I make my own almond milk- super easy, cheaper, and you can control the taste. Always an option if you can't find unsweetened!
I use the unsweetened -- only 2 g
I drink about 2 mugs a day. I don't use artifical sweetner but do use soy milk or half and half...never had to bolus.
I'm so jealous of all the non-bolus-ers!
During the day, I either take a unit for a cup (black), or do an extended bolus or increased basal rate (130%) for it if I'm just sipping.
However, in the morning... I take two units for a cup. I didn't take any additional insulin yesterday with my coffee because I was 69. I ended up at 230. Go figure.
Wow. I can't really say that I bolus for coffee. I always figure I need either less than .5 unit or at least a post coffee bolus. But with this, I wonder how long it takes for that coffee to kick-in?
If I'm going to sit down and just drink my coffee/tea, I bolus at my first sip. I haven't had a problem getting the insulin to match the caffeine peak.
However, if I'm also correcting a high at the same time, I don't bolus for the coffee because I've ended up tanking very fast from doing this.
Does tea have the same effect on you? I'm just curious, I'm a T2 and coffee does nothing to me except make me zippy.
I am a huge tea drinker, and yea, it behaves the same way as coffee for me. Boo!
Maybe your residual second-phase insulin response can take care of the caffeine bump? Reading all these comments.. I assumed most T1's got smacked by coffee, but I guess not.
I drink about 2 cups of black coffee every workday. Coffee has no effect on my BG and I do not bolus.
Yeah for me too! I find if I drink a big class of water at the same time it counteracts the effect of the coffee and I don't need insulin. I'm also on symlin and taking that will counter act the bg rise too.
I usually take 2 units to cover the 3 cups I drink at breakfast. My IC:R is one to 8 and I take my coffe with 1/2 packet of Splenda and 2tbsp of half and half. In reality there aren't many carbs in it but it tends to spike me if I don't correct for it.
A 12 oz cup of coffee usually requires me to bolus 0.3 units. That seems to cover my caffeine spike.