Monday, January 31, 2011


I LOVE coffee.  I mean really love it.  It has become an integral part of my morning routine.  Even my 2 yr old has noticed it.  "Mommy have coffees".  Last Christmas my MIL gave us the perfect gift, a single cup coffee maker.  I can now have my cup of coffee faster and without the fuss!  This is amazing!

I have been trying to watch my BG's closer.  My diabetes does not like coffee.  At first my thought was too bad for diabetes.  I mean, I don't like diabetes, so screw diabetes, I am having my coffee.  But diabetes still wins then, it wil just reek havoc on my body over a period of time and I will pay for it later.  Grr.

Yesterday I woke up really tired.  After getting my son up and dressed I hurried to my coffee maker.  I grabbed my favorite mug, the one that fits perfectly in my hand, and brewed my Donut Shoppe coffee.  It smelled sooo good.  I loaded it with soy milk and a touch of Redi-Whip, bolused on my pump, and indulged.  Ahh.  1 hour later I was still exhausted when I finger poked, but my BG was pretty good.  I mean, it wasn't the perfect 100, but 125 isn't bad in comparision to previous BG's after my beloved coffee.  I was pleasantly surprised.

A few hours later I had a headache that wouldn't go away.  It was just horrendous.  I decided to have a cup of comforting coffee.  When I opened the coffee maker to put in the coffee I saw the coffee from earlier- it read DECAF.  I must have been exceptionally tired to have missed that in the morning.  That explains the headache- I am a junkie, a coffee junkie.  I was in withdrawl.

The most troubling part to me is that my BG handled the decaf well.  Does anyone else notice caffine effecting their BG?  Have I missed the boat on this?  Should I switch to decaf and suffer the withdrawl for the greater good of better BG control?  Are steadier BG's worth the headaches?  How will I wake up in the morning?   This is something I must seriously consider.

Before I make this decision I am doing more research.  This morning I brewed decaf yet again, only this time on purpose.  Perhaps it was a fluke yesterday.  I am not going to make any major decisions without adequate research first.    Only time will tell.


  1. Have you tried half decaf and half regular? See if that messes with your BG.

  2. Coffee (the kind with caffeine - LOL) definitely makes me spike. I don't use sugar, and it's not a spike from the splash of cream - it's the caffeine that makes me spike. I drink a huge mug full every morning and bolus for it and I do fine most days. :)