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Topic: OT - Caffine and Type 2 Diabetes (8 msgs / 290 lines)
1) From: Larry Williams
Yahoo news had an article siting a study on the effects of caffeine on 
blood sugar...
It's hell getting old!  EVERYTHING I stick in my mouth is bad for me.  I 
can give up fat (most of the time), and sugar, and most fish.  The 
veggies give me gas.  AND I have cut down on potatoes, bacon, and eggs.
But thats it!  I will not give up my coffee.  I accept my mortality.
Stick it Doc!
Larry
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2) From: Brett Mason
Amen...
  Brett
On Jan 29, 2008 6:53 AM, Larry Williams  wrote:
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3) From: Lynne
Hey, I was going to post a separate heading for this, but you hit exactly
what I intended to talk about.
So I ran out of coffee this weekend. It's been crazy here - started classes,
ended an intense semester-break class (didn't even finish my assignments)
that I never should have taken, and yesterday, Monday, I headed down for
fuel assistance with the zillion papers they request (this sort of thing
always makes me so stressed - too many details for my simple mind, ha!)
[Oh - I planned to write a sep. heading for this too, but I hardly have time
to breathe - my last GREAT homeroast was this weekend - *Leo's Espresso
Blend* #1- oh, man, Leo - it was perfect. What a great cappa it made - then
I turned and my son had consumed almost the entire last portion.... this was
part of the box of greens you sent me last year. Funny, my instincts told me
to save it - not knowing that Brett was going to send me an espresso
machine! So cool...]
So after a very intense day and a - blech - Dunkin Donuts coffee a friend
gave me, I was feeling like I'd never have my homeroast again - but my kid
(who would also go through some serious withdrawals) offered to take Emma
for a long walk when I roasted. SO - this was the plan - I roast as much as
I can, open all the windows & air out the house before he returned.
But I tried to roast too much at once, in a new pan (no time to fiddle with
the IR2). I knew right away I was ruining it. Finished the roast, tossed the
beans over the sink & put them in the freezer to cool on a cookie sheet.
Started batch 2 - smaller amt in regular pan I've been using for the entire
time I've been roasting.
Phone rings.
Yell at (other) son - can't talk. But it's my doctor (we've been playing
phone tag...) O.K., he hands me the corded phone (cordless isn't working
right these days), which just barely reaches me at the stove, and as I stir
my precious roast, I hear my doctor tell me my cholesterol (LDL) is really,
really high.
Just what I need...
I decided to give it a shot to change my diet drastically to avoid the
drugs, but I intend to continue (for now) to have one cup a day. I am
willing to cut LOTS out of my diet, but man, not the homeroast... (I'm
saying that with a whine).
Only problem is, after my frantic roasting yesterday, I now have a LOT of
$bucks type of homeroast.
sigh...
Lynne
(on the plus side, though, related or not, Emma didn't have another seizure
episode)
On Jan 29, 2008 8:02 AM, Brett Mason  wrote:
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4) From: seth Grandeau
Lynne,
 
I'm happy to hear there were no seizures with the latest roast.  I just rem=
embered reading something a while back about using the iRoast outside, putt=
ing it in a large cardboard box with a small electric heater.  When you fin=
ish your current batch, that might be an option to start outdoor roasting e=
arly this year.
 
