High Blood Sugar Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Veronica (Reno, NV) on 03/27/2006
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After discovering this website and reading all the benefits that Apple Cider Vinegar has. I've been taken apple cider vinegar for about 3 weeks now (3 tbls. with 8 ounces of water three times a day) and I have noticed that it has kept my sugar and my blood pressure in normal ranges, it has also lowered my body fat percentage, I'm losing weight and it has also cured my sore throat and I feel more energetic. I love your website. Keep up the good work.


Posted by Tracey (Perth, Australia)
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I would like to let everybody know apple cider vinegar is great, since I started taking it a few months ago, my blood sugar and high blood pressure is much lower than I expected.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil

Posted by Bill (Philadelphia, Pa.) on 04/19/2015
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I am a 57 year old prediabetic male and have had FBS readings as high as 120 for quite some time. I recently began using 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil 20 minutes before meals and was astonished to see my blood sugar level drop to normal range and stay there within days. Nothing else in my daily routine was changed but I did also add one hour of exercise per day. Both of my parents died from complications of diabetes; I am determined to avoid that fate and I believe the ACV and CO have the power to do this.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Fenugreek Tea

Posted by Joan (Vancouver, Canada) on 04/14/2009
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I tried taking the vinegar in water and was disappointed as I had no change in my glucose reading. Yesterday I made a salad for lunch and dinner and added shredded Chicken, garlic and Ginger, with a dressing of Olive Oil and ACV. This morning my glucose was down from 11.5 to 7.8 [Canadian]. I haven't had a reading that low for many months. I hope this will continure. Oh, and in between meals I drank 1 cup of Fenugreek tea, and 2 glasses of water with Husks.

Hope this helps you,
Joan

Replied by Naima
Chaguanas, Trinidad
09/05/2009
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I also used acv with no results but I am not giving up. I still use it every morning. I think that after reading all these mails, I may have been using too little so I will try it morning and evening. lately my sugar level has been really high, over 200. I am using my medication and diet but it is very frustrating. I do not want to go on insulin. any suggestions?

Replied by Jan
Boston, Ma
05/28/2011

Drink cinnamon tea it works.

Replied by Elizabeth
Iowa
05/08/2018

Also with the vinegar try Aronia Berries or Aronia Berry concentrate.


Avocado

Posted by Johanna (Montgomery, IL) on 05/11/2006
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Avocado helps level your blood sugar for longer periods of time.

Replied by Michelle
New York
09/05/2016
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I eat half to one whole avacado a day and didn't see much change in blood sugar but it dropped my cholesterol almost 30/points and my tryglicerides 80 points. Now trying Apple Cider Vinegar to see if it works.

Replied by Kelly
Cambridge, Ma
09/06/2016

Have you tried Ceylon cinnamon? (Not regular cinnamon that's in the spice aisle.)

There's pretty solid research suggesting that it can lower blood sugar by as much as 24%. (Also shown to lower cholesterol as well.)

The best part? It can't hurt you. :)

Replied by Col
Australia
09/30/2016

Hi Kelly from Cambridge,

Cinnamon is very effective. but to say it cannot hurt is not quite true. Cinnamon is so effective that it can bring the Sugar too low if too much is had at one time. I am not diabetic, but I suspect pre diabetic and when I have too much cinnamon ( ie more than half a teaspoon at a time) my sugar levels went too low. People just need to be aware even though I would use this rather than any metformin type drug, we still need to keep wisdom that too much of anything is not so much a good thing.

Thanks for sharing.

Replied by Sandy
Oak Ridge, Tn
09/30/2016

I personally found that cinnamon had zero affect on my blood glucose levels. I had Cassia not Ceylon which could be why I saw no drop in my blood glucose levels?

Replied by Kelly
Cambridge, Ma
10/02/2016

Hi Col,

You misunderstood my suggestion to the previous poster.

What I meant by; "It can't hurt", is that since cinnamon is a natural option vs. a pharmaceutical/chemical one, 'it can't hurt' to give it a try. I can't say the same of Metformin, etc.

