Does Caffeine Contribute to Diabetes?

Before Drinking That Next Beverage with Caffeine, Read This.

If you’re worried about diabetes, you should know that the chemical Alloxan can poison insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, thereby killing the insulin-producing cells and causing diabetes. Think you don’t have to worry because you’ve never heard of Alloxan and you’re definitely not consuming it? Think again. If you’re drinking beverages with caffeine, chances are you’ve got Alloxan in your system.

Alloxan Produced by Caffeine

Believe it or not, Alloxan is produced in the body by caffeine. The more caffeine you drink, the more Alloxan is in your system destroying insulin-producing cells in your pancreas. If you have diabetes, caffeine might just be making it worse and if you don’t, you may get it as a result of all of the caffeine you’ve been consuming.

In addition to causing diabetes, some studies indicate that Alloxan may contribute to pancreatic cancer, making the consumption of too much caffeine even more dangerous.

So What’s a Consumer to Do?

Keep your caffeine intake to less than 200 mg a day. Replace caffeinated beverages with caffeine-free beverages and definitely stay away from energy drinks that are absolutely packed with the stuff.