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10 Ways To Naturally Lower Your Blood Sugar

How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Naturally

Here's how your blood sugar works: You eat something and the stomach and intestines breaks the food down into glucose. The cells need glucose for energy, but for the cells to be able to use glucose they also need insulin which the pancreas emits in the response to glucose.

The body, however, can become resistant to using the insulin if there are certain factors occurring, in particular excess fat. So the glucose stays in the blood, which makes the pancreas secrete more insulin. Eventually the pancreas gets tired, very tired and gives up. That's when pre-diabetes becomes diabetes. What a bummer.

Keeping glucose sugar levels balanced also helps promote weight loss as having low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) will trigger binge eating, which causes the rebound effect of high blood sugar or glucose. The body will rapidly store this high blood sugar as fat.

With a few tricks up your sleeve, you can easily control your glucose levels and avoid more serious health problems.

This lens offers a lot of great solutions. Pick several that you think will help and apply them for three weeks. See what kind of results you get, then fine tune with a few more as you need to. My favorite daily techniques are exercise, Stevia, Zypan (for pancreas support) and eating small and often. On challenging days I add the other supplements as needed. Find what works for you and be consistent.

Note: In 2007 my health care provider said I had metabolic syndrome and was prediabetic. I gave myself 6 months to turn it around naturally and, if not successful, I was going to go with allopathic medicines. This lens shares what I did to turn it around permanently. These are tools that helped me but are not meant to replace the care of your medical provider.

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Lower Your Blood Sugar Naturally

All About High Blood Sugar

Hyperglycemia versus hypoglycemia

High blood sugar is called hyperglycemia versus low level blood sugar which is called hypoglycemia.

Blood sugar levels are considered high when they're above 110 mg/dl first thing in the morning (assuming you weren't midnight snacking). You can get a simple kit to monitor your blood sugar and find out what foods might be affecting you negatively and what your fasting blood glucose level is.

Besides high blood sugar making you feel wonky, it can negatively affect many organs over a longer period of time.

Hyperglycemia can cause damage to the vessels that supply blood to vital organs, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve problems.

In this site, natural solutions to balancing or lowering blood sugar are listed in the grey boxes, with explanations following. These are tried and true solutions and extremely powerful. If you get overwhelmed with all the information, start with exercise and getting processed grains and sugar out of your diet. Then add some supplements, some sweeteners that are okay, and start eating Chia seeds! Finally add some "tricks" for those special times when you've had sugar (i.e. the herb supplement called Salacia) To your health!

Check Your Blood Sugar Accurately and Easily

Tip #1

Get Your Muscles Involved

Muscles are Glucose Burners! - Take a dance class to burn glucose

If Americans are the biggest consumers in the world, muscles are the glucose consumer equivalent. Getting physically active is one of the easiest ways to use up glucose and "force" the body out of insulin resistance. Exercise vigorously for 20-30 minutes a day to get optimal benefits.

Zumba has a great program for Baby Boomers or someone who's seriously out of shape. It's called Zumba Gold. I just ordered it so I can continue exercising during the winter in Montana.

You gotta love Zumba!

Tip #2

Eat small, eat often.

No Highs Or Lows: Keep Your Blood Sugar Even

Eat small amounts throughout the day

The body does much better eating smaller amounts of food, more often throughout the day. It's easier on the intestines, the pancreas, and the digestive enzymes.

Depending on your caloric intake you could eat 4-6 meals, of 400-600 calories each. Eat at least every four hours.

Also increase your water. Being chronically dehydrated is hard on the blood, the carrier of not only the blood sugar but also insulin itself.

Tip #3

Get Rid of the Belly Fat

Getting Rid of Belly Fat

Belly Fat, Stress, and Insulin Resistance

Belly fat increases heart disease and insulin resistance. It is particularly hard to get rid of by women in their menopause years. Insulin resistance means that the blood sugar stays in the blood instead of getting into the tissue cells.

Belly fat can increase dramatically under acute and chronic high stress because of the hormone release of cortisol from the adrenals. Exercise helps reduce stress levels as does massage, meditation, yoga, relaxing baths, etc.

The recommended waist measurement for men is less than 40 inches and for women, less than 35 inches.

Prevention's Flat Belly Diet

Flat Belly Diet
Flat Belly Diet

This is a great system for losing belly fat to keep your pancreas healthy.

 

Tip #4

Know the Foods that Lower Blood Sugar

The Power of Super Food: Chia - A Chia Recipe for Your Optimal Health

The following recipe is a fantastic way to start the day. Chia Seeds are a super food when it comes to health benefits. Along with balancing your blood sugar, it will keep your blood sugar from spiking throughout the day. Chia is high in fiber, protein, boron and magnesium. It's also great for weight loss, your thyroid (which can affect your pancreas, if it's not healthy) and intestinal regularity. You can throw 2 T of Chia in a smoothie but the following recipe makes a fantastic start to your day and takes just minutes to prepare. Chia Seeds are odorless and have no taste so plan on adding nuts and dried fruit to give the following a great flavor!

Chia Porridge

Pour about 1/2 Cup of boiling water over 2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds and 2 Tablespoons of Hemp Seeds and let sit for 3-4 minutes.

Add 1 teaspoon coconut oil, coconut flakes, raw nuts such as cashews, dried fruit, yogurt and fresh fruit.

Enjoy!

Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds, 12-Ounce Bags (Pack of 2)
Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds, 12-Ounce Bags (Pack of 2)

Chia Seeds will not spoil or go bad and last a long time.

 

Eat Low Glycemic Foods - Choosing the right foods can significantly lower your blood sugar

The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how fast a carbohydrate triggers a rise in circulating blood sugar-the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. A low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. Below is just a small list of foods to give you an idea of low, medium and high GI. Stick to low and medium to keep your blood sugar down.

Less Than 50

  • Artichoke <15
  • Asparagus <15
  • Avocado < 15
  • Broccoli <15
  • Cauliflower <15
  • Celery <15
  • Cucumber <15
  • Eggplant <15
  • Green beans <15
  • Lettuce, all varieties <15
  • Low-fat yogurt, artificially sweetened <15
  • Peanuts <15
  • Peppers, all varieties <15
  • Snow peas <15
  • Spinach <15

50 to 70

  • Canned kidney beans 52
  • Kiwifruit 52
  • Orange juice, not from concentrate 52
  • Banana 53
  • Sweet potato 54
  • Brown Rice 55
  • Linguine 55
  • Popcorn 55
  • Sweet corn 55
  • Muesli 56

Above 70

  • Bagel 72
  • Corn chips 72
  • Watermelon 72
  • Honey 73
  • Mashed potatoes 73
  • Bread stuffing mix 74
  • Cheerios 74
  • Cream of Wheat, instant 74
  • Graham crackers 74
  • Doughnuts 75
  • French fries 76
  • Frozen waffles 76
  • Pretzels 81
  • Rice cakes 82

Power Food Stevia - A Sweetener that Balances your Blood Sugar

Refined sugar and corn syrup quickly increase blood glucose, forcing the pancreas to secrete large amounts of insulin. The insulin tells the body to remove blood sugar fast (at which point it is stored as fat) which then causes a dramatic drop in blood sugar. Eventually the pancreas can't create insulin (diabetes) or the body becomes insulin resistant (like the boy who called wolf, too many times).

Read food labels...many foods have added sugars and corn syrup. The less processed your foods you eat the better for your health to avoid these traps.

There are sweeteners that can be used that don't dramatically increase the blood glucose level. Some have additional health benefits as well. Stevia is a plant based sweetener that not only doesn't increase your blood sugar, it actually helps to balance it. If I know I might have erratic meal times such as when I'm traveling, I carry Stevia packets that I can add to my water. I'm a big fan of green tea, so I add it to my tea that I sip on all day.

Stevia has additional benefits. It protects the teeth from decay and helps lower blood pressure, something sugar has been shown to elevate.

Stevia

SweetLeaf All Natural Zero Calories SteviaPlus, 100 Packets, 3.5 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 2)
SweetLeaf All Natural Zero Calories SteviaPlus, 100 Packets, 3.5 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 2)

This ancient herb from Paraguay adds no calories and is thought to help with obesity and blood pressure. It comes in a variety of flavors that can be used to flavor whip cream, coffee and other foods.

 

Food Combinations that Can Lower Blood Sugar

Fiber and Protein

Foods that quickly raise the blood sugar levels are refined foods, primarily white sugar and flour. But any food that converts rapidly into glucose will cause a sudden leap in glucose or blood sugar levels including juice, and refined breakfast cereals.

Which brings us to the first food friend:

Fiber: Eat foods high in fiber including apples, oatmeal, whole, unrefined grains, bulky vegetables, nuts and seeds. Take a digestive aid such as Zypan (made by Standard Process), if your digestive system has a hard time digesting lots of fiber and wants to make gas instead.

Protein: If you just can't resist that Krispy Kreme donut, eat it with a slice of cheese or a hard boiled egg. The protein will slow the break down of the carbohydrates into glucose. Not recommended for cheating every day, but it can help you cheat once in a while!

Extremely Helpful Supplement

Standard Process Zypan 8500
Standard Process Zypan 8500

Zypan Combines Pancreatin, Pepsin, and Betaine Hydrochloride to Facilitate Healthy Digestion The job of the digestive system is to break down food-proteins, fats, and carbohydrates-into smaller compounds to support the building and nourishing of cells and to provide energy. This process requires enzymatic support from many glands and organs including the stomach and the pancreas. In the absence of thorough digestion and enzymatic action, the cells in our bodies will fail to get all the nutrients provided by the foods we eat. Many people require extra enzymatic support to help them properly digest food. Zypan can help. It is a unique digestive supplement that mimics the phases of healthy digestion.

 

Tip #5

Avoid insulin resistance. Get your cholesterol in right balance and check your thyroid.

Metabolic Syndrome and How It Relates to Your Blood Sugar - A precursor to insulin resistance

Lots have been written about cholesterol and its effect on the blood vessels, if certain cholesterol is too high (while others are too low). HDL is the "good" cholesterol and trigylcerides are the bad.

High cholesterol (of the bad sort) is part of a group of symptoms that together have been labeled metabolic syndrome. This condition is the precursor to heart disease and a host of other problems including diabetes.

Technically speaking, getting your cholesterol in right balance doesn't really lower your blood sugar levels. It does speak to overall improved health and less likelihood of becoming insulin resistant (which does affect high blood sugar).

Chinese tonic herbs are very beneficial for helping the body to come into balance. Two in particular are "kings" when it comes to health benefits for the body including balancing cholesterol.

Gynostemma Dragon Herbs 100 Caps
Gynostemma Dragon Herbs 100 Caps

Ron Teeguarden's Dietary Supplement Pure Gynostemma, also known as Southern Ginseng and the Miracle Herb , is a quintessential adaptogenic herb. Gynostemma has been shown to have a double-direction activity with regard to weight. Gynostemma can be useful in reducing excessive body fat, when combined with a reasonable exercise program and a healthy diet that modulates caloric intake. Gynostemma accelerates the body’s metabolism and helps adjust blood sugar and blood fat levels.

 

The Link Between High Blood Sugar and the Thyroid

Your Doctor Won't Tell You This

There is a link between your thyroid and your pancreas. If your thyroid is not working properly, it can create a pancreatic imbalance which leads to insulin resistance in the body.

Get it checked and get the thyroid balanced. Women, as they age, seem to lose more of their thyroid capability.

Tip #6

Use Secret Weapons

Super Foods Cinnamon and Salacia

Two amazing plants

Two food/dietary supplements are stand out helpers in improving blood sugar levels.

Salacia: This aryuvedic herb from India helps normalize blood sugar and insulin levels, and supports healthy blood lipids. Salacia contains two potent alpha-glucosidase inhibitors that may help regulate carbohydrate-metabolic imbalances. Salacia will bring down glucose levels within 20 minutes after taking. It's best to use this super helper as needed versus every day. Salacia can be ordered from Amazon.

Cinnamon: This wonderful tasting spice has been shown to lower fasting blood sugar levels AND balance cholesterol levels. A fabulous two-fer! Cinnamon is recommended at amounts of 1 gram a day and if taken for 40 days will continue to promote benefits for an additional 20 days. One delicious way to take cinnamon is to make tea with cinnamon sticks (boiling 2-3 sticks in 4 cups of water for 20 minutes). Or just add it to oatmeal, smoothies, or cinnamon toast (use whole grain bread such as Ezekiel and one of the recommended sweeteners above). Cinnamon capsules can be be ordered on Amazon (just click on any Amazon product here and navigate to Cylon Cinnamon). As suggested by a reader, you want to get Ceylon Cinnamon for the most effective glucose balance.

If you're not new to the problem of insulin intolerance and high blood sugar, you've probably learned a few tricks of your own. Please share those with us.


 Last updated on October 17, 2014

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Plush LM 6 years ago

Hi Gia,

I really find the info on your lens useful. I must make a point to get that exercise I promised myself. But, this Squidoo Lens making is soooo addictive. Do you have a remedy for that? ;-p


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Plush LM 6 years ago

Hi Gia,

I really find the info on your lens useful. I must make a point to get that exercise I promised myself. But, this Squidoo Lens making is soooo addictive. Do you have a remedy for that? ;-p


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giacombs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana Hub Author

LOL! Just before reading your kind note, I was contemplating the state of my saggy underarms. Evidently Squidoo lens making is not enough exercise for that part of my body!


RinchenChodron 6 years ago

Wow, the thyroid and pancreas connection is something I learned! I'll have to remember that as I need thyroid drugs. Very informative lens.


MrMarmalade 6 years ago

great lens have forwarded your lens to a friend

Thank you


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MatCauthon 6 years ago

I really need to lower by blood sugar. I won't even mention how high it is. Some of you may faint. :-) 5*


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Franksterk 6 years ago from California

Excellent source of info. Thanks for sharing. 5 stars, favorite and I'm a FAN! Bear hugs, Frankster


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Franksterk 6 years ago from California

Oops, Freudian slip -- I just realized your intro photo is of apples NOT candy corn! lol


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giacombs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana Hub Author

I'm honored, Frankster, to have you as a fan. My apple photo is rather deceiving looking. Tough subject for a photo (blood? sugar? needles?).


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Sniff It Out 6 years ago

Thanks for a very informative lens. My partner was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes so this was of particular interest to me. 5*****


redsecond 5 years ago

The tyroid bit is very informative. I just knew that!

I was thinking though, you haven't mention about nopal when you mention natural alternatives to lower blood-sugar levels. Nopal made from opuntia cactus can be one alternative that can be used to lower blood-sugar.

More success to your lens! It's very well-written.


anonymous 5 years ago

regarding Cinnamon - just wondering if it's only true cinnamon that works, or if acacia (sp?) bark, which is what most "supermarket" cinnamon is, works the same way


anonymous 5 years ago

regarding Cinnamon - just wondering if it's only true cinnamon that works, or if acacia (sp?) bark, which is what most "supermarket" cinnamon is, works the same way


anonymous 5 years ago

regarding Cinnamon - just wondering if it's only true cinnamon that works, or if acacia (sp?) bark, which is what most "supermarket" cinnamon is, works the same way


anonymous 5 years ago

sorry for the now...erm triple post :-) but i actually meant cassia bark, not acacia bark, sry. question still stands though


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SandyMertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra Level 3 Commenter

My blood sugar has always been good, which is funny when you consider my diet.

Being a Squidoo addict doesn't make good exercise either Good source of information.


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ZenandChic 5 years ago

Wow! Great info. I have hypothyroidism and for years had hypogycemia and am just now feeling better with it and have started eating fruits again which I did not eat for years. Also my blood sugar seems to have stabilized... It came about during a stressful time and seems to be getting better now...


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giacombs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana Hub Author

[in reply to sandyspider] That's a good question, good question, good question : ) which unfortunately I don't know the answer to. However, in the featured lens above on Type 2 Diabetes there is a source for cinnamon in capsule form that really addresses this super helper. That's what I'd use.


anonymous 5 years ago

Good, important lens. I used to be married to a diabetic and I know how difficult it can be to stabilise your blood sugar.


ChristiannaGarrett-Martin 5 years ago

Great Lens! I suffer with sudden drops in my blood sugar and pass out. I adore Cinnamon so I shall get some to carry with me.

Excellent information thankyou.

Christianna


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giacombs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana Hub Author

[in reply to ChristiannaGarrett-Martin] Cinnamon is more about blood sugar highs then it is about lows. I would recommend a high-fiber protein such as almonds or apple and cheese. Eat these as snacks every 2 hours in between regular meals. Oh and eat regularly...I bet you forget to eat!


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chefkeem 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

You are THE SOURCE for alternative healing info on Squidoo, Gia! We are blessed by your sharing, and you've been blessed by a Squid Angel for your fabulous work. :)


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fotolady49 lm 5 years ago

Great lens and VERY informative.....I've been interesting in this subject and eating as natural and healthy of a diet as possible. I do crave sweets so it is a constant battle and I slip up every so often. 5***** Lens


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TonyPayne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK Level 3 Commenter

This is a very detailed lens. I need to do something to lose weight. Even though I eat healthy most of the time and exercise, I have trouble losing weight. 5***** and congratulations on LOTD


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giacombs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana Hub Author

[in reply to poddys] Geez, Poddys, I almost had a heart attack reading your message. I thought I had gotten another LOTD! Maybe you're psychic!


insulopt 5 years ago

I created a Lens for Insul Opt. It's an all-natural supplement just for diabetics that uses a lot of ingredients you discussed. As a type-1 diabetic, I have seen results in particular with wound healing/cellular regeneration. Please check it out and let me know what you think: www.insul-opt.com.


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Linda BookLady 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Level 4 Commenter

Great lens, gia!! I've had close contact with diabetes but never developed it, thankfully. I think you've given very useful help here and as for me, you've encouraged me to use more cinnamon and stevia... thanks!


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religions7 5 years ago

Great lens. very informative. I think fiber and exercise are the main thing.


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MargoPArrowsmith 5 years ago

My mother was diagnosed with diabetes when she was in her 70's. They put her on 3 shots a day. She watched her diet carefully, Did everything she was supposed to do. She gained 100 in a year, due to the insulin. Do anything you can to avoid insulin! You lens is great ***** to you!


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MargoPArrowsmith 5 years ago

This goes to Margo's Ultimate Squidoo Library lens, Main Branch!


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raswook 5 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

A agree that agave nectar is a great sweetner alternative for diabetics. I use both Chef Keem's Agasweet and Madhava in both foods and my coffee. Great lens filled with helpful info here.


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monarch13 5 years ago

Great info! I used to be a pharma rep and natural is always better! 5 stars and thanks for joining The Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Group!


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RyanRE LM 5 years ago

This lens is a great resource for people that are pre-diabetic. I think that one of the best things that people can do is to just stay active. Walking 30 - 60 minutes a day will go a LONG way to help.


poutine 5 years ago

I'm going to try to eat more cinnamon and see if it makes a difference.


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SideSplitters 5 years ago

Great tips, I'll have to start using some of these since some diabetes runs in my family (and the holidays were definitely not sugar free this year!). Congratulations on becoming a Giant Squid!


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StacyWhiting LM 5 years ago

Love your lens. My grandmother died from diabetes when I was young and the experience of caring for her during her last years has always stayed with me. I have learned over the years the importance of a good diet and the healing powers of foods and herbs and I am happy to see others speak out about natural cures. Thanks.


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Sarunas 5 years ago

Great, informative and detailed lens. Good Job.

Five Stars from me. :)

Keep it up.


ngl 5 years ago

Very good lens, informative in motivating. Can't get enough of this kind of information into our society. I working out in the morning! 5*


jessicahoward 5 years ago

wow great healthy lens...great job done...thanx for sharing it...it is very informative....


anonymous 5 years ago

Great Lens but it doesn't fit in with my group. I'm still giving you 5* since it's really informative.


mikeitloffe 5 years ago

Hey, this lens is a useful one. I need to become a regular here...


untoperfection 5 years ago

I love Cinnamon and ginger. yahoo


FitSteph 5 years ago

Wow what a great lens. And if anyone is looking for workout programs This is one of my favorite health & fitness sites. It lets you track food, workouts, and calories!


FitSteph 5 years ago

Wow what a great lens. And if anyone is looking for meal plans This is one of my favorite health & fitness sites. It lets you track food, workouts, and calories!


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dawnsnewbeginning 5 years ago

Very informative! Interesting to know about the thyroid and the pancreas. My husband has both problems.


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CatharinaE LM 5 years ago

Very informative lens, thank you, 5*!


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religions7 5 years ago

Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)


anonymous 5 years ago

Great example of what a "help" lens should look like and the info and links it should contain. Blessed by an Angel!


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Heather426 5 years ago from Amarillo, Texas Level 1 Commenter

great useful lens about a huge problem in our society. I have Hashimoto syndrome and no thyroid left so have to take it, and type 2 diabetes insulin resistance since I was 14! I think the best thing to do is exercise aerobically, lift weights, and eat as little sugar in any form as possible. Stevia is a godsend.5*****


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Nochipra 5 years ago

Great information! My boyfriend and mom are both diabetics, so getting the word out and how to prevent it is a big step to healing those who suffer from it. I created a lens last night on high blood pressure and will be doing one on diabetes as well soon that is very similar to that one. Thanks for the info.


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Nochipra 5 years ago

Hi, it's me again. Just wanted to let you know that I created the What's Your Blood Sugar Level Today lens along with the What's Your Blood Pressure Now lens. Please feel free to stop by and add your lenses to the links voting section. That goes for anyone with a lens related to diabetes and blood pressure. Thanks. Nora By the way I had forgotten to rate it before 5* now:)


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julieannbrady 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA Level 6 Commenter

I have low blood sugar, so I'm pretty aware of what I should be eating -- try to eat more healthy although being on that Spanish Flee vacation it was more difficult -- too much cervesa you know! Oh, still looking for that Spanish Fly! ;)


WorldVisionary 5 years ago

Great lens, it's chock full of info! A great way to be aware of what you are eating is by keeping a . You can also track your fitness progress as well by keeping an exercise log


Kyanisunrise 5 years ago

Great Lens. You have hit on many of the key ways to control diabetes. I also have several lenses on diabetes. Education is the key to learning what may help.


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mythphile 5 years ago from California

Stopping by to say hi! I definitely need to start thinking about this. I've gotten away with a bad diet, but recent events have showed me I really need to be more careful-- I'm sure an anti-diabetes diet would help the immune system, too!

Thanks for the tips.


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Mihaela Vrban 5 years ago from Croatia

Excellent lens Gia! Blessed by little Croatian Angel! :)


Igeso 5 years ago

Go for top 100 ! :)


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monarch13 5 years ago

Hey there, wow the top 100! I've never made it that far. I already ranked you a long time ago, but I am refaving it and lensrolling to a few of my health lenses.

Good Luck!


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FanfrelucheHubs 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat) Level 1 Commenter

Good luck in getting to 100! Very nice tips and well done lens!


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NanLT 5 years ago from London, UK

So good to see you made it well into the top 100. Excellent job!


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giacombs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana Hub Author

Thanks everyone for you generous support! Making it into the top 100 is a blast!


hkpatt46 5 years ago

Very nice lense,lot of useful information

deserves to be lense of the day


ADB1111 5 years ago

Great Lens, I'll be looking at this one everytime I'm on a health mission - like now :-) Thankyou


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txbountyhunter 5 years ago

Great Lens,


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Lexi LM 5 years ago

What an informative lens! Five Stars!


FitSteph 5 years ago

Wow what a great lens! If anyone is looking to chat about exercise, working out, health, fitness, or anything else, these fitness forums ?, are my favorite. It’s genuinely one of the best websites if you are looking to track food, plan meals, build workouts, and count calories!


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wayfarer lm 5 years ago

Informative lens! Certainly treating with diet is preferable to meds, if possible.


totalhealth 5 years ago

very informative lens, I learned so much about diabetes today. I will share this lens to my friends.


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monarch13 5 years ago

Congratulations, you were nominated for The Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Group Excellence Award!

Good Luck and Good Health!

Monarch 13 (Michelle)


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slcalvin 5 years ago from San Luis Valley, Colorado

This is definetely a keeper! I will add it as well to my chia lens. Thanks


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SusanDeppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA Level 7 Commenter

I was just thinking about this timely topic yesterday and today I see you’ve earned a purple star for this lens. Congratulations, and thanks for the great information and resources!


