Coffee, Tea and . . . Diabetes?

by Diane Lofshult on Jan 01, 2005

A team of researchers from Duke University has suggested that caffeine may interfere with the body’s ability to control blood sugar levels, thus worsening type 2 diabetes. Reporting in the August 2004 issue of Diabetes Care, the study team uncovered a strong correlation between caffeine intake at mealtimes and increased glucose and insulin levels among patients with type 2 diabetes. These findings led the researchers to recommend that people with diabetes consider reducing or eliminating caffeine from their diets.

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Diane Lofshult

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Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach, California. Reach her at