Coffee is one of the great pleasures in my life, and thankfully, I can usually drink a sugar-free or close-to-it concoction that doesn’t wreck my blood sugars. (Even though some people have issues with coffee/caffeine raising their blood sugars, regardless of other ingredients.)
I have assessed (by trial and error) how my local coffee shop makes my coffee drinks, and after hundreds of cups of coffee, know the ones I need to take insulin for, and the ones I don’t. So, when some new barista comes in and makes my Grande Iced Skinny one-and-a-half pump Mocha (which SHOULD be using the sugar-free chocolate syrup), and I receive a drink where the label doesn’t quite true-up…..do I believe that it is the same drink I am used to accounting for sugar-wise, or not?Over the years, I have lost the taste for sugary sodas, sweet tea and the like, even though pre-diabetes, sweet tea was probably my favorite drink. Now, it’s too syrupy and sickly sweet to stomach. I really don’t drink sodas at all anymore (carbonation is my enemy, for so many different reasons), but on the off-hand chance I get one, I can realize pretty quickly if I ask for diet and accidentally get the full-blown-sugar-filled version instead. But today, with this coffee drink….I wasn’t 100% sure. So far, I am hanging steady with sugar numbers in the 80s without taking any extra insulin, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this drink really is what I think it is. Either way, it’s tasty and I’m finally awake, so, yay!!