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kohuether lm 5 years ago

This is a good, comprehensive lens. Nice work! I agree - people underestimate the affect that things like a sluggish thyroid can have on the body. Most people only recognize a full-blown deficiency.


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Franksterk 5 years ago from California

Congrats on the well-deserved purple star. I would give you another 5 stars if I could. It is a great lens with much needed info. Bear hugs, Frankie


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PromptWriter 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

More and more people need to be aware of this topic. Congratulations on your lens getting a purple star.


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Brookelorren LM 5 years ago

Good lens. Thanks for sharing!


anonymous 5 years ago

@wayfarer - You're exactly right. Any way that you can use the body's natural systems you'll be better off. See Wikipedia for more info


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WhiteOak50 5 years ago

Great Lens!


FitSteph 5 years ago

Wow what a great lens! If anyone is looking to chat about exercise, working out, health, fitness, or anything else, these fitness forums ?, are my favorite. It’s genuinely one of the best websites if you are looking to track food, plan meals, build workouts, and count calories!


yelixref2 5 years ago

Its a good lens and informative.


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Kiwisoutback 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Congratulations on your purple star for this lens!


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TopStyleTravel 5 years ago

Great lens for preventative health. Can't get used to the taste of most alternative sweeteners though. Use raw/organic sugar instead of processed. Congrats on the Top 100!


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x3xsolxdierx3x lm 5 years ago

Nice addition of the Richard Simmons' Video....lol....he's quite the personality.....5 stars from me :)


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EpicFarms 5 years ago

Excellent lens ~ I wasn't too clear on the specifics of diabetes and you explained it perfectly. Very well done!


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Xim LM 5 years ago

Thanks for the great info. My mom is diabetic, and eating the right stuff really makes a huge difference.


healthpage 5 years ago

I enjoy regular exercise and indeed it helps with my weight and regulates my appetite.

Great lens.


umike25 5 years ago

Alot of very good information here,

Take care of yourself and live longer...

http://www.zenmonk.co.cc


canozzie57 5 years ago

Great lens. You are right on target.


Bashewa 5 years ago

Informative lens , well done.


Dawn_Solay 5 years ago

If only it was a STEVIA world! 5 stars from me!


goldtouch 5 years ago

great lens with great layout!

www.squidoo.com/herloop


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gozergirl 5 years ago

Very nice lens!

You have outlined some great info, thanks!


MichaelDee 5 years ago

I have diabetes and you did a great job of explaining it. Very true as far as eating foods with a low gycemic index and more small meals


martyn-d2p 5 years ago

Great simple and straight forward information


tia122 5 years ago

I am delighted to see this great lens. My grandfather died of diabetes complications and I have very bad asthma so finding alternate ways to help heal people has become a passion of mine. This is why I started a website specifically to help people share their own stories about things that worked for them so others could benefit and get healthy sooner. I will be happy to feature your lens on the site as well. The site is Ladat and is all about cures and remedies for numerous illnesses. Wishing you all the very best!


freddi 5 years ago

Great lens. Great info and well presented.


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Cheryl Rogers 5 years ago from Tampa, FL

Thanks for sharing! I had half of my thyroid removed, so I am particularly interested in the tidbit about the pancreas and insulin resistance...


Tregony 5 years ago

As a recently diagnosed diabetic, I must congratulate you on the content of your lens, most informative and interesting.


tcinvestor 5 years ago

I have been working with people twenty years getting them to change simple habits to prevent and manage diabetes. Thanks for the great site and enhanced exposure for people in a simple format. P.S. - I personally love agave nectar and marcona almonds...man they are good. All the best for good health & prosperity.


Menopause-Weightloss-Maven 5 years ago

Hello Gia,

Excellent information on how to balance blood sugar. I visited your blog at http://scienceofenergyhealing.com to find out more about you and am pleasantly surprised to see the parallels in our lives. I'm also a massage practitioner interested in health (obviously).

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. My mom died of diabetes. Much of the problems they suffer are unnecessary with proper understanding of how the body operates and a desire to be healthy. It is controllable.

Blessings


TMZURVITA 5 years ago

NICE LENS.


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gabrielangel 5 years ago

I love that they have those Vitamin Water 10 drinks made with stevia. Water is great, but there are just times that you want a sweet water with some caffeine. I've just started getting into the agave nectar. On somethings, it tastes leaps and bounds better than regular sugar.


macgillivray 5 years ago

Thanks for a really useful lens

M


EverythingJogging 5 years ago

Hi Ener-G

Great all-around lens.


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pimbels lm 5 years ago

Great lens


anonymous 5 years ago

Excellent Lens. 5*

If you get a chance check out my Instant Stress Management lens.


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Matthewsmom 5 years ago

Thank you for your advice


gardenlady 5 years ago

This is a lens everyone should read and have bookmarked, as everyone knows someone who has Diabetes these days. It runs in my family, and my daughter is a junk food sneak. I have saved this lens to favorites, and will make her come back here and read this. So much great information! Thanks for taking the time to make this lens, and sharing what you have learned. 5*s to you, and lensrolling with my Jack LaLanne Power Juicer lens. Great job.


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MoeMoney LM 5 years ago from Scottsdale, AZ

All I have to say is well written! Do you have diabetes too?


anonymous 5 years ago

What a wealth of information on this lens. It's comforting to know that there are so many ways we can take control of blood sugar levels. Thank you!


anonymous 5 years ago

Thanks for the helpful information i needed it i have a high blood sugar an pcos so i am trying to do better


jura 5 years ago

Great lens


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Carmel Aaron 5 years ago

I just love your lens. I am a Certified Coach in this material, and teach it, yet your

ability to do this lens just blows me away.

Do you teach it too? I only hope that I can someday acquire your skills in doing a lens. I am

a newbe to Squidoo.

I am fairly new to using the computer too. Not nearly enough experience yet.

I have done one that is similar, yet I don't know how to useso many of the beautiful

features that you have done.

I hope I can become half as skilled as you.

Congratulations!!


appudog 5 years ago

Good lens for sugar patients fortunately I am no diabetic.


Cashbandit 5 years ago

Good health is the best topic in the world! Great stuff, love to read more...


kuzek 5 years ago

Your lens are truly amazing, it's properly organize and nicely presented. Beautiful writings with strong points and very well balanced. Very relevant links, especially on the get informed items. It will definitely attracts readers to read till the end.. Expecting of more to come.

Kuzek


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Healthandmore 5 years ago

Even though I've know people with the disease, I never really understood Diabetes or it's dangers until I took my classes to become a personal trainer. It's definitely not a good thing and when there are ways to improve your health to make it better to deal with, I'm all for getting it out there for people to see. Nice job. Good information.


DerbyPurba 5 years ago

Wow amazing blog of health ! Bravo. Please keep up the good work of blogs.

Sincerely,

Derby Purba

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CCGAL 5 years ago

Having read at least 20 books about controlling diabetes, I've discovered that the ONLY thing they all agree on is that broccoli is a diabetic's friend. For myself, the only thing that has worked for me has been going vegetarian low-carb, but I haven't been able to sustain that eating pattern despite the benefits to my health.


Damone 5 years ago

Thanks for the helpful advice. I am a diabetic recovering from heart bypass surgery. This information is terrific. Please continue giving advise and tips for diabetics. God Bless


nhcomms54 5 years ago

great lens. Feel free to check my lens on losing fat


kerrywilliams 5 years ago

know this is a great lens, I like the information your lens has to offer... thanks


onlinebizop 5 years ago

Good work keep it up.


daveusa59 5 years ago

I find this lens very instructive, since we all need to be aware of the things that are harmful to our health otherwise we are force to face the consequences. Keep up the good work.


Joan4 5 years ago

Thank you! Very very helpful and just the information I needed! Blessed by a joyful angel!


anonymous 5 years ago

Great information, presented in a friendly, accessible manner! Thank you gia for another great peace of insight-full, educational, entertaining reading!!!


sapient 5 years ago

Very informative lens!Now I know more about blood sugar level!


identitytheftfacts 5 years ago

nice article, i like your writing style and how you break up the content, makes it easy to read.


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clemency lm 5 years ago

Thanks for the information. I will definitely be putting it into practice. Great lens.


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Clairwil LM 5 years ago

Some good health advice there we could all use. Excellent lens *****


fatlossguru 5 years ago

Great job Gia! Really enjoyed it and the information was not only useful but very practical. Thanks for sharing!


anonymous 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing, this is a great article!


herbalsupplementtips 5 years ago

nice article, provides good health tips.......


MBenJ 5 years ago

Great Lens. I learned a lot Ener-G. I find that understanding certain times of the day that I eat particular foods and how my metabolism reacts differently to them is also a huge help. One need not be a scientist about all of this - just cursorily diarising the way one feels can be a huge help in understanding.

Cheers and all the best

Ben


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KimGiancaterino 5 years ago from California

Congratulations on your purple star and for making the Squidoo Top 10! Squid Angel Blessed.


soopi49 5 years ago

great help thanks very much


Manbiki 5 years ago

Great lens Best Info


Tongey 5 years ago

This is really great info, i have been a diabetic for some time now and really want to see more like this. Can I help you?


nomorescam 5 years ago

Great Lens ...... Good Ideas ....... Best Information


foreverme 5 years ago

Congratulations on learning to make yourself healthy rather than just falling back on medicating your symptoms! Great lens. I'd like to share that if you suffer from hypoglycemia or diabetes, two great sweeteners that do not impact your blood sugar levels are real maple syrup and sugar before it's sugar - all natural dried cane juice. Delicious and healthy, too! Keep up the good work! I'm all for all natural. Visit me at http://www.squidoo.com/naturalhormonehealth


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Grasmere Sue 5 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK Level 1 Commenter

This is an excellent lens. I found I had this problem some years ago. If travelling I always have a snack with me, like a small bag of nuts, or oat biscuits, so I don't have to go hungry ( it gives me the shakes!) or eat something sugary .Plus, a bottle of water!

Thanks,

Sue


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Twobit LM 5 years ago

Nice article! Lately I've been trying to keep off pop, I usually only have about 1 can per week now... as years before I'd have like 5-8 cans of pop per day. I read an article a while back that said that each can has several tablespoons worth of sugar... which is a bit much. It's like munching on a cake each day, every day.


dannym29 5 years ago

What a great lens it is really informative, with so much information I would think you'll get many visits from people wanting to check all this out.

Thanks

Danny Martin


Lakota429 5 years ago

Very informative. I'm sure this will help lots of people. Great job! 5 stars! Annie


anonymous 5 years ago

good info on how diabetes develops.


CABOInternational 5 years ago

Great lens, my mother had diabetes for many years and I grew up drinking sugar free foods. The whole thing started me on healthy alternatives and health foods like green teas and vitamins supplements which are great for over all health. Check out my first lens where I talk about the healthiest foods out there today.

http://www.squidoo.com/greenteahydra


Keabeau 5 years ago

Really good information. In the UK, we are really short of blood supplies at the moment for donation. I have a lens set up detailing how easy the process of becoming a donor is. Visit it at http://www.squidoo.com/giveblood


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follett79 5 years ago

What a great job on the lens, I had a similar experience in overcoming type II with diet and lifestyle changes. This information needs to be out there more and you are certainly doing your part. Keep up the good work. Also thanks for providing a great example of what a Squidoo Lens can be.


dogtrainingiseasy 5 years ago

Great lens! This is very useful for people like me. My family have a history of diabetes. But I think everyone should be mindful of these things too. Thanks!


anonymous 5 years ago

great info ...happen find your lens on the front page...after go through I find lots of info that can help people to understand what they have to eat and don't.


Replicabags 5 years ago

health post is most attractive thing. can u write something for 10 tips to avoid fatigue or others?


cecilialim 5 years ago

The information in your lens are very good and you are amazing.


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Surreymagic 5 years ago

Great lens- it's so important to be health aware- especially with bloodsugar and exercise.

I have a lens about simple exercises anyone can do at home, including what to do when you don't feel like exercising!


Manbiki 5 years ago

Great lens.Thank you so much


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navinjoshi 5 years ago

Came back to rate this lens 5*. Just did not know how to do rating... Spent hours to look for some FAQ on that...just accidently learnt it.. Whole is made of small bits and I understand that it is a very important bit to provide rating to keep the SQUIDOO engine rolling ...Thanks, You are on my top 10 http://www.squidoo.com/top10squidoo


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eclecticeducati1 5 years ago

Thank you for making this list!


anonymous 5 years ago

good information,thanks for your share

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Medicinemanwriting1 5 years ago

Great lens. Very useful information. Thanks.


jerilynkaram 5 years ago

Awesome lens! Diabetes runs in my family and I'm hoping to keep it at bay, so this was really useful for me. Thanks!


georgeqq20 5 years ago

Great lens and very informative information.

Thanks.


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Cherry-Ambition 5 years ago from U.S.

Good info about how to stay healthy. Kinda funny that you mentioned Cinnamon being helpful with the blood sugar. I never knew that, yet I add it to my oatmeal ALL the time! Glad to know I'm doing something right!


gourmetcoffeesnob 5 years ago

Thanx for the great info...timing is everything...sometimes it's just a matter of right time...right place...this lens is both for me ATM...

gourmet coffee snob

always drink better coffee

spotajava coffee


ngl 5 years ago

Thanks for your insightful lens, this is a critical topic that everyone should be educated about. Blood sugars that run high will eventually damage your kidneys, heart & eyesight, and once damaged, cannot be reversed. So if your readers do anything at all, pay attention if your doctor tells you that you are pre-diabetic. And then do everything you can do prevent this disabling disease. Even the mildest of exercise has a tremedous effect on lowering blood sugar (almost surprising), so do something every day. And, keep those meals small and frequent - throw out the sugar and processed foods. Five stars to you on this well made lens!


ongyewlong 5 years ago

i love your lens. Thanks and I am learning so much


Dr_Rozno 5 years ago

Great lens! I love it , thanks


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JanaMurray 5 years ago

Great tips... My favorites are cinnamon and stevia in yerba mate tea. I also recommend Mike Adams book, How to Halt Diabetes in 25 Days.


Dr_Joe 5 years ago

very useful lens. many of us would seek natural ways to lower blood sugar. If you think that you are having serious problem on this, you should seek medical advice too! 5 stars!


blackvelvet2 5 years ago

Thanks for the info. Diabetes run in my family.


lilkathy5 5 years ago

I have diabetes type 2 and I have found that walking, and watching carbs helps

increase overall feeling of well-being. I love and enjoyed your lens!

Lilkathy5


anonymous 5 years ago

If you are after quality information talk to your doctor, search respectable medical web or buy a book from a rescpetable source.Although some ideas are right, as healthcare profesional I do recommend the information on this post.


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CrossCreations 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Level 1 Commenter

Excellent! Very informative and well-presented lens.


Charmaine_Lim 5 years ago

As a health conscious individual I find this lens very informative and details.


anonymous 5 years ago

this lens was very usefull, I like the details of this article


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JMowe 5 years ago

Health related topics are always interesting to me! Very informative! Keep up the health education and hopefully you'll help supply those that really need solid information concerning their condition or the condition of their loved ones or friends.


EvanRoberts 5 years ago

Wow! The law of attraction definitely led me here. As a natural health and wellness advocate I am impressed by your decision to hold off on the medication and seek answers through nature. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing your knowledge (:


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JanieceTobey 5 years ago Level 2 Commenter

Highly useful information!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Cinnamon is good for lots of things.


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JanieceTobey 5 years ago Level 2 Commenter

Highly useful information!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Cinnamon is good for lots of things.


anonymous 5 years ago

Thanks for the infomation i am a type 1 diabetic and i have been looking for more infomation on what can lower blood suger as my doctors dont tell you this, they just simply hand you your insulin packs and frown at you. some doctors anyway i caught diabeties last year at 29 and its still a mystery on how i got it as i was a x marine and kept fit as hard as i could. still your lens have helped me alot and thank you for such a great page


anonymous 5 years ago

ANOTHER rocking lens by gia! Thank you!! Go, go, go ...


biggly 5 years ago

Great stuff. Clear, concise, well put together. And very informative, of course.


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efarmiga 5 years ago

Very informative lens and well put together. Never underestimate the power of exercise. Thanks!


healthwisewoman 5 years ago

Loved this lens! I will recommend it on my blog. http://www.healthwisewoman.blogspot.com


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ajgodinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Level 1 Commenter

Terrific lens and exceptional information on a topic that I like a lot. Glad to see you promote healthy living since that is one of my passions too. 5*s, fav and lensrolling to my Proper Nutrition, Diet, Exercise & Your Immune System lens.


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chefkeem 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

A hearty SquidAngel Blessing for this outstanding information on lowering your blood sugar. Great work, Gia! :-)


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sammyaddams lm 5 years ago

Great lens, I never knew that cinnamon was so benefical. Seen as it is one of my favourite spices it wont be too difficult to include it into my diet a bit more. Thanks for sharing. 5*


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ElizabethSheppard 5 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

You have a GREAT lens here! Thank you so much for making it. I have put you in my favorites. :-)


gardenlady 5 years ago

Congratulations on lens of the day! This lens absolutely deserves it. You have provided a wealth of important information here. 5*s from me, favoriting & lensrolling.


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Richmee 5 years ago

A great lens for a very important topic. 5*


fastingto-loseweight 5 years ago

There is increasing evidence that intermittent fasting can help lower blood sugar levels and diabetes, its a wonder it is not talked about or recommended more often. I have a lens on fasting to lose weight here -> http://www.squidoo.com/Fastingto-LoseWeight

Great lens though with some really great content.


Buy-prozac-online 5 years ago

Hello.

Very helpfull information! Thank You.


Artemus-Gordon 5 years ago

I am on the other end of the spectum with hypoglycemia. Once you make the changes in your lifestlye to keep your sugar level it is not too hard to maintain.


zipittight 5 years ago

Congratulations on lens of the day! This lens absolutely deserves it! Very well writen and informative .

Steve!

Diabetes

Cystic Fibrosis


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rubyandmahoney 5 years ago

Very information and easy to read lens. Great job!


HealthFitness2254 5 years ago

I love your lens, very informative and easy to read!


sonamuka 5 years ago

Very nice and informative lens. Thanks for your contribution.


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OnlyFunStuff LM 5 years ago

Great tips, you should learn something new everyday, thanks for supplying my new thing today.5*


stevieglega 5 years ago

Great Lens. Top rated and added to favs and featured, Deserving of "Lens of the Day". I have just started my own weight loss programme combining traditional fitness and healthy eating with vibration training. I am charting my progress on Vibrate the Weight- hope you get a chance to visit.


workfmhomeDiva 5 years ago

Loved your lense, it has been really helpful and especially as I am now classed as 'middle age' and now need to watch my health, I will be seeking out some of your wonderful advice given here.


anonymous 5 years ago

good infirmation


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alaskainmydreams 5 years ago

Hi. Thanks very much for this lens. However, my husband is diabetic and I have cholestrol that is borderline, and some of your observations/opinions don't necessarily fit us into a cookie cutter speculation.

It is impossible, based on some of this stuff, to say that this will work for you and this will work for me. It is so dependent on the person and their genes and their habits and their diet and their level of exercise that to say that what works for one works for another is a misnomer.

And to call something metabolic syndrome and to say that person should have a blood sugar level of such and such is also a misnomer.

This is dependent on long-term blood testing and monitoring, and for some injection of insuline is mandatory for survival.

Since my husband started on insuline, his A1C tests have been perfect. Except that his kidney excretions contain more protein than a person without diabetes.

So, hopefully without upsetting anyone, I've gotten across the point. Lynne


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GolfWorld LM 5 years ago

Very excellent lens! Lot's of great tips for eating a healthy lifestyle. I like the tip on eating smaller 4-6 meals a day instead of the typical 3 meals a day style.


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giacombs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana Hub Author

[in reply to alaskainmydreams] Hi Lynne, Thanks for your comments. I'm delighted to hear that your husband is very successful with insulin as he has been diagnosed with Diabetes. But this lens is focusing on conditions that lead up to diabetes and which if addressed in a timely way can stop the onset of that disease.


TotalReviewGuy 5 years ago

Nothing really beats a sensible diet and sensible exercise EVERY day. Easier said than done, right?!


anonymous 5 years ago

Thanks for all the information, it is very helpful, since I care for someone that is diabetic; and I will use it to keep myself healthy too! Great lens.


MaxFactor 5 years ago

Very informative.I did not know

there is a link between your thyroid and your pancreas.

I've learnt something new.


MaxFactor 5 years ago

Very informative.I did not know

there is a link between your thyroid and your pancreas.

I've learnt something new.


Eliminate-Cyst 5 years ago

Great Lens. Did you know that Cinnamon also helps with stomachaches as well.

5 Stars


roysumit 5 years ago

Really a great lens. Helpful and informative. Thanks for sharing.


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Gypzeerose 5 years ago Level 4 Commenter

I love your lens and your approach to weight and fitness. Of course, like the rest of life it has to approached holistically. September 23 began the last 100 days of the year, and I assumed the challenge of that deadline by pledging to honestly work on my fitness. One huge motivator is the diabetes in my family. I know that fitness can help prevent or manage that disability.

I am also a metaphysician and share many of the same descriptions of myself that you do. Perhaps someday we will actually meet and enjoy some conversation and a nice cup of cinnamon tea with some Stevia. :)


olga-kay 5 years ago

Nice touch with the Simmons video! I know that wasn't the original song, but that's ok. Song makes me want to dance! :-)


svateerth 5 years ago

Good. No doctor can know you better thean you yourself can. If only we are able to watch ourselves, and find out what our foods are doing to our systems, i guess we can win any war. Smart, be a doc unto yourself.


derek63 5 years ago

Great lens with lots of useful information. I have deceased family members where diabetes played a roll in their death.


cc2786 5 years ago

Great lens -my dad has always had high blood sugar and these tips have really helped me and him. Thank you!


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Aladdins Cave 5 years ago Level 2 Commenter

Great Lens. No wonder your in the top 100. I had to come and check it out to see how a good Lens is made, because I'm new to this. You have given me heaps of idea's how to improve MY BOOK lens. I have rated 5 stars because you deserve it. Come and have a look at From Australia to Germany please and give me some advice. Cheers


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squidluck 5 years ago

very informative lens.. well done


maviadres 5 years ago

Maviadres.Com a> Thanks: D


crniche 5 years ago

Great lens. I have to watch my sugar levels, so I'm glad to read this. Thanks of sharing.


sverlezeml 5 years ago

Nice Shop. .but so small description about product


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JenOfChicago LM 5 years ago

Excellent information, well done.


CAMUSPUB 5 years ago

Really like your lens, with all sorts of helpful info. I saw that you mentioned products from Standard Process.My late uncle ,George Goodheart D.C. used to work closely with Royal Lee at Standard Process on their supplements.


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enosotros 5 years ago

Good, informative lens. Very well organized and good graphics.


O_Johnson26 5 years ago

Great lens. Alot of information.


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lasertek lm 5 years ago

Great lens! Very informative. I do hope much of the Internet users are able to read this.

Do visit my lens if you go the time. Thanks


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maomaoxinxin 5 years ago

Very informative!


anonymous 5 years ago

very useful information about to lower blood sugar level. Nice presentation. Thank you


gsaravind79 5 years ago

very useful to the sugar patients to know how to reduce blood sugar level. Thanks for the presentation


adenwar 5 years ago

I am a RN with diabetes, and I found your site very accurate and informative. Keep up the good work.


ShortSaleRealtor 5 years ago

Very helpful and healthy information here. Thanks and a hi 5 to you


anonymous 5 years ago

Great. I need to test ma blood sugar levels. Thanks for sharing it.


pakshahsin1 5 years ago

Blood sugar or diabetic is a big problem of today world, you are doing excellent work for patients of diabetic, my mom and dad also have this problem, thanks for this information.

pakshahsin,

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stephenteacher 5 years ago from Corona, CA

Terrific lens and great info!


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Linda BookLady 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Level 4 Commenter

Wow... just noticed that today your lens is #10 on all of Squidoo. Congratulations, Gia-girl! You Rock!!!


Madmarks25 5 years ago

Congrats on being #1. Great lens!


anonymous 5 years ago

I completely agree with you on "Eat small,Eat Often".This information really helped me as my father is a patient of blood sugar.


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ZenandChic 5 years ago

Wow! I just noticed this is in the top 10. I have never had a lens in that place. I once got in the top 100. I think alot of your lenses belong high up as you write quality lenses. I love reading them all.


anonymous 5 years ago

Great tips. Never knew about cinnamon. But, why is the article titled "10 Ways...." and I only see 8?


