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Saireddy
Saireddy
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Whether drinking tea or coffee is good or bad for a diabetic person,please reply any body ?

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sandybrown

I was told I am type 2 diabetic 7 years ago, I have not stopped drinking tea or coffee.

I take both tea and coffee with milk no sugar, because of sugar not available during my student time in lodgings I stopped having sugar in my coffee and tea.

I do not know if this answers your question!

The link below is the view of UK, NHS>

nhs.uk/news/diabetes/tea-co...

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Fatbuddy
Fatbuddy
in reply to sandybrown

wow.. sugar not available in student life -?? what country ? how many years ago ? hard to believe

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diptasu

Normal not very bad unless it is too much

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gangadharan_nair

A 2009 study of 40,000 participants noted that consumption of 3 cups of tea or coffee a day lead to a 40% lower risk of type 2 diabetes developing.

Tea: Research has shown that green tea has a positive effect on your general health. It can also help reduce your blood pressure and lower harmful LDL cholesterol levels.

Some research suggests that drinking up to six cups a dayTrusted Source may lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. However, more research is needed.

Coffee: A 2012 study found that drinking coffee might help lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

As with tea, it’s important that your coffee remain unsweetened. Adding milk, cream, or sugar to your coffee increases the overall calorie count and may affect your blood sugar levels.

Drinks to avoid:-

* Regular soda

* Energy drinks

* Diet soda

* Sweetened fruit juices

* Alcohol

Avoid sugary drinks whenever possible. Not only can they raise your blood sugar levels, they can also account for a significant portion of your daily recommended caloric intake.

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RoadRunner44

Mixed information can be confusing. Apparently tea and coffee helps prevent diabetes. I have recently been diagnosed with prediabetes and advised its OK to have either with very little milk and no sugar. Using a monitor you could check what happens before you drink then an hour later check again. Otherwise check for information on line.

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator

Hello Saireddy this is an interesting question as coffee contains polyphenols which are anti-inflammatory and can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes but it can also lower insulin levels and raise blood sugar levels and the effect of caffeine can be like adrenalin and increase body stress levels and raise insulin and blood sugar levels. So it looks like coffee affects diabetics differently.

Caffeine strips our bodies of calcium and can prevent a good nights sleep so caffeine consumption should be kept within safe limits.

Here's a couple of articles please see;

diabetes.co.uk/food/coffee-...

webmd.com/diabetes/diabetes...

I think that you have to find what works for you and monitor your blood sugar levels before and after coffee consumption.

Jerry 😊

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Fatbuddy

How young are you ? when were you diagnosed Diabetic T2 ? what is your A1C ?

Your goal should be to control diabetes - to prevent complications in future. Enjoy the life .

Did you ever drink tea -or coffee since you were born? did you enjoy ?

if never drank before then why start now ?

Nothing wrong to drink tea or coffee in moderation - 2 or 3 cups a day maximum.

If possible control sugar --you can have tea without sugar- use Stevia

some LCHf suggests --using cream - whipping cream in tea or coffee instead of milk.

Control your carbs you eat - net carbs 130 grams or less - per day

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HOBIEONE

Being an Electrician when I am working in a house I drink Tea for England

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cherv

You have been given alot of excellent advise and articles to read to be informed. I drink both and enjoy them in a limited quanity a day with stevia and cream. My blood sugar is hardly effected.

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Hi Saireddy,

I drink 3 cups of coffee during the week when I'm at my job and the blood sugars don't seem to be having issues afterwards. Has your doctor said that you had to be careful about coffee and tea?

What have your blood sugars been for the last few times you had either coffee or tea?

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cherv
cherv
in reply to Activity2004

Very good question I think these need to be followed more closely, on certain matters. As all diaberic's we have certain issues that are our either the needle in the hay stack to find to determine why we are set off or we just go off immediatly. Then the care must be given. Best of luck, Activity has been at this with her system since birth. Never tell a women's age LOL!

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