I have a question that I hope someone will be able to answer:
I was diagnosed with insulin resistance/pre-diabetes last year. These were my levels at the time:
Blood sugar (fasting) 101 (ref 70-105)
Insulin 23.9 (ref 2.9-25)
I was prescribed Metformin 850 x 2/day, but opted for a natural solution instead (Hyponidd and Diabecon). The risk of ketoacidosis (although rare) associated with Metformin made me hesitate to take it...With these supplements, taken half an hour before the three main meals, I have managed to lose 15 kilograms effortlessly in the past year. I also have considerably less cravings than before. I have not measured my blood sugar and insulin levels yet, but I am due to have labs on Friday.
A practical question in this context: because of other tests I am having, I need to go to a special lab a couple of hours from where I live. I will go there by train. I know I am not supposed to eat or drink anything other than water for ten hours before going to the lab. However, I was wondering if it would be OK to have a cup of coffee (or two) in the morning, before leaving? I have found conflicting information about this; some claim coffee will make blood sugar levels rise, while others say it won't.
If anyone knows, I'd really appreciate if you would share the information with me, as I would hate to jeopardize my lab results...!