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Old 02-25-2013, 05:30   #11
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I've heard all over the place that coffee in moderation is fine for us. I drink about 8 cups a day, unfortunatley. I like it a little toooo much!
One of my dieticians in my diabetes ed. class said that alot of coffee can cause insulin resistance. I don't know if thats true and haven't heard that anywhere else.

I found something good and healthy to put in my coffee the other day. Its called pure coconut sap sweetener. Its suppose to have alot of vitamins and minerals (especially B) in it. if you get the little packets, its only 5 carbs per packet. And I found some chocolate-rasberry flavored stevia syrup which is pretty good. 2 cups a day sounds perfect. I would like to get down to that soon

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Just make sure to test, because the coconut sap sweetener does have carbs, so you might need to bolus for it. It seems to be the new shiny marketing ploy to replace agave nectar . . .

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I drink coffee with heavy cream and Splenda, so you're not alone. Coffee would be the last thing I'd ever give up. Of course I thought that about sugar and white flour at one point too...

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I've never been able to find those fancy syrups and I hate the taste of all sweeteners--and believe me I've tried them all and tried it with just cream and no cream.

I drink about 5 cups of coffee throughout the day. It was the one thing I would never give up unless I positively had to. I take it with cream and 1/2 teaspoon of real sugar. 1/2 teaspoon is 2 carbs and enough to cut the bitterness of the coffee. It does not raise my blood sugar because I tested often and never got a spike at all.

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Gram, no insult intended, but I think since we have so many new people comments like you just made, which is true for you, should always have the term "Your mileage may vary" or YMMV so that they are aware of the need to see what works for their body. We really are unique.




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Gram, no insult intended, but I think since we have so many new people comments like you just made, which is true for you, should always have the term "Your mileage may vary" or YMMV so that they are aware of the need to see what works for their body. We really are unique.
Well of course it is true for me and someone new may not be able to do as I do before they tested a few times to see what would happen just as I did I've seen YMMV on posts before but never thought of that phrase so add YMMV on the bottom of my post I wouldn't want to lead anyoine astray

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I recently switched back to heavy cream and I ordered some of the EZSweets liquid sucralose. I love my coffee and for a while I was worried it was raising my BS. After these changes, I find no difference in BS from coffee.

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I used to have problems with non-dairy creamer and sugar substitue packets. It would spike me in my early days of T2 management. I then switched to Heavy Cream and a sugar substitute without bufferring agents and my spikes went away. Eventually I switched to Half & Half at my nutritionists urging and now I am using a standard sugar free (and mostly fat free) liquid creamer with no effect on my blood sugars. I still use the Sucralose in distilled water (EZSweetz) as a sweetener.

I haven't heard any conclusive eveidence that coffee is bad for diabetics and I do not seem to experience any issues related to my coffee consumption. However it could be the same issue they have with nicotine. I also have moved to half-caf ( I roast my own coffee) and the flavor is just as good. The decaf you get pre-ground at the grocery store are terrible.

I drink a pot of half-caf and 2/3 a pot of decaf a day now... Hmmm, maybe I should cut back, that sounds like an awful lot... Nah!

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Im a midnight worker so coffee is very much part of my diet. Im good for about 10 cups a day and was a heavy whipping cream user. I dont use any sweeteners. I recently switched to soy milk to reduce my daily caloric intake and I seem to get less of a BG bump from it than the HWC. Not that the HWC was ever really that bad of a bump. Im slowly reducing my coffee consumption, probably go back to HWC when I get down to 4 cups a day. I just love heavy whipping cream in my coffee too much to give it up for good.

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Me too - and just today I got an order of 8 lbs of green from my favorite sweetmarias.com. I was on their mailing list years ago when Tom was in Ohio before coming to the SF Bay Area - excellent coffee! The best green anywhere!

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