Here's an interesting FACT from a severe diabetic..ME. I drink both sugar-sweetened soda and diet soda sweetened with aspartame, splenda, sucralose and other artificial sweeteners on occassion. After numerous blood tests with my glucometer, diet soda drives my glucose count UP 3-4 times more than sugar-sweetened soda. That has a 98% rate over approx. 120 tests taken.
I do suffer from spleen and liver disease as well as chronic leukemia so that in itself MAY cause some of the weird counts, but 98% over 120 tests?
Here's another fact. Did you know that once aspartame reaches 83 degrees F in temperature that it attains the same chemical composition as formaldehyde?
I'll take natural sugar over artificial sweetener, diabetes or not.
Be careful of those who are "out to save you". They are the ones that own the products and rake in the profit ever time a sale is made, whether diet or sugar sweetened.
When is the last time you saw a Coca-Cola or Pepsi bigwig drinking their own product? It's time to get logical people and ask the questions the rich product owners work so hard to keep you from asking in the first place.
One last point. These "personal saviors" of you and your families are the same ones who believe in flouridating your drinking water. Flouridation, now known as one of the worst poisons in any government controlled system.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.