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Instant Coffee for Type 2 ?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by tan800, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. tan800

    tan800 Type 2 · Active Member

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    I noticed some Instant Coffees ( 3 in 1) contain rather high sugar, 30-50%:(
    Hope someone can share tips on how to choose right instant coffee? Or have you ever
    tried to test BG level after taking instant coffee?

    Thanks
     
  2. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    I drink black nescafe coffee, almost 2 spoonfuls in each mug and haven,t noticed any difference with levels
     
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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I am the same the first two mugs of black coffee in the morning, are double spoon fulls of Robert Timms granulated coffee with no sugar.

    It has never affected my bgl.
     
  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I posted this pix in October when this coffee question was asked then.

    Coffee is not a problem for me, the only way to find out for yourself is to test before and after drinking it.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Thats because one of the three is sugar I think..
    I take my coffee with double cream and nothing else..
     
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  6. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you talking about Latte or Cappuccino in packets yes that does have sugar a good plain instant coffee is best
     
  7. bangkokdiabetic

    bangkokdiabetic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you get any instant coffee in a jar or packet it should not effect you B.S. levels add milk/cream and sweetener NOT SUGAR to taste
    Any Coffee that says 3 in 1 will probably be Coffee /Powdered Milk / Sugar. I have never seen one with sweetener instead of sugar.
    One thing if you buy the ingredients separately it will save you Money
     
  8. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I use Douwe Egberts instant decaff, zero carbs (zero anything!) with double cream. A lovely coffee for the price and it has zero effects on my bg levels. Job's a goodun'.
     
  9. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    *grumble grumble*
    I'm on non-stop decaf till I can get my blood pressure down a bit.
     
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  10. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is not my experience!
     
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  11. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I am partial to a double shot espresso on occasion no milk no sugar sometimes maybe a little sweetener.
     
  12. rider

    rider Type 2 · Member

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    Try the unsweetened ones if that suits your palate. Add stevia or other sweeteners if needed.
     
  13. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The 3 in 1 coffees are inherently sugary, and probably unsuitable for most of us. I used to like the nescafe 2 in 1, but that also turned out to be quite sugary. Like Bulkbiker says above, one of the 3 is sugar, but on top of that, another one of the 3 is non-dairy creamer, which is usually glucose based: that means the unsweetened 2 in 1 is also surprisingly sugary, even though it doesn't taste like it. The last one of the 3 is coffee though, and that should be fine. Just get a jar of good instant and put cream in it if you don't like it black
     
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