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« on: September 04, 2013, 02:54:59 AM »

Once in a while I accidentally eat or drink sucralose (aka Splenda) - and my saliva tastes sickeningly sweet for a week or even more (even just one drink will do it).  I really think this stuff is bad news for people whose kidneys don't work.  But what does that mean?  It probably means it's bad for everyone.  Wonder how many years it will take til they find out that it's dissolving people's glomeruli or something.  Really frightening.  I've seen drinks in the supermarket that are basically just water with sucralose in it.  Ever hear about animals drinking antifreeze that someone carelessly left out because it has a "sweet taste"?  Sucralose is what I would imagine antifreeze tastes like.  Antifreeze kills your kidneys.  I'm probably being overly dramatic, because I know there's no logical connection to antifreeze, but I did read that it accumulates in your liver, kidneys and digestive system.  I really resent that it's easy to end up eating or drinking this stuff before I realize it.  Foods that contain it should be boldly labelled.  Please, don't eat this stuff.  And tell all your friends!  I don't think it's good for anybody and there's just no need for it.  If you really have to have a sweet taste, go with fruit or stevia.

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 07:40:11 PM »

Sucralose has been around for many years. It was around when I was a kid in the 70's and was and still is part of many of the artificial sweetners diabetics used back then and today. There was even Fructose syrup for sweetening. The natural safe sweetner for diabetics is stevia if I have the spelling correct that is made from a plant. Splenda is made different than just sucralose. I do not like Splenda, it takes more to use to get the same sweetness I am use to from Sugar Twin, Sweet N Low, or Equal unless it is in a soda made with it. Many new diabetic's who are told to switch and people who are on a low cal kick like it, but I can not switch due to taste. I have an online article that goes over sweetners over the years and which ones were banned, but I do not think Splenda was part of that article. Since I am not home, I can not post it. It is on my external hard drive.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 07:48:53 PM »

Splenda doesn't do that for me, but anything containing aspartame does.  Can't stand that lingering sweet taste that lasts for a good couple of days.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 08:03:39 PM »

Nutrasweet/ Equal has caused headaches in many people, but I wonder how much they are using and ingesting a day.
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Diabetes -  age 7

Neuropathy in legs age 10

Eye impairments and blindness in one eye began in 95, major one during visit to the Indy 500 race of that year
   -glaucoma and surgery for that
     -cataract surgery twice on same eye (2000 - 2002). another one growing in good eye
     - vitrectomy in good eye post tx November 2003, totally blind for 4 months due to complications with meds and infection

Diagnosed with ESRD June 29, 1999
1st Dialysis - July 4, 1999
Last Dialysis - December 2, 2000

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant - December 3, 2000

Cataract Surgery on good eye - June 24, 2009
Knee Surgery 2010
2011/2012 in process of getting a guide dog
Guide Dog Training begins July 2, 2012 in NY
Guide Dog by end of July 2012
Next eye surgery late 2012 or 2013 if I feel like it
Home with Guide dog - July 27, 2012
Knee Surgery #2 - Oct 15, 2012
Eye Surgery - Nov 2012
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 12:36:31 PM »

Acesulfame potassium does it to me. I have a really bad sweet aftertaste. Worse part, it is in most diet/sugar free products since it helps balance the 'metallic' taste of these artificial sweeteners and make it taste more natural to sugar.

I prefer aspartame and saccharin as sweeteners.
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