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Coffee

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Cbmod, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Chris Bowsher

    Chris Bowsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    4 ish espressos a day, avoid milk. jobs a gudden, does nowt to my bsl's
     
  2. Cbmod

    Cbmod Type 1 · Member

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    Well today my blood sugar didn't rise at all from my coffee, and then stayed great all day. I give up trying to predict what is going to happen when it changes daily!
     
  3. Chris Bowsher

    Chris Bowsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Very sensible
     
  4. Gary61

    Gary61 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I've been a T1 diabetic for nearly 40yrs so hopefully I have a bit of sense lol. When it comes to coffee, I've basically thrown out the laws of control. I absolutely love a fresh coffee and always make myself a Costa cappuccino on my De'Longhi machine every morning after walking my dog. I usually have to inject 3 to 5 units of Fiasp insulin to counteract my sizeable spike in BG levels after having a cup and have basically come to accept that that's the price I pay for my coffee fix. I just feel it's down to an adrenalin rush from the caffeine. So anyway, that works for me and now you know you're not the only one it happens to :) [​IMG].
     
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    Ann1982 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I found ground coffee with hot milk or cappuccino put y sugar up. However black coffee or black coffee with cream made no difference at all.
     
  6. ivan 2

    ivan 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I drink decaf instant with milk twice a day.Cannot tell the effect because have never tested BG after coffee because if there is any effect on BG, it is temporary and a few milliliters of milk cannot kill me.
    I think meticulous counting of carbohydrates in a few drops of milk eventually leads to burnout.
    I suppose all of us adopted healthy low carb diet as our new way of life and let`s not exaggerate.
     
  7. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Check the ingredients, quite often you'll find something that causes a spike, if not sugar, then some derivative of it, or a starch, which has the same effect. Also, some of us don't react that well to caffeine.
     
  8. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd get rid of the milk as well, it still has lactose, the milk sugar in it, which could be responsible alone for a spike. I enjoy coffee with full fat double cream, delicious! Plus the extra fat helps stop BS rising so fast.
     
  9. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    if you always have this rise after morning coffee and the walk, could it be the walk which causes the rise? I know it can with some diabetics! I'm one.
     
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