If any of you ever heard of using your BG test strips to test whether your drink is “Diet” or not. I just tried this and it actually worked so whoever gave that suggestion I thank you it made my life a little less stressful.
How do you do this? Just like you would take your own blood sugar?
I tried this too. And yes, it worked. I read it somewhere here too in a blog post. I almost always get my beverages in cans, so I can be assured that its sugar-free. However, it is not very practical for me since teste strips here are very expensive and not covered by my insurance =(
Are you using the diastix to test? If so does anyone know a chain store in the states that carries them? I have wanted to have some in my purse for this reason but can not find them in any of the stores - just the ketone strips.
I just used a regular old blood test strip and I did it basically how you would do a blood test. the fact that I was unsure whether I had a regular drink or not is a rarity for me. usually I can tell right off the bat, but every so often I get nervous.
The more diet drinks I have, the less I can tell the difference between diet and the regular stuff. (I never thought this could happen in a million years, but it did.) I will be using this tip!
I read your post and had to reply with my story. I had heard that too and needed to check the drink I had just got a a drive through. While driving (dumb, i know) I tried testing my drink. Well, I dropped the whole meter in my pop. Never did find out if that test works or if my pop was diet or not.
oh dear. I waited til I got home. It read lo on mine.
YES! That is so funny. Yep, no doing it while driving! That has been a couple weeks now. Have you tried it by now? What kind of a reading does it show?
This is great, especially for times when I am by myself and not sure if it is diet or not. I decided I would get an inexpensive sidekick and keep it with me in my purse to use for this.
Hmm this is a great idea. I have to get my husband to check my soda sometimes because I can not tell the difference. There has been a couple times at Sonics I would ask for a diet drink and thinking it was I drank it and about 20 minutes later I felt my muscles in my neck feeling weird and could not hardly form a sentence and my husband told me to check my sugar and it was 498. I ate a salad and it was summer so I had a route 44 diet drink. Holy cow I felt like crap. My husband was so mad.
I have done this for a few years! Great huh?!
So what reading do you get for a diet drink vs. a regular drink?
I haven’t tried it on a regular one but the diet just says LO. I would imagine with as much sugar as a regular soda has in it it would read HI. I’ll try that the next time my daughters are out with me. I will also ty it sometime on some of the iced teas at restaurants.