By Anonymous Latest Reply 2011-12-10 05:12:10 -0600
Started 2011-11-29 20:38:46 -0600

Pre diabetic and love to drink coffee in the morning
Is it o k to drink coffee
Need a answer

9 replies

nzingha 2011-12-10 04:33:51 -0600 Report

i need to check that . i drink a special coffee which claims it helps with bp and d…its non-caffeine and it tastes sooo good. i think i am addicted to it.its a Japanese product. very expensive but lots of people who use it swear by it. i am having a cup now. i just put a tablespoon of low fat milk, no sugar and that it. but i must check and c what it does to my #s

jayabee52 2011-12-10 05:12:10 -0600 Report

in your inbox with my meal plan I also added how to test your BG levels so you can evaluate what your "coffee" does to your BGs

Caroltoo 2011-11-30 17:40:27 -0600 Report

Depends on how your BG reacts to your coffee. I had a time when I tested it and found I was getting about a 20 point increase from black coffee. Now that my control is better, I don't get any rise and drink several cups of coffee daily.

Whatever you decide it true right now as you are starting treatment, you will want to verify again in a few months to be sure it hasn't changed.

Type1Lou 2011-11-30 17:21:41 -0600 Report

It also depends on what you put into your coffee. Milk has some carbs that can affect your BG as well as any sugar. If you drink it black and then test your BG as James suggested, then you'll know if coffee, in and of itself, affects your BG. I drink two cups with only milk in it every morning and dose my insulin appropriately for the carbs in the milk and whatever else I'm eating for breakfast. I find I have no problem with coffee.

JoleneAL 2011-11-30 07:57:21 -0600 Report

If you don't have a spike from it, then go ahead. I drink coffee all day (decaf in the afternoons) and it does nothing for me but give me pleasure :D

jayabee52 2011-11-30 07:51:31 -0600 Report

I am one whose Blood Glucose (BG) IS affected by coffee. I find it raises it. If you have a meter take your BG reading before you take a sip of coffee, then
2 hrs later take your BG reading again. Then you will know how coffee affects your own metabolism. Take only 1 cup of coffee in those 2 hrs don't eat or drink anything else or you won't know if it is the coffee or something else.

Let us know what happens to your BG levels.

George1947 2011-11-29 22:35:15 -0600 Report

Depends on what the coffee does to your metabolism, I've been diabetic since 1998 and I drink about a pot of coffee a day… but I sleep like I'm dead most of the time…

Just remember that we're all different, and my tolerance to coffee is quite different from most folks…