Any tips for controlling blood sugar?

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  1. Lester Ian Lim

    Lester Ian Lim New Member

    You can control your blood sugar by eating foods low in carbohydrates, sugar and fats. You have to exercise. When you do moderate exercise, like walking, that makes your heart beat a little faster and breathe a little harder. Your muscles use more glucose, the sugar in your blood stream. Over time, this can lower your blood sugar levels. It also makes the insulin in your body work better. And monitor your blood sugar level regularly to prevent hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
     
  2. Joemax31

    Joemax31 New Member

    Hi, you should not be worried at all because DM type II is treatable and is manageable. You can just decrease your coffee intake, decrease the amount of sugar you put in your drinks, lessen soda intake and also eat more fruits and vegetables. Continue also your daily exercise. And most importantly, take your medicines and have follow up check ups at least every 3 months.
     
  3. Ian Lim

    Ian Lim New Member

    Intermittent fasting is one of the best ways to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels naturally. Today, it is not just what we eat that matters. How we eat and “when” we eat it is just as significant. Intermittent fasting is a simple strategy: Eat during a 12-hour window, and fast during the remaining 12 hours. For example, eat between 8 AM to 8 PM only. This effectively mimics the eating habits of our ancestors who lead a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Eating this way follows the natural body rhythms of the human body, giving the digestive system a much-needed rest for 12 hours. It also helps our cells get more sensitized to insulin during the ‘eating window’. You can control your blood sugar by eating foods low in carbohydrates, sugar and fats. You have to exercise. When you do moderate exercise, like walking, that makes your heart beat a little faster and breathe a little harder. Your muscles use more glucose, the sugar in your blood stream. Over time, this can lower your blood sugar levels. It also makes the insulin in your body work better. And monitor your blood sugar level regularly to prevent hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
     
  4. gee

    gee New Member

    firstly, you need to see a doctor and get medication based on what type of diabetes you have.it can be diabetes mellitus or diabetic insipidus. diabetes Mellitus have type one and type two Mellitus.if its type two diabetes, avoid stress, check on your calories intake and exercise regularly. for type one diabetes Mellitus you got to take insulin injections.

    secondly, diabetes also lowers body immune system, one is advised to take the prescribed medicines to stay healthy.
     
  5. BleuBellie

    BleuBellie New Member

    Controlling blood sugar doesn't have to be difficult if you commit to a low sugar and low carbohydrate diet. You should also exercise as much as possible to help your body burn up excess sugar in the bloodstream. Foods you should eat are things like meat, tofu, vegetables, berries, and fats. Some dairy foods like cheese are okay, but yogurt probably has too much sugar in it, unless it is the plain kind. Avoid eating foods like grains, potatoes, milk, cake, cookies, and candy, because these foods have too many carbohydrates in them. I have read that taking cinnamon can help with controlling blood sugar, and so can drinking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed into a glass of water. Talk to your doctor about getting on a low sugar diet and get recommendations on what kind of exercise would be best for you.
     
  6. kgail

    kgail New Member

    My best tip/advice if you have a feeling that you have a high blood sugar is to go to your nearest hospital and consult a doctor that has a specialization with that particular case. But if you don't have time you can always look to the internet there are a lot of medical sites that offer tips about controlling blood sugar. But always keep in mind that prevention is better than cure.
     
  7. loner8927

    loner8927 New Member

    It's not about your diabetes It's about your life
    Ask yourself:

    What do I love to do?
    What things about diabetes keep me from doing it?
    What are some solutions?
    How can making an action plan help?

    As you know, controlling your blood sugar each day is a big task that requires constant monitoring. And if you take insulin, you also require numerous doses of medicine throughout your day. The following tips can help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels and avoid complications:

    Eat Healthy, Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, a healthy diet can help you manage your glucose level. Monitoring your carbs intake is especially important, as carbs can have a dramatic impact on your blood sugar. An ideal meal plan includes a variety of colorful veggies and fruits, as well as lean meats, dairy, nuts, and grains. It may be helpful to divide your daily eating pattern into three meals with healthy snacks evenly spaced in between.
    Regular exercise can help control blood sugar, it can also cause it to dip. Talk to your doctor to find out if you should test your glucose before and after being active. Don’t avoid exercise if it does cause drops in your blood sugar. Just make sure you have healthy snacks, like an apple or banana, on hand. Talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise routine. Follow your treatment plan and take your medicines as prescribed by your doctor, whether in the form of regular insulin injections or diabetes pills. If you take insulin, timing it around your meals is important. Talk to your doctor to determine when and how often you need it.
     
