I am 73 & have used regular soda pop almost all my life, sometimes drinking 5-6 a day in the summer time & do not miss it one damn bit, as i drink bottled water sometimes flavoring it & usually drink a 12oz. can of Bud Light every evening. My glucose count is about 125-128, borderline diabetic i believe & i do not want to start taking any meds for being a diabetic. I am due back in march sometime for another blood test to check my glucose again, i have been using wheat bread for about 6 mo's or so, eating at subway & have stopped eating french fries. I have used milk for about 2-3 yrs now along with lo-fat butter, i have also recently cut out chips, as i used to eat lo-fat Lays chips, also for about 2 years been eating Triscuit Garlic crackers, YUM YUM, & eat a lot of different kinds of chicken with veggies & salads & hardly any red meat other than maybe a lunch meat sandwhich sometimes, i know that is not good,lol but will try to stop eating that. When i go grocery shopping i am now looking at the nutrition labels & trying to figure the labels out as to what is healthy, i will learn the nutrition labels someday.