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pcgamehardware 5 years ago

Great lens, I truly enjoyed it, the eat small, eat often, reminds me of the study done on 1st graders, where after watching them at lunch time on a hidden camera, they realized that children were eating the correct way " they were eating only until they were not hungry anymore", unlike most grown ups that eat until we are full. Everytime we eat until we are full, we stretch our stomachs a little more. Anyway that 's another story...

Great lens very informative , I've added it to my lensroll.......


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giacombs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana Hub Author

[in reply to Mike] Some of them are grouped together like fiber and protein or salacia and cinnamon.


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Kate Phizackerl1 5 years ago

Stands out among the health lenses as delivering quality free advice


burhankaleem 5 years ago

It gives very good information to control sugar


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ElizaRayner 5 years ago from Boulder, Colorado

great lens. I am adding it to the one I am about to launch - tips to kick the sugar habit. thanks!


zm289 4 years ago

Thanks! im sooo gonnna follow this :)


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dd4004 4 years ago

Very informing. I will put the information to good use.

Thanks, Kim


chr1s 4 years ago

Great Advise! logically it makes perfect sense.


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jamiepaterson 4 years ago

Thanks for this. I've started eating small and eating often and its helping me out heaps.


clearmind 4 years ago

This is an excellent lens - great advice on lowering blood sugar - I needed it.


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StayOnBelieveIt 4 years ago

Nice lens come visit my lens and tell me what you think.

A Lens with this great information on how to lower once sugar levels if needed helps people. If this lens was placed infront of the people who needed this information they would be happy people.


msadrbiz 4 years ago

Thanks, super info from your lens! Just had my check-up earlier this week and all was well with all tests. Your advice has given me more tips and incentive to work with. I look forward to shedding more lbs before my next visit in March 2010.


HERBMASTER 4 years ago

I enjoyed your lenses. Pretty helpful. I've written some work on Diabetes you might find interesting.


Multiplayer 4 years ago

At a time when so many people suffer from blood-sugar disorders, I wish they could all read what is contained here and heed the advice. I have a good friend is has hypoglycemia and doesn't seem to "get it". I will be sending this link to that person. Good job!!!


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CrossCreations 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Level 1 Commenter

VERY well done lens on a critical topic. 5*s and lensrolled to Conventional Medicine VS Alternatives


portmansdress 4 years ago

Thanks for the tips. It is really of great help.


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scommunications 4 years ago

Thanks for the great information on diabetes, now i have a guide to work with!


anonymous 4 years ago

Yesterday I measured my blood sugar. The result was 135. I read here that the maximum limit is 110. Should I be worried?

Mike Geary


amaughn 4 years ago

Really great advice and information, thanks so much!


RollingLuggage 4 years ago

Wonderful lens & Great information


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johnfn lm 4 years ago

very informative!


Alberto-Simmons 4 years ago

Hey very nice lens. From childhood i heard "Eat Small, Eat Often", it looks possible for house wife's or students but who work in a office, thats not possible. How do you guys manage that ?


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

[in reply to Alberto-Simmons] You just have to plan your snacks and take them with you. Nuts, cheese sticks, and raw vegetables are all good snack options.


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raswook 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

All excellent advice. When my sugars are high, excersise is the best and safest way to bring them down safely and relatively quickly. I have also found that even if it is just 20 minutes of excersise in the morning, my sugars are better under control through the day.


anonymous 4 years ago

Hi! Great information you're giving us... I never really cared about blood sugar levels... but I think I need to do it.

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OhMySally 4 years ago

I just joined the gym last night and went for the first time in a long time this morning. I hope I keep it up.


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@OhMySally: Good for you! Keep it up!


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kateloving 4 years ago from Lancaster PA Level 1 Commenter

Wonderful Lens!!! I need this information, because with all this computer work, I.ve gained weight around the middle--and I know this needs to be remedied.

I also ordered the Oz book from your lens.

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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@kateloving: Woo, thanks for the blessings! And a sale. Christmas has come early : )


anonymous 4 years ago

A lot of people neglect checking their blood sugar levels. I think this is a great time to do so in order to see if you're ready to absorb all that holiday sweets this coming December. hehe


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Surreymagic 4 years ago

Great advice- and quite alot I have never read before. This knowledge combined with regular (and easy) exercise will help prevent future health problems.


Alberto-Simmons 4 years ago

@giacombs-ramirez: Nice options thanks :)


Quirina 4 years ago

Thank you for reminding me that sugar is just not very healthy - even without being overweight (yet)! Thanks also for your longs list of tips! I like them, they are so non-tech but simply advocate a responsible lifestyle.


acupuncture-boynton 4 years ago

health is wealth. nice lens


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ruilevi 4 years ago

nice lens and tips, will follow a few of them!


Coluden 4 years ago

You did a great job with this one. I'm normally not too keen on this type of lens, but as an "over 40" it is important. You are much appreciated for this.

Anthony


ajcurly 4 years ago

Very good and informative lens. Bravo!


Themiscorkscrew 4 years ago

great lens 5 stars!


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totosmom 4 years ago

This is an important Lens - thanks - I use cinnemon to control blood sugar. I've recently lost a lot of weight and cinnemon helped control the horrible cravings for sugar. Thanks, I'm going to read more here.


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desilegend 4 years ago

Good lens. Just saw my mom eating cookies (she is insulin patient) and I hate it. No willpower at all!


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NC Shepherd 4 years ago

Nice lens. I gave up doctors several years ago, but in doing my own research I decided I may be insulin resistant. I gave up sugar (almost) completely last year, and I feel so much better. My daughter did the same and lost over 20 pounds with no effort.


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Pryzym 4 years ago

Good information.

I have a friend who may be suffering from this issue.

I sent her a link to your lens.


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cojaqmarketing 4 years ago

Very insightful and informative. Thanks for taking the time to put this together!!


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norma-holt 4 years ago Level 4 Commenter

Great lens and well done. I need that kind of information. 5* and fave

Norma


Alchemyforthebody87 4 years ago

High Five for a awesome lens!

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DarylSerrano LM 4 years ago

W-O-W! Here's a 5 for ya!


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johnsonyip 4 years ago

Very interesting lens. I never knew only exercising 30 minutes a day is good enough for lowering glucose levels.


anonymous 4 years ago

and here is a lens I found for a low fat diet

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kjwake1970 4 years ago

Apple cider vinegar works well. 2tsp in the am afternoon and pm


Mommyhub 4 years ago

Great lens. I love organic blue agave nectar. It sweeter than sugar and has low glycemic index to prevent spike in blood sugar. Great info!!


anonymous 4 years ago

@Mommyhub: Where can you purchase this agave nectar? And is it safe during pregnancy???? I'm really sick of sugar and I don't like most of these artif. sweetners.

Thanks!


NaturalCureFan 4 years ago

Great work!, I learn a lot about diabetis and high cholesterol, which it is very important for me, since I sufer from both of them. I just want to say thanks for puting this lens together with all that valuable information. I will be following


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: You really need to check with your health provider with that question! You can purchase Agave Nectar from the link that I provided above and from your natural health food store.


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@kjwake1970: Apple cider vinegar, especially organic, has a lot of health benefits!


anonymous 4 years ago

That list of foods is very good looking to lower blood sugar. There are a lot of foods I love on it.

I must eat regularly to keep my blood sugar up. One of my favorite ways to stabilize my blood sugar is to eat oatmeal. A chiropractor told me that years ago, and it sure enough does work.

Bananas are very good for the same and I eat plenty of them. ~ Those are my un-official tips on the low side!

Susie


colecannon757 4 years ago

solid info! i like people that are health consiouc =]]

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anonymous 4 years ago

Great site and I've learned a lot while reading your posts.

I am from the Philippines and we have recently formulated a health drink that combines the benefits of five power herbs: moringa oleifera, capsicum frutescens, corchorus olitorius, amaranthus spinosus, and ipomoea batatas. The juice has helped many people with diabetes, hypertension, allergies, and even cancer. For more information, please visit my site: http://firstvitaplusph.webs.com or send an e-mail to merrickbiz29@gmail.com.


anonymous 4 years ago

Thanks for this great lens 5***** I was looking for this info about two weeks ago, so I'm glad I found it now.


steamtown 4 years ago

Thanks for all the information. I cannot stress enough the importance of exercise. A few years ago I was told that I was a "borderline diabetic" and I started an exercise program. Since then my level has not gone higher than 134. Eating the right foods is anolther important step!


debraanne 4 years ago

Thanks so much for the explanation. When my blood sugar drops I feel panicky until I can eat something - anything! If possible I try to have nuts or a glass of milk.


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larrybla lm 4 years ago

This is a good handy reference for diabetes and lowering blood sugar. You might want to talk about Gymnema Sylvestre. Thanks!


anonymous 4 years ago

I thought that this lens was very helpful because I work with a lady who is diabetic and at times it can be quite scary worrying about her when she's having a bad sugar day.


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kikij lm 4 years ago

Thank you for such an informative and inspiring lens!! I completely agree that high blood sugar can be controlled and prevented through proper diet and exercise. I think I read somewhere that someone may lower their blood sugar by simply taking a 30 minutes walk, 3 times a week. My mom actually lowered hers when she got a puppy, because it forced her to go outside and walk.


Bublifoid 4 years ago

Hi i don't know if this is relevant, but maybe it could help someone

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Gamganny 4 years ago

Great information, thanks for sharing how to balance blood sugar


anonymous 4 years ago

Thanks for the tips! Excellent information. I have low blood sugars and have to constantly balance it. Ive been dehydrated the past two days and it has caused my sugar to become high even with proper diet. So I am trying to bring it down. Normally I have to fight to bring it up.


gettingridofcelluliteonlegs 4 years ago

Great lens!!! Keep up doing lenses like this one to get the latest information in health.


projecttemplate 4 years ago

Really these are some powerful way to naturally lower blood sugar. I thinks these suggestion will very helpful for me and I will try to flow of these way.

Thanks a lot.


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WildFacesGallery 4 years ago from Iowa Level 1 Commenter

As a long time diabetic I knew most of this already but I did learn a few things. You gave excellent information. 5*


GlobalQuest 4 years ago

Fenugreek (a small yellow grain) is another aryuvedic herb that can be used to help regulate high blood sugar. It can be obtained from Asian's food stores


getfitandsexy 4 years ago

great articles, i hope to help others too soon with tips on getting fit :)


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aesta1 4 years ago

Thanks for the info. Time to get fit and healthy.


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shiwangipeshwani 4 years ago

wonderful lens, keep up the good work.


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nelabai 4 years ago

Thanks for great info, good job!


BPninja 4 years ago

fantastic lens, great info


FitnForty 4 years ago

really good information !


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Airinka 4 years ago

it seems to be so difficuilt to live healthily :(


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bigjoe2121 4 years ago

the problem with cinnamon for controlling blood sugar in anyone with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue or chronic myofascial pain is cinnamon drives the sugar into the muscles, which makes pain levels worse. many people don't know this so I thought I'd mention it.


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WiscBear 4 years ago

One comment I will make towards the blood sugar meters: watch out for the cost of the test strips. This market appears to be using the computer printer business model in that the meter is almost given away for free; it's the test strips where they make the money. Some meter manufacturers provide a registration (at no cost) that greatly reduces the price of the test strips. For my test strips, one month supply retail (at WalMart) is about $105.00. Purchased thru my insurance is $50.00. Purchased using the company's registration is $15.00 per month.

So, check out the test strips and any company rebates before making a meter purchase.

Great lens.


anonymous 4 years ago

A very interesting lecture on Sugar and the way the liver processes various sugars is on Dr Mecola site at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive... and you find out that fructose is much worse for you that sugar due to the way the liver processes it. Agave is almost all fructose so should not be used by diabetics. A very interesting lecture by Dr Robert Lustig of UCSF.


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shiwangipeshwani 4 years ago

Gret lens and helpful content frnd, watch my lens too and leave your valuable comments there.thnx


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jolou 4 years ago Level 3 Commenter

I didn't know there could be a connection between thryoid problems and blood sugar. I always like to use natural means as much as possible.


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HealthPlanner101 4 years ago

Dont' eat the chicken deluxe sandwich at McDonald's. The thing has 17 grams of sugar, way more than a serving of Lucky Charms!


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surviving-2012 4 years ago

Most helpful. Thank you.


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PromptWriter 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

Greetings! You have a lovely lens and it has been blessed.


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@HealthPlanner101: LOL...good advice!


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@WiscBear: Great tip, thank you!


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@bigjoe2121: Very informative information...thank you!


cupons 4 years ago

5 star

really good

I also heard there r quite a lot of side effects for the common drugs in clinical


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CLUZ 4 years ago

Great lens! 5*

I love cinnamon...i usually sprinkle some on my oatmeal...yummy!


oiledforenergy 4 years ago

Getting as much energy as possible from oils and fats rather than from carbohydrates and proteins keeps my body listening to the natural signals from leptin to stop eating when I have enough stored fat (adipose tissue). We recycle amino acids so we need very little - but we do need some because there are essential amino acids. Excess proteins break down into glucose and nitrogen containing waste products (such as ammonia). My gurus of nutrition are Dr Ron Rosedale and Dr Udo Erasmus


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@oiledforenergy: Great info, thank you!


crk989 4 years ago

Great lens! I use It Works Essential bars, all natural and great tasting, proven to lower cholesteral and blood sugar.


edwardpena 4 years ago

Check out Glucare. It is a natural supplement.


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Gypzeerose 4 years ago Level 4 Commenter

Very thorough and helpful! So much information well put!


junflors 4 years ago

Great article it very informative have a nice day.


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Angela Schultz 4 years ago

This is a very useful important lens. Very good job!


franciscompetente 4 years ago

I really love to read health related articles as my guide for my healthy lifestyle...well this one will standout...thanks for the info.


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phdesign 4 years ago

What about millet -- the least gluten amounts of the wheat grains. I toast and simmer it and eat it for breakfast with an apple and soy milk. It feels like a real blood sugar stabilizer to me.


anonymous 4 years ago

natural is the way to go. Thank you


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Key-Largo LM 4 years ago

Thanks for the info !!

I am going to pass this on to my dad


carportsexpert 4 years ago

Great job, my brother has sugar problems and this is very useful stuff, thank you


intheflow 4 years ago

I found that not all agave is 100% agave. Dr Mercola has reported that in Mexico they have been adding extenders to the agave like corn syrup to make a better profit. I've found a vanilla stevia product that is great, no after taste like regular stevia.

As far a diet, the best way to get the belly fat off is using the oral hcg diet protocol. I'm on it now and it's working great.


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@intheflow: HCG is a fabulous diet! Really wonderful and I've tried it myself. Good tip about Agave Syrup...thanks!


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@phdesign: I just recently had this kind of recipe...I loved it! Thanks for reminding me about it.


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kohuether lm 4 years ago

I heard that there has been a controversy with Agave because it has a high amount of fructose in it. I personally haven't read enough of the research for or against it to even have an opinion. But I wonder if something that doesn't even include sugar, like stevia, is better? With that said - excellent, informative lens and congrats for being in the top 100!


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Surreymagic 4 years ago

What an informative lens! It's wonderful to know that there are so many natural ways to control blood sugar. I used to get sugar cravings when overtired and now eat healthy snack s between meals and have increased my levels of exercise.

Exercise and diet are the essential ingredients.


Sally1746 4 years ago

This is a great lens! i really feel like i get get my blood sugar under control! EASYY!


anonymous 4 years ago

natural alternatives are the best! Thank you for the great lens.


anonymous 4 years ago

Very informative post for lowering the blood sugar naturally and fast...Data presented here have helped me a lot in knowing the ways..


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@Surreymagic: Alex, being tired is the number one reason I reach for sweets...this is such a good reminder of what to do instead!


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@kohuether lm: Stevia is definitely my number one favorite and friend for helping with high blood sugar!


anonymous 4 years ago

@anonymous: True. Have you heard of Eleotin? I hear it can even reverse type 2 diabeties.


Pekton 4 years ago

thank you for sharing. I'll pass this on to my dad


MegaDudeMax 4 years ago

A lot of excellent advice for regulating blood sugar. Exercise is one of my most recommended paths to keeping glucose levels in the normal range. I've even known some Type II's who have reduced (or eliminated) insulin injections through diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.


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RosegardenAdvic1 4 years ago

Thanks for all the amazing info on low glycemic foods. Helps that it's all here in one lens.


retzer 4 years ago

Fantastic Info, thank you so much for this.


anonymous 4 years ago

Reducing weight is one best way to reduce blood sugar level. One can try Isagenix to reduce weight


ThomasC 4 years ago

Nice lens, looks like it is doing very well!


anonymous 4 years ago

Plenty of value information. Hormonal changes result in obesity and pose health problems.I totally agree with your views on maintaining blood glucose level. Yoga might be a good tool for good health.

Thanks

Collin paul

Isagenix Australia


bipolardisordermusic 4 years ago

Some good info here!


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EliteChicagoLim1 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing all this information! For some people it can be crucial.

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writerkath 4 years ago Level 3 Commenter

Hi Ener-G! Very helpful information! One thing that I would like to add, regarding Xylitol. I, too, use Xylitol - primarily for baking - but it is critical to keep Xylitol away from pets/animals. As helpful as it can be to us humans, it can be harmful, if not deadly to them. Just a cautionary note!

Thank you again for sharing your story and your information!

:) Kath


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norma-holt 4 years ago Level 4 Commenter

Wonderful information and great presentation. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust and also on the Hideous Side of Diabetes.


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toriphile81 4 years ago

I just started using Yacon Root instead of Agave. It's lower on the glycemic chart and can be used similarly. Great stuff!


Bonnie_Copeland 4 years ago

found much of what you said interesting. For the past few years I've been struggling to cook for someone who has extrememly high triglycerides. He was told to change his vitamins because the coating had sugar in it! So, I really appreciated reading about natural solutions to lower blood sugar.


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Sugar Rush1973 4 years ago

Thanks for the helpful advice, i really appreciate learning about natural remedies to regain health since I'm not into popping pills:(


anonymous 4 years ago

Great lens!.


anonymous 4 years ago

nice information very helpful in taking care of our health....start eating right and and a healthy way of living before it's too late...


anonymous 4 years ago

Congratulations on your success with your blood sugar. Super lens with great tips!


chad379 4 years ago

Great looking lens!


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TheJVilleKid 4 years ago

thanks for the info....and great lens too!


Barbara_Allan 4 years ago

I've spend many years researching arthritis treatment and keeping blood sugar levels in a healthy range is one important supporting factor. Thanks for raising consciousness about this.


anonymous 4 years ago

Kombucha tea helps to lower the blood sugar. It does not contain any sugar itself and the alcohol content is less than 1%, identical to alcohol free lagers.

Because of the detoxification, the immune enhancement and the metabolism balancing, the Kombucha will positively influence all immune and auto-immune diseases such as diabetes, thyroid problems, rheumatoid arthritis, and others.


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giacombs-ramirez 4 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Great info, thank you!


kt_glasses 4 years ago

Amazing lens and useful tips here! Both of my grandparents suffer from high blood sugar, and thank you for all these tips.


svarun 4 years ago

great lens. very informative.


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annel lm 4 years ago

It's a good set of information, however I have some important notes:

1. The exercises must be resistance training, means anaerobic, weight, strength training

2. Agave nectar is another hype in a block and not suggested to consume at all. Make deeper research or ask me for references. Stevia is questionable too. I have people in my practice who had elevated sugar level from using it.

3. Glycemic Index is not as much important as Glycemic Load


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TheHealthGuy LM 4 years ago from U.S.A.

Great info, way cool lens :-)


Ganodermabe 4 years ago

Great info but remember there are alot of species Reishi the one you mean is Red Reishi (also known Ganoderma Lucidum) the chinese name it "The Magic Herb". It is also available in coffee, thee, hot chocolat etc. from www.ganoderma.be


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Yourshowman LM 4 years ago

A Very Health Helping Lens. Good. keep it up


RebeccaE 4 years ago

well I am certainly going ot be using these, I have a good feeling that they will work!


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ClinicallySigni 4 years ago

What a great lens! As a Chiropractor I really applaud you for taking a natural before artificial approach to health care! Great job and great lens!


WilliamsDan 4 years ago

Very useful info, Thanks!


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stephen343 4 years ago

Nice information, I hope you will be adding more in future. Thanks


anonymous 4 years ago

Lots of excellent information, put forward in a simple and easy to understand format. Nicely done! - Kathy


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JeffreyTymczak LM 4 years ago

Great collection of information and tips. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your next lens, I will definitely be rating this UP!!! ;)

Jeff


amberenworks 4 years ago

What a great informative lens! You mention trying to get rid of belly fat and that it is harder with women in their menopause years. They say now taking natural supplements such as Amberen helps reduce weight gain along with helping with symptoms of menopause. Products like these are a dream for women with these types of issues you mention here.


MyChristmasGifts 4 years ago

You make me very ashamed! I opted for the pills immediately without even trying any of the ideas you are mentioning. In my favor though, I started easing myself into a more active lifestyle. I have also always been wondering about protein and if it affects those "cheats!"


Squidoo_Queen 4 years ago

Great info on this lens - I'm sending it to my husband who is type 2 and cannot keep his sugars under control with tablets or injections! We should have looked at the natural ways before replying on the drugs to help!


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WorldVisionary3 4 years ago

Nice resources for staying healthy!


uroszizek 4 years ago

I think you are doing a great job...


bluekoala220 4 years ago

nice site.. I too got a health lens.

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dryder 4 years ago

Very informative ...


TMC3  4 years ago

Great lens! Thanks for all the helpful tips!


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LilliputStation 4 years ago

Good info. I followed a lot of these when I had gestational diabetes. We have incorporated many of these changes into our daily lifestyle now. Hopefully our kids will be better off because they won't have to learn the hard way. It will just be intuitive to them to eat and live healthy, with less sugar. I documented the strict diet I followed on my Squidoo lens Me, Without Sugar. If you are interested, please take a look. I think it has some good ideas/recipes for anyone, not just diabetics. http://www.squidoo.com/gestational_diabetes


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jlshernandez 4 years ago

Thanks for the wonderful info.


anonymous 4 years ago

Hi there,

My father has been suffering with rather profound insulin intolerance owing to a lifetime of poor nutritional choices - thanks so much for putting this resource together - you have given me a great few ideas to aide him in his attempts to regain full health.


anonymous 4 years ago

thanks for sharing this information


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ajgodinho 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Level 1 Commenter

I was here a while ago ~ thanks again for sharing ~ I'm always in favour of natural ways of treating and making healthy living, a lifestyle. **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**


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ZablonMukuba 4 years ago

thanks for the lens, i will use your advice


waterlesscookwareguy 4 years ago

The most effective way I have found to keep blood sugar is to cook from home with ingredients that are low on the glycemic index. I would first get a good cookware set , purchase items like nuts, seeds, and maybe even stevia if you have a sweet tooth and do all my cooking at home. This takes a huge amount of processed sugars and grains out of a diet


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iamliving1 4 years ago

Nice post! Like the connection with the thyroid! People forget that health is synergistic

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WebIsFun 4 years ago

This is so wonderfully helpful! I know I'm not diabetic - but sugar does seem to affect my moods. This shows some helpful advice to keep me more balanced


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mikerbowman 4 years ago

Ah... a very informative lens! Thank you!


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Asinka 4 years ago

Awesome lens, shall forward it to my aunt who suffers from diabetes.


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paperfacets 4 years ago from La Verne, CA Level 4 Commenter

Excellent!


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AWildDog 4 years ago

Awesome. I know someone who could use these tips. Thanks so much!


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surviving-2012 4 years ago

Exercise, exercise, exercise. Very informative. Thank You.


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Mrmakingusmile LM 4 years ago

Awesome lens. Cinnamon does it for me and working at the gym.


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Enigmaa8 4 years ago

Fascinating lens I must show it to my husband who has a major sweet tooth which is getting out of control.


anonymous 3 years ago

Very helpful lens-thank you!


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livingfrontiers 3 years ago

Here's a trick, just do not eat anything sugary or sugar substitutes for a day. It helps to remove all potatoes during this day too. Try it! At the end of the day, I bet you are not as hungry as you were at the beginning. Another big factor is your liver's health, and it can be given a break to repair itself without sugar roaming around.


