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?
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.