By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2012-05-04 02:05:19 -0500
Started 2012-04-16 09:04:00 -0500

Reading up on coffee drinking and b/s . Many conflicting answers. I just
wondered what results everybody had.

54 replies

MrsCDogg 2012-05-04 02:05:19 -0500 Report

I only drink decaf coffee. We also drink decaff iced tea at my house. If I drink too much regular coffee or tea it raises my blood sugar and it causes me to have terrible anxiety. About 99% of the time tho I drink water. That's just what I prefer. I've been that way for most of my adult life.

korbe 2012-04-24 21:48:31 -0500 Report

Did you ever add hot chocolate mix even / mashmelows , Diet of corse

jayabee52 2012-04-25 23:35:10 -0500 Report

I used to do that. In CA they called that mixture "racetracks" for some reason. My Jem loved them. I didn't mind them either. No marshmallows though.

TamiR 2012-04-26 18:44:17 -0500 Report

sorry to hear this. I guess everyone is different. Coffee just gives me heart burn. Do you still drink coffee?

GabbyPA 2012-04-29 07:06:39 -0500 Report

I used to struggle with heartburn as well. I drink decaf now and that seems to have taken care of that issue. I also don't drink it very often either anymore. It is a treat now instead of an every day drink.

jayabee52 2012-04-29 15:27:00 -0500 Report

a guy friend once said: "Drinking decaf (coffee) is kinda like kissing your sister. It may be nice, but what's the point in it?"

GabbyPA 2012-04-29 21:43:20 -0500 Report

I never drank it for the caffeine. I learned to drink it for the taste. I didn't like it until I was about 30 or so. I had "real" Colombian coffee, and it was smooth and not bitter at all. It got me started. I still have to doctor it up so much that true coffee drinkers might say "what's the point" anyway. LOL

Wound Lady
Wound Lady 2012-05-03 09:21:43 -0500 Report

I think that my stress relief is a good cup of coffee. I drink a cup for all out there that can't. Here's a cup to you jayabee52. Good health

LukeL 2012-05-03 09:37:12 -0500 Report

Hi everyone, when come to coffee I think 30% of my blood coffein lol I drink first as soon as I get up in the morning then at work 2-3 more cups and never have any problem with coffee, and I sleep good everyones system work different I guess, I'm new to this community just trying to say something, somethimes I don't know how to start, you all have a nice day Luke,

jayabee52 2012-05-03 13:14:44 -0500 Report

I USED to be that way with coffee when i was in college & grad school. I could and often did, drink a cup just before I went to bed. I was up to 3, 12 c pots per day, plus what I drank at the cafeteria. I don't think it was having the effect it out to have had — keeping awake and alert — because of my over use.

I decided in college to quit coffee cold turkey one weekend. Bad mistake! I had a migraine like headache (and I usually don't get headaches).

Wound Lady
Wound Lady 2012-05-03 13:26:57 -0500 Report

I try to slow down on my coffee but I will get a headache if I don't have at least 6 cups. Have to go now and see patient.

Wound Lady
Wound Lady 2012-05-03 09:44:08 -0500 Report

Sounds like you are a serious coffee drinker like I am. I have no problems sleeping either. I drink 3-4 cups before I go to bed. I'm new to the community also. I have to go to work now. Have a good day. Wound Lady

jayabee52 2012-04-27 01:32:49 -0500 Report

No I do not, Tami, for 2 reasons: #1: coffee is hard on my kidneys and I seem to be almost on dialysis. I drink only water 99% of the time. (I have kept dialysis at bay for more than a year now) and #2 Black coffee no cream or sugar, and I have noted a rise in Blood Glucose (BG) levels of about 30 pts. (I tested coffee by itself one day) I manage my diabetes without the use of medication so I must be careful with my BG levels and any additional BGs are not welcome with me.

Caroltoo 2012-04-25 03:46:35 -0500 Report

I've used a chocolate whey mixture in my coffee. Decided I liked Vanilla better, despite loving chocolate.

roshy 2012-04-19 10:17:43 -0500 Report

im a massive fan f starbucks and with everything else i should not eat i always allow myself a coffee, something has to keep me sane right???

But i have to be homest, the bigger the cup the coffee the better, and the cups outta starbucks are HUGE!!! i like the fraps and the caramel macciatos but i would always take insulin with them, if i dont i know id be high so when having the milky, syrpy coffees you need to make sure you can balance out the effects!!! now im craving for a venti . . . . ..

GabbyPA 2012-04-19 10:20:33 -0500 Report

Right on there girl. I like Starbucks, but can life without the price. I make my ice coffee at home and can control the syrup factor in it. It is not as "fun" but tastes just as good.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2012-04-19 12:44:52 -0500 Report

Why would black coffee without anything in it raise BG? Unless it is a flavored coffee or flavored coffee beans. What I drink has no affect on my #'s

jayabee52 2012-04-19 18:23:57 -0500 Report

We all have unique metabolic responses to a food or a drink.

