Complete Guide to Lowering Blood Sugar Levels Naturally
Yes, you can lower your blood sugar levels naturally and we’ll show you exactly how in this complete guide to lowering glucose levels. We have your easy to follow steps below.
Newly diagnosed type II diabetics is on the rise in our nation. It’s no surprise that the numbers are increasing considering our “western lifestyle”. By carefully reading the labels, understanding the importance of diet and taking good notes, type II diabetics can normalize their blood sugar levels.
As for type I diabetics who must take insulin on a daily basis to keep their blood sugar levels in chick, can benefit from this information by applying these strategies which can help you reduce the amount of insulin you must take.
How they measure your blood sugar levels to determine if you are pre-diabetic or if you are diabetic is by giving you glucose tolerance test.
Pre-diabetics have a fasting glucose range of 100-125 mg/dL. Anything above 125 is considered diabetic. For the glucose tolerance test you are given glucose and they will measure the rise in your blood sugar levels. Pre-diabetics will watch their blood sugar levels rise into the 140 and 199 range and anything above that is considered diabetic.
One other note of interest:
Lower Blood Sugar Levels Naturally
The following are easy steps to take if you are willing to change your daily habits. I hope your doctor has discussed these natural steps with you.
1. Your diabetic diet is the most important ingredient to lowering your blood sugars levels naturally. Foods that pass through your system quickly should be avoided and foods that take longer to digest are most beneficial to keeping your blood sugars in check. This all relates to the low-glycemic food group like: granola, oatmeal, beans, peas, and peanuts to name just a few. White bread and white rice should be limited but there is an option you will read about below.
Each individual case is different because we know some diabetics who must watch the
fruits they eat because it can spike their blood sugar levels upwards. Other cool options include High plant fiber, potassium found in banana’s. We all should know that carbohydrates can adversely effect our blood levels, right?
2. Everyone on the planet says this and it should not be a surprise to you: Diabetic EXERCISES
You can be a thin diabetic, large diabetic or medium build diabetic, that doesn’t matter. What matters is the oxygen exchange rate as well as muscle stimulus. Common exercises that you might not even be aware of is: mowing the lawn, raking leaves, vacuum the house, dusting. The obvious choices of joining a gym, riding a bike or walking are excellent avenues to pursue.
Did you know: pre-diabetics (risk group) if you do moderate daily exercises of 30 minutes and a weight reduction of 5 to 10 percent you can reduce your chances of getting diabetes by 58 percent?
3. Keeping good diabetic records is critical because it will help you narrow down which food groups is best for you. Each time you measure your blood sugar levels, write it down and next to that write down what you ate, drank and exercises. This is really important for type I diabetics because they can also chart how much insulin they took during the day.
Record keeping will help you calm down when you see a high blood sugar reading, Most
diabetics from time to time will see a high reading and this is not a cause for alarm, with
experience you will learn how to quickly change that reading, so please takes notes until
you have your blood glucose levels in check.
4. Drinking water and all I need to say is this: it will help flush out toxins quickly and it’s vital to all living cells of your body.
5. eliminate western habits of eating out at fast food joints unless you’ll be eating off their small “healthy menu”. It’s hard for me to say it but you must eliminate soft drinks and process sugars like candy bars.
6. become a label reader. You’ll be shocked at what you find when you start reading labels. Take chocolate for instance, do you know how much caffeine is in chocolate?
7. learn how to say: “decaf please”. Tea’s and coffee’s are staples of many societies and
the healthy choice is green tea unsweetened or decaf coffee.
8. nutritional supplements have shown they can help you lower your blood sugar levels. A lot of people have reduced their insulin levels and others have been able to take themselves off the “endangered list” or pre-diabetic list by using supplements.
9. herbs are another great resource for helping you lowering your glucose levels. Some of the more popular ones are: cinnamon, coffee berry, garlic and ginko biloba to name just a few.
10. rest/sleep/stress works wonders for all of us. Diabetics who take good notes will also notice that glucose levels are greatly influenced by the amount of stress is present in their lives. Getting a good nights rest has a lot of merit to it, so we all should take this advice that has been passed down since the beginning of times.
11. Yippee for vinegar. We all know that white rice and bread can really jump up our blood sugar levels but did you know vinegar will help you keep that in check? Arizona researchers found that two tablespoons of vinegar before a starchy meal can reduce the blood glucose levels in your blood. There is even more proof out of Sweden and Japan concerning vinegar that is a very positive finding for diabetics around the world.
As you can see there are plenty of ways to help you deal with diabetes. Diet and exercise is at the top of the list and don’t be alarmed. It is at the top of just about every list you could imagine. Blame it on our western culture but now you have the means to defeat this horrible disease. Good luck.