caffeine

Sal2010
By Sal2010 Latest Reply 2010-04-07 10:35:14 -0500
Started 2010-04-06 15:01:25 -0500

What is the relation between caffeine/ coffee and diabetics? Multiple sources advise diabetics to avoid caffeine, why?
Also, artificial sweets are not recommended, does anyone know why!


2 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-04-07 10:35:14 -0500 Report

Here is another discussion on caffeine that might help out. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/5761-caffeine It is a rather lively and fun discussion on it.

Caffeine has different affects on people and knowing your individual reactions to it is your best bet. I drink decaf drinks for the most part, but it is more a preference now. I started it when I was diagnosed, as I saw it as a small thing to give up.

As for artificial sweeteners I am not a fan of them at all. I read this book called Sweet Deception http://www.diabeticconnect.com/books/63-sweet-deception-why-splenda-nutrasweet-and-the-fda-may-be-hazardous-to-your-health
And that explains how the artificial sweeteners are made, what chemicals they become, how they collect in our bodies and in some people how they can have really bad reactions. I used to consume a lot of diet drinks, and once I stopped those cold turkey, I felt soooo much better! I only use stevia now.

Harlen
Harlen 2010-04-06 19:17:35 -0500 Report

Caffein slows the way insulin works
Artificial sweets are just not good for you as well as they make me hungry lol not a good thing lol
Best wishes
Harlen