I know as diabetics, we're not immune to addiction.
I've become the "can't function without coffee" type.
I typically drink it black.
Even this requires around half a unit bolus for me. Anyone else?

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I'm not on a pump, but I haven't noticed coffee having any effect on my numbers.
I even use some artificial sweetener to my black coffee.

I'm an addict too.

I bolus 2 units for my morning coffee routine...which includes half & half, splenda and a full pot. On top of that, my mornings tend to run a bit high (see: DAWN PHENOMENON) so sometimes I'm bolusing a few units to correct nature's curse too.

Holy donut hole batman. A whole pot of coffee? What kind of cup do you use?

I drink mine with full cream and don't bolus at all.

A full pot! That explains so much. :)

I drink two large cups with heavy cream and bolus 1.3 units.

No, I don't need to bolus for coffee. I used to bolus when I used milk in my cappuccino but now I use almond milk so don't have to.

Zoe, do you use a carb-free almond milk? I love almond-milk, but all of the choices I have at my grocery store are sweetened. I'm curious what brand you've found.

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze from my local Walmart.
Label says it's got 7g per cup.
Depends on how much you put in your coffee, I guess ;)

Oh yeah, it's made from Almonds and Coconut.

If it's 7g per cup, mpfuchs, it's the one with sugar; the unsweetened is only 2.

Mike, all of the brands seem to have an unsweetened version (with about 2g carbs per 8 oz.), but it sounds like your grocery store doesn't stock them :( I don't know if you have access to Trader Joes or Whole Foods, but both of their store brands have an unsweetened version and are both cheaper than the name brands.

I get Blue Diamond Unsweetened. It comes in two places in my market, either the fridge with the regular milk or on a shelf. The fridge is about .60 cheaper for the 1/2 gallon. I've gotten it in both vanilla and "regular". (unsweetened).

I don't know if there is a Trader Joes around you but their unsweetened coconut milk and almond milk only have 2 or 3 carbs per serving.

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