By randys531 Latest Reply 2014-04-03 10:11:21 -0500
Started 2014-04-01 05:01:00 -0500

I've read a lot about coffee most articles say coffee is good for pre diabetes type 2 but not a lot post post t2 any suggestions thanks

22 replies

elefty 2014-04-03 08:37:49 -0500 Report

My grandfather gave up coffee because of evidence that caffeine affects the ability to control blood sugar. Not sure I could do that! I love myself a big ole cup of coffee in the morning :)

Tammy Sexton
Tammy Sexton 2014-04-02 14:46:20 -0500 Report

I drink 8 oz. of coffee every morning. I put 2 tb. of creamer and 1 packet of Stevia; I love coffee and will never give it up. I include this as part of my 45 carbs per meal count and it only counts, with creamer, as 8 carbs. The rest of the day I drink water. I'm not sure about lowering my BS, but I do know that since I've started taking cinnamon pills my BS has gone down.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-02 09:52:28 -0500 Report

I have never cared for it that much but I drink one cup in the morning with my husband who loves it, and I also I have read that it is good for type 2 diabetics.

GabbyPA 2014-04-02 09:17:07 -0500 Report

I drink decaf coffee, but usually only in the winter. Coffee doesn't bother me, but if I am not careful and put too much cream in it I go up some. Sometimes I will make an ice coffee in the summer, but I usually stick with tea or water.

jayabee52 2014-04-01 11:40:40 -0500 Report

Howdy Randy.

Coffee is one of those drinks which is a either/or drink.

Some PWDs have no problem with coffee, some say that it lowers their BG levels, others (like me) coffee raises our BG levels a bit. So it kinda depends on what your specific metabolic reaction to it might be.

If you really want to know how it affects you personally you can follow the directions here ~

God's best to you and yours


mobydick9 2014-04-01 10:04:12 -0500 Report

I enjoy a cup of espresso Italian coffee in the morning don't like other brands or types of coffee and it doesn't do me any harm

Tammy Sexton
Tammy Sexton 2014-04-02 14:52:57 -0500 Report

I think it's the extra stuff that we add to our coffee that makes it raise BS, not the coffee itself.

jayabee52 2014-04-03 10:11:21 -0500 Report

Tammy, that is not true in my case. When I was testing what I was eating and drinking as to how it affected my Blood glucose (BG) levels I drank coffee black without any type of sweetener or lightener. It raised mine enough to stop drinking it. I don't think drinking it did my kidneys any favors either.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-01 09:37:44 -0500 Report

Coffee does not do a thing to me. I drink it everyday. I had to switch to decafe but on weekends all bets are off. I go for Kona, Brazilian, Jamaican Blue Mountain, Colombian Dark Roast Guatemalan Jumakin Me Crazy which I think is Wolfgang Pucks blend, and my favorite Tim Horton with no problems. I don't do Starbucks too expensive and the coffee is way to strong for me. I also stay away from the lattes.

Caffiene is either good or bad for you depending on the current controversy. I pay no attention to it. You have to decide for yourself. I would do a before and after blood sugar test. I would test, drink the coffee, wait 2 hours and test again.

People forget that not all diabetics are the same. People also forget that each persons body reacts differently to certain foods. One thing is for sure, even if I get a little spike from the coffee, I am not giving it up.

tabby9146 2014-04-02 07:33:03 -0500 Report

I drink the Half Caff, that works better for me, and I do love to have it some mornings. I have tried a couple of the brands you mentioned, very good.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-02 22:11:45 -0500 Report

I have a 22oz coffee mug. Thankfully, when I dropped it and broke it yesterday morning I had finished the coffee that was in it. I would have cried. I must go find me another big one.

Glucerna 2014-04-01 09:36:06 -0500 Report

You're right that the research seems to go back and forth between possible benefits and possible negatives to coffee. There's a recent metanalysis here: published in February 2014. I like the researcher's conclusions at the end: "Coffee is only one of many dietary and lifestyle factors that can contribute to diabetes prevention. Clearly, maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise is the most important way to reduce risk of diabetes. For those who drink coffee regularly, they should enjoy it, but they still need to watch their weight and be physically active." ~Lynn @Glucerna

tabby9146 2014-04-01 08:00:48 -0500 Report

there are so many articles about caffeine and diabetics. I thnk for most of us, it does raise our blood sugar, some more than others, and depends on how much caffeine is consumed. I try to watch it.

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