I never even mentioned a dosage amount in my post; I only suggested that the poster look into cinnamon for lowering blood sugar. The rest (i.e. research and dosage amounts) is up to them.

I can suggest/explain it to them, but I can't understand it for them. :)


Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

Posted by Betty (Ferndale, MI) on 06/07/2007
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Artificial Sweetners send blood sugar sky high. I have had diabetes for a few years. I control my diabetes with excercise and diet. In order to find out which things have an effect on my blood sugar, I test my blood often and I have noted that the only time it goes way higher than it should is when I drink diet soda or when I eat anything with artificial sweetners.


Avoid Sodas

Posted by Reid (Herrin, IL) on 08/06/2008
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Warning

Sodas are made with High Fructose Corn Syrup. Corn is a GRAIN NOT a veg. They give corn to cows before slaughter to fatten them up. HFCS turns directly into fat, NOT energy like normal sugar. HFCS not only makes you fat it damages the liver and pancreas. It was linked to mine and 3-4 other friends' diabetes. I stopped all sodas diet or HFCS and my fasting sugar has went from 130 to 90.

EC: Sodas imported from Mexico (as well as many other countries) are made with sugar, so check your labels!


Berberine

Posted by Kwasi D. (Usa ) on 05/17/2018
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I have Type 2 Diabetics and using metformin which is causing me nerve pains. I have been searching for natural supplements to lower my blood sugar, but can't get anything that works. I have bought berberine but is not working. I am not sure if I bought the right thing. Can somebody help me with something that works because I want to be off Metformin as urgent as possible.


Bitter Melon

Posted by Hok1628 (Oakland, Ca) on 11/21/2012
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Researchers have shown that bitter melon extract can reduce blood sugar levels in animals and humans - important in the control of diabetes, where blood sugar levels can get dangerously high.

Link for more info..http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2008/April/23040802.asp

http://www.bitter-gourd.org/health-benefits/

Replied by Melissa
Dalhart Texas
05/05/2014

Would strawberry work if it is a little bitter?


Book Recommendation

Posted by Patricia (Englewood, New Jersey) on 12/21/2007
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I have used ACV for thh past 4 weeks and it is providing some help with my bp readings.I also contacted others from this site who were quite helpful. Now I want to suggest additional help ina book called "Good Calories Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes. The book provides an excellent explanation of how insulin effects the body metabolism. It also offers extensiive information about research sugar, obesity, and high carbo diets. Based on his research high carb diets are directly linked to obesity. The book provides an excellent explanation of hypertension, how it effects the body and also presents research on salt and hypertension. There are so many myths surrounding nutrition and heart disease that we all should spend time reading this book. No doctor will ever be so thorough in their explanation of how our liver handles fat and sugar. By reading this book I was able to create a diet which is helping to bring down my hypertension. I am/was insuline resistent.


Chromium Polynicotinate

Posted by Jon (Australia) on 03/15/2015
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I really like Chromium polynicotinate. I take 100mg, twice a day with meals.

It is helping to reduce my sugar levels.

Chromium is enhances the effectiveness of insulin, needed to process sugars (glucose). Supplemental chromium reduces blood glucose levels.

I read somewhere that it's estimated that more than 90% of U.S. adults have a deficiency of the mineral chromium.

Make sure you take chromium polynicotinate, and NOT chromium picolinate!

"Nobody should take chromium picolinate."

Chromium polynicotinate is much more safe and effective.

Research has found large amounts of chromium picolinate cause chromosome damage, whereas chromium polynicotinate did not.

Since this mineral assists in the production of insulin, it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and can be beneficial both for people with hypoglycemia and diabetes. It is also critical to the synthesis of cholesterol, fats, and proteins.

Chromium Polynicotinateis more effective than any other type of chromium, as it binds the elemental chromium to niacin (vitamin B-3). This provides a biologically active form of chromium, which is safe and more absorbable in the body.

Consumers are urged to switch to a nontoxic form of chromium, such as niacinbound chromium, also known as chromium polynicotinate. Niacin-bound chromium is the safest and most bioavailable form of chromium. Most health food stores carry niacin-bound chromium polynicotinate.

