Should T2's avoid caffeine? I've been looking online for some good sources of info but can't find much. The reason for my asking is as follows.
As some may know, I managed to bring my h1ac down from 8.9 to 6.1 in about 4 months. I wish it were in the 5's but I'll take what I can get.
I don't drink coffee, I do drink green tea. I don't drink it for the caffeine, I drink it for the antioxidents and the fact it's what I get served in Japan. I don't need a caffeinated beverage to start my day, just breakfast.
However, being at the gym 3 or 4 days a week (Depending on my routine) I've wanted to try a certain supplement that my friends have been giving good reviews on. In the past, I've tried similar supplements but I always got jittery and quizzy, not being able to tolerate the caffeine portion of the supplement. However, after reading some reviews I decided to buy a bag of this particular supplement. The company is good, they come out with only proven dosages of proven ingredients. This is a pre-workout supplement. Part of the supplement is caffeine, 300mg of it. Surprise surprise, I was able to tolerate it very well and it worked as described. I was able to lift harder and for longer and the next day my recovery was faster. I was a bit worried about sleep, since I lift in the PM at times, but was able to make my way into bed without any problem.
I was so impressed that I was worried it would be BAD for my blood sugar. I did some checking on my own and saw no real changes. On days you take this supplement you are suppose to avoid all other caffeine, although some of my friends still manage a couple cups of coffee and make it to bed. So, my first question (And sorry it's take so long to get to it) is there anything out there that says "Don't take caffeine if you're a T2?"
The other interesting part, again if you've followed me, is that on one day I didn't workout but had a long long day at my wedding work, I decided to split the dose into 2, morning and afternoon. I'm always worried about getting hypo like attacks (Something my doctors haven't figured out) but on this day, full of energy (Steady and smooth, not jittery or anxious) I had ZERO signs of hypo like symptoms whereas the day before, an easier day, I did. So...I contacted the supplement company and asked if it was bad to take every day or on those hard days. They were honest in their response by saying "It's a pre-workout supplement so you don't need to take it every day to get the effects we promise. But, if you need energy for a long day and avoid other caffeine, there's no reason, other than cost, to avoid taking it every day. It's priced so you don't have to use it daily."
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