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In general it is advisable to avoid artificially sweetened Soda, particularly in diabetics. In type II diabetes, obesity and overweight plays a major role in insulin resistance and the development of DM-II. Losing weight should be part of the target treatment. There is increasing evidence that people who consume large amount of artificially sweetened beverages, are at the same risk of developing obesity as those who use regular sugar. Therefore, it is best to adhere to the plain water for hydration.
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