How to bring your blood glucose DOWN

alfie mae
By alfie mae Latest Reply 2014-04-18 15:29:52 -0500
Started 2014-04-15 06:23:24 -0500

I've been having several weeks of great stress for the changes to come—like..moving! So I'm back on Metformin 2000mg and sleeping pills. I know how to bring my sugar UP when it's low, but really don't know what to do to bring it DOWN quickly. Suggestions, recommendations, and proposals will all be considered, :) Still testing a new dosage. … not quite in the 120s yet, but the 3 and 4 hundreds seem to be gone.

9 replies

Type1Lou 2014-04-18 15:29:52 -0500 Report

It is easier to raise a low BG level than to bring a high level down…I've found that it just takes longer and I'm on insulin! I agree with exercise as a very effective way of getting it back to normal levels.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-16 14:03:04 -0500 Report

It happened to me and I went to my doctor. He took me off the new med. he had me on and increased my metformin until it was back under control. Of course mine was caused by the new med. So the best thing you can do is talk to your doctor. Of course like others have said exercise helps, drink lots of water, and count your carbs until you can get in to see your doctor. Best wishes, I hope you get it under control.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-15 21:21:02 -0500 Report

Everyone is different when it comes to diabetes. You simply cannot bring your blood sugar down quickly. Exercise is the best thing to do. I agree with Gabby, drink water and lower your carbs for your next meal or snack.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2014-04-15 21:04:38 -0500 Report

Here is an article from the understanding diabetes section that has some tips to help lower blood sugar fast.

jigsaw 2014-04-16 11:25:24 -0500 Report

Excellent article! Add a healthy well balanced food plan and maybe even a registered dietician for perfection. I can't imagine anything but great results!

GabbyPA 2014-04-15 14:49:02 -0500 Report

Exercise is the best thing. But not if your glucose is over 300. Next in line would be drink a lot of water if you can. If it persists, I will drop my carb count in my next meal or snack.

haoleboy 2014-04-15 14:00:00 -0500 Report

exercise seems to work for me. the other day I had spiked to 164. 10 minutes of weight lifting and a 1 mile hike and it was down to 94


haoleboy 2014-04-15 14:02:31 -0500 Report

… and increasing the amount of recreational exercise you get in a day should help your stress level and your sleeping issues.

jdenton360 2014-04-15 06:37:07 -0500 Report

Every person is different. I find that using weight watchers & the points plus system of helping to control my weight through portion control along with moderate excercise for 30 mins a day 5xs a week has helped my diabetes tremendously. Everyone is different & it took me awhile to find the right combination that works for me & that I can live with. Good luck on your journey :)

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