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@livingfrontiers: Nice tip!


RinchenChodron 3 years ago

I suggest going to a chiropractor called a "functional endochronologist" they can wholistically help with both thyroid and diabetes situations.


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SandraRoseDesigns 3 years ago

There sure is a lot of good information here. Thanks for sharing it.


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newbizmau 3 years ago from Mobile, AL Level 1 Commenter

Such a great lens. I'm adding it to 2 of my lenses: White sugar is poison and 4 easy ways to prevent cancer.


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desilegend 3 years ago

I can see that you have a big willpower. My mom has diabetes, high blood sugar and tons of other illnesses but she can't resist sweets.


anonymous 3 years ago

I was just diagnosed insulin resistant and immediately changed my diet. I only eat whole grains, vegetables, fruits and lean meats. I've had sweets twice and had a protein with them. I got a glucose monitor from my doctor and in two weeks I've brought my fasting blood sugar down from 102 to 94 and have lost three pounds!! In six months I'll be rechecked and hope to be in the 80's for fasting sugar as the 90's is still a precursor for Type II diabetes. You have a lot of helpful tips as far as herbs go, thank you!!


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: That's fabulous, Lisa! I know your health will continue to get better.


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@desilegend: Getting off sugar is definitely hard. It takes about 10 days to quit craving it.


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@RinchenChodron: What a fabulous tip, Rinchen! Thank you... I've never heard of such a chiropractor.


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LivingFood LM 3 years ago

This is a lot of great info. I don't have problems with my sugar levels, but I really like the idea of making the cinnamon tea. Thank you!


sammy9212 3 years ago

my whole family BUT me are diabetic D:


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John Dyhouse 3 years ago from UK Level 5 Commenter

Interesting lens, I have recently been told I am borderline type 2 based on blood tests I have just had. Will be reading thru this lens to learn how to control my blood sugar. thanks


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QuestForHozro 3 years ago

I actually already knew quite a bit on this subject, but you definitely taught me a few things! Thanks for a quality lens!


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njoylife42day 3 years ago

I love this lens! Very, very informative!


anonymous 3 years ago

Very intersting and informative lens! Thanks for creating it!


MentorPalokaj 3 years ago

I read chromium is a great compound to regulate insulin too, I don't know which foods it is present in though...


igorGriffiths 3 years ago

Keeping things balanced as you say is the key, cheese works as a great instant blood sugar balancer.

Now being in the high risk group for heart disease due to both parents passing away from heart attacks, this is an issue I need to address

However, try this trick it drives your body nuts:

Eat some fresh berries, like blackberries or raspberries

You will feel your blood sugar level rise dramatically

Pop in a block of cheese and it stops the rise instantly

Not recommended on a frequent basis but kind of cool


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sukkran trichy 3 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu Level 2 Commenter

great informative lens. book marked for my future reference. thank you for this useful lens.


mgtidaho 3 years ago

I heard tea can also balance your blood sugar.


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@igorGriffiths: I bet you used to play with matches when you were a kid, too!


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@MentorPalokaj: The research is not conclusive concerning chromium, which is supposed to help insulin do its work better or decrease appetite. It's a micronutrient and doesn't take much to get the full dosage that we need.


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@sammy9212: Sorry for them....how wonderful for you!


anonymous 3 years ago

Hi ,one good thing is to try some low fat milk on morning it's help reduce fat alot.thank you


stagelighthome1 3 years ago

Nex the agave......just recieved info that agave is "almost" as bad as high fructose syrup as insulin "push". Following a low carb diet is the best for pre-diabetic persons wanting to keep from going to the next step...injecting insuling. Stick to Atkins....the Dr. knew what he was talking about! His years of research proved he is right....


anonymous 3 years ago

Great lens, I will allow my mother use some of these techiques.


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Jhangora LM 3 years ago

These tips would be really helpful for my mother who suffers from Diabetes. Would pass on the advise to her. Thanx for sharing.


anonymous 3 years ago

Thank really what I been looking for.. great Lens


who-i-am 3 years ago

I really enjoyed watching the Zamba youtube insert :-) and your cinnamon tea looks like a great one to weave into my choco-holic habit. I also eat a lot of almonds to snack on between meals. Thanx, awesome and thorough lens - great job!


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indigomoth 3 years ago from New Zealand

Wonderful lens. Thanks so much!


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Joanmarie1214 3 years ago

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your lens. Excellent job...excellent subject. I too have a lens about blood sugar but in a different category. I would love to get your input.

The lens is http://www.squidoo.com/disney-world-for-diabetics Thanks!


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bt55 3 years ago

nice lens


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spunkyduckling 3 years ago

Very informative and well put together. Thanks for sharing and educating :p


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tandemonimom lm 3 years ago

Wonderful stuff! I have hypoglycemia and am very aware that it is a prediabetic condition. I'm working on losing the belly and eating better!


anonymous 3 years ago

@tandemonimom lm: Hi i am remy,what is hypoglycemia


anonymous 3 years ago

@mgtidaho: Yes that true,but is what kind of tea.


anonymous 3 years ago

@igorGriffiths: Very nice tip. i am going to try it.


anonymous 3 years ago

@giacombs-ramirez: Yes i understand research is still going on,but where can one find chromium.


anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: In my area i don't know about kombucha tea,i would like to obtain some please.thank you.


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ElizabethSheppard 3 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

Great lens. I learned a lot from it. Thanks for doing the research!


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PeterStillman 3 years ago

Hi Ener-G great job on creating such an extensive lens - Do you mind if I suggest a related lens of mine about how to handle stress effectively. It ultimately also helps you to stay healthy: http://www.squidoo.com/handling-stress


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AlannaDelta 3 years ago

This is a great lens - very informative and that Zumba video has put me in a good mood for the day! Thanks a mil!


BrightIdeas8 3 years ago

Most people suffering from high blood sugar and diabetic,usually see trouble to urinate.I suggest they consult a doctor and get some water tablet.It's works very well.


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Hypoglycemia is actually low blood sugar. It causes dizziness and shakiness. Some see it as a potential sign of something that clean lead to diabetes.


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artgoodman lm 3 years ago

Wow, great information in this lens. I knew some of the information already, but learned quite a few new things too. Thanks for sharing this great lens


termdotcom 3 years ago

Good list of foods. No wonder mom always said "Eat your veggies" and scoffed at 'healthy' foods like rice cakes. :)


Jeffersway 3 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Every word of this is worth musing over. I really appreciate the time and energy you've taken to put this together. There's something in here for literally EVERYONE! Cheers,

Jeff


sugunalinus 3 years ago

Thankyou very much for this medicinal-lens.


TWOnline2 3 years ago

good info. that zumba looks good


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TANITU LM 3 years ago

~ zumba, zumba, zumba ~

Lens Bravo !


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journey103 3 years ago from USA

What an excellent, excellent article! I have a sweet tooth and just started using Stevia. But I'd been looking for more ways to lower blood sugar. Thanks for great info!


munevarjuan 3 years ago

Very interesting, Thanks for share


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jackieb99 3 years ago

Thanks for the good information. I think that exercise is the most important thing for overall health and well-being. Time of get off my couch! Haha!


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Cashflowmaker LM 3 years ago

Thank you for your in depth information. Diabetes runs in my family and I am doing all I can not to get there whatsoever. Thanks again.


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KDimmick 3 years ago

Blessed by an angel :)


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javr 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Returned to bless this lens.


AdriennePetersen 3 years ago

Great info and tips for diabetics, thanks!


AdriennePetersen 3 years ago

Great info and tips for diabetics, thanks!


anonymous 3 years ago

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. ~ This is such a great informative lens, thank you for all the great work you have done on this. I still have low blood sugar, so I'm doing good.


anonymous 3 years ago

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Great info. Thank You for sharing.


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deyanis 3 years ago from Oz

My blood sugar level was 201. I had the test only few minutes after I had dinner - and I'm still waiting to get the proper blood test done. But it's still a very high number, and I was looking for an information to help reducing my blood sugar level. You've written a great lens with depth of info. I didn't know that cinnamon can help reducing the sugar level, will try to mix it with my afternoon tea :-)


GrowWear 3 years ago

Stopping by to wish you happy holidays and a new year filled with abundance and love.


ratetea 3 years ago

This lens offers good advice. I would emphasize exercise more, as it's really important!

If you want a few additional other herbs that can lower blood sugar, you may want to look into tulsi and chamomile. I talk about these, and cinnamon, like you mention on this lens, on my newly published lens about herbs to treat type II diabetes.


ratetea 3 years ago

This lens offers good advice. I would emphasize exercise more, as it's really important!

If you want a few additional other herbs that can lower blood sugar, you may want to look into tulsi and chamomile. I talk about these, and cinnamon, like you mention on this lens, on my newly published lens about herbs to treat type II diabetes.


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LaurieBeth33 3 years ago

I'm the daughter of a diabetic. Thank you for this lens! xoxo


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LaurieBeth33 3 years ago

I'm the daughter of a diabetic. Thank you for this lens! xoxo


anonymous 3 years ago

Cheerios has a high GI??? they are very low in carbs, i dont get it... help


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Fcuk Hub 3 years ago

very informative and needed in these days full of weight and heart problems.


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Fcuk Hub 3 years ago

very informative and needed in these days full of weight and heart problems.


anonymous 3 years ago

Eat more veggies and less meat and dairy.


anonymous 3 years ago

I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LOWER THE BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL BUT I WANT MORE FOE TO REUDCE THE WEIGHT BY A PARALYSIS ATTACKED PATIENT


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Philippians468 3 years ago

thank you for this awesome lens. healthy way to go!


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Philippians468 3 years ago

thank you for this awesome lens. healthy way to go!


fadibody 3 years ago

You have a very useful lens. Thanks for sharing the articles!


vickeylynn 3 years ago

Thanks for this useful information....


goodmast3r 3 years ago

Great lens from a great writer


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CruiseReady 3 years ago from East Central Florida

This lens has some great information, and I really like that it includes oth facts and solutions.


sugunalinus 3 years ago

Great lens! Very nice for diabetic like myself.


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DavidCzajka 3 years ago

Am not a diabetic patient by the grace of god but this will help me to teach some of my fellow beings.


bronnamdi 3 years ago

I love this lens and the information it contains. Thank God I had not published my lens before reading yours.

You captured the information on diabetes so succinctly in your lens.


miaponzo 3 years ago

Thanks for the great info! I am an alternative practitioner and I have a weekly column about natural health... this was great.. I also have a cinnamon lens :)


anonymous 3 years ago

The first time I read this, I was so impressed with it. It is the kind of information source that can be referred to over and over again. SquidAngel Blessed!


sunrisealarmclock 3 years ago

Useful, comprehensive, and practical! This is how I would best describe this lens. Well done!


DestinationsHoliday 3 years ago

My biological father has diabetics and I just learned that I have a bit high cholesterol. I decided to change my diet totally. This article definitely helps direct me in right direction! Appreciate your taking time to write this article! Thank you~


Positivevibestechnician 3 years ago

you did a great job with this lens really impressive!


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mecheil lm 3 years ago

I don't have diabetes, but the condition runs in the blood of the family so i'm being very careful with what I eat, making sure my blood sugar levels remain as low as possible. Your lens is particularly practical to on my part. Thanks for sharing!


XBlade 3 years ago

im carful with what i eat sence diabetes runs in my family


thetruthtosixpackabs 3 years ago

excellent lens you did a great job with laying out the information


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tobejim 3 years ago

Pleased to see there's readily available information on this! Diabetes can be detrimental to carriers who don't look after their health. My father-in-law's mother has this issue but trying to get her to change her life-style is quite an up-hill struggle! Mind you she is in her 80s!


tw006e6375 3 years ago

Type 2 diabetics generally do not take their condition as seriously as they should. My wife ,who was diagnosed with type 2 diebetes following a collapse of her right leg, takes her medication and, sweets together with sugared jam etc. She also likes her butter to be thick on her bread. She takes her blood sugar test when she thinks of it and is only aroused over her condition when it reaches high figures. Untill something happens to arose her caution she will see nothing wrong in what she is doing and, Im afriad that there are a lot of other people who continue in this way.Tom


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cherangelry lm 3 years ago

Very good information! Thanks for sharing!


vickeylynn 3 years ago

I came back again to re-read this... So much important informatijon packed in this lens... Thanks again..


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BlakeCzirr 3 years ago

I'm always concerned about my health, but that's because I worry about the contents of our diet in the United States. My fellows from across the world told me, long ago, that the American diet is packed full of sugars and is too sweet.


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MomTips 3 years ago

as a pilates instrucor ,i believe in health,sport and simple life..

THank You!!


anonymous 3 years ago

I'm taking XanGo mangosteen juice to lower my blood sugar level.


bobbyjones654321 3 years ago

Thanks for the great article. I had so much learnings.

bobby jones


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crazycuriosity 3 years ago

Thank you for this Lens. My mom is having a difficult time controlling her sugar. I will pass along this information.


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fashionality lm 3 years ago

love the site!


euneakme 3 years ago

I love to learn about natural ways to stay healthy. Even if it is for something that I don't suffer from. I can always learn to help somebody else. Thanks for the lens, you and I both can help save a life.


Lisa_Maria 3 years ago

I will be sure to keep this in my favourites, always good to know how to stay healthy! Thanks good lens.


gregprince 3 years ago

this lens has some really great info. thanks for all the hard work putting this together. diabetes runs all through my family. this info is really helpful


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Fignewton37 3 years ago

A great lens with a lot of really useful information. I really like it when someone tells others from their own experience how to do something. Keep working at being skinny. Thanks for the lens.


laisan 3 years ago

Thank you - it's a great lens.

I've known most of the facts, but you explained everything just right way.


SugarB 3 years ago

Your lens is really informative. You provided a lot of helpful tips!


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CoolFoto 3 years ago

Just found out I have border-line high sugar. Going to use Cinnamon wherever possible and walk more. Blessed by a neighborhood Travel Angel.


mgaines 3 years ago

This was very helpful and full of great information. Thank you.


Obscure_Treasures 3 years ago

Loved the lens. Very useful to people who wants to know about diabetes and who are diabetics.


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Rach 75 3 years ago

I love your lens. Thanks for making it! My mum has blood sugar problems so I can pass these tips onto her. Thanks for sharing.


SolutionInYou 3 years ago

Nice lens! Two years ago I was 140 pounds overweight and my cholesterol was literally unreadable and had high blood sugar. I lost all the weight and have kept it off since. The good news is I was able to learn to like the healthful types of foods you recommend here. Completely avoiding flour and sugar helps a lot.


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KokoTravel 3 years ago

I'm not diabetic, but a nurse. I always read the health related lenses and this one is great!

Have you tried Zumba? I love it... I take a class four days a week and wish they had one on Friday, too! It is wonderful fun!


mekgaiver 3 years ago

nice article u have. i agree with u that we must control our blood sugar coz it can cause diabetic problems. i have article too about how to control cholesterol in our body, i hope it's have related to your article.

regards


JoshK47 3 years ago

Excellent Lens for helping out those with blood sugar problems - keep up the great work!


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squidoofreak 3 years ago

thanks for sharing...excellent lense..


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BeaGabrielle1 3 years ago

This lens is a treasure trove of information when it comes to lowering one's blood sugar! SquidLiked and lensrolled to all my diabetes lenses!


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SarahDanial1 3 years ago

Great Info there! thanks...


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Sheryl Polomka 3 years ago

Great lens! I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my first son. I have regular blood tests now as I'm at a higher risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes is also in our family!


Cardsforall 3 years ago

Great lens, very informative. I have a general interest in health and nutrition so thank you. I'll be popping back very soon!


anonymous 3 years ago

Thank you for the health tips. Always worth checking out. Great lens.


suzbun 3 years ago

thank you for this. I shall be passng it onto my husband who is type 2 now. Excellent info!


Stonecutter 3 years ago

This is fabulous information. Have a heck of a time keeping my blood sugar in check, way up then way down, no happy medium but I learned many things to help with that. Thanks so much


breezecomfort 3 years ago

Great tips!


Angela_Rosas 3 years ago

My grandpa takes cinnamon pills and gets excercise to keep his Blood sugar levels under control. It's a great tip!


GrahamCurwen 3 years ago

There is lots of useful information on this lens. We know someone that runs his Kleeneze business and manages to control his blood sugar levels very well, even when doing lots of exercise.


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UKGhostwriter 3 years ago

useful information on this lens! - brilliant


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ElizabethSheppard 3 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

There are some great tips here. Thank you for sharing them!


BuildMuscleFastToday 3 years ago

Great blog lens!

CHECK OUT MY MUSCLE BUILDING SITE HERE

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ToTheBrimm LM 3 years ago

My father has had success from drinking Chicha Morada; this lens explains why. Although your lens doesn't mention this drink specifically, it does describe the benefits of many of its ingredients.


joseph7384 3 years ago

Very informative lens, a lot of useful information that can be applied if you find your blood sugar is getting out of control.

Thank you,

Joseph


bookmarkme 3 years ago

these are great tips, gonna try the almonds !

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ChemKnitsBlog2 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing your story. I did diabetes related research for years (on the Insulin induction pathway), so I appreciate what you have to say.


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fluffyclouds 3 years ago

You may want to consider adding something about Gestational Diabetes - which is what I have. I was 116llbs before getting pregnant, healthy, and fit. I still was diagnosed with GD and I am following a restricted carb diet.

Very informative!!


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cloudiosify 3 years ago

Thanks for the info! I have to take care of my blood sugar too.


Kritikos 3 years ago

my experience is that regular aerobic exercise (walking, hiking, cycling, etc.) and reduced carbohydrates intake are the most important measures to lose weight, improve your health and control your diabetes


sexyinsideandout 3 years ago

Great info! Thank you for all of your hard work! You ROCK!


clearskin-dietpills 3 years ago

Interesting information ,indeed !

I have some problems but god bless not so much !


hampstead 3 years ago

Hi, This is a wonderful lens. You know that Diabetes is such a serious problem. I have a member of my family with this chronic disease and it is affecting his life in many ways. It is also very hard to get through to him that it is vitality important to keep it under control. It is a struggle - not only for the sufferer but for the immediately family who is also living with the problem.


stylego17 3 years ago

I love this lens. I believe in using natural remedies and supplements as an option first to help prevent, control, balance, and maintain overall health. Nothing against healthcare providers or medicine, but if natural aides can help, then I opt to use that as a means first. Wonderful information.


StephanieHarper 3 years ago

Great lens ... I really believe in using natural remedies, it just takes a little effort to find out what works ... thanks for some great info


scar4 3 years ago

good advise as to lower the blood sugar. I may share this with my parents:)


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JavierMilian 3 years ago

http://www.squidoo.com/how-you-can-lose-weight-wit... By following the Carb Cycling diet prescribed in my lens I have seen people return to normal stable blood sugar levels naturally. Give it a read!


Kompressionsstrumpf 3 years ago

Very nice and informativ lens. To be honest, i never thought a lot about my bloodsugar


Kompressionsstrumpf 3 years ago

Very nice and informativ lens. To be honest, i never thought a lot about my bloodsugar


anonymous 3 years ago

Great lens! Always looking for ways to improve my health


tssfacts 3 years ago

Excellent information. In my many years of working (RN) I have seen many of people get their blood sugars levels back to what it should be without medicines. But like you said they do need to seek a physician advice before venturing out. Blessed by a SquidAngel.


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OrganicMom247 3 years ago

My grandfather has problems with his blood sugar, but, he is not very good about taking care of himself. I keep trying to stay on him about it.


ScalpItchTips 3 years ago

Very informative


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Bella Stella 3 years ago

I have to admit that what is written here is of vital importance and they are similar to the advice I was given by my doctor. In fact, being in a healthy diet continuously, is in my opinion, the best way of living. This will never make as be on a diet with strict limitations. If we teach ourselves to eat in the most appropriated way, this will save as a lot of problems!

This is a really interesting lens. I would be glad if you had a look at any of my lenses too!


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UKGhostwriter 3 years ago

Great lens, I've lensrolled to http://www.squidoo.com/pulse-management-or-heart-r... - hope you dont mind?


Saeris 3 years ago

Nice Lens! Good information to know for anyone!


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rdgubaten lm 3 years ago

Very useful and informative lens. No wonder it's number 1.


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Glenn619 3 years ago

Found the lens full of some good information.


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Glenn619 3 years ago

Found the lens full of some good information.


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HealthBug LM 3 years ago

Although I don't have had any sugar problem, I really found this lens very informative, it is easy to understand and suggest simple natural ways to benefit. I personally feel that blood sugar is a lifestyle related problem (and now a social problem) and we must take preventive action before it is recommended by doctors.


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HealthBug LM 3 years ago

Although I don't have had any sugar problem, I really found this lens very informative, it is easy to understand and suggest simple natural ways to benefit. I personally feel that blood sugar is a lifestyle related problem (and now a social problem) and we must take preventive action before it is recommended by doctors.


anonymous 3 years ago

Thanks - was looking for info on cinnamon and lowering diabetes and found it here. Have gestational diabetes and am unable to follow much of the standard advice, eg eat more fibre (due to a pre-existing medical condition); exercise (as I'm currently on crutches) or eat food containing artificial sweeteners (due to adverse health effects on myself and potentially on baby). And with a generally healthy diet, am struggling to lower blood sugars. Am going to try cinnamon though!


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Tamara14 3 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe Level 2 Commenter

Lensrolled to my Garlic Benefits Tips lens :)


Green_Apple 3 years ago

Great lens, I am a fan of natural cures too. Thanks for your sharing your expertise with us!


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sdtechteacher 3 years ago

This is very helpful. I am glad you got a purple star for it. If I was the one awarding them, I would surely give you one!


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akumar46 lm 3 years ago

This is a very useful lens about blood sugar.It certainly helped me learn more about blood sugar.


Green_Apple 3 years ago

nice lens, thx for your sharing


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JublyJem 3 years ago

great lens, really informative. has told me lots of things i didnt know. Thank you!


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ltraider 3 years ago

Great advice. I've had blood sugar problems for years and I know how good I feel after exercise. Thanks.


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CarolynPile 3 years ago

Thanks for the information. It's nice that they are making better artificial sweeteners than they used to.


WeightFanUK 3 years ago

Thanks for posting a fantastic blog.


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mattseefood lm 3 years ago

This is nice! Lots of info about blood sugar. Thanks for this :)


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kathysart 3 years ago

WONDERFUL lens... so needed with the diabetes epidemic


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Canasian 3 years ago

interesting facts!


tigplanet 3 years ago

Great post. Very informative.


anonymous 3 years ago

great information


herbsnatura 3 years ago

Thank you for a great info and a lovely done lens.


terrygw 3 years ago

The charts and these natural methods are very useful, I have recommend to my granpa


JamieSueAustin 3 years ago

Pre-diabetic lensmaster here: you're lens is great. I've "liked" and lensrolled it. Thanks for the info!!!


anonymous 3 years ago

Thank you for posting this important information. My my is diabetic and my husband is pre-diabetic and I plan to share this with them.


technicalbuzz 3 years ago

Great info here! Very informative. Good job!


seedplanter 3 years ago

This is a well-researched lens. My husband has type A diabetes, and I add cinnamon to lots of things. I have also started mixing a teaspoon of honey with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and I take it every morning first thing, to control the pain of osteoarthritis. It works like a charm!


anonymous 3 years ago

Diabetes is one of the health crises that we face nowadays! Friend, thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job of making this lens. Being informed and educated is a wonderful way to fight this illness. GREAT WORK!


WorldVisionary 3 years ago

So much great information here! Blessed by a Squid Angel


ForYourInfo 3 years ago

Diabetes even creates many oral health and periodontal problems.

Thanks for sharing this important topic.


anonymous 3 years ago

Eat only wholegrain bread and raw vegetables.


PetsEtc 3 years ago

This was a fantastic article that I will come back to read many times over.

Thank you for all the great inside and information.


sydr1956 3 years ago

Great articles. Love seeing other posting info that helps people. Keep up The goodwork!

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Ntombikhaya 3 years ago

Great lens! Thank you for the info. I would like to contribute that Agave is not as insulin friendly as we first thought it would be. In fact studies now show that it's glycemic levels are extremely high. From personal experience I went to totally endorsing agave a good part of the Raw Food Life to not being able to eat it at all because of it's effects on my blood sugar. My reading were 500+ I no longer recommend agave to anyone.


Jeffersway 3 years ago

The Zumba video was GREAT! What fun that was. . .


