Helping your blood glucose numbers

valentine lady
By valentine lady Latest Reply 2015-01-26 14:24:32 -0600
Started 2015-01-11 15:15:15 -0600

1) losing just 5 lbs of weight can help to lower BG numbers. Along with e excersise this helps to lower it more.

2) slow carb absorbtion with cinnamon. The common spice ( also available in pill form) has a slow and steady rate wich food passes through the stomach into the small
intestine, lowering the BG up to 29%. The USDA shows that the daily recommend dose is 1/2 teasp.. or if using pills what the bottle sugges

3) choose an iron free vitamin. Iron overloads can cause insulin overload, which the
body can't properly use BG. Instead choose. sn iron free multi unless tests sshow you need iron ,

4) controll inflmation of the liver by using a turmeric supplement.. This reduces the inflamation in the tissue which surround the liver. Otherwise can cause liver

Hope this has been of some help to at least some of you.
Sincerely, VL

3) crunching carrots can also lower you BG by 30%.. They contain carotenoids which nourishing insulin-producing cells in you

13 replies

jayabee52 2015-01-14 05:08:31 -0600 Report

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lilleyheidi 2015-01-12 00:42:58 -0600 Report

Great information VL. I take a multi most every day, I do forget on occasion, and I use cinnamon in my coffee and in my yogurt every morning. I just love the yummy flavor it adds. I rarely add flour or grains to my diet, although I am not afraid to cheat on rare occasions. I'm not convinced an occasional treat is going to kill me. I do take Iron as my last blood test showed me being a bit anemic and my doctor recommended I take an Iron supplement. I'll be tested again in 2 months. Thanks again, best of health. Heidi

Anonymous 2015-01-11 22:09:09 -0600 Report

And avoid eating processed flour foods. Processed flour today is predominately 'wheat' in ingrediant. D1 for 45+ years and never lost weight as needed as when took heed to avoiding 'wheat'/whey product ingrediants.

jayabee52 2015-01-11 17:53:55 -0600 Report

Howdy Sweetness
Where is this from? Diabetes self management again?

thanks for sharing.
Will talk soon!


Fefe12 2015-01-11 17:41:47 -0600 Report

Thanks for the tips. I will put them to good use. I've been blest with perfect A1C for 3 years since my first bad one when I discovered I had diabetes. I work hard to keep my numbers in check. I get nervous when I get a 150 reading! I found an exercise I cant live without and try to get out almost everyday. I hate gyms and go outside in the cold and rain, I just dont go out in ice. I think finding an activity you love is the key. Its just too hard on your mind to force yourself to do something you don't like to do. I believe its like most things we do, its a mind game. How we take care of ourselves, what we eat. It all starts with our head. How we think about ourselves. We will fight to take care of our families but put us on the back burner. We need to include us in the family, we are just as important. Only I can decide if I will care for me. So again thanks for the tips. Now lets " just do it"

33suz 2015-01-11 17:10:28 -0600 Report

Thanks for the tips. I use cinnamon in my morning oatmeal. Seems to help. Also, like most here trying to get off a few pounds and get more exercise.

suecsdy 2015-01-11 15:53:32 -0600 Report

good information. I have been taking cinnamon and I believe it helped my numbers. Had stopped multi-vitamin pending appt with nephrologist because I read it might not be doing much good. Don't want to add anything elsewithout some advice from the drs. Still working on the weight issue, but I understand being on straight insulin makes it a little harder. Not giving up though.

jayabee52 2015-01-11 18:02:09 -0600 Report

Howdy Sue
Praying you have a productive visit with the nephrologist. I also pray that you are far away from serious Kidney disease and dialysis.

Insulin will make it harder to lose weight only if one eats too many carbs and covers for them using the insulin.

The insulin opens the fat cells which then store the excess glucose as fat for later use. If you can start using a ketogenic (not a dka) meal plan like Adkins or my own (available on request) one can burn off the fat in one's body.


suecsdy 2015-01-11 18:55:04 -0600 Report

I very rarely cover my meals with insulin and my carb count is good considering what it used to be, I found some good charts to help me interpret the BUN and creatine test levels. I am in the yellow zone, so I stopped freaking over it. til I see the specialist. Trying to drink lots more water in an effort to reverse the numbers, as I read this could be a possible cause and I know I was not drinking enough. the alarming part to me was not the actual number(only 2 pts over max norm), but the 9pt difference from the last test. Creatinine was only slightly up. Just in a holding pattern right now.