Well, a few things here.
Not too many years ago I had three Bayer Contour meters provided by insurance over the years and they hardly ever tested out with the same results, sometimes within points and sometimes wildly apart. Because they are products for consumers to use at home, we should not expect them to be exactly the same or even 100% accurate! The organization that oversees these home health testers say that any meter may be in error by 10%, so there you are.
Artificial sweeteners actually can raise our blood sugar and it might be an individual reaction or not, I don't know. It might depend on which one you're using and how much you're putting in your coffee. Or, if you're drinking diet drinks, how many cans or bottles are you drinking? I found that a couple of squirts of generic sucralose and stevia in my morning coffee raised my blood sugar about
20 points. This was drinking the coffee with some half and half, alone not with a meal. Maybe it would be different if I drank that same cup along with breakfast?
The reason I opted for the liquid form is that the powdered forms of these artificial sweeteners normally have dextrose, too, and this form of sugar will absolutely raise blood sugar. However, even the liquid did with me.
Many articles have been written about
the safety and health effects of these artificial sweeteners. My feeling is that overdoing anything
is not good. You will find many articles about
aspartame (Equal) being very dangerous to our health. I don't know but please be careful of off the mainstream websites that fear monger with little factual back up. As I wrote, if a person eats and drinks food with all different kinds of artificial sweeteners all day, everyday, it can't be healthy because it seems to me that person is not eating fresh vegetables and greens with a nice portion of protein. Besides drinks, where do we find artificial sweeteners? Processed food, desserts, food we should not be over indulging in anyway.
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/