I cannot explain why but when I drink black, unsweetened, coffee occasionally, I can expect a 30 point rise in my Blood Glucose (BG) levels from just 1 6 oz cup. All I know is when that is all that I have had, 2 hrs later my BG levels are up 30 pts.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2012-04-20 08:46:03 -0500 Report

I know you said you drink black coffee, but I do know people that put milk in their coffee would be raising their BS. Guess it is one of those unidenifying ingredients and a trigger for you. Maybe I should watch more closely when I drink it. The thing is I never just drink coffee alone without a meal so of course what I eat will affect my BS. I need to do more research on my coffee habits to really know I guess.

jayabee52 2012-04-20 12:28:24 -0500 Report

my suggestion is to take a "baseline" Blood Glucose (BG) reading drink the coffee (in the manner you would take it) without the meal and then 2 hrs following ("postprandial") take your BG again to see how much from your baseline you have raised or lowered. That is what I did when I checked my reaction to coffee.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2012-04-20 17:50:40 -0500 Report

Yes, that is what I would do. I just have no desire to drink coffee without a meal so this is going to take time for me to have the desire to "waste" a cup of coffee. I will do it and let you know though. Thanks

northerngal 2012-04-18 13:31:10 -0500 Report

I drink coffee every day at breakfast and sometimes more during the colder months of the year. I've never had any problems with it affecting my b.s. In fact, I've seen studies that say its good for you in moderation. My M.D. has never had an issue with coffee or other forms of caffeine. Thats from an endocrinologist who knows her stuff very well.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2012-04-20 08:48:26 -0500 Report

I have heard the same with regard to coffee. Of course that could change at any given moment. Today it is healthy, tomorrow who knows what they have found. I drink a couple of cups daily and that is a whole lot less that my 2 pots a day I drank in the past.

eristar 2012-04-18 06:26:31 -0500 Report

I love my coffee in the morning, and have not noticed any bad effects. Don't drink it any other time of day, but I sure hope I never have to stop my morning routine of hot coffee and my daily visit to DC!

GabbyPA 2012-04-17 09:01:27 -0500 Report

Like everything we do or eat, we all react differently. That is why you get conflicting answers. The best thing to do is find out how it works with your body. I don't drink it much at all anymore and if I do, I try to get decaf when I can. I also drink decaf or herbal tea.

Tea, I can drink straight without any sweet, but coffee, I have to have cream and sweet and usually ice. Not a big fan of hot coffee. I use truvia to sweeten and try to keep a low sugar creamer (I have to have the flavored kinds). Or I add cream and some vanilla of my own.

I usually have this with a meal, so I have not tested to see if it spikes me or not.

nocshiftgrl 2012-04-17 05:38:44 -0500 Report

Coffee doesnt make me.spike, but just the smallest amount of sugar in it will! If i use non dairy creamer or fat free half n half with sweet n low, im just fine. Caffiene dehydrates you, which causes stress on your body. Coffee pulls water out of you which concentrates your blood, which hightens the glucose concentration in your blood. Drink a couple glasses of water after coffee and it just might help!

northerngal 2012-04-18 13:36:29 -0500 Report

Caffiene does not dehydrate you nearly as much as they once thought. To drink coffee or other caffeinated drinks is better than not drinking anything. There have actually been more cases of endurance athletes dying from overhydration than from dehydration! Your system is carefully balanced with nutrients and minerals, so if you are sweating profusely for several hours and drink only water, you run the risk of hyponatremia, which can kill you. Gatorade or small salty snacks become necessary at that point. Caffeine is a slight dehydrator, but the liquid you consume more than makes up for it. Don't worry about it!

Nana_anna 2012-04-16 23:26:48 -0500 Report

I can drink coffee ten minutes before I go to bed, and sleep all night long. It just dries out my mouth. I have to drink water afterwards.

jigsaw 2012-04-16 18:19:44 -0500 Report

Coffee has no effect on my bg as long as I don't use to much milk. It does effect me in other ways if I over do it. Makes me feel like a jackrabbit! (—;

DeanaG 2012-04-16 16:32:57 -0500 Report

I drink a couple of cups a day and it doesn't seem to effect my blood sugar, but like every thing els

DeanaG 2012-04-16 16:34:25 -0500 Report

***smart phone my foot!!
Like everything else I am sure it effects each of us differently.

granniesophie 2012-04-16 13:04:50 -0500 Report

I haven't seen too much of a spike. I have cut down to one mug a day, with Stevia and a little flavored creamer. I have given up pretty much everything else I like-I refuse to give up my coffee, darn it!!

Caroltoo 2012-04-16 13:41:01 -0500 Report

I haven't given up on coffee, but I have given up my favorite creamer which I discovered was the real cause of my BG bump.

jayabee52 2012-04-16 11:53:26 -0500 Report

I have done the test and with black coffee, with no sweetener of any kind, my Blood Glucose raised 30 pts after 2 hrs. But every one is different. I used to drink a LOT of coffee.

techguy87114 2012-04-16 10:41:17 -0500 Report

has no effect on my BS either.. I use sugar free creamer. I would ask your nutritionist/dcotor as they can tell you better.. I think each person is different. I know diabetics that can eat/drink foods that I cant.



frogqtie2 2012-04-17 04:14:56 -0500 Report

Where do u get sugar free creamer…love my creamer…

techguy87114 2012-04-17 20:44:36 -0500 Report

I get mine at Walmart. Initernational Coffe makes a sugar free french vanilla & a sugar free hazelnut.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2012-04-20 08:55:43 -0500 Report

Thanx, don't like those international creamers that are flavored. Don't know why they cannot remove the sugar from creamer without all the additives and flavors. Too much processing for me.

byrun 2012-04-16 09:47:40 -0500 Report

I haven't really checked my BG #'s against coffee yet. I do average 5-6 mugs/day on work days and at least 6 cups on weekend mornings. On the days that I do multiple checks I don't notice any huge spikes as related to coffee drinking.

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