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Can You Drink Black Coffee As A Diabetic Or Does The Caffeine Raise Your BS Too Much?

Can You Drink Black Coffee As A Diabetic Or Does The Caffeine Raise Your BS Too Much?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I drink two cup in the morning.

posted 11 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I drink between 7 and 8 cups a day (with 18% cream which turns it from a zero to a 1 net carb drink) and it has no effect on my blood sugar.

But there are some people that will see a bit of a spike however, it is usually the "occasional drinker" that "might" see a slight increase (albeit short lived).

Caffeine is a diuretic which can cause the kidneys to suck water out of the blood leaving the blood sugar a little more concentrated which will raise levels a bit - think of it like taking a bottle of water "out" instead of in when you drink it to help dilute blood sugar (which is why drinking water is recommended).

But the diuretic effect wears off (or perhaps we build a resistance to the caffeine??) the more frequently you drink.

I also don't get the "perk you up effect" from it either. While it makes me feel better in the morning, by the time I'm watching the late news and drinking my last coffee I often doze off half way through a cup 😂

To find out which way it will swing your blood sugar, if at all, give it a try at one of the times you are going to test. I have never personally known a diabetic that had their sugar effected by coffee (or tea which has even more caffeine in some types) but it is a noted effect.

posted 12 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

𝘼𝙨 𝙖 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤𝙚(𝙨) 𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙪𝙩𝙚𝙚 𝙞𝙢 𝙝𝙮𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙮 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙩- 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙖𝙨 𝙄 𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙢𝙮 𝙙𝙞𝙖𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙨.

edited, originally posted 9 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Have a wonderful day!!

What concerns you most regarding your diabetes?

posted 11 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes you can.

posted 12 days ago
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