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Coffee and Diabetes.....


I will admit, I'm a huge coffee addict.  While I like to say I only drink one cup a day, the reality is that my coffee mug is so oversized that it fits the equivalent of 5 cups from my coffee pot.  laugh

Anyway, this article about coffee and diabetes caught my eye at A Sweet Life:


It seems that although the evidence isn't concrete, coffee drinkers may have decreased risk of many health conditions including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

I'm happy to keep drinking my coffee, but I should mention that it does raise my blood sugar.  A CDE helped me determine that the caffeine is the cooperate and we worked out an insulin dosage to go with my coffee.  Does anyone else here take insulin for a coffee spike?

posted Jul 24 in Conversation by KarenG (16,340 points)

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Most of the time I don't spike from coffee at all but...on a recent trip the person who made the morning coffee must have made it extra strong 'cos my BG rocketed up and I spent the rest of the morning trying to get it under control!! Weird!
answered Jul 28 by TortieGirl (3,950 points)
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I do admit that I make really really strong coffee.  In fact, most of my friends won't even drink it.  So maybe that has something to do with the spike.
answered Jul 28 by KarenG (16,340 points)