How caffeine may affect BG levels especially in T2 Diabetes

By correctionsnurse1 Latest Reply 2015-01-22 23:29:48 -0600
Started 2015-01-21 20:49:11 -0600

There has been great discussion on this topic with much controversy, so I decided to do some research and hopefully help to clarify. This link is from Mayo Clinic, so it is a reliable source.

Tags: blood sugar

15 replies

suecsdy 2015-01-22 10:09:18 -0600 Report

I understand how you all feel. My caffeine vice was RC Cola. Haven't had any since dx because I don't much like the diet sodas. I have found a few that I will drink. but almost everything has Aspartame. I try to stay with the ones that are made with sucralose, but it isn't really that much better. Nothing tastes as good as just plain sugar.(Sigh).. Please don't barrage me with info about how bad all artificial sweeteners are. I have already seen the reports. I'm not as good as you guys are about giving things up. At least not yet.. It would be great if when you are dx with diabetes, they could just give you a pill to take 3xs a day and not have to worry about food at all

jayabee52 2015-01-22 09:53:06 -0600 Report

Howdy CNurse
I actually did a test of my personal metabolic reaction to 1, 6 oz cup of black coffee without any sweetner. I tested before the consumption and 2 hrs following consumption. I recorded a 10 pt BG rise from that. So it has an effect on me.

Others have claimed that they have no effect from coffee (But I wonder how accurately they did their test). Since each of our metabolic responses differ for the same inputs I cannot dispute their results.

That is how I see it/

God's best to you!

correctionsnurse1 2015-01-22 13:40:55 -0600 Report

Thank you! I just wish others were not thinking I posted this wanting them to stop their coffee consumption, cuz I'm not going to either!

lilleyheidi 2015-01-22 23:05:08 -0600 Report

by no means do i think that you are trying to take our coffee away from me. I think that this research is great, and I'm glad to learn the information. I just am willing to make the choice to at this time not give up my coffee… not based on you at all, nothing personal at all.

correctionsnurse1 2015-01-22 23:29:48 -0600 Report

Thanks for getting the point of the post Heidi. I'm consciously making a decision as well not to give up my coffee either. I look at it like this, I rarely "cheat" with sweets and personally would rather have my Dunkin coffee and think everyone around me would agree. I'm a bear when I do not have my coffee, lol

Papanna 2015-01-22 08:16:06 -0600 Report

Whether drinking cofee with half portions of milk and half portions of cofee powder with less sugar or sugar free or sugarles is good for health and T2 persons Some of Doctors have different opinion about this some of them use 2
please clarify or 3 cofee not more if more use it effects gastric and also for hear problems ButsomeDoctors says drinking cofee is good for heart and also forstress and anxiety

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Set apart 2015-01-22 06:49:21 -0600 Report

I agree with everyone here, I've given up way too many things, but I won't give up my JAVA, I enjoy it every day with some sugar free creamer.

lilleyheidi 2015-01-22 00:08:34 -0600 Report

I know for a fact that caffeine has many negative affects. I will never try to negate that. However, trying to take my coffee away from me will have more negative affects on you or someone else than me drinking it will have on me. Leave me in peace while I drink my coffee LOL. Best to you. Heidi

correctionsnurse1 2015-01-22 00:39:18 -0600 Report

Heidi… No one is trying to tell you too back away from your coffee, lol! I had a discussion with another member who stated black coffee does not have an effect on your BG

haoleboy 2015-01-21 23:25:05 -0600 Report

I gave up smoking … I gave up drinking … I gave up recreational pharmaceuticals and "the herb"… and finally I gave up eating the foods I love … but I have drawn a line in the sand on this issue … You Shall Not Take My Caffeine From Me!

but seriously… as with all things diabetic … YMMV

I get up every morning to fasting blood glucose readings of 85-95. I drink 3-4 14 oz mugs of coffee and don't eat my first meal of the day until about 1 pm, by which time my BGL has dropped 4-5 points … so … as I said … YMMV