It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Diabetes Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2008, 06:30 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: US
Posts: 45
greeneyes1 HB User
new here...have a question

My husband has type 2 diabetes and has just been put on insulin. He was on two different oral meds for about 10 years before this. First thing in the morning, he checks his sugar level, and it usually runs about 120. After he drinks his morning coffee, using only creamer and Equal, his sugars jump to about 280. Could coffee creamer be causing this jump? I read the back and it says 0 grams of sugar, but the first ingredient is corn syrup solids. Can anyone offer any thougts on this?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-13-2008, 06:38 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,756
Cora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB UserCora1003 HB User
Re: new here...have a question

It could either be the creamer, or it could be the caffeine. For some people, caffeine will cause their blood sugar to go up.

Cora
__________________
Cora
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-13-2008, 11:52 AM   #3
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 26
daisycolors65 HB User
Re: new here...have a question

There is a herbal sweetner called Stevia. You can bet if the 1st ingredient in the creamer is corn syrup solids then it contains sugar. Coffee is extremely acidic and not good for diabetics.

 
Old 07-13-2008, 01:11 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 576
Wallis86 HB User
Re: new here...have a question

As Cora said, caffeine causes huge blood sugar spikes in some people, maybe consider trying decaf. Also, avoid looking at the grams of sugar on the label. Take a look at the carb count, just because there is no sugar, doesn't mean there are no carbs. He will certainly have to cover for the carbs in the creamer if he is taking a short acting insulin.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Has anyone here ever developed an INTOLERANCE to alcohol over time? LonelyTraveler Addiction & Recovery 10 10-10-2006 01:33 AM
new here Jeni61 Cancer: Colon 8 08-26-2006 10:19 AM
Does anyone here REALLY Understand? Samantha317 Depression 746 10-21-2005 10:33 PM
Questions for Me? Post here! :) AngelicBrat Lupus 16 06-24-2005 05:07 PM
Has anyone here gotten better, I am a little skepticle Bothrops Lyme Disease 36 05-25-2005 02:58 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:51 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!