I did not realize Diabetes Alert Day was even approaching until my mother sent me an article a few weeks ago. The article came from a magazine that was in their local newspaper and had numerous tidbits of information about staying healthy. Did you know that chewing gum is good for you? My mom actually circled that piece of information because I chew gum all the time. I probably can keep the gum market afloat just by how much I purchase. I could be addicted to much worse things, and now that gum is healthy, it is even better.
One interesting fact on the page was that it said that if you drink coffee or tea your chance of getting type 2 diabetes decreases. I'm not going to go into my thoughts about type 2 right now, but I plan on blogging about it in the future, but I wished that was true for type 1.
In college I always enjoyed a good Starbucks drink, and still do, but it was not until this year that I started to drink coffee every morning. I'm not a fan of tea. I just don't like the taste of it, but coffee I thoroughly enjoy. However, I am picky: it must be flavored coffee. My favorite it cinnamon hazelnut from a coffee shop where my parents live. It is the best coffee ever. However, since I cannot get it regularly, I settle for other flavored coffees which pass my taste bud test.
If drinking coffee would only cure me of diabetes...