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Old 07-25-2013, 03:40   #1
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Looking for experiences, etc., with coffee. I'm not sure of it's effects. I've need drinking between 2 to 6 or more cups per day (8 oz) for many years. I'm not too ready to test before and after each cup. I know there may be other downsides not related specifically related to diabetes; but I sure as heck have a coffee jones in the morning. For those who might not be familiar with jones, it's slang for intense craving.

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Go to 'search' then 'advanced search' and then put 'coffee' in the keywords field and 'Search titles only' from the drop-down. On the bottom left, indicate 'Show results as threads' and you will get this: The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online - Search Results

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Thanks, I will. Seems will only work from web browser since I can't find that in the Android app yet.

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I sure as heck have a coffee jones in the morning. For those who might not be familiar with jones, it's slang for intense craving.
Been around since the 60s, eh, Tom? It was more than coffee in those days!




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Yep, I was also in the Navy and around many other coffee addicts.

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Go to 'search' then 'advanced search' and then put 'coffee' in the keywords field and 'Search titles only' from the drop-down. On the bottom left, indicate 'Show results as threads' and you will get this: The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online - Search Results

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TYVM, I was trying to find out how to search. Now it's time for a "CA" meeting.

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Oh darn am I dense, took this old heads of mine to get it.

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I don't know how difficult it would be to find, but a few months ago, several of us started testing our coffee's glucose content with our meters. Yeah, we get bored like that sometimes.

Seriously, my BG was getting higher and I couldn't nail down a reason. We started to test our coffee with our meters and found that it actually gave a reading, indicating that there was a certain level of something in it. David, one of our members, then discovered that the coffee beans go through some type of process where a certain amount of sugar or carb is added to it, even though it's not disclosed by the coffee company, if I remember this correctly. Anyway, the result was that we acknowledged due to the glucose readings, it did have an impact on blood sugar, but no one was brave enough to do without it, to see if it made a difference. I will see if I can find the thread for you.

(Edit: It starts here http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...rning-616.html with the second post, and then continues intermittently until about pg. 623.) The whole morning discussion had started because Tamagno had asked if anyone knew where to get strips to test beverages, as he believed that many drinks labeled sugar-free really weren't.

And wow, I can't believe I actually found that discussion in the FBS thread.

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I don't know how difficult it would be to find, but a few months ago, several of us started testing our coffee's glucose content with our meters. Yeah, we get bored like that sometimes.

Seriously, my BG was getting higher and I couldn't nail down a reason. We started to test our coffee with our meters and found that it actually gave a reading, indicating that there was a certain level of something in it. David, one of our members, then discovered that the coffee beans go through some type of process where a certain amount of sugar or carb is added to it, even though it's not disclosed by the coffee company, if I remember this correctly. Anyway, the result was that we acknowledged due to the glucose readings, it did have an impact on blood sugar, but no one was brave enough to do without it, to see if it made a difference. I will see if I can find the thread for you.
Did you test it with your glucometer? I was under the impression that only the urine glucose test strips could be used to test foodstuffs directly and the glucometer would not give meaningful readings (and they might be all over the map).

Dr. B was in the habit of using the urine test strips to test the contends of his mouth after chewing a suspect food for a minute, but not the blood test strips as far as I know.

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