So you found out you are a diabetic, and you are frantic trying to lower your skyrocketing blood sugar. Diabetes is nothing to fool around with, and you are right to be very concerned.
I am NOT a doctor, nor do I play one on the Internet, but I will share with you some tips that I found helped lower your blood sugar.
That seems a given, doesn't it? However, if you are in a situation like I was, you may be procrastinating seeing your doctor for whatever reason.
If you are without insurance, you may be hoping to avoid having a preexisting condition recorded on your medical record before you can secure new hospitalization insurance. You may just not have the money to go, or you might fear being placed on insulin shots.
You know the symptoms, yet you may be ignoring your excessive thirst, blurred vision, or messed-up kidneys. I did, and one day I realized my sugar was 475! I had no options left then. At that point you are facing an emergency room bill anyway, so go ahead and go to a doctor.
As for the insulin injections, most doctors now make an extra effort to control diabetes with oral medications, which is what was done in my case. GO TO THE DOCTOR!!! You should also ask him about any of these tips and other over the counter supplements that you may use to lower your blood sugar.
Eating a lot of protein helps lower your blood sugar, as your doctor will tell you. While I was in a dangerous range of blood sugar measurements, I ate mainly meat, eggs, and cheese, until I got my readings to a safe level. Ask your doctor.
For convenience sake while I was feeling badly, I would use the Eggland's Best pre-cooked eggs and pre-cooked bacon. I sliced the boiled eggs and place them on a plate with the pre-cooked bacon. 10-20 seconds in the microwave, and breakfast is done.
Drinking water is a healthy way to help many health problems, and it is also helpful to lower your blood sugar. Since so much of the problems with diabetes involve the kidneys, it is particularly helpful.
Before I managed to go to the doctor, I was already throwing buckets of sugar in my urine. Whether you are doing this or not, water helps flush the excessive sugar levels from your body.
I received a first-hand account from a friend about her husband's success in using supplements to lower your blood sugar. While the doctor I consulted did not seem to place much stock in these supplements, I have read many, many articles about people who use them to lower blood sugar levels.
His doctor prescribed chromium supplements in the form of "Chromax." This is what I use, although there are other brands. Chromium has been proven to help lower your blood sugar, especially if you have a chromium deficiency.
Cinnamon is also widely considered as a positive and natural way to help lower your blood sugar. I use cinnamon capsules, but you could use powdered cinnamon if you want. Again, check with your doctor.
Your doctor will probably stress the importance of moving around to you when you are consulting about lifestyle changes for diabetes. Besides lowering your sugar, it helps insure that your circulation is flowing to extremities.
As you lower your sugar, you will feel more like walking and being active, but it is helpful in lowering your levels, too. I go to the grocery store nearby and park far away. I walk around the store, too, although I formerly rode a motorized cart because I was so sluggish.
I know that the days that I do this results in a lower afternoon blood sugar reading. However, be absolutely sure that you check with your doctor. When my blood sugar was 450, I did not attempt to exercise, other than just moving around the house.
A diagnosis of Type II Diabetes is a scary thing to face. At 51, I have realized that I have to totally rethink my lifestyle.
It is actually a good thing, and I am already feeling so much better physically and mentally. As the pounds roll off, you will feel even better. There is nothing like putting on clothing that was too small before and finding that you look great!
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