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Epidemiological studies suggest that drinking 3-4 cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to consuming none or less than 2 cups per day1,2. Research also suggests a dose response relationship
The effect of certain genetic polymorphisms on associations between coffee intake and type 2 diabetes was considered in a 2016 review, suggesting that the evidence for a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in coffee drinkers may be limited when taking into account the genetic profile. These findings warrant further investigation
Further investigation indeed. What utter hogwash.
 

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Further investigation indeed. What utter hogwash.
I got a 23andme for Christmas. Now I'm curious if quitting coffee for several years contributed to my broken immunity to
D? I'll have to check out all my genetic gifts.
 

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I knew there was a motive from all those type 2 diabetics filling up coffee houses as they drank 1 cup of coffee every 20 min and gathered outside the door waiting for a empty seat. toss those oral meds aside and drink caffine
 
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I knew there was a motive from all those type 2 diabetics filling up coffee houses as they drank 1 cup of coffee every 20 min and gathered outside the door waiting for a empty seat. toss those oral meds aside and drink caffine
Heck, if that worked I wouldn't have gotten diabetes in the first place. :vs_laugh:

I grew up in a house in which the coffeemaker was always on. Kind of the beverage of choice at all hours. OTOH maybe drinking that much coffee is why I can control my BG without even met... :vs_bulb:
 

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Further investigation indeed. What utter hogwash.

I do not think there is much merit to the study; with the amount of coffee I have consumed over my lifetime I should not be a T2.

Maybe its only a certain amount that one can consume not more and not less:devil:

I post this reply as I have started my first afternoon cup/mug of coffee.

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Hahahahaha! I'm a coffee fiend and a T2 diabetic!
 
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I start every day with two very large cups of coffee stuffed with HWC! I have done this every since I started on LCHF back in 2015. Before that I drank even more coffee than that....yet I still 'came down with' Type 2 Diabetes.....??? Go figure? I think I will call Dr. Oz, here he has a cure for Diabetes.....
 

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I don't know, I drink a lot coffee, and it did not seem to affect my diabetes.
I have drank it all kinds of different ways--- sugar and cream, black,etc. ---but mostly black.
Any who, I love the stuff, and it is a gift from God, IMHO.:smile2:
 

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I used to drink a lot of coffee when I was a radio announcer and would do all nights - probably 8 - 10 cups a night. Once I got out of radio, went back to school and started an IT career my coffee consumption radically dropped.

About 10 years ago I quit coffee all together because every time I drank it I would get a drop in Blood Pressure and start getting light headed. Eventually, I started drinking it again - this time maybe 2 - 3 cups a day and Blood Pressure doesn;t drop anymore.
 

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This is from a Chris Kresser email I subscribe to:

A recent study found that drinking coffee is associated with a longer lifespan and lower risk of death from all causes—but especially from cardiovascular disease and cancer, two of the top five causes of death.

This was an observational study, so the standard caveat applies: it doesn’t prove that coffee consumption caused the lower risk of death, it just showed an association between coffee consumption and longer lifespan.

However, there are a few reasons to believe that there may be a causal relationship:

  • The results were adjusted for age, race, smoking, sex, body mass index, alcohol consumption, and other health and behavioral factors.
  • The associations were similar for regular and decaf coffee and for ground and instant.
  • Genetic variants that affect caffeine metabolism didn’t affect the results.
  • The more coffee people consumed, the greater the protective effect, and the relationship was linear.
  • Coffee is full of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds that have been shown to reduce the risk of disease and promote longevity in other studies.
The link is to a NY Times article that links to the study.
 
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I love coffee & have a mug or two a day. I've heard one doctor say it "raises insulin requirements." Other doctors say it has no effect at all.

I've tested before & after & it has no effect on my glucose, even with 1/2 tsp. sugar & some sweetened whipped cream, so I'm grateful. (Sweetened whpped cream has only 1-2 gms carbs/tbsp.)
 

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Coffee can have such different effects on different people. I had to cut back on mine because it gives me a rise in blood pressure and palpitations. Go figure.
 

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Coffee can have such different effects on different people. I had to cut back on mine because it gives me a rise in blood pressure and palpitations. Go figure.
I agree with this comment! Of course it is one of the '"Standard Realities" for diabetics. We all react differently to different things...


This is probably true to some degree with all humans, but reading on this website and others about people with diabetes, I have no doubt this is a fact with diabetics....
 

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Coffee can have such different effects on different people. I had to cut back on mine because it gives me a rise in blood pressure and palpitations. Go figure.

Yeah, I was getting that for a while. I had to cut back and start drinking "darker" coffees. I drink less than 5 cups a week now. Usually just drink it on the weekends.
 
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