By bigcats012076 Latest Reply 2014-04-19 16:06:31 -0500
Started 2014-04-16 09:51:04 -0500

FYI - I had received notification that coffee, caffeine can raise your blood sugars…

I was not understanding when I had my coffee in the am, why my levels would jump. I use splenda and 1/2 and 1/2 for my creamer, it all totaled to 8 carbs per cup. So a nurse I was working with found research information and passed on to me.

I just wanted to pass this info on to you…

Tags: blood sugar

13 replies

Ninja1 2014-04-19 16:06:31 -0500 Report

I drink my coffee with mini-moos. That's all. It is a big change for me and my blood sugar hasn't gone up. At least I haven't seen it do that. Correct me if I'm wrong please.

jayabee52 2014-04-17 16:58:43 -0500 Report

Howdy Bigcats
For me I took coffee black and without creamer and found upon a 2 hr post prandial (didn't eat or drink anything else within that 2 hr window) reading my Blood Glucose (BG) level rose a bit. Don't exactly remember by how much, but it did rise. I don't drink coffee now due to dialysis related reasons.

God's best to you

James Baker

bigcats012076 2014-04-18 07:06:10 -0500 Report

Sorry you are doing dialysis, hope it is going well for you!!!
Have a wonderful Easter!!!!

jayabee52 2014-04-18 14:18:45 -0500 Report

Thanks BC.
Things are going OK for dialysis

Thanks for the resurrection day greetings. Much appreciated. You and yours have a blessed resurrection day celebration as well!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-16 21:04:16 -0500 Report

Nick is correct. I drink coffee everyday and sometimes more than once a day. I use Equal and non dairy coffee creamer and I have even found sugar free with zero carbs. Coffee creamer has carbs in it and can vary based on the brand. As Nick said you more than likely had a liver dump which raised your blood sugar.

Nick1962 2014-04-16 16:09:29 -0500 Report

It doesn’t raise blood sugars like carbs or sugars, it actually decreases your insulin sensitivity which is how your cells process glucose. Chances are, like most of us, you have a morning “liver dump” of glucose – coffee or not. Try going a morning or two without once and see.

bigcats012076 2014-04-17 09:31:10 -0500 Report

Thanks…never heard of a liver dump??? Is there info on this here i can look out to understand this better?

Nick1962 2014-04-17 09:43:52 -0500 Report

It's also known as "Dawn Phenomenon" because it happens mostly in the morning after long periods without food (like overnight), but it can happen anytime.
I used to get it about 4:00 p.m. on work days that I'd skip lunch.
Here is one of the simplest explanations I've found
and yet another