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Coffee And Type 2 Diabetes

I just read an article that said drinking coffee may reduce your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Has anyone heard of this before? Would love to know your take on this.

Diane (Team Member)

  1. Hi Diane
    I have heard of drinking coffee may reduce your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. I am long time coffee drinker. I have been living with diabetes with 1 year now. The statement is very misleading.

    1. Hello , I didn't think it carried any merit. I guess that goes to show not to believe everything you read.

      How are you doing with your T2D? I was diagnosed over 30 years ago, but my husband is new to it too. He takes insulin and is not happy. Did you make any lifestyle changes? Thanks for sharing.

      Diane (Team Member)

  2. Hi Diane,
    My name is Bunny. I am managing my T2D okay. I deal with low blood sugar kind of often. I am sorry that your husband is dealing with taking insulin. Medication can be very expensive, and it is an adjustment to your life. True you cannot believe everything you read, and I did make some lifestyle changes. I had changed my diet little by little because when I was diagnosed with T2D also had grout- that is caused by high uric acid levels from meat. I had a lot of pain in my right elbow all the time. So, my doctor at the time did not give me any information. So, I started doing my research about Grout and Uric acid. I decided to start doing a more of a plant-based diet and I eat fish occasionally. It has worked out and the pain went away I did not want to start another medication. Next, I got to start doing exercise.

    1. Weight training is great exercise, especially if you have weights at home. It builds strength and increase metabolism. I am glad to hear you have good doctors now and I hope you are able to establish an exercise routine that fits well into your schedule and lifestyle. I see you have already lost a tremendous amount of weight. Congratulations! That must feel good. - Lori (Team Member)

    2. Yes, it does!
      Thanks a lot Lori.

  3. Diane,

    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hello , Chronic kidney disease is my challenge right now. No, I don't follow any type of diet. I did for a while and once I hit my target weight of 155; I went back to my regular eating habit. I like sweets, but I can eat steak and potatoes daily, but I don't. I do eat more veggies now and less carbs. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

      Do you have any tips for me? How do you actually stick to a diet?

      Diane (Team Member)

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