Replied by Art
California
03/16/2015
576 posts

Most Niacin bound chromium supplements or chromium polynicotinate come in capsules containing 200 Mcg.

If 1,000 Mcg equals 1 Mg, it will take five 200 Mcg capsules to make 1 Mg. You are recommending 100 mg twice per day. That means it will take 500 capsules two times per day to achieve the dose you are recommending if I did the math correctly. Is this correct?

Art


Cinnamon

Posted by Richmond (Orlando, Florida) on 06/25/2009

Using Cinnamon to reduce Glucose Levels.

I have read much research on the internet that shows 3-6 grams per day of Cinnamon included in the daily diet will reduce Glucose levels. It consistently states that regular, daily intake of cinnamon improves glucose control and cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes. 3-6 grams of Cinnamon would be approximately the tip of a teaspoon.

I also saw that other factors can also raise or lower your Blood Glucose levels.

FOOD: Bread, pasta, rice, pastry, and some types of fruits and vegetables can all contribute to a rise in blood sugar. Research this on the internet to see what works for best you.

EXERCISE: Even the smallest amount of daily exercise can help to lower blood glucose levels. I suggest that you work a little exercise into your daily schedule - walk more, park your car a little further away from the store, use the stairs instead of the elevator.

SUNLIGHT: Low levels of vitamin D in the body have been linked to insulin insensitivity and lowered glucose tolerance. Sitting in full sunlight for 20 to 30 minutes, at least three times a week, can help maintain calcium levels and help lower blood glucose levels.

Hopefully one or two of these will appeal to you and you will use them.

Replied by Gean
Salina, Kansas
06/26/2009

Does anyone know where Koritje cinnamon come from? Does it come from Sri Lanka? It's the only kind our health store carries, and I'm wondering if it's the right kind, with low coumarin levels. Thank you.

EC: Not sure, but here's a great wiki piece on cinnamon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon


Posted by Wanda (Salem, Missouri) on 08/11/2008
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My blood sugar was consistantly 126, which is high pre- diabetic. I read the results of several cinnamon trials and began taking three 500 mg. capsules of it around two years ago. My fasting blood sugar dropped to between 89 -103, and has remained at that level. I am tested at a local senior citizens center once a month. It is a finger-stick test. A serum test once was 106.

Replied by Deanna
Aurora, Co
02/17/2015

so what brand of 500 mg capsules of cinnamon did you use?


Posted by Gregg (Brigantine, new jersey) on 04/08/2007
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I have been a type one diabetic for around 7 years and most of the knowledge I have about it has come from my curiosity about my ailment. I read an article about cinnamon in a diabetes magazine that suggested it helped blood sugar control, and I have been using about a table spoon in a half cup of apple sauce, and I have been finding that my waking blood sugars and throughout the day have become much tighter and I have lowered my insulin levels slightly because I simply don't need as much. I am still tinkering with the mix, but my blood sugar has definitely seen change for the better since I added some cinnamon

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
10/14/2012

I'm no expert on this subject, but a tablespoon could be excessive. I think it's harmful to the liver.

Replied by Moe
Apple Valley
08/26/2016

Yes. Cinnamon does help but it needs to be the Ceylon type and not the Cassia that is the most common one found in the supermarkets. A half teaspoon is the recommended dose. The cheaper Cassia cinnamon has high levels of coumarin and can be toxic to the liver if taken excessively. You can buy the Ceylon at most health food stores or order it online. I too have had amazing results with cinnamon but will be buying the Ceylon which is safe.


Posted by Alan (NYC, NY) on 11/25/2005
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I also know that a sliced apple eaten, as well as green tea with a stick of cinnamon to brew and a dash of black pepper lowers blood sugar. It worked with my elderly mother and some of her friends. Also fenugreek, available in Pharmacies, eg. CVS, works well.

Replied by Theresa
Brooklyn, New York
04/28/2012
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Thanks so much. My sugar reading went from almost 300 to 205 within a couple hours it dropped quite fast. I boiled black pepper green tea and powdered cinnamon together and then I placed the cup of tea in the freezer and drank it cold. I am on the way to lower sugar readings again. Thanks so much. It worked.



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