Isn't it wonderful that His mercies are new every morning? Yesterday was so scary and I had trouble sleeping just because I was emotionally (and physically) worn out. Christopher said he had trouble sleeping, too. However, we were both much better this morning.
I believe it is the phosphoric acid in soft drinks that leaches the potassium from the body the most (as it does with calcium). The doctor at the ER told him caffeine does the same thing. He would not only drink Mountain Dew at night to stay awake to study but an occasional energy drink. The doctor said energy drinks are one of the worst things you can drink, they are so bad for you. I don't think he's touching another energy drink and I'm hoping just looking at Mountain Dew will cause him to break out in hives.
Of course, the symptoms would not have been so severe immediately if it weren't for the trauma surgery brings to the body but over time they also cause illness. I have gone through two series of diabetes education and nutrition classes taught by four or five different nurses. I learned that the one "food" we ingest that could cause one to develop Type 2 diabetes were soft drinks. (An overall bad diet can lead to Type 2 diabetes, too.) They're not positive what causes Type 1 like I developed but they are pretty certain in my case that I had a "perfect storm" of trauma, stress, and an infection or virus"
I can't drink non-diet pop at all (a small can is often kept for those times I have seriously low blood sugar since it immediately causes blood sugar to raise). I don't know how many would be bad for the average person but each can is said to have the equivalent of eight teaspoons of sugar (in the form of high fructose corn syrup which is what the nurses told me is what the body has difficulty absorbing... whatever those new commercials say!).
On a brighter note, I need to take a few pictures of some pretty tea things to share later today and then tomorrow... plan to sign up for a give away! All I can share is this... Dayspring sent some pretty things.