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archangelptx 3 years ago

Amazing work on this lens--I can't wait to start working on Zumba with my girlfriend.


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archangelptx 3 years ago

Amazing work on this lens--I can't wait to start working on Zumba with my girlfriend.


canonpowershotprice 3 years ago

Just Visited this amazing lens . Thanks For stuffing so much helpful information in a lens


samanthahashersa 3 years ago

Thanks for this very informative article. High blood sugar is a very serious issue to me and my family.


FitnessTom 3 years ago

Wow excellent lense. It really is all about blood sugar (insulin)


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mrkensworld 3 years ago

Wow Gia, what a find!

Nice lens and I will adding this to my lensroll.

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mrkensworld 3 years ago

PS I amplified this so it will help many other people, again Gia great content! Thanks for sharing!


Junevaa 3 years ago

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shurestep lm 3 years ago

Wow! Your Lens is worth reading. I wish I could develop mine like yours someday. Great info!


anonymous 3 years ago

this is very fantastic articles can be used in training session.


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peetred lm 3 years ago

Thanks. Some great tips. I am hypoglycemic and worry about my health if I don't keep my blood sugars up. The same rules apply to stabilizing blood sugar as diabetics :)


bolillie 3 years ago

Great information and very thorough. This lens could save people a lot of trips to the doctor.


coylejb 3 years ago

Great lens. Lots of good advice and helpful suggestions. Easy to navigate and find products to go with the info.


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Brit303 3 years ago

I agree with the commenters: A lot of good information presented in an easy-to-understand manner. Your section titled, "Lower Blood Sugar...." is especially relevant. Consumers need to get in the habit of reading and understanding product labels. Not only is the ingredient important, but where it appears in the label. A product that lists corn syrup or sugar as the second ingredient (typically after water) contains a high concentration of that sweetner. So it's not just that the sweetner is an ingredient - some occurs naturally in certain products - but also its quantity. Great work on the lens.


samule123 3 years ago

@FitnessTom: It is silence killer.So we need to understand about this.It is very much important for one"s life.Thank you for this.

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inforeview 3 years ago

A terrific effort, full of good advice. Thanks for creating this.


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dschandar 3 years ago

Very useful lens to everyone and should follow to maintain the balanced blood sugar..

I loved this lens for giving more information to control the blood sugar, also providing some useful tips and preventing from High sugar and Low sugar.

I was so exited that some diet also published/recommended here.

Very great lens and thanks for publishing useful informative sources


anonymous 3 years ago

Very smart information.Thanks.

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TeamDealStartsH 3 years ago

I was just browsing through the top 100 lenses and clicked on this one because my dad has high glucose count, so I was concerned. Thanks for writing this lens!


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achraf lm 3 years ago

a big big thank you for all the great information


anonymous 3 years ago

I find this an interesting lens about the importance of balancing our blood sugar levels. Thanks for sharing.

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QuinnWolf LM 3 years ago

Excellent lens. I was looking up this information because my dad is pre-diabetes now and I'm looking for foods he should eat to help keep his blood sugar low.


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Laniann 3 years ago

Sorry, I can't share any tricks but, I did learn a few tricks from your lens. Blessed by a Squid angel.


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HeatherTodd1 3 years ago

Thanks for the great post!


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HeatherTodd1 3 years ago

Great lens,Thanks


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HeatherTodd1 3 years ago

Great post,Thanks


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HeatherTodd1 3 years ago

Great post,Thanks


fightlikeagirl 3 years ago

Thanks for providing an informative squidoo page.


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Mayapearl 3 years ago

Thank you for a very informative lens. I have been using cinnamon for a while now because I love first of all but also for it's healing properties


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awestricken1 3 years ago from Tacoma, Wa

That was a great read.


millionairecycler 3 years ago

Great lens, a lot of information so I bookmarked it for future reference


anonymous 3 years ago

I am suspecting that I have low blood sugar, but have never been tested officially. I started looking into natural ways to keep it in check, and I found your lens to be very detailed with info I had not seen elsewhere yet. So I am saying thank you for a great lens!


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fitnessdad70 3 years ago

Liquid sugar seems to be the cigarettes of the 21st century.


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pramodbisht 3 years ago

Great lens, with a lot of information


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webupsquid 3 years ago

Great info, thanks!


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webupsquid 3 years ago

Great info, thanks!


anonymous 3 years ago

This is a really nice lens. Great information!


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devin77 lm 3 years ago

Great lens. Valuable information. I'll definately come back and support you by buying a product.


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Wedding Mom 3 years ago

This is such a great lens. Thanks so much for sharing it, some of our friends and family members have or is about to have diabetes so basically its not uncommon, I think that getting informed is a good way to prevent this illness. Well done friend!


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dani3l lm 3 years ago

I thought this was wonderful information. great ways to naturally help diabetes.


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dani3l lm 3 years ago

I thought this was wonderful information. great ways to naturally help diabetes.


John1Darton 3 years ago

Great Info, I love your lens !


lingal 3 years ago

almonds, yes it is a good snack and it is good for health too! Should have one on my working table.


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bames24 lm 3 years ago

thanks for the info... I have a few relatives who have diabetes :)


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jamezsquidoo 3 years ago

I was told by an endocrinologist that the entire GlycemicIndex is a joke-all inaccurate and baloney basically.


purpleslug 3 years ago

Great info! I will pass it on to my son-in-law. Even though I don't have the problems yet, I see where everyone should use most of this information. I love donuts and its nice to know, I can eat them from time to time without guilt if I have a piece of cheese or hard boiled egg. Thanks!


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BSieracki 3 years ago

some of my relatives are diabetic


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Johanna Eisler 3 years ago Level 3 Commenter

Excellent lens! Not only have I given you a "thumbs up," but I have saved your page on my computer for future reference.

Stevia is great. Recently I've learned a little something about xylitol. You may want to check it out. It is supposed to be very low on the glycemic index and as an added bonus, can help prevent cavities! I tasted some cocoa made with it, and it was great!

Thank you for such an informative, well-researched lens.


plumb55 3 years ago

This def. answers a lot of questions! thanks. For plumbing questions you can go to http://www.squidoo.com/watkinsvilleplumber


Mar88 3 years ago

My aunt just had her foot amputated. I am really afraid of diabetes and right now I am doing Zumba as my exercise. http://www.womens-health-questions.com


Mar88 3 years ago

My aunt just had her foot amputated. I am really afraid of diabetes and right now I am doing Zumba as my exercise. http://www.womens-health-questions.com


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ericrthomas 3 years ago

Anybody looking for a deal on Sweet Leaf Stevia should visit WebVitamins.com. They have got the whole line marked down 25% right now. You can see their product page for Sweet Leaf Stevia here:

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Proargi9plus1 3 years ago

One of the best and amazing products for lowering your sugar level, proargi9plus!!


armanm 3 years ago

I wonder if simply eating better is the better option.


anonymous 3 years ago

Xylitol is a good natural substitute for sugar


skibarefootfun 3 years ago

Amazing. thanks from Dr Bob, retired family and ER doctor


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whOoper 3 years ago

Suger suger go away


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whOoper 3 years ago

Suger suger go away


abiralo 3 years ago

what a nice share!!!


Serj 3 years ago

Wow! This is a great lens. Sooo much content and really easy to read. Nice job!


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awestricken1 3 years ago from Tacoma, Wa

This lens is great . A lot of good tips.


CLAYTON1960 3 years ago

Very good lens, I'm brand new to Squidoo and this helped me a lot, Thank you


anonymous 3 years ago

@armanm: nope.. not just eating better will do. Sure there are tons of healthy herbs and vegetables especially salacia and cinnamon. But not exercising will lead to poor muscle health and generally make you, well... weak. No matter how thin you are, without exercise you will have flabby arms aka "bye-bye" arms.


ilovenaturalskincare 3 years ago

Great info! I am always looking for low glycemic foods to add to my dog's homemade diet. This definitely helps out! Thanks for sharing


meljames 3 years ago

definitely agree on reading the labels. I think diabetics must watch out for artificial sweeteners, not good for your health as well.


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calconcrete 3 years ago

Love stevia and have always hated the taste of corn syrup. Wish more food producers would use stevia instead of the other artificial sweeteners.


emorrison85 3 years ago

Great amount of info! Thanks!


bogusroy 3 years ago

Well done great concise information


ZackWright 3 years ago

An amazing amount of info. Well done!


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digitaltree 3 years ago

very informative lens, i learn a lot about sugar.


marquee6 3 years ago

Nice write up. Need to defintely keep away from refined foods and keep it under 100 after fasting.


jjaraz 3 years ago

Great information!


JeanneMiller 3 years ago

This was wonderful information. It will help me make out my grocery list from now on. Thank you so much!


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mettnaka 3 years ago

thanks for the really good info....great lens


anonymous 3 years ago

Sugar is at the root of so many health problems. Thanks for all the

great alternatives.


fxmatics 3 years ago

this is a great lens!!! :)


AigulErali 3 years ago

I love this lens, thumbs up!


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sociopath-free 3 years ago

So many foods contain sugar that it's hard to avoid it. Thanks for some great alternatives.


Nick-Mutt 3 years ago

Thanks for such a informative lens.


vydyulashashi 3 years ago

Diabetes is most common and serious disorder. At present 2/3rd of middle aged men are diabetic. Wonderful tips and amazing one. Thank you


riconquistare 3 years ago

wow, thank you very much. I love this lens


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AsianMarketplace 3 years ago

very resourceful!


anonymous 3 years ago

Maintaining your blood sugar in order isnât always easy. Even when a person thinks that he has control over the situation even the tiniest change in eating habits or routine can throw things out of whack. Even individuals who arenât afflicted with difficulties like hypothyroidism or diabetes can have issues keeping their blood sugar levels under control.

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weknowonlinemarketing 3 years ago

It was really a very good lens with full of information in it. It is very important to maintain the blood glucose level balanced.


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Judy Filarecki 3 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York Level 3 Commenter

Thanks for all the great info. I've pretty much followed the same path over the past 15 years of controlling my sugar with diet. I've noticed a slight increase this past month and realized I had stopped having my chia seed snack ove the past month. You can be sure I'll have it tonight.


dr_kirans4 3 years ago

Eating foods low in sugar is the main idea. Low in salt, low in fats as well as making healthy snacks a habit is the best long term management of weight gain, which can lead to liver disorders and Diabetes.


love4rocks 3 years ago

Thanks for all this great tips. I do follow a similar guideline and it keeps me healthy.


annamari 3 years ago

I just love how you have explained so many things in understandable ways. Thank you for putting together this invaluable lens. You have helped me and I am sure many, many others. It was beneficial to read the "why" one should make these health changes. I need to apply much of this to my life.


gldtkn 3 years ago

When I finally arrived at my physician's office I had a minimally functioning pancreas. Why? Well with a CEA reading of 11.2, losing weight without being purposeful, and having constant pain, it wasn't hard to draw conclusions.

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I got on the purest of water (Nikken), optimized twice, followed my physician's recommendations to the letter, and added Redmonds Real Salt to my daily diet.

Since my pancreas was very involved in this disease I had very little control over my blood glucose levels and therefore had to eat every 2 hours.

At times my blood glucose levels were as high as 250 and as low as 20. It is the fluctuations in the levels that cause the problems.

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As a result of my physicians, my therapists, my Nikken products, and my supplements (no prescription medication) I am healthier than I have ever been and looking forward to a long and fulfilling life.

Thank you for allowing me to share my story.


anonymous 3 years ago

There are other products that work. The doctors could not figure out my elevated pancreas functions. It scares the hell out of me because my father died with the pancreatic cancer and that was worse then any horror movie I have ever seen. I started taking a supplement which has seemed to eliminate that strange pain in my side the doctors can't seem to identify. It also seems to manage blood sugar a bit. I read about it at Hospital Jobs I really enjoyed your lens here. I have a few I like too. Especially my lens on World Petroleum if you would like to visit it and share your opinion I would be very pleased.


gldtkn 3 years ago

@anonymous: Not to insult your intelligence but a grown adult is not suppose to have any kind of carcinogenic embryonic antigen (CEA) in their blood.

I was placed on 50 different supplements, three times a day. Now I'm down to about 20.

I have gained back some of the weight and everyday I feel better and better.

Everyone has differnet results but I am pleased with my progression.

I hope this helps someone else so that they can have the quality of life I am experiencing.


erinpolerimos 3 years ago

This is a very nice lens coz it tackles the most common condition among elderly.


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AgingIntoDisabi 3 years ago

Somewhere I read a statistic that said if you have diabetes, eventually you die of heart disease. This is very timely information.


Obscure_Treasures 3 years ago

great lens.....Thanks for sharing your knowledge.I am feed op of taking insulin s.. Now i know the natural ways also/upload more lens of such quality.excellent


hobo_crvr 3 years ago

Lots of useful info.....easy to understand. Awesome lense. Thank you.


JamieSchull 3 years ago

My son is a type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump, he can eat an apple and it will not affect his blood sugar at all because of the fiber content. I do not personally like agave nectar for a sweetener however because they process it is a very refined way similar to High Fructose Corn Syrup :( we use Stevia. Thank you for the article you have some great info here!


anonymous 3 years ago

Informative and interesting


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herculeafitness1 3 years ago

Wow. I really do love this lens. So much very useful information regarding ways to lower blood pressure naturally. Very helpful. Thank you.


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herculeafitness1 3 years ago

@herculeafitness1: Oops on the typo. My fingers seem to be a little bit faster than my brain today. Of course I meant to comment on what a superb job you have done offering information on ways to lower blood "sugar". I think maybe my blood sugar is a little low right now!


Mee2 3 years ago

Awesome information. I do have Type II diabetes and take medicine for it. I have lost a lot of weight in the last year, hoping to continue to lose, and would really like to come off of the medication. I will have to keep coming back to this lens so I can start implementing some of your suggestions.


anonymous 3 years ago

Love your lens, very informative, thanks for all the information


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Joycevoice 3 years ago

This is very good information. It was nice to see the Low Glycemic foods list.


anonymous 3 years ago

Great informative and Thanks for your sharing.


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JackNimble 3 years ago

Thanks for the great info. Diabetes runs in my family and I want to be ahead of the game. Plus I will share this info with my Dad who has type II diabetes.


naturalorganicfood 3 years ago

Thanks for this information, very helpfull


wayne_luvinlife 3 years ago

Yes! how much exercise and the combination of foods effects blood sugar. Definitely need to study more. great lens


misterjake 3 years ago

Hello, nice lens. My mother is diabetic. She would definitely wanna see you lens. You lens if full of great information. However with that said if you have kids then you would definitely wanna check my lens out.


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Mary Crowther 3 years ago from Havre de Grace Level 3 Commenter

Very informative lens with great advice!


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seattle47 3 years ago

Thanks for helpful information. Great lens! I love healthy lifestyle..


paramjose 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing this useful information.


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TIRMassageStone1 3 years ago

Good advice for those with diabetes.


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vauldine 3 years ago

I have learnt some things I did not know. However, I am a nurse as well as a Metaphysical spiritual healer who experiment with the herbs I know to cure diabetes in my country.Salacia from India seems familiar to what we call Muckamucka which I have never seen here in Florida. I have ued it on my mom who never took insulun. After she passed at 79yeas old, I realized that I was having blood sugar issues too.

I took medication for 15 years, but was instructed to come off of them by spirit. Some doctors said that I would die from heart attack if I did.

It is now five years that I have not taken a medication for blood sugar. I have lost 30 llbs in 13 months; do have a better body; feel well and look 20 years younger.My secret is eating the right foods and drinking peri- winkle, cerase with ginger as I am given the directions.

I enloyed your lens and am very supportive of healing without the so called scientific drugs. Thanks.


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GreenfireWiseWo 3 years ago

Great lens. Thank you.


michaeljshaw 3 years ago

Like your page! Out of curiosity on the healthy sweetener front, do you personally prefer stevia or agave, or do you use both?

There's been some unfriendly writing about agave of late, so i'm thinking about reconsidering it as a sweetener option...

Thanks-


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Gayle Mclaughlin 3 years ago from McLaughlin

I have never heard of Zypan. I am going to check out its benefits.


anonymous 3 years ago

I wish I new about this site ten years ago. I am going to try the zypan.


ohbeauty 3 years ago

Good information. Thanks for sharing.


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Sana139 3 years ago

Good information.Everybody should know this and specially diabetic person must know this.


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@michaeljshaw: I prefer Stevia...it goes in everything including my water. It really helps if I can't eat every 2 or 3 hours...


anonymous 3 years ago

great lens, lots of useful information


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Scarlettohairy 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. Level 3 Commenter

I just saw Zumba on the Today show. Very interesting information!


anonymous 3 years ago

Thank you for these tips.

Lowering blood sugar through natural methods is a lot cheaper than lowering it through prescription medication.


anonymous 3 years ago

Thank you for these tips.

Lowering blood sugar through natural methods is a lot cheaper than lowering it through prescription medication.


minarvente 3 years ago

I really enjoy your lenses... lots of Info concerning Natural Healing. I really believe that we are programmed to heal ourselves... we just have to eliminate all the negatives and build in the positive links. Thanks


Alastor00 3 years ago

good lens, but loooooooooooong


thethemit 3 years ago

great lense !

my friend used to lower his blood sugar by jogging every morning


gatorsquid 3 years ago

very informative lens, thanks!


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serenity4me lm 3 years ago

Wow, you've provided so much information here and it's well put together. There's alot to read in your resources. I didn't know that about cinnamon. Thank you so much for this information, maybe I can use some of it to help my momma. Have a great day.


anonymous 3 years ago

Another way that can help the body to regulate naturally blood sugar is to drink a lot of water or natural herbal tea. I drink 6 cups of water and 2 cups of Glucole tea from Galilee Tisanes every day. www.gtisanes.com


successwithpaul 3 years ago

thanks for the great information its really helpful i always look for new ways to improve my health through exercise and diet


anonymous 3 years ago

Awesome advice. Great information. Wonderful lens. I love learning about ways to regain health through natural means. You've accomplished this in a very concise manner. I especially love the cinnamon connection.

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shyam_garnepudi 3 years ago

Excellent, thanks for Health tips,"small amount eating food"so it give's good health and stop blood sugar.


anonymous 3 years ago

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anonymous 3 years ago

Also is important to reduce the bodys resistance to insulin effect, an herbal tea that works excellent for maintaining normal blood sugar is the Glucole made by Galilee tisanes. I like that it's 100% natural and tasty also. www.gtisanes.com


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alkapuri 3 years ago

excellent work. thanks


plemay 3 years ago

As a diabetic with severe neuropathy, medicines have caused me more discomfort and side effects than what they're worth. Recently I researched natural alternatives, and I found them a better alternative.


Mosoma 3 years ago

A great and informative reading.


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Xasper8ing 3 years ago

Perfect lens! I really enjoyed reading this one!


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Micika86 3 years ago

Great lens!!!great tips!!its really helpful...


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TapIn2U 3 years ago Level 4 Commenter

The natural way is the best way. This is very helpful and informative! Sundae ;-)


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alkapuri 3 years ago

thanks for sharing such a informative lens.


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daniela12 3 years ago

great lens!! Interesting!


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jaredsgirl 3 years ago

My Dad has diabetes and the information in your lens would be very beneficial for him. Thanks for sharing!


JoshuaRoark 3 years ago

Great content is this. i really like the topic it is relevant for many people.


bambytop 3 years ago

Great post, Thx. I have diabetes


JoshSteinRealtor 3 years ago

very helpful information


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sukkran trichy 3 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu Level 2 Commenter

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TheresaBesaw 3 years ago

I really like the lens but I was hoping for a little more info on the low blood sugar side of things. I eat a pretty well balanced diet but that middle age spread is starting to stick around. Maybe I can figure out a way to exercise while I read squidoo lens. lol


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worldrevivalnet 3 years ago

I had no idea - wow!


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atticanibal 3 years ago

Thanks a lot for the info :)


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NoobWriter LM 3 years ago

Very helpful information


howtoburnbellyfat 3 years ago

This is an awesome lens, not just explain how but also give provide the right foods to eat.


ohbeauty 3 years ago

Good information


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Diana Wenzel 3 years ago from Colorado Level 6 Commenter

Excellent information and resources. Both parents are diabetic, so I like to learn as much as possible. Thank you for this important focus on healthy living. **Blessed**


Bob52 3 years ago

All diabetics must be vigilant about lowering high blood sugar levels and should also be aware of the symptoms of low blood sugar. It's a tightrope that must be walked between too much and too little blood sugar and both are dangerous.


belindatrisha 3 years ago

It is a kindda good advice t those who are health conscious. It is really a self reflection to those who want to have an awesome body fit.


anonymous 3 years ago

Very informative and helpful. Thanks for the advice and recommendations. Will definitely share with my friends. Squidliked it!


anonymous 3 years ago

Very informative and helpful. Thanks for the advice and recommendations. Will definitely share with my friends. Squidliked it!


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Woverwijk 3 years ago

Love this lens - so packed with information. Metabolic syndrome is a silent killer and I can actually follow your tips - very doable! A question I still have is what the deal is on high-fructose corn syrup and high blood sugar - is there a link? Thanks again!


shivnagsudhakar 3 years ago

INTERESTING LENS


Catsinger 3 years ago

I started with type 2 like symptoms in June and have through my naturopath started using a supplement called bebbercap and Chromium piclonate as well as adding cinnamon and tumeric to foods.. This along with carb control and additional weight loss has made a huge change.


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nature photogra 3 years ago

My dad is diabetic and would definitely benefit from this lens. Thanks.


casstowncharlie 3 years ago

I know someone that is a diabetic and she's having a hard time with it.


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HeatherTodd1 3 years ago

Great post..Thanks


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tyler600 3 years ago

another related post on this topic

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tyler600 3 years ago

another related post on this topic

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lesliesinclair 3 years ago Level 4 Commenter

Such a valuable service. Now I know where to go when I need it, if indeed I do. thanks.


anonymous 3 years ago

I stopped by because I have a lens on health for highly sensitive people. HSP's often suffer deom diabetes. Good lens. Thanks.


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thommo1962 3 years ago

Great lens


anonymous 3 years ago

I have improved significantly my blood sugar levels the day I started to drink the galilee tisanes Glucole herbal tea. it contains essential natural herbs for treating the body's resistance to insulin. http://www.gtisanes.com/Product-1-For-Normal-Blood...


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magic1 lm 3 years ago

What a great lens with so much important information. I might add a list of fruits with their index numbers, since a lot of people tend to stay away from all fruits when they are trying to lower their sugar intake and that is not a healthy in my view. Maybe you already have such a list and I just misses it, sorry if I did. Thank you for your very important work you are doing.


shaw-alexander 3 years ago

Its like you read my mind!


shaw-alexander 3 years ago

Its like you read my mind!


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LadyCharlie 3 years ago

Thank you for all the great information. Love your lens!


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LadyCharlie 3 years ago

Thank you for all the great information. Love your lens!


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MariaMontgomery 3 years ago from Central Florida, USA Level 5 Commenter

Hi Ener-G! This is a fantastic lens; and coming from me, a public health educator, that is high praise. Way to go!


beebee047 3 years ago

Very intresting,my mother suffered from an on going battle of high blood sugar due mostly from the different meds she was on,1 trick she used is eating a bowl of beans to bring down her sugar when it was to high


farahbrent 3 years ago

helpful post.. thanks..


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CoolFoto 3 years ago

Great info. I'm off to buy almonds and avacados! Blessed by Travel angel.


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Hirsilinna 3 years ago

Informative and not too cluttered with all sorts of sales stuff. I especially liked the list of low glycemic foods. By the way in the Important box one typo had slipped in in the form of gycemic...


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DeeHayes 3 years ago

Very helpful lens. I love avocados so it is good to know how they can help keep blood sugar down. Thanks for obviously taking a lot of time to put this together for us.


anonymous 3 years ago

This is the first lens I have seen with over 1,000 squid likes. It is very deserving of the praise it gets! Very informative and helpful.


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@Hirsilinna: Thank you for the typo report...soooo appreciated!


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Coreena Jolene 3 years ago Level 1 Commenter

I did not realize that drinking more water also helps the blood. Great lens!


NidhiRajat 3 years ago

great information about health improvement!!!


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HeatherTodd1 3 years ago

Thanks for the great post..Nice


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makeupbrush 3 years ago

Lots of useful info and nicely put together. I learned something new. Thanks!


