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.