high BS

By edvel54 Latest Reply 2011-05-16 11:04:53 -0500
Started 2011-05-12 23:01:47 -0500

We all know what to do when your BS drops, but do you know what to do when it is high?

6 replies

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-13 02:47:37 -0500 Report

My doctor says to drink plenty of water, & eat plenty of fiber. I like oat bran as a hot cereal & oat bran muffins. Cinnamon helps, also their is an herbal tea for blood sugar control that helps. But check with your doctor before trying anything.

Zolar1 2011-05-15 17:53:18 -0500 Report

Sheesh. Oats are among the worst things you can eat, next to Wheat.

Take psyllium capsules if you need fiber. Sam's club has them the cheapest.

Yes, water is excellent for lowering blood sugars, and so is plain old insulin.

If you are pretty insulin resistant, the insulin will simply convert the excess BG into fat (abdominal usually). Water will help dilute the BG and aid in the flushing of excess via the kidneys.

As long as you do not have ketones in your urine or above 300, you can exercise it off.

whitetigress 2011-05-12 23:11:50 -0500 Report

Not having a lot of information about you to work with, what works for me is:
1. ensuring that I have enough fiber in my diet. I like fiber 1 cereal, the original as it is also the lowest in sodium.

Sodium can be as hard on the body as sugar when you are living with diabetes.

Fiber and protein are very important and then including some carbohydrates (whatever amount is correct for you). This creates a balanced meal. Starches are interesting carbohydrates because they take the full two hours to release into your system.

Another issue that is important to watch is the amount of saturated fat in the diet.

The objective with high blood glucose is obviously to lower it as quickly as possible. I see that you have to watch your kidneys. Trying filtered water (brita for example) (not tap), plus real lemon slices. This will help to cleanse your kidneys and whole digestive system which is important for proper functioning.

Zolar1 2011-05-15 17:54:51 -0500 Report

Cranberries help flush the kidneys too.

Has anyone checked into the Dr Bernstein Diet? Loads of protein and all kids of fats, and those can actually reverse some kidney damage.