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compugraphd 3 years ago

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I'm diabetic, vegan and into alternative solutions (I don't take medication at all) -- I found new information here I hadn't seen before (and that's no mean feat!)


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IvoryPearl 3 years ago

Great info...


anonymous 3 years ago

I've found that keeping a food diary helps; I keep a list of what I eat at each meal and then take my blood sugar about two hours after. It wasn't long before I discovered what foods spiked my blood sugar and which didn't. Interestingly, some of the foods generally touted as raising b.s. (potatoes, for example) had less effect on my b.s. than pasta. Having identified my "problem" foods, I eat them sparingly.


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RawBill1 3 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

Awesome lens packed full of great information. Unfortunately diabetes is rising rapidly these days due to some very poor food choices. These bad choices are all around us, but we need to avoid them at all cost. Sticking to loads of fresh organic produce and eliminating processed foods is the key. I have seen people reverse diabetes through doing this. :-)


anonymous 3 years ago

Started making and eating my own live culture yogurt. After 6 weeks I noticed that my desire for sugar had plummeted and after a little research discovered that yogurt was the probable cause. I was encouraged to do further research because I like the feeling of having 'normalized blood sugar levels'.


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Zodiacimmortal 3 years ago from Yonkers, NY Level 2 Commenter

posted page to my Health & Beauty lens (still under construction...) I am trying to get some info for each section before Publishing... you can follow me on twitter @ Kymodragon for updated as to when its published


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bhthanks 3 years ago

thanks


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miacarter 3 years ago from SW Florida

Great info here!


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bosieboy 3 years ago

Great lens, packed full with great information. Thumbs up for a good job.


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PaulWinter 3 years ago

I have type 2 diabetes. I am using a low carb diet to keep my blood sugar levels down.


crudeoilsystems 3 years ago

Great site! I like to know more to help others with this conditions.


anonymous 3 years ago

Hi Lens, I recently got diagonsed with diabetes High blood sugar . it has been two months since i was tested first time and my sugar level was 194, since than i started excersizing and got on total diet ( minimum sugar) . I have been avoiding all kind of sugar things or atleast trying to and not having anything sweet knowingly. My doctor wants me to go on medicine and I am reluctant to do so. I have lowered my blood sugar to 120. But it keeps moving up n down between 120 and 140 in space of 10 days. I just need some advice if i should start taking medicine or keep working out and stay on diet to see if i can lower my sugar level naturally. It would be great if i can find some easy natural food ( herbal) to lower my sugar level and maintain it as well and eat normally?


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Hi Nadeem, First of all...congrats on reducing your blood sugar as much as you have! Natural methods can take longer so you might try what I did which was to give myself a 6 month trial period. My thought was if I wasn't successful in 6 months I would then try medicine. As far as lowering your blood sugar even more...cut out all white flour and increase your fiber. Chia seeds are amazing for blood sugar because of their fiber. Also eat smaller meals more often. Finally use natural supplements to support the thyroid and the pancreas.


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Maui-photographer 3 years ago

Well researched lens. Very useful considering how many Americans have type 1 and 2 diabetes.


anonymous 3 years ago

@giacombs-ramirez: Hi there, first of all thanks for the reply. It actually gives me hope and boost to keep doing what I am doing. One thing which is actually bothering me is that i am having pain ( bearable) in my both feet and some burning sensation time to time as well. It could be related to my sugar level but also could be reason of low vitamin D which i was diagnosed few weeks back and taking medicine for that. However, i am confused about which food is good ( high fiber ) and which one is not good. I have tried to cut off all the sugar material stuff ( white flour, sugar, cadies, coffee, sweet fruits and deserts ) but not sure what should i eat regularly. as far as chia seeds are concerned , since i am not in USA and living in south east asia it is almost impossible to find chia seed in my country, only way to get it through someone from USA which will take sometime. is there any alternative of chia seed? do you have any idea about pain in my feet and burning sensation. could it be sugar related? sorry i guess i am asking too many questions. :)


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Wendy L Henderson 3 years ago from PA

Excellent article. I learned a lot.


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brando87 3 years ago

well written lens


crudeoilsystems 3 years ago

With this common health problem in the world, it really help us to be more careful with our lifestyle. thanks for the generous info!!


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Hi Nadeem, I really don't know if the burning sensation in your feet is related to sugar levels. I do know that a burning sensation in the feet could be Gout. Chia seeds also help this condition! I just Googled "Chia Seeds in Asia" and came up with some great locations. Asia is also known for its fantastic herbs for all kinds of health issues. Salacia is an aryuvedic herb from India which I used a lot in the beginning of my blood sugar balancing quest. It brings blood sugar down fast! Keep doing research about what to eat...(coffee is okay, by the way, just find a different way to sweeten it than sugar). Eating simple foods that aren't processed is the best diet of all. Good for your wallet, too.


mzareen 3 years ago

Start the day off right to keep blood sugar low. Avoid any kind of a cereal breakfast, and the high carbs will send you on the up-and-down blood sugar wheel all day. My favorite breakfast these days is a huge chopping of vegetables with two eggs. No toast... no nothing on the side.


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adamfrench 3 years ago

Great Lens, Blood Glucose Monitor is a great way to monitor your levels so you can take the appropriate action


anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: Hi Nadeem,

You can find Jamun(Hindi)(Naaval Palam in Tamil) seeds in india. I heard this lowers blood sugar. Dont wait too long before taking medication per your physician advice.


vedran 3 years ago

My late father Dr Enes Hasanagic, had a patient with type 2 diabetes. He did experiment with him giving him daily, large amounts of Nettle plant. Latin name Urtica dioica. For a week, patient was taking Nettle in all forms such as, mixed fresh in salads, added to the soups just last minute of cooking, prepared the same way as a spinach, as a tea and also as a tincture. He also tried as a freshly squeezed juice. In that time modern juicers didn't exist, and he was pushing Nettle plant in to meat grinding machine. It is amazing how much juice you can get from that plant. Anyway, after a week, glucose level was completely normal, and patient didn't have any need for insulin. This is not permanent solution for diabetes and glucose level was lowered only while patient was consuming this plant. Nettle is officially known as a medical herb, and it is included in many farmacopea books all over the world. If anyone planing to collect Nettle, please know that if you touch this plant it will give you rush and burning sensation on the skin, so make sure you are wearing gloves while collecting it. Chemical that will cause this reaction will evaporate 30 to 40 minutes after plant is collected and you can handle it the same way as any other leafy vegetable. Also, you can soak freshly picked Nettle in cold water with a little bit of sea salt and that will speed up process of loosing burning causing histamines.


nadeem_ht 3 years ago

@anonymous: Thanks Sridhar, I know about Jamun, but unfortunately , you will have to wait till the season comes in summer. :)


anonymous 3 years ago

Hi I am perturbed by all that I have read here. What a lot of punishment to endure for thinking wrongly. Are you folks aware how illnesses begin... that they have no link to your food but only your thinking. I can only request you to go read all that I have written on my several sites .. my body of work is too large to reprint here

http://www.mastermindbyrodalangrana.com

http://www.rodas-recipes.com

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http://begood-forgoodnesssake.blogspot.com


Dr_Joe 3 years ago

There are a lot of options you can take like using natural remedies. However, you still need to consult a physician to properly evaluate your condition. Very enlightening lens.


pawpaw911 3 years ago

Important information. Impressive rank.


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OrganicHealth3 3 years ago

I substitute sugar and carb free energy drinks for soda. I also play basketball and run weekly.


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goo2eyes lm 3 years ago

just eat fresh fruits. fruits have natural sugar in them


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NTxWriter 3 years ago

This is a terrific lens! So much information packed into one page. I am a firm believer in making healthy life changes instead of popping medications. Some health issues, like high blood sugar, do respond well to diet and exercise changes. You've also given important background info too. Good work!


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DM-Creative 3 years ago

I was diagnosed a couple of years ago and it is a constant battle to remember what to eat and not eat, and testing is a challenge. Thanks for great info!


legaleze 3 years ago

Great information. Informative lense


geektax 3 years ago

Great lens..thank you


BillSimmons 3 years ago

I'm type 2, thanks for sharing this.


F-J-Geddes 3 years ago

My Dad is type 2 and I'll definitely tell him all about this lens. It's jam packed with very useful info. I'm a great believer in eating healthily too. Many thanks for putting up this lens...Ideal stuff


OCrealestate 3 years ago

Love this comment: Take a dance class to burn glucose

I know a bunch of people who are in love with Zamba. Haven't personally tried it but looks exhausting :)


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scoobygang 3 years ago

Great lens! I have insulin resistance and your info and tips will be very helpful. Thanks!


anonymous 3 years ago

very informative thank you very much, i just need to stick with this and see my doctor i'm now excited about the future...the lens is excellent.


bestdressedbaby 3 years ago

i am interested in natural medicine-that's why


ratetea 3 years ago

I want to add two pieces to the mix...chamomile tea and tulsi tea. Both of those herbs have shown scientific evidence to lower blood sugar...much in the same way cinnamon has. They are both relatively safe for regular use, and have other benefits as well...the pages I link to have citations to scientific articles backing up these claims.


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modernchakra 3 years ago

There is diabetes in the family and I know that I have the genetic makeup and tendencies to develop insulin issues. I also know that diet and exercise really are key but that also knowing more about how to keep everything balanced. You provided me with a nice resource to go to especially just the small section on low GL foods. I have cut out all soda... that should be the first to go in my opinion. Maybe that is obvious but it was really causing a number on my health. Now no sugar processed goods and love to sweeten my tea with stevia. Thanks for giving me more ideas and more variety to enjoying a healthier diet.


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straw-hut 3 years ago

Wonderful lens. Thank you so much. I have to watch my glucose too. This was very helpful!


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christyn1224 lm 3 years ago

Great info!

Just to add to it, there's also a lot of research showing that nopal cactus fruit and leaves can help keep sugar in check. In fact, there's a specific tribe of Indians along the Mexico/US border called the Pima Tribe that a diabetes study is based on. :)


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@christyn1224 lm: Wonderful tip! Thank you.


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giacombs-ramirez 3 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@ratetea: I love tulsi tea! Great tips, thank you.


anonymous 3 years ago

@ratetea: i have been trying cinnamon tea for 2-3 months. along with excersize ( jogging, weight lifting light one) my sugar have been down from 194 fasting to 130-145 and 140-160 random. since random is within range now but i dont seem to control fasting ... even though trying very hard to stay away from medicine.. any idea suggestion?


getmoreinfo 3 years ago

I needed this because I have a weakness for sugar and this lens is very helpful to me.


alexaparker96 3 years ago

hey anyone have any natural way to off my cold. I have cold

thanks in advance for all my well wisher


anonymous 3 years ago

I have a serious Coffee addiction and I have 2 and a half sugars every time I make one, sometimes I might drink 20 a day, I know this is bad for me because I can feel it.


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TheJVilleKid 3 years ago

Very nice lens and all info is right on!


NevermoreShirts 3 years ago

Great information here!


anonymous 3 years ago

It's really interesting to see the actual foods that lower blood sugar. I'm a doctor and I wish more doctors would offer this advice instead of resorting to medications. Thank you:)


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anupma lm 3 years ago

Really helpful tips. Precaution is better than cure.


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Merstarr 3 years ago

Diabetes runs in my family, and Im always looking for ways to prevent getting it. Thanks for the info. Great lens :)


giantbhoney 3 years ago

Natural food is the best of medicine


anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: use splenda.. i went from using 3 sugars to one packet of splenda...and i love the taste...also i use silk light milk instead of creamer


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Leilani-m 3 years ago

Great advices!


hari4902 3 years ago

great information


TorontoPersonalTrainer 3 years ago

Lots of great information in here. As a personal trainer, I find that if I tell sedentary people to start exercising vigorously (even though it's good for you), they won't do it, or they'll do it for a short period of time, and then stop. But tell people to do 10 squats (which you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp4zZmVc2nQ) multiple times throughout the day, that still has a blood sugar lowering effect without being too intimidating.

But again, excellent points!


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modernchakra 3 years ago

I have seen an amazing amount of correlation between a wheat free diet and a diet for diabetics. I keep coming back here for tips!


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modernchakra 3 years ago

@TorontoPersonalTrainer: That is a great tip! I actually do that exactly for the mention above, it is easy just to say... ok everytime I get up from this chair Iw will do 10 squats. Such a better starting point than saying: I will get in shape, or I will do 100 squats today. Thanks.


benelly 3 years ago

nice share....


halilcanbaysal 3 years ago

essential information nice job


anonymous 3 years ago

Very good info, everyone should know a little about this.


anonymous 2 years ago

I've come across info on apple cider vinegar. It seems to help lower blood sugar levels, and a lot of studies have been done on it, according to WebMD. I'd have to sift through literature myself because that's the only reliable place I can find this claim. I know several people who swear by it though! Might be an easy addition for someone wanting to control their blood sugar. It's cheap and harmless anyway, so why not? Of course The Vinegar Institute, no joke, recommends it for the same reasons. If you can't stand the taste, I wonder... would salt and vinegar chips would be just as good?

http://www.webmd.com/diet/apple-cider-vinegar


gsprushfitfan 2 years ago

Watching your bloogsugar levels is crucial to leveling out hunger for those of us trying to lose fat as well. Great lens!


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bradscottfitness 2 years ago

Great Lens here.


Bellana 2 years ago

I always take care so that I don't eat too much sugary food and always eat something between meals.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Apple Cider Vinegar is definitely a super food! Thanks for the tip.


GoddessGirl 2 years ago

Great Lens!


okhla123 2 years ago

Great Lens. We at www.tourismdentalindia.com too give lot of info on naturopathy.


okhla123 2 years ago

Great Lens. We at www.tourismdentalindia.com too give lot of info on naturopathy.


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CanHealthInsure 2 years ago

I don't have anything to add but will share what I have learned from you. Thanks!


Serj 2 years ago

Excellent job! I am a huge fan of alternative, non-pharmaceutical, methods of treatment. Very informative lens! I would love a moment of your time to glance at some of my lenses for ideas on how to improve them.


oakstreet 2 years ago

This is truly a Squidoo Len that will improve our health and thank you for all the tips and advice in this len. I think you really deserve a 'like" from me.


TheBigSquid 2 years ago

My wife is addicted to Zumba now lol. She actually had a lot of trouble losing her weight and I know how hard she has worked to get it off and keep it off. The one thing that worked for her is the diet solution program. She is almost at her ideal weight and is in better shape than ever. Her website is diet solution program review.

I love her no matter how she looks but I'm definitely not complaining about her new sexy look lol.

Great lens by the way


detectivepi 2 years ago

My girlfriend is addicted to Zumba too, guess it's spreading hah. I'm a diabetic type 2 and I would say the best thing for me is to eat more greens. It's ridiculously hard but if you can stick with salads, nuts and raw food you can cure your diabetes no joke. I'm not perfect with that, I still eat my carbs sometimes but it is possible to cure diabetes through food. Add in excerise and you will be healthier than most. I can only say that works for type 2, I would consult other about type 1 though.


anonymous 2 years ago

I actually voted that I am a fellow lens master but I'm not I am just a newbie looking through lenses because they all are so great so much information for people


wetravel4less 2 years ago

Hello, i came across your lens and i really liked it and enjoyed reading it. i find your information very usefull, helpfull and informative. great work. many people should read it.


wiedruce 2 years ago

Hello..Thank you for all the information..it helps me a lot!


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serenity4me lm 2 years ago

wow! What a vast amount of information! Very well done. Everyone knows someone that could use this information. I myself was searching for all of this a couple of years back for my mother. Fortunately, we have done very well with lowering her blood sugar, so much so that the docs took her off of medication over a year ago. Loved the lens and all the great resources you've added. Thank you, have a beautiful night.


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serenity4me lm 2 years ago

wow! What a vast amount of information! Very well done. Everyone knows someone that could use this information. I myself was searching for all of this a couple of years back for my mother. Fortunately, we have done very well with lowering her blood sugar, so much so that the docs took her off of medication over a year ago. Loved the lens and all the great resources you've added. Thank you, have a beautiful night.


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markettrol 2 years ago

Very good info.....Great Lens....Thanks


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fionajean 2 years ago from South Africa

Great lens - I bought Chia seeds but wasn't aware that you could make a porridge from them. Blessed


luckyone924 2 years ago

this site realy helped it!


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Todayhaspower LM 2 years ago

Can't do too much for type 1 other than try to be as healthy as possible, but for type 2 you can really wage war. Thanks for the pointers. This disease affects many. We have several relatives on both sides that are diabetic.


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chiactivate lm 2 years ago

wonderful lens


detkhobut 2 years ago

A realy good informative lens.


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desa999 lm 2 years ago

Great lens the zumba video was fantastic.


anonymous 2 years ago

I have been a regular on this lens. Great Info and very helpful. It has been almost 4 and half months since i found out that my sugar is high. I started jogging , working out and a diet plan cutting off sugar completely or at least 90% , using cinnamon tea every day, having grape fruit as well. It all helped , my blood sugar specially the random one is within range for last one month or so, problem is if i eat a little sugar stuff just small bite my sugar level goes up to 200 or more( random ) for a day or two unless i work out again and stay away from any kind of sweet for next two days or so. Does it mean that I can not have a regular sweet food even for a lunch or dinner once in a week or month? is there any other solution where you can keep your level balance and eat a little sweet or anything out of your diet?


anonymous 2 years ago

Very interesting thank you


rose51 2 years ago

I haven't read it all but I will spend some time reading, I have high blood pressure and so does my hubby but he also is diabetic. So I will be back to read some of it. I'll definately come back and read more.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Hi Nadeem, I highly recommend the herbs "Salacia" because you can take them after a meal when your blood sugar is elevated and it will bring it down very quickly.


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TopModels 2 years ago

This lens is immense! I wonder how many people you have helped by providing this information.


anonymous 2 years ago

@giacombs-ramirez: Dear Ener-G i found that on google. please comment :

Are there safety concerns?

Consuming salacia tea with food seems to be safe for most people for up to three months. But there isn't enough information to know if salacia is safe when used for long periods of time.

Salacia can cause uncomfortable side effects such as flatulence, belching, pain in the abdomen, nausea, and diarrhea in some people


anonymous 2 years ago

hi i am usha,my father is 59 yr 9 month old,he has noticed blood sugar of around 360...his mother was a sugar patient........now he is suffering a lot may be from a year.....now it randomly elevates.......he does not have sweets or a lot non veg..he is limited food taker and he consumes ragi products daily without fail.....but now what we can do to prevent him and reduce this diabities........please suggest.


anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: Dear Usha, I am no expert on this but since i have been facing the sugar myself for last couple of months i would suggest you to have him do a little excersize like walking and he can take cinamon tea which helps as well as grape fruits plus salavica tea . these might help and also should check with doctor asap.


anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: how one should take it? like a spoon after meal or once a day.. can you help here ...this will be great.


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beckyf 2 years ago

Very informative lens. :)


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Hi Usha, I'm not a medical professional but if it were me, I'd have my digestive enzymes and pancreas and thyroid checked. Standard Process makes a great product called Zypan for pancreas and digestive enzymes. It also makes one for thyroid support.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@TopModels: Thank you! Quite a few actually...I also love all the tips others have provided.


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nickirc lm 2 years ago

Very nice lens with great info, thank you.


ChristianNecklaceBlog 2 years ago

Hi really great lense. Thanks


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JohnMichael2 2 years ago

I enjoyed reading it and bookmarked it to read again


anonymous 2 years ago

Very informative lens!

I've cut out all sugars from my diet (except natural sugars from fruit) for just these reasons (following a Paleo diet).


anonymous 2 years ago

I really enjoyed this lens. Very informative. Thanks for sharing. Squid-liked!


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scaguy 2 years ago

good info!


michelleinspain 2 years ago

comprehensive squidoo. Well DONE!


maxjameson 2 years ago

Really great lens. Thanks!


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elhuntley lm 2 years ago

Great Lens! very helpful


JohnMcLean 2 years ago

Great stuff, thanks for sharing! I personally have found that lowering the amount of carbohydrates (which is just a fancy word for "sugar") is the key to maintaining an even keel in the blood sugar department.

Again, nice job!


JohnMcLean 2 years ago

Great stuff, thanks for sharing! I personally have found that lowering the amount of carbohydrates (which is just a fancy word for "sugar") is the key to maintaining an even keel in the blood sugar department.

Again, nice job!


MaartjeJepsen 2 years ago

Great information! I should try few things I learned...


nursecraft 2 years ago

This information is of big value to a family member who has DM for 40 years and is now up in age. If the info is spelled out simply and accurately as this is, he will be able to read it and follow it-thanks!


anonymous 2 years ago

Actually, Type 2 Diabetes has 3 components: beta cell decline or destruction in the pancreas, gluconeogenesis which is when the liver gets involved in glucose production, and insulin resistance. That's why there are many oral glucose lowering medications that work differently to address these 3 problems.


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three rexer 2 years ago

woooo interesting


seosmm 2 years ago

Lots of good info. Very nice lens!


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LDWorld 2 years ago

I'm ready to go on a diet and a low blood sugar will be very important.


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favored 2 years ago from USA Level 7 Commenter

Ever since our pet was diabetic I've learned the benefits of cinnamon. I often take it out of the pill and put it in my oatmeal.


marioaus 2 years ago

good stuff good stuff.


Buchamar 2 years ago

Alternative health is one of my favorite topics! Thank you for sharing!


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KatherineClark 2 years ago

Great Lens Information. Thanks for sharing the tips to reduce Blood Sugar. My husband really struggles with this.


FantasticBDaypartys 2 years ago

Who needs pills?


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flinnie lm 2 years ago from Alabama USA Level 4 Commenter

Thanks for all the info,I hope to get off those pills one day...how nice that would be !!


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Northwestphotos 2 years ago

Years ago, my glucose level was starting to inch up and my doctor sent me to a dietician to teach me how to eat a properly balanced diet. My biggest problem was always crashing inbetween meals with hypoglycemia. By following a diabetic diet and always balancing a carb with protein anytime I ate anything, I was feeling much better and lost almost 40 pounds just by being on this type of diet. A big misunderstanding is that a diabetic diet is just for those people with glucose problems. It is not! It is the most common sense diet in the world for everybody! Check it out!


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mistyblue75605 lm 2 years ago

very nice! I love the way you have put this together!


anonymous 2 years ago

great article, really helpful:)


kaitlincolee 2 years ago

Wow, this is a very informative read. I know people in my life who are diabetic and I'm definitely sharing this article with them.


anonymous 2 years ago

Very informative. There is a native fruit of India - Indian blackberry or Jamun which is also very good for diabetes. There are some interesting products made from jamun fruit at www.madubannaturals.com


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RomanaSwan 2 years ago

I read that consuming cinnamon also works. Is it true?


ladykida 2 years ago

Good job on the lens!


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DebiJones LM 2 years ago from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Lots of great info here! I have been told to cut back on my sugar, and would rather use natural methods so this lens is of great interest to me.


athena2011 2 years ago

That's a ton of excellent information. I knew about a lot of it before but still you had some stuff here that I had never seen so thank you for sharing that.


Edutopia 2 years ago

Great information and this looks like it would really benefit my grandfather to read. Will have to pass this lens around to a few people that I know.


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whodiesinthenew 2 years ago

I have normal sugar levels but I still use fish oil and cinnamon as a precaution.


findermonkey1 2 years ago

Interesting to read. I try and stay away from processed foods to keep my blood sugar looking ok. I also take fish oils too.


passionfitness 2 years ago

Lots of great information. Thanks for sharing!


anonymous 2 years ago

gr8 lens


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@RomanaSwan: Yes, read above about the two foods to lower blood sugar fast.


BestBuys4Baby 2 years ago

Some good ideas, and I love Zumba!


Sureep 2 years ago

great lens,


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Nice Lens, very informative. cardiovascular disease2


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bloggerjon 2 years ago

My son is a type one diabetic and has been from the age of 7. Some great information here.

Thanks


bshook 2 years ago

Good work, like the information a lot!


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ishopper lm 2 years ago

This is some serious information! What an informative lens. Diabetes runs rampant in my family and I know if I don't do something soon, I will be its next victim. Thank you for this information. I will have to read it over and over again!


