Drop The Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough

(posted by Audrey M.)
Everybody knows someone with diabetes; a dear relative? your best friend? My friend’s dog had diabetes. I was astounded to find out that over half our pets in the U.S. are at least 35% overweight.

While not everybody who’s considered overweight is diabetic, being overweight increases chances for diabetes as well as heart problems and some cancers.

We know it’s hard to maintain a healthy weight in an environment that is bombarding us with mostly unhealthy choices and marketing that’s hijacked our emotional consciousness since we were little kids watching favorite sports figures and celebs with a Coke in hand. Breaking these chains is hard for all of us. Add life pressures from your job, the economy and the kids. It’s enough to make you reach for a quick Coke fix.

Like we said, we know it’s hard. But the threatening possible outcome of a sugar-full life could be diabetes, the monsterous sugar illness. Right now there’s an epidemic of overweight and diabetic youth in our country. These are children as young as elementary school age who are at risk.

With great pride we invite you to our “You’re Sweet Enough” Twitter Party, Sunday, May 1, 9:30pm EST. On Sunday we have the opportunity to tweet with Dawn S., the Public Outreach Director for Defeat Diabetes Foundation www.DefeatDiabetes.com

We’ll take a look at:
How can we keep our risk low?”
What’s the difference between high-fructose-corn-syrup and sugar?”
And should we make the decision to kick sugar, we’ll formulate together, “How to stay our SWEET selves in a new sugar-free world?”

One of the ways is taking care of our sweet-selves.
Soda Stream is a brand helping us do that,  www.SodaStreamUSA.com with what’s been dubbed the Mini Soda Machine. I like to call it the “Mighty Mini” Soda Machine.

Store bought soda is a huge culprit to our health, ladening our bodies with chemicals and tons of sugar. Actually it’s high-fructose-corn-syrup. Soda Stream allows you to carbonate your own water at home. That’s (almost) cost free, carbon footprint free, calorie free, fat free, sugar free seltzer. Now Soda Stream does have flavor packets you can purchase and add to your seltzer. Some are just like name brand sodas (They have to please ALL their fans.) But they have Green Tea’s and Ice Tea’s as well as the Essence line of unsweetened flavors, like mint, lemon-lime, orange and raspberry. Adding flavors or sweeteners is under your control. That’s key.

Soda Stream brings to the table an economical, ecological, health supporting product. It’s about time commerce got on our side. Thanks for a great product, Soda Stream. *(Check Soda Stream product review.)

Some lucky party attendee will be winning a Soda Stream (Mighty Mini Soda) machine. (MRP $149.99)

RSVP For “You’re Sweet Enough” Twitter Party
Sunday May 1, 2011, 9:30pm EST by sending this TWEET:

PLS RT Join @primetimeparent @givememilk 4 #primetimeRADIANCE “You’re Sweet Enough” Twitter party SunMay1, 9:30pmET. RSVP http://bit.ly/4wxe8y

Then type:
“I’m Sweet Enough!” in the comment box below. Don’t forget to be at the party to WIN.

For extra entries to win Soda Stream (Mighty Mini) soda maker:

1.Check out http://www.DefeatDiabetes.com and leave a comment at primetimeparenting.com about something new you learned about diabetes.

2.Check out http://www.sodaStreamUSA.com and leave a comment at primetimeparenting.com about what Sparkling Naturals flavor you would like to try.

3. On Facebook “Like” both SodaStream and Defeat Diabetes Foundation. Leave a comment at primetimeparenting.com

4.”Like” Prime Time Radiance on facebook and leave a comment at primetimeparenting.com

5.Check out our new Prime Time Radiance channel on youtube.com and let us know what video most interests you.

6.On Twitter, “follow” @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes1, and @SodaStreamUSA

Sunday night, 9:30pm EST!! It will be a great hour of learning, sharing and winning.
http://www.PrimeTimeParenting.com @primetimeparent & http://www.GiveMeMilk.com @GiveMeMilk

We did not receive any payment for this blog post. We both did receive the Soda Stream machine for review on our blogs, primetimeparenting.com and primetimeradiance.com.

107 thoughts on “Drop The Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough

  1. I “follow” @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes, and @SodaStreamUSA on Twitter @sexyknickers68

  2. I never knew that diabetes effected 1 in 400 cats and about the same amount of dogs too. I’ve had lots of animals and only 1 cat ever was diabetic! @UnKatchable73

  3. I’d like to try all the diet ones – cola, orange, lemon-lime .. those sound awesome! @UnKatchable73

  4. Have liked both SodaStreamUSA and Defeat Diabetes Foundation on Facebook (Katherine Kennerly) @UnKatchable73

  5. Following on twitter @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes1, and @SodaStreamUSA – @UnKatchable73

  6. I like the interview with Brian Backus, a map of the family tree would be a great project for the kids to do! @UnKatchable73

  7. I learned that Safflower Can Improve Glycemia, Inflammation and Lipids. @tiffany053p

  8. liked both SodaStreamUSA and Defeat Diabetes Foundation on Facebook, tiffany kelly ard, @tiffany053p

  9. Like PrimeTimeParenting on FB, tiffany kelly ard, @tiffany053p

  10. i follow @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes, and @SodaStreamUSA on twitter @tiffany053p

  11. I’m sweet enough.
    Im very happy about this topic because we have so many family members with adult onset diabetes.

