Coffee ( with milk & no sugar) and Diabetes

I am a coffee loving diabetic patient and taking 5-6 times of coffee from morning to night (half cup) with one Nutrichoice Hy Fibre Digestive Biscuits each time. Though I am deciding to stop it every day, but also breaking that decision on the same day. Can any body calculate for me how much extra calories I am pushing and extent of its affect to increase my BS level. This information may help me to reduce pressure on me, since I am thinking that, this habit is the main culprit for high sugar or it may motivate me to reduce this habit.

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  • once or twice its ok. but biscuits are loaded with carbs & sugar which are not safe for a diabetic person

  • Either coffee or tea in moderate quantities is reportedly beneficial.But 5 to 6 times a day is definitely not advisableSince you are already aware of the ill effects,it all depends on your will power.It is in your hands.

  • People suffering from BS should have green tea only. As much as possible avoid tea /coffee.

  • A cup of black coffee with 1 TBSP coconut oil is the best thing to start your day with. 1 Cup coffee a day is great.

  • Depends

  • Coffee without milk early morning is best. No coffee after 2PM in any case as it conks of sleep cycle. Green tea with tulsi 5-6 cups without sugar, without milk but with lemon is best.

    Anything that reads "DIABETIC FRIENDLY" (biscuit or anything else) is not to be touched even with a barge pole.

    More than calories, first thing that you need to reign in is CARBS intake as that pushes the sugar up. Switch to Low carb High Fat -- LCHF -- diet.

  • In case you really like coffee may take Black coffee from green coffee seeds-with out roasting which will control BSL. May add cinnamon and Pumpkin seeds while making green coffee.

    Best wishesIn the aftr noon switch to Green Tea -as suggested above.

  • Thanks to all my friends & well wishers for their valuable suggestions. Taken one more strong decision ( seriously) to reduce consumption.I shall reports here outcome of reducing coffee, after some time

  • I also understand from the following link that: "Eliminate caffeine. Caffeine can impair your body's ability to handle sugar and increase the amount of stress hormones, which may increase blood sugars"

    This source given by Mr. Nair on some other discussion. webmd.com/diabetes/features...

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