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Old 01-24-2015, 03:30   #1
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Anyone have/had any experiences with Green Tea and their diabetes they would like to share.
How it started was I was looking on Youtube and found videos that suggested green tea had a positive efffect on moderating BG levels. Thought I would give it a try. Bought some good quality green tea and had some after dinner last night. Big mug full.

Results for levels were as follows:-
Before dinner 5.4 -pretty normal for me
After dinner (2hrs) 5.3 -usually I am more than pre dinner reading
Next morning, fasting (today) 5.6 -usually I am high 5's or low 6's

Probably just a coincedence but thought I would ask anyway

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I've haven't noticed that green tea lowers my blood sugar, and I drink it every day; if I'm not drinking plain water, I'm drinking green tea.

But I've seen those claims too, and I guess anything's possible.




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Thanks Shanny. Yes, I am not convinced either but the readings were strange (for me). Especially since I had a bit of a sleep in this morning which usually has disastrous consequences for my morning fasting reading. I am not really a tea drinker but I do like the taste of this green tea, so I guess I will continue to drink it and see where it leads me. I do want to get into that 5% club. Just knocking on the door at the moment. Next A1C is due in June.

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You might need to repeat that experiment many times for any pattern to emerge, if at all. Drawing any conclusion from a single event is illogical.

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I drink it both hot and cold . . . if hot, I add HWC & a tiny drop of sweetener. For cold I just plunk a teabag into my big mug of cold water. The other thing I do when making coffee, tea or any beverage with plain water, is add a few grains of salt - it greatly enhances the flavors.




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Couldn't agree more SKB. I will see where it goes.

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I have seen several papers on the medical benefits of green tea, none mention BG control. I drink a lot of it myself and do not notice a difference between days when I drink it and days when I don't in BG terms.

You'd have to track longterm and have a baseline to really tell if it is effecting you at all in that manner. Remember your BG meter is also a powerful tool for BS detection.

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Green tea doesn't really seem to impact my blood glucose reading but it helps curb my appetite. So, it helps.

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I have been drinking green tea in the morning for about a year now. I don't feel as groggy as I did drinking coffee... more alert, clear....

bugghowever it could have something to do with that 1-1/2 oz of clear whisky I have been adding for medicinal purposes...heh!

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