By KE5ICS Latest Reply 2012-03-05 20:49:58 -0600
Started 2012-02-27 13:41:23 -0600

I have type 1 diabetes which is under control and high blood pressure that I am on a winning mission to get under control. I have recently realized that the caffeinated soda whether it is diet or not has a pretty good effect on my blood pressure. I have since in the last three months or so stopped the consumption of caffeinated beverages, can anyone tell me if diet non-caffeinated and or decaffeinated tea still effect me in a negative way?

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draco59 2012-03-05 20:49:58 -0600 Report

As far as I now, caffeine free tea doesn’t give me any problems but, I don’t know about the coffee. But everyone reacts different. So you have to just try, and see what happen.
Good luck and keep me posted

cpa3485 2012-02-29 20:39:18 -0600 Report

It's just my opinion, but I always considered diet sodas to be like "better living through chemistry". There's a lot of strange ingredients. Since I developed heart issues, I find I don't tolerate caffeine very well at all and have virtually cut it out of my diet entirely. It just makes me jittery and uncomfortable. I now drink some herbal tea at the office, but at meals and other times I drink just plain water. I admit to the occasional partaking of root beer, but mostly I now drink just water.

KE5ICS 2012-02-29 23:17:31 -0600 Report

I commend you on that choice. I have cut out the caffeine as much as possible and since my decision it has been going alright, finding alternatives is not as hard as it once was now that I am paying much more attention. Roll on my friend roll on.

HeartHawk 2012-02-28 00:34:40 -0600 Report


It's the caffeine you have to watch out for regardless if it is in a diet product or not. There have been a few studies that suggest diet soda is as bad as regular soda

but others feel it is not the soda itself but the other health habits of typical soda drinkers whether they drink diet or not.