Lower Blood Sugar Quickly

While your doctor will usually give you tips on lowering your blood sugar, they may not work as quickly as you want. Nobody wants to suffer from diabetes and taking control of your blood sugar levels is the best way to avoid that. Here are some tips to lower your blood sugar levels quickly and effectively. Drink More Fluids The New York Times cited a study where 3,000 people used water as a way to lower the blood sugar. Water is needed by every organ in the body and your kidneys will start to suffer if you don’t drink enough. That doesn’t mean you have to drink pure water – anything made with water is an excellent option. When your kidneys don’t get enough water, they panic and release hormones while trying to keep hold of the water they have, which is linked to an increase of insulin in the […] Read more »

Lower Blood Sugar using Balsamic vinegar

  Balsamic vinegar added to pasta lowers blood sugar Balsamic vinegar originated in Italy and is made much like wine, by pressing grapes to release their juices — followed by an extended period of fermentation. The fermentation process may continue for years to arrive at the sought-after flavor profile. Adding balsamic vinegar to pasta infuses tons of flavor and healthy antioxidants, according to a 2010 study reported by the Journal of Food Biochemistry. Vinegar acts as a natural appetite suppressant, improving the metabolism by stimulating the production of natural enzyme…More at Balsamic vinegar added to pasta dishes lowers blood sugar and … Read more »

What You Can Do to Help Yourself

What You Can Do to Help Yourself Follow a meal plan that is planned for you with your healthcare team. Look for recipes that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars. Experiment with recipes that include fruits and vegetables, fish, lean meats, chicken or turkey without the skin, dried peas or beans, and low-fat or nonfat milk and cheese. Other healthy ingredients are foods high in fiber, such as whole grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice, and pasta. Limit your portion sizes: Use the plate method; make half your plate vegetables and fruit, one quarter of the plate a lean protein food, and one quarter of the plate a whole grain food. Exercise safely every day: Talk to your healthcare provider before starting any exercise program, and take small steps until you can build up to at least 30 minutes most days of the week. […] Read more »

Following A Meal Plan

Diabetes cannot be cured, but it can be managed. Controlling blood glucose, or blood sugar, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol is the best defense against the serious complications of diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes control their blood sugar with insulin — either with shots or an insulin pen. Many people with type 2 diabetes can control blood glucose levels with diet and exercise alone. Others require oral medications or insulin, and some may need both. Follow a Meal Plan Making healthy food choices is very important to help keep your blood glucose level under control. A registered dietitian can work with you to develop a healthy eating plan. He or she can help you design a meal plan that takes into consideration various factors including your weight and daily physical activity, blood glucose levels, and medications. If you are overweight, a plan to help you achieve a […] Read more »