i am type 1 and i wanted to know if anyone knows how many carbs are in like a cup of coffe because i have not been diabetic for long and havent drank coffe since and was just wondering. Thanks

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Comment by Brian (bsc) on January 31, 2010 at 5:26pm
Coffee and tea themselves don't have any carbs. If you add milk and/or sugar, then all bets are off.
Comment by Don on January 31, 2010 at 5:48pm
There are no carbs in black coffee. It's the caffeine that can make your body produce adrenaline and in turn causes your liver to dump glucose into your bloodstream. For a long time I did not need to take insulin for coffee but I'm past my honeymoon now. I take half a unit for 2 cups and one unit for 3 cups and fortunately this has been consistent.

No need to suffer without your java! A little trial and error should get it figured for you, especially if you drink the same amount every day.
Comment by Brandon Kadlubowski on January 31, 2010 at 6:19pm
thanks so if i do add milk or sugar i should just account for those carbs with insulin. also so drinking coffe does make your sugar go up tho
Comment by Kathyann on January 31, 2010 at 10:47pm
I know that a tall soy latte from Starbucks is a carb serving. Drink one every Saturday.
Comment by Kristin on February 1, 2010 at 12:04am
I drink coffee with a small amount of milk and splenda. A cup of milk has 12g of carbs. I drink less than a quarter cup of milk (so <4g) and add only Splenda. But still I give insulin as if I was eating 10-15 g of carbs because the caffeine raises my blood sugar.

One of our members who uses a continuous blood glucose monitor could see that coffee alone raised her blood sugar about 20-30 mg/dl.

The Starbucks type of flavored coffees have LOADS of carbs (often over 30g). So avoid anything when they put flavoring syrup in it unless you know that the syrup is sugar free.
Comment by Kristin on February 1, 2010 at 12:08am
You might find some more answers in this (long) discussion: click here.
Comment by Marti on February 20, 2010 at 3:19am
I have had Type 1 for 48 years and counting. I have been drinking coffee since college and since switched to a zero nutrional type of 1/2 & 1/2. I have tried black but did not like it. Have talked to my nurse practitioner and she said to go for it. Some speak about caffeine, it may raise the adrenaline which may raise your BG, so be aware.

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