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    Black Coffee To Balance Glucose Levels
    JanetJ2010 posted:
    Cinnamon and tea (herbal and leaf) helps balance glucose and so does a cup of black coffee.
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    davedsel57 responded:
    Where is your link to the article that states this? What studies have been done to prove this? At this point this could be considered "hearsay" without supporting documentation.

    It is very interesting, but I would really like to see the proof.

    Thank you.
    Blessings, -Dave
    MrsCora01 responded:
    While coffee may decrease the risk of diabetes, caffeine (in coffee) in people with diabetes can make their blood sugar levels harder to control. This is from a WebMD article here

    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant
    xring replied to MrsCora01's response:
    Interesting article. A few months ago, I did a 20-day "no coffee" test.

    Since I really like coffee, I hate to admit that my fasting glucose was noticeably lower during those 20 days (about 20 pts. lower) and I had several post prandial numbers that were in the 80's & 90's. I resumed drinking coffee after doing another experiment. I tested at 125, then had my usual 12-oz cup of strong coffee, then tested two hours later at 109, so I thought it didn't have much of an effect on my BG. Maybe it does affect it over time. I'm experimenting with it again now (third day).

    The first time I heard about coffee raising blood sugar was from Dr. Gabriel Cousens on the "Raw for 30 Days to Reverse Diabetes" DVD. He said "One cup of coffee raises your insulin requirements by 35%." I thought that was an exaggeration, but he may be right.
    MrsCora01 replied to xring's response:
    I was lucky in that caffeine rarely affected my sugars. But then again, it is like everything else with diabetes: Your Mileage May Vary.

    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant
    betaquartz responded:
    This was on the 6/14 today show:

    (CBS) Looking for another reason to justify your daily latte? A new study suggests that coffee may guard against diabetes.

    The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, shows that coffee improves insulin sensitivity and helps prevent the development of high blood sugar - at least in lab mice.

    If you think you're experiencing déjà vu, it could be because numerous studies have linked coffee - both caffeinated and decaf - with reduced risk not only of diabetes, but also of Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer.

    One 2004 study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, showed that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes was as much as 35 percent lower in people who drank four cups of coffee a day.

    Pretty convincing stuff.

    What remains unknown is just what's in coffee that provides the health-protective effects. It could be the caffeine, scientists say, but it could also be the antioxidants, potassium and magnesium found in coffee. More reseach is needed.

    In the meantime, health experts - including those at the Mayo Clinic - recommend exercise and a healthy diet to guard against diabetes.
    MrsCora01 replied to betaquartz's response:
    That's what the WebMD article says too, that coffee can prevent diabetes. The problem is that the anti-diabetes effects do not seem to help a person with diabetes with the glucose raising effects of caffeine.

    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant
    betaquartz replied to MrsCora01's response:
    Early show today posted that each cup of coffee lowered the risk of type 2 by 7%. Hmmm wish I hadn't stopped coffee a few years ago because of all I heard bad about it. They also posted that 6-7 cups dropped the incidence of prostrate cancer by a large % and also throat and head cancers by large amounts. Guess decaf is the way to go. I still love my coffee!
    rebitzman replied to betaquartz's response:
    Early show today posted that each cup of coffee lowered the risk of type 2 by 7%

    Then someone has some explaining to do - because were this the case I should have been good at LEAST through 2075
    flutetooter replied to betaquartz's response:
    Sometimes the correlation between things can be very evasive. I have also read that 4 cups of coffee helps prevent diabetes.

    It could be that people who drink coffee are not sedentary. They are drinking it to keep awake and on their feet to go from chore to chore or report to report, be alert and give presentations, etc., all of which burn calories and carbs.
    teddybear200 responded:
    Janet J not sure where your article is but I did read the one on here from WebMd.

    As for me I drink both regular and decaf maybe 2 cups of either a day. One day decaf one day regular.

    Neither type of coffee affects my sugars unless I had sugar to the coffee. I mostly drink it black - I drink coffee only because I like the taste.
    One day I will soar on wings of an Eagle - Deb

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