pretty much the only beverage with caffeine that actually tastes good without having any carbs. And usually I drink it anyways every day for a little pick-me-up. So imagine my surprise when I got out to the fridge and see that there is NO MORE DIET COKE!! Whaat??? My dentist was happy to hear this, of course. He's been telling me to not drink soda since I've been old enough to drink soda. But me, on the other hand, was not so happy by this unfortunate discovery. And as the morning goes on, I become less and less happy because I can feel myself becoming more and more tired.
Just to let you know, Diet Coke is definitely not my favorite soda. (Even though I have an "I heart Diet Coke" shirt. But that's mainly because I think it's funny, since it's a shirt about diet coke and I'm diabetic. I know...corny sense of humor.) I even prefer Diet Pepsi to Diet Coke, because Diet Pepsi tastes sweeter. But, of course, if I had to choose my absolute FAVORITE no-carb soda, it would definitely be Cherry Coke Zero. Coke Zero used to be my favorite, because it tastes so much more like regular soda. So imagine my joy when I saw they had a cherry flavor of it too! However, none of this matters today when I'm tired and without the comfort of caffeine to fall back on.


  1. I love trying to be supportive with your diabetes at all our functions that we come up with. I can eat the sugar-free candy, but I can NOT deal with diet soda. *shiver* I think its something about the after taste (or the going in taste). The whole thing just tastes gross to me. I am really glad that you still have a soda that you can drink...and HOORAY for no cavities! :)

  2. Cool, I myself am not a pop drinker, but glad everyone can share in the cola bliss - should they so desire :)

  3. My husband is diabetic and drinks Vault Zero everyday... man that stuff makes me sick! LOL But I love diet coke so its not the diet that makes it gross to me!