Coffee Drinkers, where are you?


#1

I have one big vice: I drink a lot of coffee. I oscillate between 3 and 5 cups of black coffee every day. Every time I see a study that says that coffee is good, I jump. Then again, when I read the studies that make it look not-so-great, I frown.

Am I alone? Can I take a show of hands to see how many coffee drinkers are in here?

What do you know about coffee and diabetes that we should know?


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#2

Dear Manny. A mug of coffee skyrockets my blood sugar. An example this morming from 110 to 200. Of course without any sucrose in it. And only a bit of 1% milk. But love the stuff what a rush.

If Venezuelan coffee is like Costa Rican it must be heaven. Went to Costa Rica in the 1980 and broght back several bag.


#3

I have coffee once a week but, I am a big tea drinker!!! I never adjust for them but that may be because I drink them with nothing added!!!


#4

I’m a coffee drinker as well, unsweetened but with coffee mate or about 1/4 cup of whole milk, but one to two cups a day max. I have measured my BG and coffee with a couple teaspoons of coffee mate or whole milk has no impact on my BG at all, I thought it was a safe beverage for me, which I opt for whenever other people are ordering dessert.


#5

Cortisol/stress hormone can effect blood sugars, and I think caffeine can contribute to stress/anxiety and cortisol levels. I had a naturapathic doctor tell me to cut back to improve my sugars. She said even no chocolate. Pshaw! Caffeine helps too much with brain function. =)


#6

COFFEEE COFFEEE COFFEEEE COFFFEEE I love coffee can you tell LOL…I know it has been a while since I have been on here but been very busy…Speaking of coffee I need a cup right now LOL.


#7

My normal blood pressure is 88/54, pulse 52. If I don’t drink coffee all day long, I won’t be able to stay upright and get everything done that needs to be accomplished. I am addicted to two things, coffee and exercise. The exercise messes with my blood sugars a lot more than coffee does. Besides, the study says that if you drink coffee you won’t get type 2 diabetes…so I’m safe on that one!


#8

Wow, Donna…my blood pressure is generally 150/90, pulse 95…and this WITH 2 dif. B.P. meds…I average 2 cups of coffee a day…and I don’t think it affects either my B.P. or B.S., however, stress certainly does…for both, and the Imitrex I take for migraines ( only when needed ), raises my blood pressure…but when I have a bad migraine, I simply can’t function without the Imitrex ( if I took time off from work every time I had I migraine…I wouldn’t have a job!..and that’s only time off Re. migraines! ).


#9

You know, there’s something to be said about nursing your morning cuppa java, wearing your fuzzy housecoat and bunny slippers while looking out your living room window into a frigid December morn, and feeling sorry for the poor chump next door, walking his pooch with poop bag clasped in his frozen fingers! Yes…you gotta love those frosty mornings.


#10

I love my morning coffee. There are days when I drink more than my usual 2 cups - as much as 4 or 5 cups. I have noticed a jump in my blood sugars if I drink caffeinated coffee (as high as 10 points). So I try to stick with decaf, which doesn’t have an affect on my blood sugars. I say pox on all these “studies” about coffee. If you like it and it does not hurt your diabetes than drink it.


#11

Being diabetic, I need a jump start in the morning to get these muscles working! It’s a part of my morning ritual. When I think i’m going to crash, Sometime during the day, I have to have a diet soda too. Mornings are especially rough.


#12

Tell me about it! There are times you pretty much have to scrape me off the bed with a spatula…so, yes…coffee DOES help!!!


#13

Well, I don’t drink coffee a lot but when I need it, I need it. I’ve cut out a lot of not good things so I don’t think I can sacrifice my java just yet. And I sweeten it with Xylosweet instead of sugar or chemical sweetner. So I think I’m doing ok. Just gotta stay from that evil empire that puts sooooo much bad things in their coffee drinks (even though they taste sooooooooooo good)


#14

hi! my sister’s husband has diabetes type 2. he doesn’t like coffee at all. i read in inet that the intensive use of coffee can prevent the diabetes of the second type. so…i try to drink coffee more now.
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#15

I am a soy milk /no sugar coffee fiend. I am pretty sure it is no good for me but I have one physical vice. Coffee. Is it as bad for me if I add cinnamon? LOL!


#16

Actually, cinnamon added to coffee tastes pretty good…with the added factor tha cinnamon has been said to help reduce your BG …so, how can you falter?? :slight_smile:


#17

There have been conflicting reports regarding cinnamon… it helps, it hinders, it helps – but only if you buy the expensive kind in the very expensive supplements (not the expensive stuff in the name-brand spice section or the cheap stuff in the bargain spice section)… it’s beginning to sound like a game of fizzbin…


#18

Isn’t that just SO typical…it always has to be an expensive supplement…so, I guess my sprinkling cinnamon on the coffee grounds before processing, is good only for one thing…the flavour!!! Oh well…c’est la vie!


#19

I’d say the jury’s out regarding BG issues. However, it gives the coffee a pleasing flavor, and it has other health benefits as well… so unless it does something untoward like causing a huge spike… if you like it, add it!


#20

Yaaah coffee!!! And I go through probably 6-8 cups a day.

It does not seem to affect my blood sugars, nor my sleep, although I don’t drink caffeinated coffee after 9 at night.