Originally Posted by bizzyb0t
Bizzy...what r you vaping? VG or PG??
Originally Posted by TheLizinator
Lizinator, Would you mind sharing your secret "mix?" As I was told I was pre-diabetic a few years ago, and I cut out ALOT of sugar! But some times go back for a guilty pleasure...The one thing I am noticing come back are my PVCs since vaping for the last week (Premature Ventricular Contractions) but I do not know if it is from stress (MUCH of that going on right now) or my sugar levels...It would be great if I could cut some of it out or figure out just how much VG raises blood sugar when vaping.
As you can see from my little banner there, i am on a roll without have ANY analogs since two weeks ago this coming monday and I have no intention of going back!
Yes, I tried Stevia--have a bunch I intend to try baking with. I don't have any experience related to diabetes with it. Just was going to switch to it instead of splenda, but it has a little "bitter" aftertaste to it I'm not sure I like and it made me a little nauseous after I put it in tea. You'd also have to use way less compared to sugar--which is why I haven't cooked with it yet......scared!
When sweetening the oils to use on my carts, I just use a single drop of liquid sucralose (I use EZ Sweetz, available many places online). I make up a tiny vial of clove oil drops (about 6 drops or so), then drop a single drop of liquid sucralose and mix it up with a plastic toothpick. Not to bore you w/details, but I use a small plastic vial that came with a temporary dental filling kit because it has an air-tight/waterproof cap that keeps my oil & sucralose from evaporating. Again, I "paint" this either on the outside end of my cart (around the tiny hole) or take a tiny watercolor brush and paint the inside "ceiling" of the cart. I try not to get the oil on the sides of the cart to prevent it leaching into my atomizer.
Originally Posted by AVITWeb
For sweetening foods/drinks, I use erythritol. The powdered is many times better than the granulated (it resists dissolving unless exposed to heat). Netrition online has the best prices, availability, and offer the powder too. Works fine for baking and hot drinks, not so good to sweeten yogurt or cold drinks. I've gotten around this by putting it in microwaved water (tiny amount, just enough to make a concentrated "syrup" to put into something cold). If I use 2 tsps. of erythritol, I add one tiny droplet of liquid sucralose since erythritol is only abt. 70% as sweet as sugar but is synergistic with any other sweetener. I can get the wonderful sweetness of sugar without the aftertaste of the sucralose. I suspect it would work fine on an e-cig cart, I just haven't used it that way mostly because a. I'm lazy and, b. ok with liquid sucralose.
Erythritol has all of the beneficial dental effects of xylitol (prevents tooth decay), does not cause gastrointestinal upset (because it's absorbed 100% in the small intestine, excreted 100% by the kidneys). It has no glycemic impact, offers the textural effects of sugar in baking or cooking, and has no aftertaste. Like xylitol, however, it does have the cooling mouth feel that can be neutralized in baking/cooking with a product called "Not Sugar", also available at Netrition. If you are working toward eliminating sugar from your diet altogether, erythritol can make the sacrifice more tolerable.
Thanks for the very specific information! I appreciate it...
Originally Posted by TheLizinator
I have actually cut sugar out all together before and its not debilitating, but hard to get a substitue without passing noxious fumes through my body and without REAL sugar cravings...
I will definitely be saving this post! It's quite helpful! Thanks again!
let me start this post by saying that i lost my father to diabetes 10yrs and 5 days ago. he developed full-blown type-II diabetes at the age of 22. i can remember when he and mom came home with needles and an orange to practice giving shots. by age 27 he was taking 3 shots a day which continued up until the day he accidentially drowned due to his blood sugar bottoming out while he was working unsupervised in a rural area far from the nearest house.
i hate to drag this thread and my memories back up, but i think it is important for diabetics to be aware that there MAY be POSSIBLE link to vaping and a rise in blood/sugar levels especially in those who have a predispostion to diabetes.
i've been smoking over a pack a day for almost 24 years, and just started vaping. i tried chantix at my doctors recommendation (despite history of depression, anxiety and bi-polar diorder).... that first week was pure HELL, but i stuck with the program for a full month and was successfull in my attempt to quit and was nicotine free for 3 months.... until i experienced an extreme ammount of stress at which point i relapsed and was back to a pack a day within the week.
now after 3 weeks of vaping i've found myself feeling very lethargic, light headed, unable to concentrate, and always thirsty which of course leads to 5 or more trips to the bathroom each night. so i've began to check my blood sugar level 4 times a day and i have noticed an emerging pattern. my blood sugar levels are highest at noon and midnight, but are always higher than they have ever been in the past. i don't know if any of this is due to the VG in my liquids, but i plan to put down the e-cig for a month and find out for myself.
while vaping has resulted in much improvment in my breathing and stamina in just 3 weeks, i'm not sure it's worth trading one habit for another which may be resulting in an eariler onset of diabetes. maybe my dr will have a different take on this, but i'm afraid to go back to chantix w/o inpatient care (which may be what it takes to give up smoking and nicotine).
i'd like to hear more real life experiences from diabetics/pre-diabetics. i'm just searching for info from others who have experience with both vaping and diabetes.
also if anyone has found a nicotine solution that is not cut with VG, PG or any sugars, please feel free to PM me with info. i'm to the point that i could care less about taste. so i'll be smoking for real till i can weening myself off analogs slowly.
I also suffer from PVC's and once was told this and it made me feel so much better about things.
Originally Posted by AVITWeb
My cardiologist said " Everyone gets PVC's, the difference with you and them is your heart is so strong that you feel each one".
So there, we all get PVC's but in some people, their heart doesn't beat as strong as others thus they don't feel them.
I had a friend get a check up the other day and the doctor told her she had an abnormal heart rhythm, she never felt it one time.
I get PVC also but I dont think it has anything to do with the juice it from the nicotine. Too much nic and you get them
"...Glycerol, a byproduct of bio-diesel production, serves as a humectant, a solvent, a filler in commercially prepared low-fat baked goods, a thickening agent in liqueurs, and it may help preserve foods. As a sweetener, it has approximately 27 calories per teaspoon and is 60% as sweet as sucrose, but does not raise blood sugar levels, nor does it feed the bacteria that form plaques and cause dental cavities. The EWG rated it as a two, a very low hazard.
Propylene Glycol has its place. The consumer will need to decide if that place is in his food, medicine and cosmetics. At least, it would seem most healthful to read labels and to limit foods and personal care products which contain PG.
Final Report of the Safety Assessment of Propylene Glycol and Polypropylene Glycols, Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel"
Propylene Glycol: The Good, the Bad and the Alternatives
Mind you that is a commercial site but they also have the following links:
(EWG Home | Environmental Working Group)
My wife has been a type 1 diabetic for 14 years. She has been consistently vaping for the past month and there has been no affect in her blood sugars. She has a insulin pump and we print out graphs of her sugars weekly. Her A1C has not gone up since vaping. It's still hanging around 5.5.
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