  8. mhelai

    mhelai New Member

    On my opinion, first you have to eat perfect food to avoid a high blood sugar level. you have to eat roasted vegetables spinach or vegetables salad a day, eat some melon and berries and also the bitter gourd which can help your blood sugar get well. Try to make a time to exercise your body and lastly quit on some Bad Habit like drinking liquior, smoking. You have to sleep make a lot of sleep its very helpful.
     
  9. MrT

    MrT New Member

    Fasting is good, try to fast for at least 12 hours between dinner and breakfast. Also try to eat just two meals a day and limit snacking.

    Absolutely the worst thing for blood sugar problems in my opinion are sugary drinks. So stay off the cola. Drink herbal teas instead. I am fond of osmanthus and crystanthemum teas. Both are quite sweet and can be drunk without sugar.
     
  10. edz26

    edz26 Member

    Aside from diet and exercise, my mother used turmeric to control her blood sugar. Shes been diabetic for 20 years we discover the wonder of turmeric not ideal only for treatment but also for prevention. She used turmeric powder as a tea and she drink regularly at least 2 times a day.
     
  11. Jaymalie

    Jaymalie New Member

    Blood sugar level is when blood can't transport sugar from blood cells .
    Blood sugar level can be controlled by
    1.Drinking water and making sure you stay dehydrated this helps the kidney flush out excess sugar which prevent diabetes.
    2.implement portion control this is done by proper portion control, prevent Eating alot of time ,drinking water before you eat this is to make you feel full fast, it also helps regulate calorie intake which is effective for weight lose.
    3.prevention of stress ,stress plays a big role in bringing diabetes this is because the glucagon secretion can result in that condition .
    3 monitoring blood sugar level this is effective because it helps a person know what diet to take or not to take as well as the medication to start taking
    4.Drinking plenty of water and staying dehydrated helps the kidney flash out excess sugar thus controlling diabetes.
    5.increase fiber intake this slows down the intake of carbs which enables digestion and absorption of sugar in the body.
    6.Regular exercise this burns fat and increase insulin activity.
    7.Quality sleep this prevent the increase of appetite which leads to weight gain .
     
  12. Kelmag26

    Kelmag26 New Member

    One of the best ways to reduce blood sugar is through weight lifting. Engaging muscles with relatively heavy weights forces the body to use its excess glucose to build muscle , also having more muscle overall helps by reducing glucose on an ongoing basis. Three times a week with moderate to heavy weights is recommended. Also a good trick is to do some exercise about 20 minutes after a meal again engaging large muscles try squats , lunges and wall sits.
     
  13. Massie

    Massie New Member

    Yes! We have personal experience with this and have found that a ketogenic diet works wonders! Supplementing with cinnamon is also of huge benefit. The ketogenic diet includes higher amounts of good fat (grass-fed butter, coconut, olive, and avocado oil) along with grass-fed organic meats and organic vegetables that are low in carbohydrates. Breads and other starches are a no go and absolutely NO refined sugars! Carb intake should be limited to 50 a day. Cinnamon works to lower cholesterol and insulin resistance at significant ranges. It would be worth your time to look at the research. My husband went in for blood work a month ago and was found to be borderline diabetic. He has now dropped 16 pounds and blood sugar levels are back within normal range. He has given up on gluten products also and feels so much better.
     
  14. romilda

    romilda Member

    Less carbohydrates, low sugar intake and proper exercise.
     
  15. MarcFrancis

    MarcFrancis New Member

    For me prevention is always better than cure, I mean there's still a lot of option for us to pick what is healthy and what is good for our body, together with excercise everyday...there's no way you can have a diabetes.
     
  16. Georgeliner

    Georgeliner Member

    Avoid intake of junky foods ,by doing will lower blood sugar back to normal.
     
  17. markjames1054

    markjames1054 New Member

    I just learned recently that sugar content can be found in almost all the food that we intake. In my own perspective, to avoid too much sugar consumption to avoid being diabetic, here are some tips:
    First, have a healthy lifestyle. Choose the food that is best for you. Don't eat everything you see if you wish to avoid diabetes.
    Second, have a regular exercise. Exercising is a fundamental thing most people do. It lowers the risk of diabetes/
    and third, quit smoking. Smokers are twice as likely to develop diabetes as non-smokers.
     

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