Coffee and Creamer

By NewSong53 Latest Reply 2014-08-07 11:57:00 -0500
Started 2014-08-03 08:16:37 -0500

Ever since I was about 12 I have had coffee in the morning. I just love it so much but don't know much about how it affects BG levels and am wondering if I should get off of it. I currently drink it with Coffeemate Sugar Free powdered creamer. I probably won't like the answers, but if anyone here has done research on this sort of thing or can share their experiences with BG levels with & without using it and the effects of drinking coffee with diabetes, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

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Neverland's girl
Neverland's girl 2014-08-07 11:57:00 -0500 Report

I drink coffee everyday with sugar free Italian sweet cream- creamer. It doesn't affect my BS. There are some things I just don't want to give up. This is one.

Hops 2014-08-06 10:07:42 -0500 Report

Caffeine in coffee makes us fee more perky. As a duretic coffee depletes the nutrients we need. I am much better drinking Tuilsi tea once daily plus a cup of mineral water. Then I no longer need the artificial stimulation caffeine gives.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-08-04 14:20:19 -0500 Report

I haven't done any actual research but I have read that coffee is not bad for diabetics. In fact the article I read in my endo's office said that it is good for you. But that as in all things there is a balance and that is so with coffee, if you like creamer and sweetners. It sounds like you have those covered though. It also said that dark chocolate is ok in moderation.

wraithmb 2014-08-04 09:27:47 -0500 Report

My coffee intake varies. Summers I usually have a cup in the morning at most, but in winter I can go through 7 to 9 cups a day. My workplace is heated but not air conditioned :-). I usually use about 3 of the half and half liquid creamer packets in a travel mug, and I usually don't notice much effect. I do however work a labor intensive job, so that may be part of the reason.

On a side note, when I was in my early teens, my diabetic resource team figured the caffeine in diet coke may have been causing blood sugar spikes. When I switched to diet sprite and fresca, the spikes stopped. So a lot of this May be different depending on age, metabolism, etc.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-08-03 20:55:59 -0500 Report

I drink coffee everyday with powdered creamer and a sweetener and it does not effect my Blood Glucose at all. The doctor switched me to decaf but on Saturday and Sunday i treat myself to the real thing and I still don't have a problem with it. I also drink regular tea with no effect.

Pegsy 2014-08-03 16:32:51 -0500 Report

My coffee and tea have to be decaf, not because of being diabetic but because the caffeine makes my heart do a dance. I prefer tea over coffee but when it do have coffee, I use half & half with stevia to sweeten. Stevia is the only sweetener I use ( believe it is the safest) and it has no impact on my glucose.

NewSong53 2014-08-03 14:24:06 -0500 Report

Thanks for the responses. Once I run out of Coffeemate, think I'll just try regular cream w/o sweetener. Even though it doesn't contain sugar, I think the sweetness feeds into my sweet cravings. I appreciate ya'll!

Glucerna 2014-08-04 17:34:04 -0500 Report

I like the way you're evaluating coffee in your routine, looking both at how it affects your blood sugar levels as well as how it affects cravings the rest of the day. That's a really balanced approach that's going to help you figure out what's best for your individual situation. ~Lynn @Glucerna

rolly123 2014-08-03 14:06:45 -0500 Report

I drink coffee a lot about five in morning five afternoon I put powder no effect now I do it black don't know if ill continue it but right now it's great

kimfing 2014-08-03 09:36:57 -0500 Report

When i was dx last year, couldn't figure out what was sabotaging my morning bs. I looked at my creamer. Once i switched to sf, all good. I don't even use the about they say a serving. I rarely use powdered. I like vanilla carmel by international delite. 1carb per serving

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