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    Insulin to cover coffee

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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.

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    Brad

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    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.
    Type 1 diabetic for 25 years.
    Low carb for 7 years, LC Primal for 2.5 of those.
    Fruit and starch free.
    Total weight loss- 3 stone/42 pounds. Current weight = 121 pounds. Height 5'5
    I take Zymessence systemic enzymes.

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    Just guessing but perhaps the coffee stimulates the liver to release glycogen to help fuel the increased metabolism caused by caffine?

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    Quote 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

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    Quote 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.
    Type 1 diabetic for 25 years.
    Low carb for 7 years, LC Primal for 2.5 of those.
    Fruit and starch free.
    Total weight loss- 3 stone/42 pounds. Current weight = 121 pounds. Height 5'5
    I take Zymessence systemic enzymes.

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