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How To Reduce Blood Sugar Levels Naturally
• I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?
No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
Berries,apples,pears: Berries are high in fiber which will delay absorption of sugars apples contain fiber and flavonoid phloetin prckly pears again have soluble fiber tha slows down the absorption of dietary sugars grapefruits and guava as well but you have to cosume the whole fruits and not fruit juices, which may raise your sugar and not reduce it. ...Read more
Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more
Partially: Cinnamon has a stabilizing affect on blood sugar. However, be very careful how much you use. Cinnamon has coumarin which has similar properties to Coumadin (warfarin) (the blood thinner). While coumarin is not as potent as coumadin, (warfarin) it still has liver affects and some blood thinning properties. Just don't put cinnamon on everything and think there won't be anything harmful. ...Read more
Not always: In the early morning hours you have what it is called the "dawn" phenomenom during which you secrete "stress" hormones that prepare you for waking up. These hormones bring sugar out of your liver, so you might actually find that your blood sugar waking up are higher that what you had at bedtime despite not having anything to eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I reduce a high blood sugar level my blood sugar level is 550 an had been slowly increasing for the last couple of months ... I am a type 2 diabetic
Consult : Consult with nutritionist and your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm all ready on low carb diet, what else can I do to reduce my blood sugar levels ? Is that possible ?
Blood sugar: Not only is it possible - it is essential. Two options: 1: Make an appointment to see a dietitian. 2: Go online to "NuVal" and learn more about good eating habits. You may be surprised but happy. ...Read more
Can accupressure treatment cure diabetes or can it at least reduce the blood sugar levels to some extent?
Hi! Herbal supplement severely reduced my blood sugar levels and I am hypoglycemic all the time. How to reverse this situation as the BG keeps low.
Stop the supplement.: Please stop taking the herbal supplement. After stopping the supplement, if you still have hypoglycemia, then you should see your primary physician for an examination and possible testing for causes of hypoglycemia. Your primary physician can also check to see if the supplement has caused any damage to your internal organs. ...Read more
My random blood sugar level is 75....is it a problem? Do I have to reduce sugar intake? Kindly help me doctor...
M58, could aspartame reduce blood sugar level. plz consider here aspartame as medicine. ( I am not talking of replacing carb diet with aspartame) ?
Not really: it's pretty small amount of stuff, so it has a very small effect. I'm not entirely certain what the expectation of sugar does. Certainly it makes one subjectively FEEL like being hyPOglycemic. But I doubt the psychological effect has either a physiologic basis nor a physiologic consequence (the sugar only feels low). ...Read more
I smoke rarely, every few days i would have one. Would i be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if i just have just one cigarette?
Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more
Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)
What is making my vision blur? Its worse when i eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good.Idea
Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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