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    DoloresTeresa posted:
    Here is something I just found. I never heard this before.

    http://www.drmirkin.com/diabetes/9897.html

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    phototaker responded:
    Dolores, thanks for posting this article. I think I remember reading that someplace. Meanwhile, because of my heart, I've been only drinking de-caf coffee, but of course the small amount of caffeine adds up if you drink three cups, and have anything else with caffeine in it. I noticed this past year I was drinking a lot more de-caf coffee, three big cups a day. I wonder if that had "some" influence in adding to my higher numbers during that time.

    I like it when people post things for others to mull over. Thanks again!
     
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to phototaker's response:
    Here's more info from a WebMD article:

    Caffeine at Mealtime May Cause Problems for Type 2 Diabetics

    An excerpt: The study showed that caffeine had little effect on glucose and insulin levels during the fasting period, but it caused significant surges after eating a meal. People who received the 375-milligram dose of caffeine experienced a 21% larger increase in glucose levels and a 48% larger increase in insulin levels compared with those who took the placebo during the two hours following their meals.


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    flutetooter replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Attn. Haylen --Is this study comparing caffeine with a "placebo" during the two hours following their meals. This doesn't make sense, as a "placebo" would indicate a non caffeinated substance.
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!
     
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to flutetooter's response:
    Hmmm....good question.

    From the article:

    On the observation days, the participants took their prescribed diabetes medications and provided a blood sample 30 minutes later. While still fasting they were then given two 125-milligram capsules of caffeine or a placebo. A cup of coffee contains from 80 milligrams to 175 milligrams of caffeine. A second set of blood tests were then analyzed an hour after the taking the pills.
     
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    flutetooter replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Maybe it means that a cup of coffee BFORE breakfast and then again eating nothing until an hour later is better or worse than not having coffee until in the middle of the night after fried chicken and or maybe eating a bunch of placebo flavored Fritos with dip or they don't say how long the fasting period is because they ran out of money to have a proofreader???? !!!@@@, Or maybe it means that the researcher or typists had too much coffee before they planned this experiment! lol
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!
     
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    teddybear200 responded:
    This reply is not to anyone particular just my comment and it does not represent any tests or studies, but Dr approved for me.

    I drink 2 to 3 - 12 oz cups of regular coffee everyday - allowed by my kidney Dr because he said it serves as a diuretic.

    I even use real "In the Raw Sugar" with it, because I can not use artificial sweeteners. I do not drink it per say with my meals but in between them as I drink water with my meals or 8oz of low sodium V8.

    I have not noticed any change in my sugar readings doing this way. Maybe I should try to drink my coffee with my meals then test 2 hrs later to see what the results would be.
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    mrscora01 replied to teddybear200's response:
    As with almost everything diabetes related, the caffeine issues seems to be a YMMV issue. I know of many folks online who have had large jumps in glucose levels due to caffeine, and others who can drink it to their hearts content and not have an issue. I was one of the ones who could drink it with no problems. Go figure.

    Cora
    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
     
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    teddybear200 replied to mrscora01's response:
    Mrs Cora what is YMMV? glad to hear you also do not have problems with caffeine issues either.
    One day I will soar on wings of an Eagle.
    Want to know more about me - come join us at www.mybearyspecial.blogspot.com

     
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    mrscora01 replied to teddybear200's response:
    Sorry. It stands for Your Mileage May Vary. It is so true with everything associated with diabetes.

    Cora
    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008


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