According to a fresh report by a research team at Duke University Medical Center, caffeine could interfere with sugar control amongst type 2 diabetics . Caffeine generally comes from coffee or tea, but it is also present in some soft drinks .
The study, published in Diabetes Care, investigated 10 type 2 diabetic patients who were managing their diabetes without insulin . As part of their daily diet, each of the diabetics drunk two cups of coffee per day.
To assess how the caffeine influenced the diabetic participants, a glucose monitor was embedded in each patient. The team found that sugar levels soared under the influence of caffeine.
Researcher James Lane, a psychologist, reportedly commented: “Coffee is such a common drink in our society that we forget that it contains a very powerful drug – caffeine. Our study suggests that one way to lower blood sugar is to simply quit drinking coffee, or any other caffeinated beverages. It may not be easy, but it doesn’t cost a dimen, and there are no side effects .”

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