  12. I’d like to try the essence raspberry from soda stream. Seems lke it wuold be refreshing come this summer.

    I didn’t look at the diabetes site yet because I know I’ll be there for a long time since it’s a subject I’m very affected by.

  13. I am now following @primetimeparent @givememilk @sodastreamusa @defeatdiabetes1

  14. I would love to try the Apple Mango flavor, sparkling naturals, sounds incredible.

  15. Started to follow @sodastreamusa @givememilk @primetimeparent @defeatdiabetes1

  16. On Facebook “Like” both SodaStream and Defeat Diabetes Foundation.

  17. “follow” @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes1, and @SodaStreamUSA

  18. I learned that 35% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had prediabetes @mellanhead

  19. like both sodastream and defest fidabetes on fb (jd drenchek-scavo) @mellanhead

  20. Like Prime Time Radiance on FB(jd drenchek-scavo) @mellanhead

  21. subscribe to rime Time Radianceyoutube channel (jd drenchke-scvao) @mellanhead

  22. follow” @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes1, and @SodaStreamUSA

    on twitter @mellanhead

    the youtube name should be Irishmellanhead not Jd drenchek-scavo on the comment above

  23. I went to http://www.sodaStreamUSA.com and can’t decide which flavor I would like to try most! The Sparkling Natural ginger ale, orange pineapple and apple mango all sound so good!

    @lilac_the_bunny

  24. I liked Soda Stream and Defeat Diabetes Foundation on Facebook. 🙂 @lilac_the_bunny

  25. I liked Prime Time Radiance on Facebook! @lilac_the_bunny

  26. I watched the Baby Cakes video on YouTube. Love the Great American Bake Sale-we did one locally to support Share Our Strength.

    @lilac_the_bunny

  27. I’m following @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes1, and @SodaStreamUSA on Twitter! 🙂 @lilac_the_bunny

  28. I didn’t realize that Diabetes mellitus strikes 1 in 400 cats and a similar number of dogs.
    @OhioCatfish

  29. “following” @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes1, and @SodaStreamUSA

    @OhioCatfish

  30. I learned You have a higher risk for diabetes if you have any of the following:

    Family history of diabetes
    Low activity level
    Poor diet
    Overweight (especially around the waist)
    Age greater than 45 years
    High blood pressure
    Cholesterol levels are not normal
    Impaired glucose tolerance or metabolic syndrome
    Gestational diabetes or baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth
    Family background is African American, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic American/Latino, or Pacific Islander

    @cnaes

  31. I learned that extreme thirst and extreme hunger are warning signs of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

    @bctripletmom

    bctripletmom at gmail dot com

  32. Already like SodaStream on facebook.

    Will like Defeat Diabetes Foundation on facebook when allowed to – “Friend limit reached.
    Sorry, you cannot add any more friends or fan more pages without removing some first.”

    @bctripletmom

    bctripletmom at gmail dot com

  33. Will like Prime Time Radiance on facebook when able to – “Friend limit reached.
    Sorry, you cannot add any more friends or fan more pages without removing some first.”

    @bctripletmom

    bctripletmom at gmail dot com

  34. Following @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes1, and @SodaStreamUSA on twitter (just had to add @DefeatDiabetes1)😉

    @bctripletmom

    bctripletmom at gmail dot com

  35. Subscribed to Prime Time Radiance channel on YouTube. The video that most interests me is “Some Bike Riding Tips From Summer Sanders”.

    @bctripletmom

    bctripletmom at gmail dot com

  36. I love the two min online screen testing what a great way to see if you have diabetes! @beeacutie2

  37. Like” both SodaStream and Defeat Diabetes Foundation. @beeacutie2

  38. Some Bike Riding Tips From Summer Sanders was a fun video! @beeacutie2

  39. i follow @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes1, and @SodaStreamUSA on twitter @beeacutie2

  40. I learned there are Diabetologists (diabetes specialists) and 35% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had prediabetes (50% of those aged 65 years or older).

  41. I “Like” both SodaStream and Defeat Diabetes Foundation on Facebook.

  42. I “follow” @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes1, and @SodaStreamUSA on Twitter

  43. I liked defeat diabetes on facebook as well as liking sodastream!
    @gaynycdad

  44. I follow On Twitter @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes1, and @SodaStreamUSA

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