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Easy E
Saturday, March 10, 2012, 6:16am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I think caffeine in general results in hypoglycemia like feelings for me.  I broke down today when i met a friend at cc's coffee house, and got an iced vanilla coffee (also contained milk, which i have not drank in a very long time).  Since they were free refills, my dumb self got a second.  All evening i have felt tingly and had the symptoms of low blood sugar i read about online on various sites.

Has anyone else experienced this type of thing when drinking higher amounts of caffeine?  I am sure for some, it would take a lot more caffeine to do this than it would for me.  I had been free of coffee for two months, but still was drinking black tea.  I want to stop drinking coffee and black tea completely, since they both are toxins for my gt.

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I stopped drinking café in 2006 ( I guess it was the culprit of an ulcer and then I once gave a try again, only some little sips and I got a panic attac from da finest ...since then I won't go for that experiment again... the same does alcohol with me....so far better to stay away.... and I can say- no problems at all to go for green tea and freshly shnippled ginger slices......


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Stopped several years ago now, don't miss it, but many do.

green tea ever time I go out, if it not available I drink nothing.


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coffee os a drug.. why are we so incisting that we should have it?  I am a example of such thinking for many years..

they say 1 cup is good for some, well one cup leads to others, so why ///  just asking..

I for one when i drink coffee for every cup or mug even weak - drive 5 miles faster.. immagin if I drank the stuff they are hooking up all the yappies?  and the price.. used to be 5 cents, or free, or endless refills..

just asking..

and the stuff we have to put in it just to make it more drink-able, and the cakes that go with it just to make it socially ac ceptable?  why even drink it after a perfectly satisfying meal when we are stuffed already///??   


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Yes for me. Just wanted to let you know also that as an experiment I have on three occasions tested my blood sugars and on the days that I had a few small ounces of decaf even, my blood sugars at night were about 20 mm/dl higher than normal. I too had read this can happen and it does for me. Coffee is out now, though I do miss it terribly. Going on vacation in a few weeks and I'm scared I'll cave...
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Interesting about the milk/coffee. Many years ago when I drank cafe latte which I loved I would often feel a bit jittery after it. Don't remember feeling tingly but suspect it messed with my sugar. I don't drink either now.
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Play like an alcoholic I knew...  His mindset was, "I can wait til later to have it..."  He had gone 20 years putting off his next drink until "later".


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btw, I think it's the roasting effect which makes café to a no-no


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Here's a suggestion. I buy Dandelion Root in tea bags from Traditional Medicinals and carry a few in my purse at all times. I always offer to pay for the hot water but most places give it to you for free.
I tell them I have multiple food allergies and have to be very cautious. It is also great for the liver.  

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No doubt, caffeine is a baddie for the blood sugar.
I don't even drink caffinated tea. Thankfully, I have found rooibos tea that tastes robust but without the evil caffeine.


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I am careful to drink small amounts only after a meal.  But a full cup on an empty stomach gives me symptoms of hypoglycemia.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Well, I have a different experience with coffee than many of you. I have cut back to one a day, refusing to cut it out altogether, because I like it, and it is good for me (A), but even when I was having more than this I was well able to control my blood sugars (for past three and a half years since diabetic diagnosis). Clearly we are all  different.



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I am not a coffee drinker, but like to sip from my husband's soy latte (I like the foam  ) occasionally.  It does not mess up my hypoglycemia, but it induces cravings for sweets.  Very dehydrating.  
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the first and last time I ordered a green tea latte at an airport once, I had to spit out that first sip!!!
it was soooooooooooooooooo sweet!!!

and I ordered it plain, unsweetened!!!
it was a soy late, before I knew my secretor status

so I settled for plain green tea point!


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