What next? Some new research indicating coffee causes kidney disease?

Normally, I am fine with my diabetes. I can live with the finger pricks (10 times a day) and the shots (4 a day) and the ever present concern over hypoglycemia. However, this little bit of news left me feeling a little lower than when I awoke this morning.

Metabolic syndrome in a can – The Diabetes Blog
a new study finds an intriguing link between drinking one or more sodas a day (diet or regular) and metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms which increase the risk for heart disease — large waistlines, higher blood pressures, blood sugars, cholesterol and triglycerides. Yup, you heard right. Diet soda.

Because of diabetes I had to give up the delicious taste of Coca-Cola Blak (coffee + Coke) and get used to the aftertaste of Coke Zero.  So now I don’t get to drink soda at all? Someone just shoot me! What next? Some new research indicating coffee causes kidney disease?

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4 thoughts on “What next? Some new research indicating coffee causes kidney disease?

  1. Khurt,

    Relax, the research only shows that drinking a lot of soda of any type is ASSOCIATED with metabolic syndrome.

    It is very likely that drinking a lot of soda is a marker for eating fast food, or something like that.

    The only really bad thing that has indeed been nailed to diet soda is that phosphoric acid, found in cola and Dr. Pepper, appears to harm the kidneys, so if you drink diet soda it’s better to go with the fruity ones.

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  2. Khurt,

    Sorry to hear about your frustration with the correlation between sodas and metabolic syndrome. Because of your blog about living with diabetes, I thought you might do the International Diabetes Federation a huge but almost effortless favor in our campaign for World Diabetes Day.

    We are in the midst of our preparations for the first UN-observed World Diabetes Day (www.worlddiabetesday.org) on 14 November this year, and I wanted to ask you if you would like to help us to spread awareness of this worldwide event and the theme we have chosen for it this year – Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.

    It is estimated that over 200 children develop type 1 diabetes every day and there’s no question that the disease often hits disadvantaged communities the hardest, and that children in the developing world can die because their parents are unable to afford medication. In many countries diabetes is still considered an adult disease and as a result can be diagnosed late with severe consequences, including death. Even after diagnosis many children experience poor control and develop complications early.

    This is why one of our key objectives for World Diabetes Day this year is to double the number of children covered by the Life for a Child Program – http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/go/wdd-2007/life-for-a-child. We also want to encourage initiatives that can help to reduce diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic coma) and to promote the sort of healthy lifestyles which can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in children.

    A version of the diabetes circle, the icon we used for our Unite for Diabetes campaign http://www.unitefordiabetes.org/ has now been adopted for World Diabetes Day and we have produced a number of web banners that you can view and download here http://banners.worlddiabetesday.org.

    The way in which you can help us spread awareness of World Diabetes Day is to add one of the banners to your own blog, which we would really appreciate.

    The UN’s World Diabetes Day Resolution (61/225) was really just the first goal of an ambitious campaign that we have been leading. This is the first time a non-communicable disease has been recognised as a serious threat to global public health and we are hoping now to further raise awareness globally of the disease that is predicted to contribute to 6% of the world’s mortality in 2007.

    If you would like to know more about the UN Resolution and our plans for World Diabetes Day this year, just drop me a line at stephanie.tanner@idf.org and I will get back to you with more information.

    Kind regards,
    Stephanie Tanner
    IDF- Communications Assistant

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  3. this is really shockin cause i never heard this before has this been on the news my mom drinks it , my grandparents almost my whole family this should be on the news and in the newspappers

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