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Coffee or tea for a person with diabetes?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by notafanofsugar, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What about coffee with evaporated milk,is this ok? Really like the taste


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  2. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure but I think evap has a high sugar content whereas cream doesn't.
     
  3. Geocacher

    Geocacher · Well-Known Member

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    I'll drink anything with caffeine in it... it's the only vice I have left!

    Strong tea or coffee to start the day, then at least one or two bottles of diet soda to make it through, and a nice normal cup of tea when I get home. The only concession I make is to use sweetener instead of sugar, as long as it's not saccharin or stevia it's not that bad.

    Most of the flavoured instant coffees and coffee beans from Whittard are sugar free and with a bit of cream and sweetener make a passable substitute for Starbucks when I want to spoil myself. They also have flavoured green and black teas that are a nice treat, best to ckeck if they have dried fruit in them though because it will add a few carbs. Their peach flavoured tea is wicked good made as iced tea in the summer.
     
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    I could not start the day without my black coffee!!!

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  5. Thundercat

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    Coffee. Especially in the morning to kick start my brain! When I'm sick I can't abide coffee and have to have tea. When I'm well I can't stand tea

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  6. Riri

    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Tea - bit of a teapot on the quiet. When I'm out in a cafe or after a meal it's normally an espresso or americano. I also love my first cuppa of the day and the remainder ain't bad either :thumbup:
     
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    Clipper green tea with lemon, courtesy of my fitness fanatic brother and M&S decaf coffee the rest of the time. I'm SERIOUSLY missing my caffeine injection though! :(


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  8. destiny0321

    destiny0321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Coffee cannot get going unless had 2 cups first thing in morning

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  9. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    Had my first cuppa tea with cream at 5am this morning, having my second one now at 6.57am. Absolutely love those morning cuppas, any I have later in the day aren't as enjoyable. In fact, I prefer to drink water and diet coke during the day. But those morning cuppas are just ... aaaaahhhh! :D
     
  10. lukkymik

    lukkymik Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    On early shifts I need my black strong coffee to kick start me but have gone off tea since I moved to Reading from Middlesbrough??? No milk in either since they put coffee-mate in my tea in hozzy 29 years ago eeeeurgh!!! Will drink Yorkshire Tea back in Boro but generally its cold diet drinks to get me through the day....

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  11. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Just had a cup of tea with single cream in-not bad but much prefer a coffee with cream in,trouble is 1 isn't enough


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  12. minimimmimoo

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    For me, tea and coffee plus energy drinks are appetite suppressors so I tend to search for new exciting blends and flavours. At the moment I'm loving bourbon vanilla latte in the morning (with sweeteners and skimmed milk) and different black teas throughout the day included flavoured ones (especially strawberry) and in the evening I like to relax with a chai or a peppermint brew :yawn:
     
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    Djashe2 Type 1 · Member

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    Bourbon vanilla sounds nice where from? Im a coffee guy, cinnamon was recommended to reduce sugars so i go with that in most lattes or cappas :)


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    It's from a brand named Little's, I got it from Amazon. Ahmad tea is also a fantastic brand for all kind of brews. Oh yes, cinnamon is fantastic and a main component of Chai :)
     
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    ian baglin Type 2 · Newbie

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    I like Yorkshire tea, well brewed with 1 sweetener
     
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    naillig Type 1 · Member

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    I drink chicory coffee it only has 20% caffeine in it and tastes great :0)
     
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