13 Natural and Easy Ways to Keep Your Blood Sugar under Control

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I am 30-year-old mom. However, 4 months ago, I was diagnosed with Type II diabetics. For me, this result is really a nightmare. I couldn’t sleep and I didn’t know what to eat, because I didn’t know how to keep my blood sugar under control. I always found myself with blood sugar levels that are higher than normal. Each time when I found it was higher than 150, I felt frustrated, because I couldn’t take more medication in case of too low blood sugar.

In this situation, I have to find ways to lower my blood sugar up to 40 points without taking more medication. Besides, I don’t like taking medicine. I want to find ways to get rid of all the medicines, because you may take more and more medicine to stop the rise of the blood sugar in the future. I have tried the following 13 tips to keep my blood sugar under control. And you also can have a try. However, in order not to become hypoglycemic, you should monitor the sugar levels carefully. If the blood sugar is too low in the blood, it is more dangerous than a relatively higher blood sugar. If you plan to make any changes to your diet, talk to your physician first. The following 13 tips are not effective for everyone. When you find they cannot lower your sugar, taking some medicine is a wise decision.

Learn how to eat(carb intake)

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If you think only something with sweet taste contains sugars, you are wrong, because all carbs are sugar. As a diabetic, I must learn how to eat to control their intake. Or you’ll fail to control your blood sugar.

1. Reduce the intake of the carbs

This take effect immediately.

Now that a big enemy to diabetics is the excessive intake of carbs, we need to reduce the intake of the carbs. If we can keep a lower carb diet, it is easy to keep the blood sugar more stable. I highly recommend you to try the Paleo Diet or the Mediterranean Diet which you may hear much about them. Remember to talk to your physician, if you want to make some changes to your diet.

Many starchy foods we eat contain much more carbohydrates, like rice, grains, root vegetables and legumes. Therefore, their derivatives may contain even more carbohydrates, such as sushi, pasta, bread, mashed yams, French fries and even lentil soup. It is proven that a diabetic who keep a lower carb diet can make the blood sugar more stable. I have attested this. In the past 2 months, I ate a lower carb diet but ate more leafy greens, dark fruits, lean meats and nuts and I found that my blood sugar was very stable. So it is amazing just by changing the structure of the foods. I have controlled the intake of carbs and don’t feel hungry. I think I have a more healthy diet than before.

2. Spread Out the Carbs

This can take effect immediately.

Our body needs carbohydrates, but we cannot eat them more at a time, or your blood sugar will be higher. Why not eat them evenly throughout the day. For example, an entire apply may be not good for you, so why not eat it a half and eat another half a few hours later. You also can share an apple with your family. This can keep your blood sugar levels more steady. You may know big jumps and drops are dangerous in the long term and they may make you feel grumpy and hungry.

Learn How to Drink

You’d better not drink sweet beverages but choose some beverages which can lower your blood sugar quickly.

3. Unsweetened Tea

This can take effect within 30 minutes.

No matter what types of tea (white, black and green tea) you drink, choose unsweetened tea, because you’ll see the changes. It is proven that green tea is helpful to lower blood sugars.

4. A Glass of Red Wine

This can take effect Within 1 hour.

For Diabetes, it is not recommended to drink wine, but you can drink a glass of red wine. However, just remember, alcohol can cause the build-up of liver fat, so it is not an effective way in the long run. Drinking a small glass of red wine is healthy for our body. It is also recommended to do this in the Mediterranean Diet.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

This can take effect within several hours.

Apple cider vinegar is also considered to be effective to help control the blood sugar levels no matter for Type II diabetics or pre-diabetic. You can drink several tablespoons or take in its extract which is much easier. However, just remember, it may need more time to take effect, it is best to use it as a preventative measure but not a reactive one.

Stop sitting

One reason caused Type II diabetics is that we sit for a long time without any exercise. Exercise is very important for diabetics, because it can lower blood sugar immediately. What’s more, it can make your body burn glucose much more efficiently. Stop sitting, just run, ride and enjoy all types of sports.

6. Do Some Light Exercise

This can take effect within 1 hour.

Even some light exercise can help to lower the blood sugar level in a short time. After each meal, I often have a 20-minute walk and my blood sugar will drop by 40 points. This is also helpful to our digestive system. So remember, if you feel eat too much, do some light exercise after the meal can help you keep the blood sugar level more steady.

7. Weight Training

This can take effect in a long term.

Strength training like weight training may raise the blood sugar temporarily. However, it can help you build the kind of muscle which can burn and sorb glucose more efficiently.

Take a Supplement

For long term health benefits, many people choose to take supplements for the long term. Some supplements are also helpful to lower blood sugar quickly.

8. Cinnamon Pills

This can take effect within 1 hour.

Cinnamon is proven to be effective on reducing blood sugars. In order to take it enough and easily, take it in capsule form. Generally, 3,000mg at each meal is enough. However, it is not effective for post-menopausal women.

9. Chromium Picolinate

This can take effect within 1 hour.

Many studies have shown that chromium picolinate is effective on lowering blood sugar levels in Type II diabetics. However, everything has 2 sides. If you take in it too much, it may cause damage to your liver.

10. Green Tea Extract

This can take effect within 1 hour.

If you don’t like drinking green tea, you can try its extract. It is easy to take it in pill form.

11. Apple Cider Vinegar Exract

This can take effects within several hours.

If you are not a big fan of drinking Apple Cider Vinegar, you can try its extract in pill form.

Keep calm

If you find all the foods, beverages, exercise and supplements are not effective, just keep calm.

12. Reduce Stress

This can take effect in a long term.

Another cause of type II diabetics is the stress. I have a history of stress. I felt so much pressure which I cannot bear, so I began to eat and drink too much. The release of hormones caused by stress can raise the blood sugar. Don’t be anxious. If you feel anxious, take a deep breath and try some relaxation techniques to lower the blood sugar.

13. Get More Sleep

This can take effect in a long term.

IF you are prone to stay up much, this is another reason why you are a DM. Enough sleep can give our body enough time to recover and also can lessen the body’s insulin resistance. If you don’t have enough sleep, you’ll find there is an obvious jump of your blood sugar level. Stick to a healthy schedule and you’ll find your blood sugar keeps dropping.

Not Cure But Control

At last, you can try these tips all together or stick to some of them. If someone on the internet tells you some foods or medicines can cure diabetes, don’t believe it. The only thing you have to do like me is to keep our blood sugar under control and we can live much longer and healthier than others.

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