Everything tastes sweet ?

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bedwedge
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   Posted 3/11/2007 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
These days everything I eat tastes so sweet ?  I can't enjoy anything as it tastes like theres a bowl of sugar in it,  even fruit like bananas and apples.   Does this sound like diabetes ?

gelchick
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   Posted 3/11/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Before I was diagnosed and got my sugars under control- nothing was sweet enough for me. I'd drink huge glasses of fruit juices, eat only the sweetest fruits (like really really ripe pineapple and strawberries dipped in confectioner's sugar!), eat the outsides only of frosted donuts, frosting on cakes and stuff like that! Now the thought of that makes me cringe- so I don't know, but I'll bet a lot of diabetics would be happy if sweet things tasted too extreme for them. sandy

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LanieG
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   Posted 3/11/2007 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh boy, in the past I probably could have eaten the frosting and left the cake.  I loved cookies, ice cream and everything sweet.  Talk about a sweet tooth!  I wonder if that was an omen for having high blood sugar readings now!  But, I've never experienced what you have, bedwedge, that everything tastes sweet.  Well, bananas do taste sweet anyway to me, but I've never heard of anyone experiencing all food tasting sweet.  I've never heard of it being associated with diabetes but I'm not an expert.  It might be a good idea to see your doctor to have some tests run.  Good luck.

Lanie


Phishbowl
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   Posted 3/13/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh man! I was a self-proclaimed sugar junkie for years before Diabetes. Not the cookies and cakes and such but the hard-core, pure-sugar candy like: Nerds, gummies, SweetTarts, Skittles, etc. The worst were those little gum balls (like for the kid's machines)....I'd sit down many evenings and eat 40-50, one after another. I was outta control- LOL.

Craving carbs may point to possible metobolic issues... but everything tasting sweet? Don't have an answer there. If you are concerned, though, make an appointment with your doc for some simple testing - then you'll know for sure.
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way_net
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   Posted 3/18/2007 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My father is currently in the hospital.  He says everything no matter if it is supposed to be sweet or sour it tastes like a bowl of sugar.  He doesn't have diabetes.  He does have a mass in his lungs.  Supposedly this is unrelated.  If you or anyone else finds out anything I would love to know.  I would suggest you go to your doctor.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/18/2007 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
bedwedge,
When everything tastes sweet it usually means the problems is somewhere else besides the tongue. Way_net's answer is similar to my Grandfather's experience when he was ill with cancer. Diabetes doesn't usually affect the taste of foods. It has more to do with the way we metabolize energy. Wish I could be more helpful. What does your doctor say about this?
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Warren
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   Posted 3/19/2007 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Way-net

(grrrrr. I posted a link and it reverted to one of those thingys that requires some soft of a subscription) 

ANYWAY...the gist of the article I was trying to link people to indicates that a primary symptom of Lung Cancer is "everything tastes sweet". They had a particular medical terminology for this which escapes me, but this would be consistent with the mass on your relative's lungs!

 

scool Warren

Post Edited (Warren) : 4/15/2007 5:59:36 PM (GMT-6)


tangerine bear
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   Posted 4/14/2007 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
hi bedwedge,

I just wanted to ask if you have been on a low carb diet or avoiding carbs lately? I was just diagnosed with diabetes and started avoiding carbs and sugar. It's only been a couple of weeks, but even a sugar snap pea tastes like pie! I think I'm just not used to tasting the sweetness even after a couple of weeks. Hope things are ok with you,

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4sons
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   Posted 4/15/2007 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
tangerine bear said...
hi bedwedge,

I just wanted to ask if you have been on a low carb diet or avoiding carbs lately? I was just diagnosed with diabetes and started avoiding carbs and sugar. It's only been a couple of weeks, but even a sugar snap pea tastes like pie! I think I'm just not used to tasting the sweetness even after a couple of weeks. Hope things are ok with you,

Bear


Very true!!! Even the occasional carrot tastes too sweet for me now!
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Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


Sweetguy59
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   Posted 4/15/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   

I had a few roasted peanuts today and they tasted very sweet. After giving up sugar I can tase sweetness in many things.

Steve

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