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Old 12-01-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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Default Would coffee change fasting blood sugar

I had my routine blood work done recently and cheated and had my morning coffee with creamer before. I was thinking it wouldn't matter.
But the results of the test showed that my blood sugar was creeping up ,
and the doctor said if that trend continued I would end up in pre-diabetic
range ..

They are going to reapeat it in 3 months

My question is .....
Does anyone know if the coffee & creamer would have made my fasting blood sugar look high..I am hoping that was the reason...
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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I've been told that I can have black coffee (nothing added) before routine blood work. The milk sugar in creamer might be enough to skew the results of fasting blood sugar, though.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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They don't even want you to chew gum. Yes, it could make a difference. Next time, nothing but water. Make your coffee when you get home.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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I had my routine blood work done recently and cheated and had my morning coffee with creamer before. I was thinking it wouldn't matter.
But the results of the test showed that my blood sugar was creeping up ,
and the doctor said if that trend continued I would end up in pre-diabetic
range ..

They are going to reapeat it in 3 months

My question is .....
Does anyone know if the coffee & creamer would have made my fasting blood sugar look high..I am hoping that was the reason...
Yes, you blew it with adding the creamer to your coffee. You only cheated yourself in not getting accurate blood results and you have no way of knowing exactly how much of a difference it made in your readings. Next time you "cheat" cancel and reschedule your appt. to such a morning that you have better self-control. Get the absolute very first blood draw of the morning. I'm a coffee addict and that is what I do when I need fasting bloodwork.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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I drink mine black and they ask if I've eaten before taking blood, I tell them all I had was black coffee... They always ask "No cream or sugar?"...I tell then just coffee, I don't do cream or sugar.... They always draw it and it comes out ok...
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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That is exactly why I am searching to see if coffee on a fasted blood test could raise in insulin levels. I too have to go back in 3 months.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Muskogee OK USA
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Take an insulated container with your coffee and cream with you and as soon as your blood is drawn, go somewhere and sit down and have your coffee. I've done it many times.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
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Now that I've had to deal with insulin drops when I'm hungry, and migraines when I miss my morning caffeine fix, I know to stop at Dunkin Donuts on my way to the lab that morning. I get a medium regular - cream and sugar, and carry it with me to the lab. The phlebotomist puts it on the table with my coat and pocketbook, and as soon as she finishes taking the last vial from me, I grab the coffee first and take a nice big slurp. Usually by that time it's slurpable, and doesn't burn the roof of my mouth. So the timing is perfect.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:22 AM
 
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Yes, caffeine raises blood sugar, as well as the creamer in it.

When fasting for a blood test that means NOTHING but water.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:13 AM
 
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I've always been told I can have black coffee. Caffeine can affect your blood pressure, but they allow it before testing blood sugar and cholesterol.
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