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morrisolder
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Registered on: ‎11-28-2009

Drink Pepsi, cure diabetes????

http://beta.news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/utah-kfc-asks-customers-drink-soda-support-diabetes-1840139...

Utah KFC asks customers to drink soda to support diabetes research

Buy an enormous jug of soda to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation! At least that's the idea at this Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Utah, where this photo of a new diabetes promotion was snapped.

Gary Feit, spokesman for the JDRF, told Joe Waters of the blog Selfish Giving who first posted the photo, that the promotion is only  happening in one franchise in Utah, where the KFC owner has a personal connection to diabetes.

Feit added that type 1 diabetes, which is what JDRF researches, is not caused by diet or obesity, but occurs when the immune system attacks cells that produce insulin.

Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, is thought to be linked to obesity. Most people with type 1 diabetes could not drink sugary soda without seriously spiking their blood sugar levels.

Sugar-free soda would most likely be fine, though a Dartmouth study found that even diet sodas may raise glucose levels when consumed in excess. (Also, the promotion explicitly features Pepsi, not Diet Pepsi.)

Waters called the promotion "ridiculous." The Huffington Post and Gizmodo have both also featured the promotion on their web sites, the latter under the headline "America, This Is Too Much."

Link shows the photo for the promotion...
Morris

Diagnosed Type 2, with an A1c of 11.4 in 2003; averaging a 5.0 A1c since then with diet, exercise and Glipizide XL + meds for blood pressure and cholesterol. 
A bit dated, but scroll down on this page if you want to know more ...


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maplesyrup
Total Posts: 4,364
Registered on: ‎11-14-2009

Drink Pepsi, cure diabetes????

What were they thinking?  Buy a "mega jug" of soda to help cure Juvenile anything!

Seems to me the $2.99 could go a long way towards any charity and the drink, diet or regular, would not be missed as part of a meal.

Ah well, I'm old. Didn't ever have pop as a kid and I'm not likely to start now.

Dianne
Dianne

Diagnosed as type 2 in 2005 with an A1c of 9.1

Started with metformin and a low dose of an ARB for blood pressure. Added a sulfonylurea (a med that helps my pancreas produce my own insulin) Also a low dose of Crestor to lower my cholesterol.
After 7 years I could no longer tolerate metformin so am doing my best to keep control with a max dose of the sulfonylurea and lots of walking, some swimming.
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xanthra2
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Registered on: ‎12-01-2009

Drink Pepsi, cure diabetes????

Soon Baskin Robbins Ice Cream will offer to donate when you eat a triple scoop sugar free ice cream cone.

He might just be uninformed about diet soda's affect.  I think just donating the money would be the best way to go.

As always, you have interesting posts Morris!
Xan
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Spookiesmom
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Drink Pepsi, cure diabetes????

I never did like Pepsi anyway. Maybe that's why I have D now? Sheeesh!
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jpg391
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Drink Pepsi, cure diabetes????

Who are they kidding, buy a large size surgery drink to cure juvenile diabetes. Come on!!!!!
James G

I'm just a guy who has had type 2 diabetes for 30+ years.

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Latest A1C 6.0 on 12/11/13

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Medications
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morrisolder
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Drink Pepsi, cure diabetes????

 
Morris

Diagnosed Type 2, with an A1c of 11.4 in 2003; averaging a 5.0 A1c since then with diet, exercise and Glipizide XL + meds for blood pressure and cholesterol. 
A bit dated, but scroll down on this page if you want to know more ...


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xenablue
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Registered on: ‎11-02-2009

Drink Pepsi, cure diabetes????

We don't go to KFC any more as they don't have any non-carbonated diet drinks AND they've stopped popcorn chicken (DH's fav).  That's a lose-lose for us.

I don't drink soda, and will always opt for unsweetened iced tea, or diet teas.  Sure KFC has water, but I already drink a gallon of that a day.

Sounds like they're going to creat a whole lot of wrongly mixed messages out there - sheesh!!!

xena



Dx 2008 - A1C 8.6
Current A1C 5.5
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bravo659
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Drink Pepsi, cure diabetes????

that is too much. that is the reason i became diabetic because of the soda i consumed. I was a fool drinking soda like a binge contest.
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SpeechLady85
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Registered on: ‎11-03-2009

Drink Pepsi, cure diabetes????

Yes, xan!!!!!!!!!!!
Next McD's will be selling a new meal deal to benefit D research:
 frozen lemonade w/ raspberry (syrup?), an angus swiss & mushroom burger, and large fries (---sub a frozen mocha drink for a buck extra).

(I hate to admit one of my many transgressions this spring was that meal - but ordered it no salt on my fries, lol.)  --Vicki
At least the Utah people could have specified DIET Pepsi (I've always preferred Diet Coke).
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bravo659
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Drink Pepsi, cure diabetes????

lol cool once in a while is cool