energy drinks

wildtigger2
By wildtigger2 Latest Reply 2015-02-04 22:50:23 -0600
Started 2015-02-02 04:24:36 -0600

I'm a night worker and hate coffee. I drink crystal light energy packets with my water when I need a boost. I haven't seen a spike in BG afterward. Anyone drink these? I also drink at least 2-3 meters of water.


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suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-02-04 22:50:23 -0600 Report

I never took to coffee. I know coffee drinking is almost a right of passage in our society, but that's how it goes. I did used to drink colas, but never in excess. My body has never had a strong reaction to caffeine…I could never tell when it was in my system, so I only miss it occasionally. Even so,when I let myself have a sip now, it is too sweet. Mostly I just flavor my water with the drops. Soon I want to start trying some natural flavorings, especially mint and cucumber. Also want to experiment with some flavored teas.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-02-04 07:17:09 -0600 Report

I never took to coffee. I know coffee drinking is almost a right of passage in our society, but that's how it goes. I did used to drink colas, but never in excess. My body has never had a strong reaction to caffeine…I could never tell when it was in my system, so I only miss it occasionally. Even so,when I let myself have a sip now, it is too sweet. Mostly I just flavor my water with the drops. Soon I want to start trying some natural flavorings, especially mint and cucumber. Also want to experiment with some flavored teas.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-02-03 05:57:09 -0600 Report

I have never been a big fan of energy drinks, but I don't have to make myself stay awake at 3:00 in the morning. A B-12 vitamin could also help and I have found a powder that I make my own capsules with called Moringa. It's an all natural plant with many health benefits but it also gives great energy without the heart pumping annoyance of some energy drinks. It just keeps your mind awake and active.

But if those work for you and you don't have glucose issues from them, then that is what works for you. What is in them that keeps you awake?

wildtigger2
wildtigger2 2015-02-03 18:50:39 -0600 Report

It is not about keeping me awake but focused more. I have ADHD on top of the diabetes. What would make a normal person real energetic makes me awake and more focused. I do not get the heart racing or the giters.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-02-03 20:57:16 -0600 Report

Howdy Tigger
I have ADHD as well!
I used to slam a LOT of coffee when I was in college and grad school. I thought about it later and think I used it to approximate the effects that those who have ritalin or adderal get now.

Are you aware there is an ADHD site hosted by Alliance Health (who hosts DC also) Go to the upper left of this page and click on Visit another community. In the drop down you'll see ADHD when you click that all you need do is post your usual login info for DC. I 'll look for you there!

James

BreC
BreC 2015-02-02 08:12:12 -0600 Report

Wildtigger2, I haven't been in the workforce in about 10-15 years. My go to back then was coffee. Now with having the arrthymia (spelling?) I can't drink those things. My heart specialist advised me to never drink anything with D or DM on the label (Musinex DM, et.). I can be just sitting and my heart rate will go from 80 to 120 and back to 80 again in a short time period. As such, I have to be extremely careful of what I drink. I do have my treat of my Dr Peppers but have cut way back on them.