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    Any other insulin dependent coffee drinkers here?

    I usually skip breakfast and have 2 cups of strong french pressed coffee. I've found that I need about 4 units of humalog to cover this in the morning....less if I were to drink the same amount later in the day (dawn phenomenon?). I've been trying to eat breakfast again in anticipation of spring & morning traing rides so I'll have some fuel. The strange thing I've noticed is that I don't need any additional insulin to cover 2 fried eggs and celery. Anyone else noticed anything similar? I use heavy cream in my coffee as well.

    Thanks,
    Brad

    late onset type1 diabetic 4-27-10 @ age 30

  • #2
    Hi Brad. I'm Type 1 and usually have to take 2 units of novorapid for every cup of coffee consumed, with or without cream and stevia.

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    • #3
      Just guessing but perhaps the coffee stimulates the liver to release glycogen to help fuel the increased metabolism caused by caffine?
      Don't be a paleotard...

      http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...oxidation.html

      http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...torage-qa.html

      http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...rn-fat-qa.html

      http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...-you-need.html

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      • #4
        Originally posted by StoneAgeQueen View Post
        Hi Brad. I'm Type 1 and usually have to take 2 units of novorapid for every cup of coffee consumed, with or without cream and stevia.
        Thanks, Is there a reason you use novorapid over the other fast acting options?
        Brad

        late onset type1 diabetic 4-27-10 @ age 30

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Phaedrus View Post
          Thanks, Is there a reason you use novorapid over the other fast acting options?
          I've used it since I was 22 (I'm 29 now) it works best for me and see no need to change it.

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