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I'm pre-diabetic, and have been using Powerade Zero sports drink.

I'm not sure, but I think it's Gatorade with sucralose instead of sugar -

made by Coca Cola.

I read a year or so ago to dilute it 1:1 with water, and that seems to

be doing a nice job, so far. :)

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I like Pedialyte powder. It comes in little pouches that you can dump in a bottle of water. It mixes easily in cold water and is low in calories.

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I'm pre-diabetic, and have been using Powerade Zero sports drink.

I'm not sure, but I think it's Gatorade with sucralose instead of sugar -

made by Coca Cola.

I read a year or so ago to dilute it 1:1 with water, and that seems to

be doing a nice job, so far. :)

I have been trying to reduce the mass transitioning from shooting position to shooting position. So far Powerade Zero has been helping me keep calories down and stay hydrated when I have the foresight to bring it to the range. It is also delicious.

It definitely beats the old plan of a rockstar energy drink and a few coke zeros throughout the day in terms of hydration.

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I've been using Ultima Replenisher as it has the electrolytes without the sugar and has nothing artificial. It's a powder and it mixes easily with water. I usually take a couple of bottles of water and mix the powder into the bottle. Oh, and it tastes pretty good for a natural product

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VITALYTE is another good product for this. It can be found at most hiking-camping stores.

It has 11g of sugar.

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I use this Elete electrolyte supplement its sugar free and zero calories. You just add a couple drops to your water and its good to go. They have both unflavored and lightly citrus flavor.

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Gnc carries an oral Iv and a bottle of aqua hydrate water which is ph 9+ both are excellent for recovery on there own but combined is magic

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I'm not too sure how it effects a diabetic, but have you tried some of the pickle juice packets? They are great here in Texas for the summer time

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VITALYTE is another good product for this. It can be found at most hiking-camping stores.
It has 11g of sugar.

Gatorade g2 has 12 grams, probably cheaper and easier to find as well.

I actually prefer g2 to Gatorade.

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Funny this came up today

 

i left the range today dehydrated..

 

i had had plenty of water with me. But only drank one small bottle during match

 

the excitement and adrenaline easily masks thirst, hunger, fatigue, mental fatigue.

 

once match ended, and the rush and adrenaline let off I felt surprisingly exhausted 

 

if  you get to point where you are very thirsty.... It's most likely  to late, to make recovery by end of match.   you will be playing catch up, not to mention decreased mental acuity.

 

sure I grab a g2 every now and again.

 

what makes more sense is to drink water, dilute fruit juice and eat your electrolytes naturally, Also helps keep blood sugar  at even keel

 

apple, orange, banana , celery,, carrots,  nuts and cheese, think REAL food,  

 

Of the convenience products I like Lara bars.  ( which I will remember to bring next time)

 

i've decided I'm setting phone to remind me to snack and hydrate  throughout match  day.   

 

 

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On ‎7‎/‎10‎/‎2016 at 7:33 AM, CoffeedrinkerinNC said:

I'm looking for a good alternative to gatorade, am I diabetic and don't want the extra sugar.

I go with a sugar free Gatorade mixed with a high concentration of BCAA. usually from optimum nutrition.

 

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Good idea, maybe he should take a few scoops of JACK3D too lol

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13 minutes ago, WiII said:

Good idea, maybe he should take a few scoops of JACK3D too lol

jacked, or any other pre-workout is too much....I do use the amino energy from ON though....it has a little caffeine and a lot of BCAA..but nothing to make you jittery or overly amped

 

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Lately I've been using a little apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and a squirt of mio energy. 

 

It's super cheap, refreshing, and doesn't taste bad. 

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On 7/10/2016 at 5:33 AM, CoffeedrinkerinNC said:

I'm looking for a good alternative to gatorade, am I diabetic and don't want the extra sugar.

I'm also diabetic and use a combination of VitaRain Zero (Costco vitamin enhanced water) and Propel Zero (water and electrolyte supplement, also at Costco) I don't mix them together, just alternate between the two during the match. I usually drink one bottle per stage (or more if it's hot).

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Any of the sports drinks will have too much sweetener or sugar in them if you drink them as they are. Too much sugar so they just run straight through and get flushed out. 

 

If you cut it with water at least 50/50 or as much as 75/25 your body will be able to absorb the electrolytes much better and you'll feel more hydrated throughout the day. Also since there's less sugar this way its a lot less likely to upset your stomach.

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I also use the Elete Electrolyte concentrate. It has a slightly salty flavor, so I often will add a squeeze of a lemon or lime slice to the water.

 

Also there are several companies that make electrolyte tables w/o any sugar or other artificial ingredients. I use the brand Salt Sticks, and just take the tablets with some water, as needed. They are less expensive than some of the others, like NUNN tablets.

 

Personally, I avoid artificial sweeteners, as well as sugar.

 

 

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I am trying a product called Liquid IV.  It does contain sugar but the amount is far less than Gatorade and it is not a sugar substitute that can wreak havoc on your blood sugar levels.  The balance of salt, sugar, B-vitamins, and minerals are supposed to be optimal for cell absorption.    Costco online has it.

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