Does Vinegar Help Manage Blood Glucose ?

By jigsaw Latest Reply 2012-08-20 18:01:47 -0500
Started 2012-07-18 06:34:43 -0500

I have heard a few members express an interest in vinegar and blood glucose mgmt. Some DC members claim to get positive results. Here is an interesting video on the subject of vinegar and whether it effects blood glucose!

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Gwen Morten
Gwen Morten 2012-08-19 15:38:31 -0500 Report

It works! I mix 1 table spoon of apple cider vinager with one cup of water before I go to bed sometimes.

jigsaw 2012-08-20 05:51:28 -0500 Report

Thankyou for your input! I found it helps also, but the effect appears mild. Healthy food plans, exercise etc., it all adds up to better blood glucose control.

Patty0057 2012-08-19 06:40:13 -0500 Report

Here is another link . I'm going to try it. Thank you!

jayabee52 2012-08-19 07:51:06 -0500 Report

Here is a clickable link for this article ~

(Patty, if you are interested in knowing how to post clickable links please inbox me.)

camerashy 2012-08-20 16:47:40 -0500 Report

I've noticed that the 2 tbs honey my boss eats every morning is helping his. I'm just not so sure about me. Everyone reacts differently.

camerashy 2012-08-20 16:55:07 -0500 Report

yeah. Just a couple of years ago, he lost his pancreas to infection. At least he understands me better now. When I say I need to eat something, he no longer grouses about my munching at my desk. He does it too, now.

Somoca 2012-07-20 14:41:42 -0500 Report

I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar for 5 months. It helps with the numbers but not enough to leave your meds. I take it with fruit drink.

jigsaw 2012-07-20 15:17:35 -0500 Report

If it helps, that's all I can ask for! After 18 years I don't expect to get off meds. Believe me when I say, there is very little that I haven't tried within reason. I have managed to reduce my meds, and if I can stay status quo, that would be just fine initially. Thanks for the input, it sounds promising!

Patel1 2012-07-23 04:14:44 -0500 Report

Very informative. I hope diabetes can manage their health by consuming diet food and regular exercise. Punctuality in their task is important.

IronOre 2012-07-18 22:28:40 -0500 Report

I haven't looked at the video yet, but it really wouldn't surprise me if vineagar can help blood glucose management.
Heck it's used in everything from a vinegar and water douche to salad dressing, so blood glucose management must fit someplace between those two.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-18 11:51:01 -0500 Report

Jigsaw when I was diagnosed, a friend helped me with useful information. He used raw vinegar. A tablespoon in 8 ounces of water everyday for two years. He is now off his meds and still does the vinegar and uses diet to control his diabetes. His last A1C was under 6.0 he can eat what he wants but maintains healthy eating.

MAYS 2012-07-18 15:53:05 -0500 Report

Raw vinegar?

GabbyPA 2012-07-19 17:01:02 -0500 Report

Raw is just unpasteurized. But for $8.00 a quart, I am making my own.

We are making our own to see how it goes. It takes 2 months to ferment and make vinegar and the mother is what is like a starter, similar to sour dough. So once you have some, you put it into your new batches to help them along.

locarbarbie 2012-07-20 16:25:21 -0500 Report

Gabby, you never cease to amaze me. Is there anything you can not do? I just bought a bottle of Braggs acv after standing in the aisle debating whether I could justify the cost! Could you post how to make your own. I would love to give it a try.

GabbyPA 2012-07-22 12:09:06 -0500 Report

It is so simple. Here is what you need:
Jars or Crocks (I am using 1/2 gallon canning jars)
Apple scraps (skins, seeds and cores)
Water (tap or filtered)

Remove the two pieces lid. Fill the jar with apple scraps. Then you cover it with water, use a piece of cheese cloth to cover the top, screw on the ring and set it in a dark warm place for about 2 months. Check on it to keep the water level up or add more scraps as you have them.

It will form a gray scum on top and that is normal. I have had mine going for about two weeks and it is already starting to smell like vinegar.

