Last Modified on Sep 21, 2014
Maintain Blood Sugar Levels and Control Diabetes
High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a common effect of diabetes and is caused by the body's inability to absorb glucose into cell tissue from the bloodstream. Normally when glucose levels are too high your pancreas releases insulin to allow your cells to absorb the sugar; but in diabetic patients insulin no longer affects the body properly, allowing blood glucose levels to spike dangerously high and cause damage to your organs, including the possibility of diabetic neuropathy.
Symptoms of high blood sugar develop slowly, but the longer the levels remain elevated the greater the risk. Signs of hyperglycemia are increased thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, fatigue, headache, and as the condition progresses: vomiting, dry mouth, weakness, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, and coma.
How to Lower Blood Sugar Naturally
On this page you can find a number of herbal remedies and natural treatments to lower high blood sugar level, as submitted to us by our Earth Clinic readers around the world. Our most popular cure for high blood sugar is apple cider vinegar - which slows the digestion of carbohydrates into simple sugars - with other readers suggesting cinnamon, avocado, turmeric, and a raw food diet. Let us know what remedies you try from Earth Clinic for blood sugars; and if you know of a treatments that we do not have listed yet, please do not hesitate to share it with us.
High Blood Sugar
Table of Contents
- TED'S ANSWERS
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cinnamon
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Fenugreek Tea
- Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
- Avoid Sodas
- Bitter Melon
- Book Recommendation
- Cinnamon, Coenzyme Q-10, Chromium
- Cold Showers
- Dandelion Root Tea
- Flax Seed Oil Capsules Warning Elevated Blood Sugar
- General Feedback
- High Blood Sugar Recovery Drink
- Peppermint Oil
- pH Meter Testing
- Prickly Pear Cactus
- Raw Food Diet
- Small Snacks and Bourbon
- Stabilizing Blood Sugar Level
- Thai Herb Kratom
- Urine Therapy
- Walnut, Akrot
- White Distilled Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar for High Blood Sugar
Folk Cure Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 teaspoon
- Filtered Water - 8 to 10 oz
A daily (or up to thrice daily) ACV tonic can steady your stomach's rate of digestion. This increases the amount of time the body has to process new sugars and keeps your blood sugar levels more consistent.
Start with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a tall glass of water with meals. Then increase the dose to as much as 2 tablespoons per glass.
I have Type II Diabetes and am taking Januvia at present, which was just increased to 100 mg. I am wondering if it will be safe for me to try Apple Cider Vinegar even if I am taking Januvia?
Replied by Elaine