What can a person do to lower high blood glucose levels when the conventional methods (medications, exercise, water) are not working or an option?

Amy Campbell


A person with type 1 diabetes must take insulin, along with controlling carbohydrate intake and doing regular physical activity. A person with type 2 diabetes may be able to manage his or her diabetes, at least initially, with meal planning, weight control and physical activity. However, because type 2 diabetes changes over time, medication is often needed, in the form of pills and/or insulin or other injectable medicines. Drinking water is not a proven or reliable way to lower blood glucose. If your blood glucose levels are running high, think about what you might be able to change or improve upon in terms of your eating, your physical activity and/or your medications. Meeting with a dietitian to review your meal plan and set carbohydrate goals may be helpful. You might also consider working with an exercise physiologist or a personal trainer to develop an exercise plan that is realistic and doable for you. Or talk with your healthcare provider about your medication options. You will likely need a combination of meal planning, physical activity and medication to effectively manage your diabetes.

December 25, 2011 at 11:20 am

3 replies

Caroltoo 2012-01-28 00:51:14 -0600 Report

Vinegar works, but remember to rinse your mouth with clear water so that the acid doesn't eventually etch your teeth.

diabvan 2012-01-27 11:20:38 -0600 Report

I use vinegar about 1 tablespoon in water and a tiny pinch of truvia or splenda about 1/2 hr.check you will see sugar going down if you can drink without splenda (good) but most people can't. I use the vinegar method to gain control if it wants to stay up before I even eat in the am. Vinegar will help alot you'll see.!

nzingha 2012-01-09 20:28:03 -0600 Report

Diabetes affecting the eyes ?. getting up with burning sensation in eyes, feeling like there is excessive water behind your eyes and they are red.

Are these signs that the diabetes is affecting the eyes despite the fact that you have the numbers under control? There is no blurry vision but t he eyes appear glassy in the mornings and red. I was told its dry eyes and given drops.. but these days I dont even listen to some of these doctors because unless they themselves have diabetes, I dont even care to hear too much from them… since I started taking the insulin all kinds of strange things have been happening to my body which clearly does not like insulin of any sort including what my own body! My skin colour has changed, my face is puffy and I could write a whole list. The doc himself is puzzled about the situation and said i might have to stop taking the insulin.. now what would I take to stay alive if metformin doesnt work anymore? they r checking me for cushing disease..what does this mean for me and insulin.. if i am in fact allergic to it. also they see an abnormally high level of the hormone DHEA in my system.. very high! i have not taken this at any time so cant figure out how it got there and to the level it has reached.