Diabetes control

By abbritt Latest Reply 2018-03-17 02:17:17 -0500
Started 2018-02-26 10:28:33 -0600

Hi-my name's Bert and I am new to the forums. This discussion may have already been started but I just wanted to share that I was put on metformin right after I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I didn't really want to take another drug. I take several already fro a different complication. I started researching and read about Apple Cider Vinegar and Turmeric. Both were touted to lower blood sugar. Well, since they are natural I decided to give them a try. Well, I no longer take metformin. My last A1C in January was 5.7 and I keep my blood sugar under control regularly. In the morning before I eat it ranges between 80 and 100. Very rarely is it over 100. 2 hours after meals it ranges between 130 and 160. As you can see these numbers are almost normal. Anyway, I encourage anyone reading this to give ACV and Turmeric a try. It certainly can't hurt you.

10 replies

KJ703 2018-03-16 22:01:37 -0500 Report

Hi. I just joined the group after being diagnosed with type 2 a week ago. I don't want to take metformin (or any other drug) if I can avoid it so am educating myself about diet. I was told I don't need to test my blood sugar. I'm on a waiting list at the library for Dr. Bernstein's book. Your success with ACV and turmeric are good to hear for someone hoping to control this disease naturally. Thank you.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-03-01 22:29:18 -0600 Report

Hey abbritt, it's great to meet you. I am really glad you found your way to us. I am a therapist, not a physician, but I am always interested in how people are treating their diabetes. Welcome! I hope you will keep us posted on how you're doing.

msann 2018-03-01 10:20:19 -0600 Report

glad everything going well for you

MaccaMom54 2018-03-01 11:49:43 -0600 Report

Hoping that you are doing well today as well I have been doing. Arthritis has been giving me some trouble going to doctor's office today. Missouri has lots of high humidity and moisture as well as cold weather in the winter. Goid bless your day.

haoleboy 2018-02-28 10:08:48 -0600 Report

Hi Bert,
welcome to DC
I'm wondering when were you diagnosed and what was your A1c at that time. were the ACV and turmeric were the only changes you made?
although I tried both (several times) they never seemed to have an impact. a low carb way of eating, daily fasting, and weight control (also "all-natural") seem to work best for me, but as you said they probably can't hurt you.
glad you found something that works for you
❤ eat as if your life depends on it

Pegsy 2018-02-27 07:26:58 -0600 Report

Please share how you use the ACV and turmeric. How much you take, when, etc..

abbritt 2018-02-27 12:23:44 -0600 Report

Hi Pegsy. Well I take 2 tablespoons of acv after each meal. I take 1000-1500mg. of turmeric before I go to bed. With turmeric you need to also take pepper. Turmeric is not very bioavailable. The pepper helps with that. I buy peppercorn so the pepper is fresh. The turmeric should be standardized to contain at least 90% curcuminoids. My suggestion for you is to do your own research about this. I did a lot of research. Although I wouldn't buy all of my vitamins and herbs from Walmart their Spring Valley brand of turmeric is standardized to contain 95% curcuminoids. I get the walmart brand of ACV. Just make sure you get the organic. Hope this helps some!

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