I really enjoy coffee. Is a small amount of 2% milk acceptable for a T2?

By PetiePal Latest Reply 2015-03-29 22:33:52 -0500
Started 2015-03-23 10:30:26 -0500

I usually start off the morning with a good espresso/latte. I've been trying to use higher fat milk and never skim since that can be absorbed so quickly.

I only use a little bit of milk, say 1/4/ cup and put it into the Nespresso milk frother. (Aerochino or whatever it's called) Would this amount 1 or two times a day be acceptable? I keep hearing that cows milk is so negative for diabetics. What about half and half? Does the fat content help balance out small amounts?

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jayabee52 2015-03-24 03:54:36 -0500 Report

Howdy Petie
I want to respond to "cows milk is so negative for diabetics" I queried Google on cows milk and diabetes and got a response including an article in Diabetes Self Management. And they do note Dr Mark Hyman saying he would suggest those who have diabetes (and really everyone else) avoid milk. He cites some reasons in the article, but in reality, Hyman is a vegan, so is opposed to the drinking of milk by anyone.
So perhaps this is where you have heard the negative things about the consumption of milk.

The article in Diabetes self Management states:
"The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) defines a serving of dairy as 8 ounces of nonfat or low-fat milk or yogurt.
This low-fat advice appears unsupported by science. Most of the good stuff in milk is in the fats. According to Wikipedia, “the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K along with essential fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acid are found within the milk fat portion of milk.”

There is a LOT more in this article ~ http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/is...

There seems to be no "yes or no" answer for the question of is milk ok for a PWD or not.

God's best to you


PetiePal 2015-03-24 07:17:06 -0500 Report

Personally I don't see milk as the devil in moderation, but if you're having it on TOP of something else…it IS lactose a form of glucose and you have to be careful

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-23 10:32:46 -0500 Report

I guess it is fine as long as you make sure to count it in your daily carb count,,I use full fat cream in my coffee..but if I am out and those barbarians that still embrace low fat high carb eating don't have any I use a drop of half and half…all kinds of yummy and has the fewest grams of carbs…embrace the fat..(wink)…

GabbyPA 2015-03-23 11:20:10 -0500 Report

In England, I was served tea with cream so heavy it was butter in my cup. It was yummy

Type1Lou 2015-03-24 17:07:03 -0500 Report

I LOVE whipped cream and would eat it even if/when served on cardboard.

GabbyPA 2015-03-25 08:02:04 -0500 Report

Now that I have learned how to make my own, I don't have to use the fake stuff in the stores. There is nothing like REAL whipped cream.

jayabee52 2015-03-24 19:43:06 -0500 Report

I love whipped cream also. Sometimes I just buy a can in the grocery and sqirt it into my mouth. Don't even need cardboard, LoL!

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-23 12:49:12 -0500 Report

yep…I LOVE it and whip my coffee up in my nutra bullet,…NICE!!

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-23 13:10:42 -0500 Report

It is yummy.I only make it that way on days I haven't included enough fat in my diet…but yes..very yummy especially with the unrefined coconut oil…it is like a vanilla coconut latte (if you add vanilla extract which I do)..

GabbyPA 2015-03-23 13:18:46 -0500 Report

I need to private email you about fat intake. I have been trying to increase my ratios a little. I got kind of stagnate in the weight loss and I switched it up a little and it got me going again. I am just trying to figure out how much is too much in a trade off for calories.

PetiePal 2015-03-23 10:38:00 -0500 Report

I don't think I've ever used full heavy cream or anything, but I do like half and half in my coffee, so usually I'm using 2-3 creamers per cup since they're small and it gets me the consistency. I don't particularly eat too much each day, and my breakfast is also pretty protein healthy/heavy with eggs. Half and half is just half milk half cream, so I'll have to experiment and see.

haoleboy 2015-03-23 11:26:20 -0500 Report

Half and half has slightly fewer carbs than 2% milk plus you get the benefits of the fat content.
Don't Fear the Fat


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