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Giving up coffee???

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Alexandra100, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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  2. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have absolutely no problem with coffee - it's been discussed many times on here some do some don't - I won't be giving it up I'm afraid :)
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I drink a lot of tea which has half of the caffeine of coffee and neither has any discernible effect on my bg. There are other drinks, cola, red bull, monster etc which have high levels of caffeine but as I never drink these I do not know how they would affect my bg. Sometimes I suspect that one can go too far in the attempts to attain low or zero carbs. There is no debate, however, on giving up tea, it's just not gonna happen.
     
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  4. badcat

    badcat · Guest

    Looks like coffee and cake is out but coffee and cream without cake is ok - result!
     
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  5. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    There is only so much I will give up in the name of diabetes and coffee is not one of them.

    I've quit multiple times and see no difference in bs. So of course I've resumed ...
     
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  6. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    My n=1 experience says that is absolute cobblers.. but as I don't have many carbs (mainly from cream in coffee and milk in tea) anyway then no way I'm giving up my coffee.
     
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  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I have never seen my bgl going up after drinking heartstarter black coffee.

    So I will not be giving coffee a miss.
     
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  8. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Pasta......gone
    Fresh bread......gone
    Moms home cookies ...........gone
    German spätzle .......gone
    Peaches ......gone
    Plums .......gone
    Cherries .......gone
    Nope nope nope.
    One of life's pleasures I will not give up is coffee.
     
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  9. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    What sort of life would it be without coffee. I for one will I hope never have to find out.
    Any way my bg levels are not affected by it
     
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  10. TazziT

    TazziT Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nespresso and green tea are both my caffine sources and happy places, since diabetes took bread and Haribos away. No way I'm giving up coffee/caffine!
     
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  11. pleinster

    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Coffee has never had any detectable impact on my blood sugar. I would suggest focusing on all the other things that certainly do increase blood sugar...while drinking a nice coffee.
     
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  12. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Get some of this into ya, beats Nescafe and International roast as a heart starter.


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  13. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Just keep drinking your coffee with plenty of cream and keep the carbs right down - they're the culprits in raising glucose levels ... You need to get your priorities right!

    Robbity
     
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  14. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  15. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I'd say the coffee is the innocent bystander in that equation :D
     
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  16. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Earlier this summer I underwent an all-day water deprivation test (under hospital supervision, I hasten to add) which required avoiding caffeine for the 24 hours preceding the test, and then no water or food during the first 8 hours of the test.

    Not counting the desperation to drink, the absolute WORST thing was the cracking headache that developed the day I was avoiding caffeine which worsened and worsened over the day of the test, compounded as it was by dehydration.

    I felt so absolutely awful that I vowed by midday on the day of the test to give up caffeine altogether for life. After all, if it makes you feel that awful to give it up, surely it can't be a good move to be consuming it in the first place.......?

    Well, my vow lasted until 4pm, when I was at last allowed to drink measured amounts of water AND cups of tea. That tea was amaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing.

    I drink tea and coffee with gay abandon. My crazy vow to give them up is something I'm putting down to delirium induced by caffeine withdrawal and dehydration...........
    ;)

    PS Coffee does spike me, though. Useful if my blood sugar is on a steady slow drop down - otherwise I find I need to bolus for it.
     
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  17. pollensa

    pollensa · Guest


    Exactly, and the one thing that increases blood sugar which is not targeted and focused upon sadly by the Medical Professional is Insulin Resistance, for goodness sake wake up Diabetes world, when are you going to treat the CAUSE which is INsulin Resistance, instead of the SYMPTOM, which is High Sugars, which are actually caused by the Insulin Resistance.

    Best way to do this, eat keto low carb, exercise walk walk and more walk, and intermittent fast min 4 days a week its so easy.

    Coffee, I agree despite what the so called experts recommend, if drank natural, no sugar or milk, does not make any difference I like yourself, although only pre diabetic, does not raise sugars, infact, I dont even test my fingers, daily, only three monthly, and the proof of drinking coffee not affecting levels, is my numbers are more or less the same, and consistent with only one number up or down, so its not a good day, luck of the draw, but a space of three months, and drinking coffee inbetween, results, in little or no difference on my levels, fasting, random any time after breakfast and or 2 hour after eat...all normal normal normal....

    I agree with you!

    Mallorca
     
  18. luceeloo

    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't smoke. I don't do recreational drugs. I don't drink alcohol. I don't eat chocolate anymore. I don't eat sweets, cakes, bread, pastry, or anything like that.
    So I'm going to hold on to my coffee vice for as long as I can make a cup of the lovely stuff! In fact, I'm going to push the boat and go and make an unheard of second cup, just because someone told me not to !
     
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  19. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    At my age 76 I only need a cup of strong dark roast coffee in the afternoon .to keep me going
    The rest of the day till 11 pm. Besides coffee I only drink herb tea.
     
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  20. fletchweb

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    I quit coffee and in particular caffeine for a while just to see if I would sleep better - at the time I was having difficulties. It didn't seem to matter in regard to my control as a Type 1. Anyway, that lasted about a year and I'm drinking coffee again but not as much as I used too.....
     
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