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Black Coffee

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Tankie1rtr, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Tankie1rtr

    Tankie1rtr Type 2 · Member

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    Hi All.
    Can anybody please tell me if Black Coffee is bad for Diabetics T2 on Insulin. Caffinated & De Caffinated.
    Thanks
    Tankie
     
  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Love my esspresso. I take it with double cream because the skinnier the milk the higher the carbs. Go decaff if you want to. When I first started out, I found that tea spiked me. I couldn't stand full fat milk in tea and always used SS. Got my A1c down from 122 to 35 doing keto in 4 months. A few months after that, I tried a cuppa with SS, no spike. So everyone is different, all you can do is eat/drink and test.

    And, unfortunately, soya milk is disgusting to my taste.
     
  3. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I don't believe black coffee is bad for any type of diabetic - it has no carbs - though mine has cream in it...
     
  4. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Black coffee isn’t bad but some have experienced that coffee does spike their blood sugar. Again we are all different, for me personally I do need the tiniest amount of insulin for it. I like it with plant based milk, vegan cream and sweeteners.
     
  5. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    We are all different, test to your meter and you will find out.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I do not need insulin, but I drink full strength black coffee with no sugar / sweeteners in it.
     
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