Strong black coffee consumed before breakfast substantially increased the blood glucose response to breakfast by around 50%

Keywords: Communications, Announcement

Although population-level surveys indicate that coffee may be linked to good health, past research has previously demonstrated that caffeine has the potential to cause insulin resistance. This new study therefore reveals that the common remedy of drinking coffee after a bad night’s sleep may solve the problem of feeling sleepy but could create another by limiting your body’s ability to tolerate the sugar in your breakfast.

https://www.bath.ac.uk/announcements/drink-coffee-after-breakfast-not-before-for-better-metabolic-control

How Taking a Mental Break from Diabetes Changed My Perspective

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Last weekend I took a ‘mental break’ from my type 1 diabetes.

This didn’t mean that I stopped taking insulin or testing my sugars. (i can’t really do that or i’ll die) I still took care of myself during my ‘break’, but made an effort to take some time off from overthinking it.

My last Dexcom sensor ripped out unexpectedly last week, and I didn’t have a new shipment of sensors coming in for another week or so. I honestly freaked out when this originally happened. I haven’t been without a CGM in about a year! How was I going to feel my lows? What if I trend high for the next week? How will I workout or sleep or know that I am taking the right amount of insulin…

And then I remembered that I had managed my diabetes for 14 years without a CGM. I can always feel…

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