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Africanos 2 years ago

thanks for the insight ...here its to easy to go to a pharmacy and get something to lower your blood pressure,some people just dont do it naturally to be healthy aswell.


cenabegail 2 years ago

precise and informative :)


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nutrasique lm 2 years ago

I really enjoyed this blog as a nutritional biochemist and athlete controlling your blood sugar with natural nutrition is very important.

Try to eat lots of Bitter melon!!! I know it's pretty astringent tasting but maybe put it in a healthy diet shake for a better taste.


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nutrasique lm 2 years ago

I really enjoyed this blog as a nutritional biochemist and athlete controlling your blood sugar with natural nutrition is very important.

Try to eat lots of Bitter melon!!! I know it's pretty astringent tasting but maybe put it in a healthy diet shake for a better taste.


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CanInsure 2 years ago

Very interesting lens! I have an aunt who is diabetic so thank you for the information.


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CanInsure 2 years ago

Very interesting lens! I have an aunt who is diabetic so thank you for the information.


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Holysheepskin LM 2 years ago

Great information here! I have a friend you has 3 months to get her diabetes under control before insulin is necessary and will forward this lens to her.


Glycemic_Index_Food_List_Seeker 2 years ago

Hi ener-g (nice nickname :)), I send your blog to my father because he is diabetic. I hope it be useful for him. Thanks


jimmyworldstar 2 years ago

I don't have a problem with blood sugar but I see a lot of older coworkers and less healthy ones with that problem. I notice a lot of the processed foods and those high in carbohydrates raise your blood sugar the most.


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JackieSonia 2 years ago

Thanks for the life-saving information here. My husband had type-2 diabetes and relies on insulin. I'll have him read this. Maybe he may learn something new here. He is struggling right now with his diabetes.


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JackieSonia 2 years ago

Thanks for the life-saving information here. My husband had type-2 diabetes and relies on insulin. I'll have him read this. Maybe he may learn something new here. He is struggling right now with his diabetes.


anonymous 2 years ago

Avoid having your heavy meal at dinner time. Eat low GI food at night


VillaDejaBlue 2 years ago

Nice lens.


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fratello lm 2 years ago

Please check also Rick Simpson Hemp Oil to Lower Your Blood Sugar


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newbizmau 2 years ago from Mobile, AL Level 1 Commenter

Very informative. Enjoyed it!


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newbizmau 2 years ago from Mobile, AL Level 1 Commenter

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oakstreet 2 years ago

I have never read anything about low blood sugar until I read your len. it is such a great len and It is going to help a lot of people with their health. Thank You and God bless you.


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williemack58 2 years ago

This lens is most informative, I have no tricks of my own, I have only been exercising, however, I have picked some great advice from you. Two thumbs up for your personal victory.


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Bobbala 2 years ago

Great lens! All the information my daughter needs. Thank you very much.


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Jimmy Gavin 2 years ago

Really informative lens, I find that regular exercise keeps me reasonably healthy


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Cre8tiveMV 2 years ago

Very informative lens, with a lot of need to know information. Will link it on my Stress Factor Active Life site.


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octapus22 2 years ago

great lens, some great info, i'm into chia seeds and need to lower my gi levels , thanks


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octapus22 2 years ago

great lens, some great info, i'm into chia seeds and need to lower my gi levels , thanks


Georgescifo 2 years ago

The best way to control blood sugar is to do regular exercise and following a proper diet..


Georgescifo 2 years ago

The best way to control blood sugar is to do regular exercise and following a proper diet..


Georgescifo 2 years ago

The best way to control blood sugar is to do regular exercise and following a proper diet..


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LadyCharlie 2 years ago

Great info lens ... thanks for sharing! Blessed


anonymous 2 years ago

good site on how to control blood sugar


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This is a very interesting and informative.

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milurally 2 years ago

super tips, i had problems in the last while.


Inner_Beauty 2 years ago

This is a very well put-together page. A lot of great information, Glad I stopped by.


anonymous 2 years ago

Diabetes runs in my family on both sides and when I was much younger I was diagnosed as hypoglycemic. Thatâs usually a precursor to diabetes. So far I have been fortunate to not feel he effects of diabetes directly. Instead I made dietary changes and researching nutrients a way of life which has helped so far. Speaking of research, here are some of my favorite foods and how the help others manage blood glucose levels.

http://www.addvalue.com.au


anonymous 2 years ago

The high fiber content in beans such as kidney provide slow burn energy which helps maintain steady blood glucose levels because of their high fiber content. Researchers tested two groups. One group ate the The American Diabetic Association recommendation of dietary fiber of 24 grams/day while the second group ate 50 grams/day. The group that ate more fiber had lower levels of glucose and insulin.


uzairfriends 2 years ago

its superb!


uzairfriends 2 years ago

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tabigo 2 years ago

Enjoyed reading through this, very good stuff, appreciate it.

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antoniow 2 years ago

nice info thumbs up


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EnergizeYourLif 2 years ago

I have to say you made me think about some of the things you have to say here â which is a good thing. Iâll certainly be paying you future visits and see what other words of wisdom you have added to your site. Thankâs for a good read! http://energizeyourlifetime.com/


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EnergizeYourLif 2 years ago

I have to say you made me think about some of the things you have to say here â which is a good thing. Iâll certainly be paying you future visits and see what other words of wisdom you have added to your site. Thankâs for a good read! http://energizeyourlifetime.com/


athena2011 2 years ago

Hopefully Paula Dean will get wind of this lens as it has fantastic information that can help her with her Type 2 Diabetes. It will be interesting to see if she changes the way she recommends that people cook as she will now have to make changes in her own diet for the rest of her life.


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delia-delia 2 years ago Level 5 Commenter

Great lens...saw it on FB and decided to check it out, although I have been here before it seems that I forgot to click like...guess I was too involved with what I was reading and clicked on something taking me away...I'm a sugar-holic but so add cinnamon to my coffee when I brew it....lol


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delia-delia 2 years ago Level 5 Commenter

Great lens...saw it on FB and decided to check it out, although I have been here before it seems that I forgot to click like...guess I was too involved with what I was reading and clicked on something taking me away...I'm a sugar-holic but so add cinnamon to my coffee when I brew it....lol


anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: Thanks for this very vital info. I have put on weight recently and I want to avoid health problems.


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mbgphoto 2 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA Level 4 Commenter

Thanks for all the great ideas. Blessed


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mbgphoto 2 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA Level 4 Commenter

Thanks for all the great ideas. Blessed


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Showpup LM 2 years ago

I became diabetic due to obesity. I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy which cured my diabetes before I even left the hospital following that surgery. This is a common outcome. Rather drastic, though. I certainly didn't do it just to cure diabetes. Love your natural advice found here. You are a wealth of information.


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VBright 2 years ago

Interesting how you mention eating a protein when you eat a high sugar food. My body automatically craves a protein when I eat cookies or cake. I'm hoping that is a good sign! Great info, thanks!


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VBright 2 years ago

Interesting how you mention eating a protein when you eat a high sugar food. My body automatically craves a protein when I eat cookies or cake. I'm hoping that is a good sign! Great info, thanks!


anonymous 2 years ago

I stopped by because, although my blood sugar is normal, it isn't far from being too high. I would like to lower it a bit. Thanks for this article.


anonymous 2 years ago

I stopped by because, although my blood sugar is normal, it isn't far from being too high. I would like to lower it a bit. Thanks for this article.


KniftyKnitter 2 years ago

I wish everyone would make the switch to unrefined foods. Good advice!


leeleon 2 years ago

useful information. Thanks.


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blessedmomto7 2 years ago

Great information!


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blessedmomto7 2 years ago

Great information!


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Shoputopian 2 years ago

Very good information, got me thinking that maybe I need to go have my blood sugar level tested, thanks for sharing...


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DeannaDiaz 2 years ago

Very important topic and great tips!


ernad18 2 years ago

GREAT LENS. NICE TO MEET U.


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eblack88 lm 2 years ago

Thanks for the great info!


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EdTecher 2 years ago from USA

I didn't know about the benefits of chia seed for blood sugar. Wonderful tips. Thanks for sharing your journey.


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viscri8 2 years ago

great information, blessed by an angel who is interested.


anonymous 2 years ago

I was told I was depressed and given loads of antidepressants (the easiest route for lazy doctors, however they were not a lot of help and I flatly refused to take them, although drs would have been thrilled to give me more, and have me dosed up like a zombie!

Finally, I found a doctor who did proper tests and diagnosed High Blood pressure, so simple, but overlooked for years. I immediately felt 200% better, so get this checked if your're in despair with your health. These drs seem so sure that I have most diseases, they kept checking my blood sugar, GTT fasting test, which was prediabetic result. So they were recruiting a lifetime patient, so they thought. I modified my diet and researched this for a long time, fine tuning, they took a new HBAC1 test, a few months ago and now tell me I have normal blood sugar. I still continue to watch what I eat, drink and do. We had a very cold winter, snow like never before, and now they reckon I have Rhumatoid Arthritis? Well I definitely have previously undiagnosed scoliosis, my spine has 2 twists, and can be excruciatingly painful. I am 51.


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judithcheng lm 2 years ago

a most useful lens...thanks!


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LampsPest 2 years ago

Great info for me since I was told I was diabetic


getskinnystayskinny 2 years ago

I love your lens! I'm always interested in learning more about health.


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Rebeljohn 2 years ago

Thank you for the info


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SimilarSam 2 years ago from Australia Level 3 Commenter

Great lens, there is a history of diabetes in my family so this was a great read.


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BPCFE 2 years ago

Very interesting lens. I am pre-diabetic. I heard about the cinnamon but not the almonds. Also, I think weight watchers is helping me out. Have to stick with it though!


charlesjohn2011 2 years ago

Great lens, very useful source to control blood sugar.

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Great lens, very useful source to control blood sugar.

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EllDay 2 years ago

I got a new diet to help me, i feel so much better and i am so much more active =D. This is what i did Click Here!


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Brandi Bush 2 years ago from Maryland

I'm ALL for natural healing! Wonderful lens! :)


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Brandi Bush 2 years ago from Maryland

I'm ALL for natural healing! Wonderful lens! :)


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Brandi Bush 2 years ago from Maryland

@Brandi Bush: Sorry for the repeat comment!


noelglass 2 years ago

Some very interesting information - I'll be back.


noelglass 2 years ago

Some very interesting information - I'll be back.


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ecogranny 2 years ago from San Francisco Level 7 Commenter

Excellent information. I especially appreciate the list of low, medium and high index foods. Glad to see I'm eating a lot of the right foods naturally. I've snacked on whole, raw almonds for years, for just one example. Wonderful lens. Blessed.


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ecogranny 2 years ago from San Francisco Level 7 Commenter

Excellent information. I especially appreciate the list of low, medium and high index foods. Glad to see I'm eating a lot of the right foods naturally. I've snacked on whole, raw almonds for years, for just one example. Wonderful lens. Blessed.


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flinnie lm 2 years ago from Alabama USA Level 4 Commenter

Hi thanks for all the info,glad I found this lens you give some great tips.I fight my high blood sugar every day.I will be using these tips.Thank you great lens.


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eilval 2 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa Level 1 Commenter

Interesting lens with lots of great information to stay healthy


demarssj 2 years ago

Very informative! Thank you so much for making this blog! You are doing a great thing by helping millions of people be healthy!


anonymous 2 years ago

Salamat! Thats 'Thank You' in Filipino. This blog is so helpful. I really appreciate your work.


anonymous 2 years ago

Salamat! Thats 'Thank You' in Filipino. This blog is so helpful. I really appreciate your work.


zolemia 2 years ago

excellent information, well laid out!


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goo2eyes lm 2 years ago

@anonymous: hey, kababayan. welcome to squidoo.


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goo2eyes lm 2 years ago

i am not sure whether my comments went thru or not. i would like to mention about the benefits of stevia which the native people in south america are using to sweeten their food. i am extending my squid angel *blessings* for this lens and congratulating you for being in top 100 and of course, for winning the purple star.


CharlieHash 2 years ago

Thanks for the information. I don't have blood sugar problem, but the reason of my thanks is that I will keep an eye on my blood sugar in future because of this informative lens.


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bluefire1020 2 years ago

Great lens! It's very informative. Thanks for sharing and Congratulations. =)


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bluefire1020 2 years ago

Great lens! It's very informative. Thanks for sharing and Congratulations. =)


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bluefire1020 2 years ago

Great lens! It's very informative. Thanks for sharing and Congratulations. =)


Lioncool 2 years ago

great information best lens ever


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nickirc lm 2 years ago

Fantastic information, thanks for the great lens.


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nickirc lm 2 years ago

Fantastic information, thanks for the great lens.


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mrstwowheeljunkie 2 years ago

Thanks for the lens, my husband is diabetic so I have been trying to make things that wont spike his blood sugar!


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mrstwowheeljunkie 2 years ago

Thanks for the lens, my husband is diabetic so I have been trying to make things that wont spike his blood sugar!


debsgw 2 years ago

I love this lens you have so much useful info here thank you


debsgw 2 years ago

I love this lens you have so much useful info here thank you


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zmanonfire lm 2 years ago

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zmanonfire lm 2 years ago

Ever wonder how to grill the perfect steak?

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thebestmultivitaminforwomen 2 years ago

Thanks for this lens, I have the same philosophy. Have you tried the paleo diet before?


thebestmultivitaminforwomen 2 years ago

Thanks for this lens, I have the same philosophy. Have you tried the paleo diet before?


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KandH 2 years ago

I am always happy to learn about natural remedies for any kind of condition - I believe in taking medication when you need to but if there is a way to get the desired results naturally then that's the way to go!


anonymous 2 years ago

Thanks for this lens! I am a Type II diabetic and have had some success eating 4 to 6 smaller meals as opposed to the typical 3 meals a day. I had never heard of Chia Seeds before reading your lens...I want to give that a try. Thanks again for sharing all of this info with us!


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OUTFOXprevention1 2 years ago Level 1 Commenter

Great lens about natural remedies!


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mrkensworld 2 years ago

Hi Gia, another great lens. I am glad to see you share this information. Some friends of mine and many people that I help have good results with our natural products. You can learn more about this at my site about Nopal Cactus Juice


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mrkensworld 2 years ago

PS I gave your lens the royal treatment, it was tweeted, liked, shared, plussed and pinned :-) Thanks for sharing!


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arperinos 2 years ago

Very interesting and useful lens ! Well done !


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top101 2 years ago

such an informative lens! this is truly an example to all us new squidoo users.


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Hilary242 2 years ago

great information on this lens. I found out I was prediabetic last Oct and have increased exercise-even tried zumba , though very uncoordinated at this stage. Also eating much more healthily cutting out biscuits and cakes (mostly), increasing fibre and reading food labels more carefully for suitable fat,sugar and fibre ranges. Have lost 1 1/2 stone so far and hopefully my next blood test will improve. Must try Chia Seeds though. Thankyou.


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Nimsy LM 2 years ago

I use an 1/8 of a teaspoon of cinnamon in my cup of tea and I drink 2 or 3 cups of tea a day. I find this helps control my blood sugar...


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designsbyharriet 2 years ago from Indiana

My husband is a prediabetic and we have been trying everything to keep his blood sugar down. This lens is a very helpful reference guide to things he can do. I really appreciate the information.


anonymous 2 years ago

great lense its good to eat more naturally occurring sugars


anonymous 2 years ago

Hello All, I have been reader of this blog for last few months. When i started, my blood sugar was very high , normal and fasting both. Now, Thanks God, with the help of this blog as well as other exercise and dieting my sugar level is much lower than what it was few months ago. I finally got hold of Chia seeds. I need help from some old users who already have used CHIA SEEDS. I am not sure how to use it? should i eat a spoon after every meal? Should i take it once a day, at the end of the day before i go to bed or first thing in the morning? should i solve it in water and drink it? Can anyone please tell me who used it before what to do for maximum affect? i will be very thankful to each and everyone.


anonymous 2 years ago

Still waiting for some help regarding how to use chia seed to lower my blood sugar? according to the instruction on the bag of chia seed, i suppose to put 1 or 2 TBS on a cup of water or juice and leave it over nite and than drink it in the morning. I was just wondering if I can take chia seeds like a table spoon after every meal and just chew it dry? will be very thankful for any advice and recommendations.


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ChiroAustin 2 years ago

This a wonderful lens, thank you so much for sharing it. Chiropractic is also very helpful with this. I too created a wellness related lens, hope you will check it out!


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Hi Nadeem, Those chia seeds are going to be hard to chew. You only need to soak them for 5 minutes....since I make a cereal with them (recipe above) I only put them for 2 minutes in the microwave. You can also just throw them in a blender with a smoothie.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: A couple of tablespoons a day is all you need. Throw them in oatmeal or other cereals, smoothies, or even soups. They don't have any flavor so they won't affect your body that way.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@designsbyharriet: Let us know what works for him...


anonymous 2 years ago

@giacombs-ramirez: Dear Ener G, thanks for the reply. So as i understand it, you can have couple of table spoon a day any time with any drink you like ( e.g smoothie etc) or like you said in cereals or soups. It doesn't have to be first thing in the morning only? I can have it in break fast or after break fast , a little after lunch and dinner as well? Correct me if i am wrong please.


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Khalid-Osman 2 years ago

I like it. Thanks for this lens.


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Shorebirdie 2 years ago from San Diego, CA Level 1 Commenter

I came to this lens because I struggle with low blood sugar, not high. Like diabetics, I have to watch my diet because my blood sugar will suddenly drop in reaction to certain foods. Anything that can help me stabilize my sugar is of value to me.


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Shorebirdie 2 years ago from San Diego, CA Level 1 Commenter

I came to this lens because I struggle with low blood sugar, not high. Like diabetics, I have to watch my diet because my blood sugar will suddenly drop in reaction to certain foods. Anything that can help me stabilize my sugar is of value to me.


anonymous 2 years ago

Hi,

One way to lower blood sugar level is to eat low carbohydrate foods, and a good way to get rid of the extra glucose is by doing different workouts which require energy, which is glucose. I suggest eating carbohydrate foods pre workouts and after workouts. If you eat carbohydrates and you haven't done any exercise before or after eating carbohydrates then it will increase insulin levels and the energy won't be used and it will be stored as fat.

More info at: http://www.musclebuildingstradegy.com/


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annad lm 2 years ago

Great tips on managing blood sugar. This is something even non-diabetics can definitely benefit from. I've never tried chia seeds before although I will buy some at my next grocery trip. Cinnamon is great to add a hint of sweetness and also maintaining blood sugar. I use it in my oat meal for breakfast and put it in my smoothies.


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annad lm 2 years ago

Great tips on managing blood sugar. This is something even non-diabetics can definitely benefit from. I've never tried chia seeds before although I will buy some at my next grocery trip. Cinnamon is great to add a hint of sweetness and also maintaining blood sugar. I use it in my oat meal for breakfast and put it in my smoothies.


turnerpool 2 years ago

Great Lens! It was very informative and specific on what should be done. Although exercise equipment can be pretty expensive, www.cheapweights.org does do a good job on getting you the cheapest exercise equipment on the internet.


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Jason Sositko 2 years ago from Dayton Ohio

This is great lens, the design is fantastic, I have been considering different diets to lower blood sugar, mainly for preventative reasons, I have read a lot recently about celiac's, people who can not tolerate gluten, or any type of wheat, I quit eating whole grains a month ago, not an atkins style diet though, gluten free oatmeal is OK, once I gave up bread products, my headaches went away, and I have lost 15 LBS in that month, I eat more good food and less junk, I feel more full and have more energy, now I feel like excising. I still have dinner roll at Bob Evans once in a while.


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kevingomes13 lm 2 years ago

Cinnamon is one of the secrets in my diet. It taste so good and has multiple positive health effects. I sprinkle some in my coffee


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SimilarSam 2 years ago from Australia Level 3 Commenter

Thanks for the tips, great lens!


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Franksterk 2 years ago from California

I've come back again to bless this lens now that I have my Angel wings. Bear hugs, Frankster


anonymous 2 years ago

I like you Squidoo page, very nice


coolmals 2 years ago

Cinnamon is great !! Cool lens


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MGuberti 2 years ago

Wow. There are so many ways to reduce your sugar levels!


reif 2 years ago

I like your lens. Great job.


anonquid99 2 years ago

Fiber binds with the fatty globules and moves it quickly out of your system. Well researched lens.


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Thrinsdream 2 years ago

Any lens that promotes health gets my thumbs up! With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x


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Thrinsdream 2 years ago

Any lens that promotes health gets my thumbs up! With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x


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lclchors 2 years ago

Great Lens here are a few more hint :

Really try to stop eating all processed foods and especially the "whites" potatoes, bread, pasta. Read the lables. All artificial ingrediants have to be flushed through the liver, if you want to loose weight(fat) it also flushed through the liver - it can not do both. And it will flushes chemicals first. So start cooking and with items that contain only on ingrediant.


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Bananko 2 years ago

Always fun to read, you should consider to write more about recreation and less about food. Its proven that helps this combination. Really nice educational lens. Good work.


anonymous 2 years ago

Good to know. I always get the shakes if I don't eat enough sugar great help thanks! degrees


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sherridan 2 years ago

Wow, what a lot of thumbs ups! Quite a few people I know have been able to have their dosage of tablets reduced purely as a result of some weight loss


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sherridan 2 years ago

Wow, what a lot of thumbs ups! Quite a few people I know have been able to have their dosage of tablets reduced purely as a result of some weight loss


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Bonfire Designs 2 years ago

Insulin resistance is such a tough fight and it's great to see information about it here!


last-mohikan 2 years ago

Very helpful lens. Thank you.

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anonymous 2 years ago

Love your site, very usefull information


peder-rassmusen 2 years ago

Does anyone with type 2 use Gymnema Sylvestre?

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anonymous 2 years ago

I've been a borderline diabetic for going on twenty years. It appears to me that there is no real clues or advise when it comes to this disease, except: stop eating, loose weight, and work your ass off exerciseing. Well, I'm sad to say that walking even twenty miles a day is not enough exercise to help. I feel that there are several people that want to help, but they also don't have a clue. So, unless you have an idea Bigger than a bread box, just sit there and do what comes natural, Absolutely Nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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victoriuh 2 years ago

Thanks for this info. My husband is pre-diabetic and I am trying to motivate him to exercise and eat better.


blade33 2 years ago

Thank you very much for your information.


brynimagire 2 years ago

I find here a lot of information. Many many thanks for sharing this!


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mjtaylor lm 2 years ago

Excellent lens - and so many more of us need this than we realize! I have found that I am happiest when I am not eating any sort of refined sugars or grains. In fact, even brown rice and whole wheat seems to trigger my hunger, so I try to eat only one grain: quinoa! It's delicious (though it takes a little extra soaking) and truly healthful!


grumpylittletree 2 years ago

Passing this on to a few relatives. Thanks for the great information.


SunshineLollipops 2 years ago

My husband and grandson are diabetics so thank you for this very informative lens!!!


anonymous 2 years ago

My Fiance is a diabetic and she uses an insulin pump. This Lens is very helpful in helping me understanding what she is dealing with. Thanks for the Lens. Well done!


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Close2Art LM 2 years ago

This is very good to know thanks for the resources


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nigel7725 2 years ago

Great information on how to lower your Blood Sugar naturally.


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mel-kav 2 years ago Level 1 Commenter

Nice lens - good information.


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mel-kav 2 years ago Level 1 Commenter

Nice lens - good information.


jojo1490 2 years ago

I love that there are already a lot of ways to fight or control your blood sugar, especially for people like me who really loves sweets in any form. This is a great help, taking paleo meal also helped me in keeping healthy.


jojo1490 2 years ago

I love that there are already a lot of ways to fight or control your blood sugar, especially for people like me who really loves sweets in any form. This is a great help, taking paleo meal also helped me in keeping healthy.


rbspinecenter 2 years ago

Very nice lens. Lots of great info for everyone.


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RetroMom 2 years ago

Nice lens! I learned a lot and thanks for sharing this information.


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kaposzta 2 years ago

Great lens, thanks for the tips!


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justDawn1 2 years ago

Very interesting Lens! Thank you for sharing it! :)


bobby150 2 years ago

really good ideas. health is always top priority in this sugar filled age that we live. Thanks, Sean


bobby150 2 years ago

really good ideas. health is always top priority in this sugar filled age that we live. Thanks, Sean


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mrkensworld 2 years ago

Great lens and I had to revisit to see the ew updates, many people including myself have good results with Nopal cactus products..


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MarcoG 2 years ago from Edinburgh

Super lens :)


yudistealth 2 years ago

healthy ways.. i like it..


