I've only recently tried applying the TAG principles to my blood glucose management. This morning I decided to have a cup of decaf coffee and I used sugar-free hazelnut creamer and hazelnut flavored Splenda. I checked the labels carefully - or so I thought - and my BG was 98. An hr later my Dexcom is sending an alarm and I check it. I have the single arrow indicating a "rise". Checked my bg and it was 175 :( :( I sure don't have to drink flavored coffee but I still would like to know what I did wrong? Is it the caffeine, the artificial flavor or the phase of the moon??

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When it comes to coffee, I have learned over time that we all seem to be very, very different.

Quite frankly - I don't use TAG for my coffee cream because even black coffee can raise my BG a bit. I use a fat free half & half, liquid Splenda and various types of scrumptious coffees.

It's just not something I'm willing to budge on! So, in the mornings, I just bolus anywhere from .40 to .75 unit (depending on my waking BG) to cover my first couple of cups - after that, it doesn't seem to be a problem - but if it is, I simply bolus just a touch. I loves me some coffee! Think I'll go get a cup right now..........
I drink coffee all day, with a tsp of 1/2 &1/2 and a tbsp of whipped cream (> 1 cho). I don't bolus for it, I think my basal is set to cover it LOL
It may also be that it is morning. I usually drink coffee in the morning w/ just splenda but even on mornings I don't or when I don't drink the coffee until later, my BS still rises like a delayed DP...because I've had coffee later in the day w/ not much of a noticeable effect, especially if it's decaf. I've also heard the decaf has some caffeine and if you don't drink regular coffee you may be more sensitive to the effects than someone who does.

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