Latte Lady
By Latte Lady Latest Reply 2009-04-29 20:12:44 -0500
Started 2009-04-28 08:18:58 -0500

Still new to this new lifestyle. Yesterday people were talking about coffee affecting their glucose. Are you talking about plain black coffee, or the things we put into it?

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Latte Lady
Latte Lady 2009-04-29 20:12:44 -0500 Report

Well, two cups is just my eye opener. When I was in the medical hobby shop (aka 'hospital') last year, the floor nurses did not keep the coffee pot full. So I was found on another floor filling a mug with their coffee. ;) At two a.m.!
So far, the endo doesn't fuss. But then, she has never asked more than 'do you drink coffee'. Not how much.
Used to drink a lot of lattes, but dropped the milk/sweeteners when diagnosed. As of this week, hasn't seemed to affect my glucose levels. May change as the weight continues to drop.
The moment I can legitimately see a correlation, I will have to go 'cold turkey' and drop it.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-04-29 19:49:20 -0500 Report

First want to say that I love your DC name. Wish I had thought of that!

I'm a coffee lover…drink it black with artificial sweetner. I notice to adverse effect on my BS numbers. Thank goodness!
I do think that drinking too much, especially if not eating properly, could have a negative effect. As of now, I'm continuing what I've been doing. My endo, by the way, doesn't have a problem with the coffee itself. Obviously you could doctor it up to the point it could be a problem.

cyncyn 2009-04-29 20:05:58 -0500 Report

my mother-in-law drinks just two cups of black coffee in the morning. her endo has no problem with that either.

mamaoak 2009-04-29 19:07:33 -0500 Report

i drink cofee as well. i have tested my self after and it was up but i use fat free creamer it has 3 carbs per two table spoons. hop this helps.

cyncyn 2009-04-29 19:01:37 -0500 Report

my mother-in-law drinks decaf , straight up (black). nothing added. it does not affect her bs. she can also drink regular coffee (leaded), with no affects. i guess it depends on the individual?

tabby9146 2009-04-29 17:30:14 -0500 Report

My numbers are not affected by coffee,but then I drink Maxwell House Lite, which has 'half' the caffeine. I want some caffeine, but not much and I always keep some decaf on hand too. Now I was using Splenda in mine all the time, I have one cup almost daily. I asked the nutritionist if I could have two teaspoons of real sugar in it, and she said yes, as long as I don't put any real sugar in anything else like that, and careful elsewhere. She told us anything we felt srongly about, she would work with us on and that was my thing. I just prefer the taste of the real sugar in coffee. I have given up tea and I miss it, but I just can't get used to the splenda in my iced tea. I also do not like Truvia in it. I do not like Truvia in my coffee though I am trying. I will have an occasional Diet Mountain Dew but I am very careful about caffeine consumption.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-04-28 11:00:02 -0500 Report

I have not noticed an increase in glucose levels with caffeine intake, and drink a sizable amount daily (live in Seattle — home of Starbucks! Thanks for the explanation as to the chemical reactions as to why caffeine could raise glucose levels. I can't keep up with all the research. Where did you read this?

kdroberts 2009-04-28 09:46:12 -0500 Report

Caffeine can raise blood sugar, quite significantly for a few people, so you have to test it and see. The basic theory is that caffeine can stimulate a decent size adrenaline release which in turn can lead to an end result of a glucagon release which will lead to a glucose release by the liver. It may be minor enough for you to not notice, it may be small that it's not really a concern or it may be that you have to be very careful about caffeinated drinks.

2009-04-28 09:31:38 -0500 Report

Hi there and welcome.

Black coffee should not affect blood sugar but if it's caffeinated it might. I drink decaf now because of low blood sugar issues where caffeine made them worse, so I would imagine it could affect it the other way too.

Like always* said it's the add ins that could cause it.


alwaystryin 2009-04-28 08:41:02 -0500 Report

What goes in the coffee is the main thing, the 'sleeper carbs' as I call them. I have not noticed a difference with testing results with black coffee. As far as caffeine goes, that is a seperate health issue.

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