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By Hungryman / Friday 15 January 2010 21:30 / France
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  perdix  |  29

Diet Dr. Pepper is pretty damn close! The commercials are not just BS in that case. I think the difference between Coke and Diet Coke is pretty big. I don't see how someone with as serious a disease as diabetes can't either taste the difference or refrain from consuming these drinks unless they are 100% sure which variety they are getting.

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  avalon24  |  18

I'm diabetic and CAN taste the difference, never heard of anyone who can't taste the difference. The OP was a moron for drinking it once they realized that it wasn't diet. Yeah the fast food place made the mistake, but NOBODY made them drink it. It is their fault, and only their fault they got sick.

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  ticookie_fml  |  0

I'm diabetic, and sometimes Diet Pepsi and regular Pepsi can be pretty tough to distinguish. Diet Coke, yeah, that's very easy. They designed Diet Coke to have a different flavor from Coke. Diet Pepsi, on the other hand, is supposed to taste just like Pepsi. Same goes with Diet Dr. Pepper.

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  Ohmar  |  0

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  alexFYL  |  11

I'm not diabetic but sometimes I have a hard time telling the difference between diet & regular. Mostly just how overwhelmingly sweet regular usually is - but sometimes I have to ask my BF or friends to taste it for me in case I'm just being crazy.

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  swearmonkey  |  0

Once again the point of people who think they know about diabetes but dont is brought up again. @325 THERE IS NO SUGAR AT ALL IN DIET DRINKS! NO CORN SYRUP! ARTFICIAL SWEETENER!

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  Frags94  |  9

I'm diabetic and have been for a while and I've only just started to be able to tell the difference. This always used to happen to me, sorry OP! FYL

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  ahmo11  |  4

Still people can get really sick if they didn't have diet drinks. My dad is diabetic and i go get him food I have to go in a watch if they give me diet. Cause if some people see you skinny or fat the will give you whatever they feel like. So it is the actually the employee at the food places fault

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  txgirl09  |  5

You shouldn't have to emphasize anything to have your order filled properly. And the OP shouldn't have to be deprived of diet soda just because you don't think it should be the responsibility of those being paid to fill the OPs food order to do so correctly.

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  dudeitsdanny  |  9

Diabetics can even drink regular soda if they're careful about it. My dad has diabetes, and he can't stand the taste of regular soda anymore, but he has other sugary things(like ice cream or even a beer) when he plans for it and works out extra in the gym.

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  txgirl09  |  5

Take a pill and relax. If you had bothered to read the comment I was replying to (and it seems like you didn't) you'd see I am not blame shifting. Yes mistakes get made in orders. That's life. And it sucks it happened to the OP. But the poster above me was basically blaming the OP for having the gall to expect diet soda when they ordered diet soda and to even be ordering diet soda in the first place. That was my only point.

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  stripedoctor  |  3

All i am saying is that if you worked at a restaurant, you would get a diet and regular soda mixed up every once in a while. And you shouldn't get cursed out for a mistake, even if it kills someone. If they did not tell there waiter the problem, why be against the waiter? It's not their fault.

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  AziraLevana  |  2

@11: Exactly. The staff are paid to get it right. As someone who suffers anaphylaxis triggered by one, specific preservative, I take as many precautions as possible. I carry an Epi-Pen EVERYWHERE, always have antihistamines on me and always have ambulance membership. I read all labels and am aware of different names the allergen goes by, question when I need to, and err on the side of caution when I can't get a definite answer.

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  AziraLevana  |  2

Despite this, I have STILL encountered people who don't understand, don't realise the severity of anaphylaxis, or simply don't care - and screw things up, anyway. If the OP ordered and paid for diet soda, he should have RECEIVED diet soda. The responsibility lies with the staff he paid.

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  missymay993  |  11

8, you are a fucktard. I will not explain all of the reasons why you are a fucktard as all hope is lost for you. But I will say this, if someone makes a mistake, and innocent mistake, that kills /you/ then I hope your beliefs are fulfilled and they aren't held accountable in the least. Fucktard.

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I don't care that this was posted over 2 years ago; this is just such a ridiculous thing to say, stripedoctor. "You shouldn't get cursed out for a mistake, even if it kills someone"?! In some cases, people call that kind of mistake "manslaughter"... Not sure this one would be quite severe enough (don't really know from a law point if view), but I think a "mistake" like that is worth getting told off for - which, incidentally, can be done with a minimal amount of swearing. I certainly would go back to complain, which says a lot because I practically never do.

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  otebear  |  3

104-- Ice cream is completely safe; simple syrups are not. Ice cream has fat and protein to slow the absorption of the carbs. Soda, juice, cake decorating gel, glucose tabs, and other 'pure sugar' products are used specifically to spike the BG when it's too low.

By  txgirl09  |  5

Man, That's just...ouch. I hope you went back and let the manager know what happened. Messing up food orders can be a dangerous game when so many people have things like diabetes and allergies.

By  wombats_fml  |  9

They tend to fill the drinks for you in Europe. I've never been to a BK or McDonald's in the UK that let you fill your own drink, and the McDonald's I've been to in France filled the drinks for you.

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