So come apple season (just around the corner) make some of the no sugar added applesauce from our recipe section and you will have enough scraps to fill a couple of jars. Plus you will get about 3-4 pints of apple sauce. Win, Win!

locarbarbie 2012-07-22 12:43:13 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby…I still have a few questions though: do use use tap water or distilled, do you scrape the gray scum off? and does it help to use raw acv as a starter?

GabbyPA 2012-07-22 12:47:08 -0500 Report

The scum you keep and once you pour off your vinegar into your jar, you can run it through cheese cloth or a coffee filter to filter out the scraps.

I imagine if you use the acv starter that would help it a long. I don't know how much to start it with, but I would imagine even just a little bit would work. That would be your "mother". Like sourdough starter. You just keep passing it on as you make your new batches.

GabbyPA 2012-07-22 12:37:24 -0500 Report

Now if I could find something that really was a great thing for us to use, I would feel so much better about it all. I love doing things for myself. It is a very gratifying thing.

jigsaw 2012-07-18 17:21:33 -0500 Report

Doesn't raw=the mother?

locarbarbie 2012-07-22 16:27:07 -0500 Report

Hmm, I am under the impression that only the "raw" would contain the " mother" because it would have been irradicated by the pasturization process otherwise. I will have to look this up. I think the "mother" refers to the healthful and beneficial enzymes present due to it being raw…if this makes any sense.

jigsaw 2012-07-22 17:58:38 -0500 Report

Makes alot of sense! I haven't got around to checking it out. Let me know if you do. Just curious.

jigsaw 2012-07-18 15:33:16 -0500 Report

Did you give it a try? I have noticed some stabilizing of my bg, but I have not used it consistently enough or in enough quantity to make a determination.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-18 20:17:25 -0500 Report

Not yet, I keep forgetting to buy vinegar every time I go to the supermarket. I made up my mind that I am going to start in August

MAYS 2012-07-18 10:02:44 -0500 Report

Jigsaw, I posted a few videos on the benefits of vinegar (apple cider vinegar) and diabetes management, if you get a chance please take a look at them.

Wound Lady
Wound Lady 2012-07-19 10:10:01 -0500 Report

How do you get it down without gagging?

jigsaw 2012-07-19 10:28:12 -0500 Report

See the video that MAYS contributed in the video section. You can mix it with tomato juice, v8 juice, and numerous other juices in the correct ratio. A good apple cider vineger (the mother) is supposedly the best way to go. It is not always available in supermarkets, and you might have to go to a health food store. When mixed in the correct ratio with juice, it is really not detectable. Although I have tried it, I did not use it long enough to make a decision whether it helps one way or the other.

jigsaw 2012-07-18 17:20:11 -0500 Report

Very informative videos. I was aware of the mother, no pun intended. Apparently, there are many positive beliefs concerning it. I've come accross some medical sources that say it's all wives tales also. So I guess the best thing to do is try it for awhile and see.

MAYS 2012-07-18 09:47:05 -0500 Report

Some people say that it does, I haven't tried it although my mother drank a glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in it daily for as long as I can remember…it can't hurt you (can it?).

jigsaw 2012-07-18 10:05:05 -0500 Report

Thanks for the additional info! I have been putting forth an additional effort to reduce my meds and avoid taking new ones. Aloe vera has definitely been a success, and I am considering an increase with caution in my vinegar consumption. I have managed to reduce my meds successfully with no increase in my a1c.

jayabee52 2012-07-18 07:09:07 -0500 Report

One thing: after consuming vinegar it is good to rinse one's mouth to stop the acidic erosion of tooth enamel.

Another thing is if one drinks the vinegar it is good to dilute it so as not to irritate one's esophagus.

jigsaw 2012-07-18 09:34:55 -0500 Report

Good point, especially for those that drink it in cocktail form. I usually utilize it in various foods, so the acidity is diluted. As per a friend of mine that use to own a health food store, he recommends diluting vinegar in vegtable juice such as v8 or tomato, but i really havn't tried it.

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