Good luck and get that LDL under control so you can have more coffee!
From: lynnebiz: homeroast: Re: +OT=
 - Caffine and Type 2 DiabetesDate: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:29:53 -0500Hey, I w=
as going to post a separate heading for this, but you hit exactly what I in=
tended to talk about.So I ran out of coffee this weekend. It's been crazy h=
ere - started classes, ended an intense semester-break class (didn't even f=
inish my assignments) that I never should have taken, and yesterday, Monday=
, I headed down for fuel assistance with the zillion papers they request (t=
his sort of thing always makes me so stressed - too many details for my sim=
ple mind, ha!)[Oh - I planned to write a sep. heading for this too, but I h=
ardly have time to breathe - my last GREAT homeroast was this weekend - Leo=
's Espresso Blend #1- oh, man, Leo - it was perfect. What a great cappa it =
made - then I turned and my son had consumed almost the entire last portion=
.... this was part of the box of greens you sent me last year. Funny, my in=
stincts told me to save it - not knowing that Brett was going to send me an=
 espresso machine! So cool...]So after a very intense day and a - blech - D=
unkin Donuts coffee a friend gave me, I was feeling like I'd never have my =
homeroast again - but my kid (who would also go through some serious withdr=
awals) offered to take Emma for a long walk when I roasted. SO - this was t=
he plan - I roast as much as I can, open all the windows & air out the hous=
e before he returned.But I tried to roast too much at once, in a new pan (n=
o time to fiddle with the IR2). I knew right away I was ruining it. Finishe=
d the roast, tossed the beans over the sink & put them in the freezer to co=
ol on a cookie sheet.Started batch 2 - smaller amt in regular pan I've been=
 using for the entire time I've been roasting.Phone rings.Yell at (other) s=
on - can't talk. But it's my doctor (we've been playing phone tag...) O.K.,=
 he hands me the corded phone (cordless isn't working right these days), wh=
ich just barely reaches me at the stove, and as I stir my precious roast, I=
 hear my doctor tell me my cholesterol (LDL) is really, really high. Just w=
hat I need... I decided to give it a shot to change my diet drastically to =
avoid the drugs, but I intend to continue (for now) to have one cup a day. =
I am willing to cut LOTS out of my diet, but man, not the homeroast... (I'm=
 saying that with a whine).Only problem is, after my frantic roasting yeste=
rday, I now have a LOT of $bucks type of homeroast.sigh...Lynne(on the plus=
 side, though, related or not, Emma didn't have another seizure episode)
On Jan 29, 2008 8:02 AM, Brett Mason  wrote:
Amen...  Brett 
On Jan 29, 2008 6:53 AM, Larry Williams  wrote:
Yahoo news had an article siting a study on the effects of caffeine onblood=
 sugar...It's hell getting old!  EVERYTHING I stick in my mouth is bad for =
me.  Ican give up fat (most of the time), and sugar, and most fish.  Theveg=
gies give me gas.  AND I have cut down on potatoes, bacon, and eggs.But tha=
ts it!  I will not give up my coffee.  I accept my mortality.Stick it Doc!L=
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5) From: Jim Gundlach
Actually it is a study that finds coffee makes it difficult for people  
with type 2 diabetes to control their blood sugar levels. This is an  
abnormal population that is on medication.  The coffee could be  
interacting with medication or the mechanism that produces the disease  
in the first place.  This news story is a clear example of how  
scientifically illiterate "journalist" can be dangerous to our health  
and well-being.
      pecan jim
On Jan 29, 2008, at 6:53 AM, Larry Williams wrote:
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6) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
O.K., does anyone remember this 'Report'?
A study at the Harvard School of Public Health of more than 126,000
people found that men who drank more than six eight-ounce cups of
caffeinated coffee per day lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes by
about half, and women by nearly 30%, relative to coffee abstainers.
People who don't drink coffee have five times the risk of contracting
Parkinson's as those who drank four to five cups of coffee a day,
according to a study of 8,000 Japanese men reported in the Journal of
the American Medical Association. Eight other studies likewise found
that coffee protected against Parkinson's.
Studies in the United States, Japan and Italy showed that drinking three
to four cups of coffee a day was associated with an 80% reduction in
risk for cirrhosis of the liver, compared with drinking no coffee at
all.
U.S. and Italian studies found that three or more cups of coffee a day
led to decreased prevalence of asthma.
A 10-year study of 45,000 men found that two to three cups of coffee a
day reduced the risk of developing gallstones by 40%. Psychological
Science, the journal of the American Psychological Society, reported
that caffeine boosted memory in elderly people who drank one or two cups
of coffee in the morning by raising calcium levels in their brain cells.
Coffee has also been found to improve long-term memory as well as
psychomotor skills.
A study by the Cancer Epidemiology Training Program at the University of
California at Los Angeles School of Public Health indicated that coffee
could lower the risk of prostate cancer.

7) From: Larry Williams
I feel better already!
Larry
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8) From: Mike Chester
I find it strangely ironic that this particular subject came up today as I 
am going to visit a friend in the hospital this afternoon who is being 
treated for complications from diabetes.  He has lived with the condition 
for 35 years and has lost most of the feeling in his feet.  As a result of 
this, last week he was working outside in the cold and did not feel his feet 
freezing.  He developed frostbite and one of his feet was covered with 
blisters and the 3 smaller toes have black, dead skin on the bottom and the 
top of the foot has another condition that I can't remember the name of.  He 
developed an infection from the open sores and sepsis has begun in his foot. 
They are treating him with IV antibiotics trying to prevent its spread.  If 
they can get it under control, he may only lose the skin from the bottom of 
his 3 toes.  Other possibilities are that he may lose the three toes, or he 
may lose his leg below the knee.  Of course the diabetes makes the 
antibiotics less effective.  The only somewhat bright spot is that he is not 
in much pain as the lack of feeling is working in his favor this time.  Of 
course, if he could have felt the pain, he would not be in this mess in the 
first place.
To relate this to the topic, he drinks about one 24 oz. cup of coffee per 
day which I don't think affects this one way or the other.
Mike Chester


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