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MindPowerProofs1 2 years ago

My father has this problem and I'll definitely share your advices. Thank you


prejithp 2 years ago

hey definitely nice lens to help my mother to fight here blood sugar


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bwet 2 years ago

fantastic information on maintaining blood sugar levels.. never knew that chia seeds can help


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KateHonebrink 2 years ago

Perhaps (or, hopefully) with a little age comes wisdom. As I have gotten older, I have come to realize that I feel better and sleep better, when I eat well, but not too much, and get out and exercise regularly. Walking and bike riding seem to do the trick for cardio and strength training using my body weight as resistance keep everything else operating smoothly. Better late than never!


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Elyn MacInnis 2 years ago from Shanghai, China Level 2 Commenter

Thank you for this lens - it has so much information in it. And some good products too.


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neuromancer lm 2 years ago

Nice lens, what abour creating similar with cholesterol? :)


samthrone 2 years ago

My auntie has been consuming Cinnamon and it certainly brings her blood sugar level under control. She uses the Chinese Cinnamon. Which is the best in your view, Ener-G?


anonymous 2 years ago

2 sibs have diabetes following in my father's footsteps. Not wanting to go there am doing research so I can eat to that end. Good to hear about chia seeds along with other items suggested, since I recently bought suggested items to lower blood pressure and strive for a healthy body.


anonymous 2 years ago

2 sibs have diabetes following in my father's footsteps. Not wanting to go there am doing research so I can eat to that end. Good to hear about chia seeds along with other items suggested, since I recently bought suggested items to lower blood pressure and strive for a healthy body.


anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: I put chia seeds on my oatmeal, yummy


anonymous 2 years ago

@Thrinsdream: Chris- do I need to follow victor now...He has a squdoo page...Tell me


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tricomanagement 2 years ago

Love this Lens - so much good information!


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virtualboy 2 years ago

nice lens, I think you deserve LOTD


anonymous 2 years ago

I have some symptoms of a person who is prediabetic. I am aware now that there are ways to control my blood sugar. Your lens has been very helpful.


depuyhiprecalllawyer 2 years ago

My dad has diagnosed with a hypoglycemia and still for medication. He should always eat candies or something sweet to balance the sugar of his body.


bluefish1960 2 years ago

Great info here, thanks very much.

I'm trying to find ways of managing my stress levels when I get hungry.


Ajeet 2 years ago

Sugar is the modern day poison.


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futurefocus57 2 years ago

I work with diabetes in practice daily and will use your lens for these patients. They like something to be a go to for their daily needs.


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aksem 2 years ago

Will send this article to my mother, she will be grateful for such helpful tips.


MarcellaCarlton 2 years ago

I love the chia trick and the cinnamon. Very informative lens.


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ItayaLightbourne 2 years ago from Topeka, KS Level 2 Commenter

I don't eat anything refined, nothing with sugar, and nothing white. This pretty much cuts out all the things that can mess with your insulin levels. I use Now brand Stevia liquid extract and it is the best I have found for a natural sweet taste when adding to liquids. I used to be hypoglycemic and now my blood sugar is pretty much stable. Great article! :)


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HenkWillemse 2 years ago

Some really great info here, keep up the good work


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mrkensworld 2 years ago

Great lens I just am sending this out to a bunck of friends... thanks!


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IMKZRNU2 2 years ago

Wonderful information! You did an awesome job with this lens!


anonymous 2 years ago

Great information.


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payo83 2 years ago

Great lens


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dolphin7720004 2 years ago from Australia

Great informative lens. Sugar is very addictive and toxic.


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SunnyDaze LM 2 years ago

Wonderful lens. This is such an important topic. I am losing weight so I never have to deal with diabetes. Great ideas here. Blessed by a Squid Angel.


anonymous 2 years ago

very informative blessed by angel ;)


DarkzoneLaserTag 2 years ago

This is an eye-opener. I will share this info to my diabetic mother who is now in the hospital for increased blood sugar.


DecoratingMom411 2 years ago

I learned a lot from this lens, very informative.


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Kristenrs 2 years ago

Thank you so much for all of the help you provided on this very complex issue. It is a relief to have someone give helpful suggestions other than pharmaceuticals.


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BestLaminateInc1 2 years ago

Thank you for all of this information. I learned a lot from it.


velmayilraja 2 years ago

do you know that, sugar when had in unrefined form will control blood sugar and reduce the load of pancrease. Unrefined sugar is the sugar without being refined. What we buy is the refined white sugar, which is the culprit


anonymous 2 years ago

I am a fan of the Atkins diet which is very low glycemic, high protein and read of people on it being able to lose all problems with high or low blood glucose and get off all diabetic meds. One lady was a nurse and was getting closer to needing a leg amputation and got on Atkins and was soon off all meds, leg healed and she lost weight. She was so impressed she started a school to teach others how to control blood sugar and reverse diabetes.


anonymous 2 years ago

I went to the College of Chinese Medicine, Wichita, Kansas and without testing blood, they were able to correctly diagnose my prediabetic condition. Accupuncture and Chinese medicines seem to be able to cure the most difficult conditions and quickly. Most have open house days where you can come and try several things such as acupuncture, massage and reflexology for free. Check your area under Chinese medicine or schools.


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savagebeauty 2 years ago

Great lens! In researching my own condition (Beating Fibromyalgia the Natural Way Part I & II), I learned that there is a link between hypoglycemia and muscle aches and pains. High carb meals require a surge of insulin which in turn ultimately lowers blood sugar and starves the muscles of the energy they need. Thanks for all the great info!


anonymous 2 years ago

This was really great. There were a few things I already knew that were reconfirmed and several new things given to me. Although I have never had trouble with blood sugar I know many who have and I am very interested in consuming less refined sugars and creating a more healthy overall lifestyle. I am still new to Squidoo, but content like this makes me understand how great this community is as a resource. Thank you!


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Kumar P S 2 years ago

It is ,no doubt, very useful for every health conscious person. Thank you.


anonymous 2 years ago

Great lens, lots of wonderful info.


art-hilley 2 years ago

Thank you so much, I am diabetic and often it is a struggle keeping my sugar down.


coppco 2 years ago

i'm kind of a diabeties newbie but one thing that has helped me so far is controled portions and a lot of cinnamon instead of sugar - especially in my coffee and on fruit - i also try to walk a couple of miles each morning


coppco 2 years ago

i'm kind of a diabeties newbie but one thing that has helped me so far is controled portions and a lot of cinnamon instead of sugar - especially in my coffee and on fruit - i also try to walk a couple of miles each morning


AbandonGames 2 years ago

Good to know how to handle diabetc. This lense sure helps


AbandonGames 2 years ago

Good to know how to handle diabetc. This lense sure helps


anonymous 2 years ago

This would be a great article if I could read it but there is no "read more" button and I'm finding it impossible to actually read the god damn article. Please get a website that works


anonymous 2 years ago

This would be a great article if I could read it but there is no "read more" button and I'm finding it impossible to actually read the god damn article. Please get a website that works


anonymous 2 years ago

I retract my previous statement (2?). I couldn't find the read more button because this is the actual article. It don't seem to have any secretive advice than other websites as much as it is a series of ads. I wasn't able to distinguish this as an individual article because it looked like an entire web page. Fix it and maybe others wont have this problem


anonymous 2 years ago

I retract my previous statement (2?). I couldn't find the read more button because this is the actual article. It don't seem to have any secretive advice than other websites as much as it is a series of ads. I wasn't able to distinguish this as an individual article because it looked like an entire web page. Fix it and maybe others wont have this problem


River_Rose 2 years ago

Great lens!


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publicdomain lm 2 years ago

Great lens. I had heard about cinnamon, but I like the almonds for breakfast idea. I'm not diabetic, but it does run in my family, so I am cautious about my sugar intake.


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psiloveyou1 2 years ago Level 1 Commenter

Lots of great information...thanks!


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Monica Ranstrom 2 years ago

Lots of great info here. One note though, most nutritionists would not recommend any artificial sweetener. Your body doesn't know what to do with it. I get headaches from sweeteners. There have also been many studies that show people who use artificial sweeteners actually weigh more than those who don't.


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TimotheusQ 2 years ago

I have a dear friend of mine who got developed insulin intolerance later in life, and I always try to share any tips I can find with him, I'll be passing on this information to him. Thanks a lot, great lens!


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Michey LM 2 years ago Level 1 Commenter

Thanks for advice, I am all for natural remedy, and go to pills only as a last resort.

This is a great resource of ideas.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@Monica Ranstrom: The sweeteners mentioned here are not artificial. Stevia is made from a plant and has been proven to help balance blood sugar.


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Hypersapien2 2 years ago from U.S.

Great info, thanks.


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biminibahamas 2 years ago

Terrific detailed lens, Thanks for sharing!


Aboutlowercholesterol 2 years ago

This is a great lens and very necessary. In todays lifestyle its too easy to eat all the foods that could send us to our death bed.

I have recently started the Aitkens diet which controls carbs which in turn has helped me with my blood glucose levels.

So thanx for sharing.


anonymous 2 years ago

I have been follower and reader of this squid for 5-6 months. I am diabetic, diagnosed about 8-9 month ago with 194 fasting, 264 random and Hb1c was 12.5. I decided to go on excersize and watch what i eat, cutting down sugar almost to zero initially. yesterday my test came with 127 fasting, 200 for random and 8 for Hb1c. i tried chia seed as well for a month with on and off before went for the test. I dont see any great change because of using chia seed. I maybe wrong and there could be another reason for not lowering down my sugar into normal range like ( eating rice, and not jogging for 3 months like i used to do initially) but i read about Salacia as well. i am not sure how helpful salacia would be if i purchase it from amazon. can any one help me and tell me what i should do more.. i feel like i m very close to get into normal range without using medicine. i will greatly appreciate any advice suggestion or help in this regard.

thanks all.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Hi Nadeem, Congrats on the progress you have made!

Chia seeds help balance blood sugar from going way up to way down, but they aren't necessarily about lowering blood sugar. Salacia will help bring blood sugar down but it's more of a short term help than a long term solution. You want to stay away from not only sugar but carbohydrates and juices that convert quickly...Vegetables are good carbs but white rice and white flour products and processed breakfast cereals should be avoided.

Find an exercise program that you can do consistently...walking is great.

And I found that getting my thyroid balanced and supporting my pancreas really helped with my numbers. Standard Process is a brand that makes two products to support the thyroid (Thyroid Complex or Thytrophin) and the pancreas (Zypan). Good luck and let me know how you're doing!


anonymous 2 years ago

@giacombs-ramirez: Hi Ener G , thanks for the encouraging words and helps. I have totally stopped having sugar in any form ( beverages, soda, juices etc). Use synamon tea three times a day , have stopped excersizing in last few months but do it occasionally like once or twice a week. I try to remain active in doing different things if i am not exercising. However, most of the time my sugar level is well under control in a day time and only exceed after a meal. For example after taking a meal within two hrs it remains little high but in three hours or after it came down to normal level.i am very much into herbal remedy and dont want to get into medicine for rest of my life. I know that there is no cure but you can only manage it. I am not sure about Thyroid therapy since i checked it last time it was ok. Any other suggestion would be very much welcome. Since you said Salacia is only a short term solution i think i would avoid rather than going through with the difficulty to get it imported from another country since we can't find that in our country. Again thanks a lot for all the help and suggestion.


anonymous 2 years ago

This is an amazing lens


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aesta1 2 years ago

Came back to bless this very useful lens.


anonymous 2 years ago

You made physiology so easy to understand, amazing! Wish my teachers were more like you.

I have never consciously thought about my blood sugar levels, but I think stress and adrenaline plays a part too? Stress gives me a "sugar rush", which i suppose is best avoided if you're trying to keep sugar level in check. Perhaps you can look into that and expand this lens.

And the genetic predisposition to diabetes... reading this definitely reminded me that Grandpa is diabetic and I should probably pay some attention to my own blood sugar levels. Thanks for making this!


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: The adrenaline rush is from...adrenaline which burns through blood sugar very quickly. (For example if you need to normally eat every 2-3 hours to maintain balanced blood sugar, you might need to eat every hour with an adrenaline rush or in a highly stressed out state. Burned out adrenals leads to burned out thyroid which leads to pancreas crash...it's all related! And as to Grandpa's diabetes...genetic diabetes usually is what kids get..while lifestyle diabetes develops later in life. Your grandpa's lifestyle is completely different from yours because we live in a different world than he did...(they thought canned vegetables the bomb!). When you're young, learn to mange your stress and make good lifestyle choices. If you're middle aged, do some healing on damage caused by stress and bad lifestyle choices.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Are you cutting out all processed foods and white flour and rice? Get back on your exercise program (just 20 minutes a day of walking will do it).


anonymous 2 years ago

@giacombs-ramirez: I am not being able to cut out 100% white flour and rice so far. However, i reduced it to say 20% of what i used to have a year ago. Also, i try to avoid rice as much as possible and even when i eat rice it is a boiled rice and we drained all the water which we boils in. However, one positive thing is that my current sugar level is mostly under control and it goes over after eating a full meal for few hours. I am getting back to my excersize routine and we will see how it helps in next two months. Since i have been encouraged by the result of Hb1C. It was 12.5 when i tested first time 8 months ago and it came out 8 two weeks ago. Any suggestion or help would be very much appreciated in already appreciated lens :) thanks. I am waiting eagerly for Fruits like ( Jamun, and grapefruit which is suppose to be very helpful in maintaining sugar level )


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SheGetsCreative 2 years ago from Seattle, WA Level 5 Commenter

Excellent info! I'm working on the belly fat... *blessed*


Katwoman55 2 years ago

I don't have the time now to go into it but I have a horror story of my own with what diabetes can cause and do...look for it as a lens in the near future!

I love this lens and I love the way that you have presented the info.

If this makes no sense, ignore me as I am on a quest! LOL ;-)

I think the dirty socks are hidden on this lens!!

Thanks! Kat


zubairahmed 2 years ago

excellent and great info


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PamelaU 2 years ago

I've got unstable blood sugar and prefer low GI and protein-rich foods.


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WordChipper 2 years ago

I've been a long time proponent of the lower bloodsugar using Lo-GI methods. Very interesting lens.


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Millionairemomma 2 years ago

I eat every 2 hours, small meals.


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virtualboy 2 years ago

Really nice lens


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virtualboy 2 years ago

Really nice lens


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savateuse 2 years ago Level 2 Commenter

Interesting lens!


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icansurpriseu lm 2 years ago

very informative lens!


tonysmith2020 2 years ago

Great lens. Thank for this info. I have an aunt who is diabetic


tonysmith2020 2 years ago

Great lens. Thank for this info. I have an aunt who is diabetic


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puppyprints 2 years ago

I was surprised to see that watermelon has a higher glycemic index.


anonymous 2 years ago

i am a diabetic , thanks for this useful information i expect more information from you in lowering blood sugar levels, and i am shocked to see that watermelon has got high glycemic.


getwellsoon 2 years ago

Good lens, thanks for the info!


stephenes 2 years ago

Good,

Really nice lens.

And well deserved top one :)


stephenes 2 years ago

Good,

Really nice lens.

And well deserved top one :)


nguyenkha883 2 years ago

Very helpful lens, thanks for this useful information. Check my website all about How To Stop A cough


rysth13 2 years ago

Thanks for this effective, informative nice lens.


amythomson187 2 years ago

Thank you... You have some great information on here. Health is a very important part to all our lives. Just try and remember a few simple rules, Eat anything that is green and drink enough water for your body height and weight. An easy way to remember is the 80/20 rule, 80% of your diet should be water based... so eat a lot of veg!! it will save your life :) Amy x


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blazingzone lm 2 years ago

Very informative lens. Thanks


nisa786 2 years ago

helpful information


dellgirl 2 years ago

This is a very informative lens, itâs very helpful! Thank you for sharing, I learned something today.


Beameye 2 years ago

Useful information given. Congratulation as this article has open my eyes on the importance of keeping blood sugar balance.


anonymous 2 years ago

Thanks! I had learnt lots to control Blood Sugar level from this article.


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lclchors 2 years ago

I read this lens weeks ago and bookmarked it waiting for the day I could do what I am about to do right now. I just got my wings and this is the first lens I came to. I am sorry I can not give you a giant squid like as I gave you a baby newbysquid like weeks ago. But this is my first every BLESSING I came here to give it to you


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@lclchors: Thank you! I am so honored!


anonymous 2 years ago

To keep from needing to add milk sugars of dairy or other nondairy milks to my steel-cut oats, I add a little extra water when cooking and add a little ground flaxseed and a little peanut butter and cinnamon to my hot oats and stir. Also, agave comes in maple flavor now, and a touch of that is awesome in this combo.


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stayathomegeek 2 years ago

The supposedly virtuous low-fat diet is a pet peeve of mine. There's nothing virtuous about raising your glycemic index, which is what those diets do! So thanks for this lens. We all need to be re-educated. Thanks for the reminder about the cinnamon.


johng62 2 years ago

Excellent Lens, I'm a type 1 Diabetic and using insulin to control my Blood Glucose, however i still have to be careful what i eat, the glyceamic chart is interesting, I wonder if you can download a phone app that does this in detail.


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bilafond lm 2 years ago

can any one tell me if "Splenda" is a safe sweetner??


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BestRatedStuff 2 years ago

This is such helpful advice, that I had to come back to it and bookmark it.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: That sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe...


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@bilafond lm: Splenda is an artificial sweetener and is not considered healthy for you.


anonymous 2 years ago

bilafond, use xilitol that is sold at natural food stores. Totally natural and really brings out the flavor of foods. Good luck :)


KaraAshton 2 years ago

Very informative lens. The information is helpful with many useful products listed. Thank you.


Tubbyman 2 years ago

I am obese and my worry is developing diabetes. However this does not seem to give me sufficient motivation to do anything about it.

Knowledge does not seem to do it.


nicolasmith504 2 years ago

Great information for me thanks for sharing


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@Tubbyman: Fear (i.e. worrying) is usually not a great motivator. Exercising an eating better make you feel good...which is a fantastic motivator. The better you feel, the more energy you have to do things that you love...it's a win/win/win.


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looniestlove lm 2 years ago

thanks for sharing this very informative and useful lens, this is very useful especially for my sister in law who is diabetic!


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ChenB 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing this useful information concerning a very important health issue. Great lens!


anonymous 2 years ago

What is the best sweetener out there for diabetic?


treaskecar1980 2 years ago

grest information thanks for this. i really like the layout of your lense


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steph-naylor 2 years ago

Great Lens and a pleasure to read! Thank you!


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steph-naylor 2 years ago

Great Lens and a pleasure to read! Thank you!


commonthread 2 years ago

I enjoyed reading this post!


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ecogranny 2 years ago from San Francisco Level 7 Commenter

Just reading today's National Doughnut Day quest was enough to raise my blood sugar, so when I went looking for lenses about donuts and found this one, I was happy to read it again. I have always craved protein when eating high-sugar foods, so it's good to know that my body knows what it needs to regulate itself. Still an excellent lens.


dandy3 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing, great lens!


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Lawguy22 2 years ago

Wow such an in depth lens! It just kept on going. Hopefully I can make one this good one day.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@ecogranny: There's a National Doughnut Day?! Who knew!! Love those Krispy Kremes...Thank heavens there are none in Montana!


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Stevia...it balances the blood sugar.


coreformulas 2 years ago

I love to see lens like these. Great job and keep sharing.


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markadamdouglass 2 years ago

This is a great lens, with excellent information. Thanks for creating it.

I think the big key to all health is staying away from refined foods (which I spent too many years enjoying) and keeping it fresh.


TheMotionCrafters 2 years ago

Hello Ener-G, Well.. I am a grandson of a diabetic grandma & I appreciate your lens as I take care of her(shots, pills every morning and evening & check ups at doctor etc). Thanks for your wonderful info! Actually we were really interested at the fact that your topic is about naturally reducing sugar levels as she hates pills.


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CameronPoe 2 years ago

This is great info. Diabetes is in my genes. I have a couple of uncles who died from diabetes.


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Craftypicks 2 years ago from Las Vegas Level 2 Commenter

This was a wonderful lens especially the veggie list of low glycemic food. Lots of them are my favorites.


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MelanieMurphyMyer 2 years ago

Great information. I will have to see if my daughter wants to add chia seeds to what she is doing for her CF-related diabetes (I wrote a lens about caring for her CF through natural treatments a few days ago.) I am really happy for you that your turned things around for yourself!


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Ebbsoh 2 years ago

my dad could use some of this info. thank you!


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Aster56 2 years ago

Very informative.Thanks.


maraga 2 years ago

very informative. thank you


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Millionairemomma 2 years ago

Exercise and staying in shape! I eat every 2 hours as well.


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bordercollieluvr 2 years ago

Milk thistle seemed to help lower my dad's blood glucose level to the point he decreased his insulin shots by more than 50%


seedplanter 2 years ago

Excellent tips, all. Wish I'd seen this years ago (my husband is diabetic). Thank you!


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EcoLogik 2 years ago

Very useful information. Nice lens!


nutritionxpert 2 years ago

Great lens! You included lots of information not included in other lenses on the same topic. Good job!


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vinodkpillai lm 2 years ago

I came here because anything natural attracts me. I do not have diabetes or pre-diabetes but knowing about it helps - who knows when we may need it? Also some of the ideas can be a good preventive measure for normal people who prefer prevention over cure ! Thanks for putting together all this very useful info!


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steph-naylor 2 years ago

Great Lens! Thanks for sharing!


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steph-naylor 2 years ago

Great Lens! Thanks for sharing!


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sehian2 2 years ago

Nice lens!


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adammarshall lm 2 years ago

I liked how thorugh this lens was, and how many different types of information it covered. Thanks, you are an inspiration to us aspiring authors.


anonymous 2 years ago

Very informative lens! Thank you for sharing your ideas on how to lower blood pressure naturally!


tmstrekkie 2 years ago

great lens thank you - I searched high and low on Google and came up with nothing as informative as this!


nicediabetes 2 years ago

Nice Lens


fryroost 2 years ago

First of all I'd like to say thanks, as my parents are suffering from this diabetic of sugar..I always worry about their health cause they are every thing for me..I called them as my wealth for which i always focus to maintain their sugar level in the controlling range 80-120 ... As my mom has tested his sugar today and it has reached to 214 which is a worried sign for me :(...

Thanks for these nice tips


anonymous 2 years ago

Hi, Thanks for sharing this. Even though your lens was five on the page I found it. It got my attention as I knew it had to be some personal experience. I particularly liked your retweet button.


anonymous 2 years ago

not so sure about how to lower my very high sugar levels, but im a fighter who know every time i take my pill glipizide, it only goes up fast, so im on my own through it all,, sure need the help,, jim


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livingfrontiers 2 years ago

This is a great lens, full of great tips and tricks! Thanks for all the research, and for sharing your news. I do believe that blood sugar levels are a great way to improve the health of all who are looking to be their best.


anonymous 2 years ago

That's amazing.


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TLStahling 2 years ago

Just diagnosed with high sugar; pre-diabetic. Kind of shocking since I rarely eat sugar...but lot's of carbs. Time to get educated.

I printed out your list of foods and am on my way to the store.

Thanks for all your info. I think I could hurt myself with Zumba :-)


Stress-Coach 2 years ago

interesting valuable information in laymens terms


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gigiee 2 years ago

great post on lowering blood sugar.all the info i use is here


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lillianjuares 2 years ago

Thanks for the info:)


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BowWowBear 2 years ago

Thanks for the info. Helpful stuff here!


RudeRecycler 2 years ago

Thanx a million for the Lens! very well written


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barberrela 2 years ago

My daughter has gestational diabetes and this is a great resource of how to lower blodd sugar levels. Thankyou


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koushikab 2 years ago

IF THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY, THANKS FOR SHARING


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playercoach 2 years ago

I have been looking for help like this. Well researched lens. In my case i need to exercise more and eat more and smaller meals throughout the day. I am curious about apples. I wonder where they rank on the glycemic index?


JDEEZY 2 years ago

interesting stuff!


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IntoMars LM 2 years ago

Thank you for using your skills to make this awesome lense. I also have a lense related to cholesterol. Check it out, as you might find it interesting as I did yours. :)


pulsevintage 2 years ago

Very good article. Its good to have this info.


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OliviaDaughter LM 2 years ago

Great len, both my parents passed away from food related illnesses. This info is great.


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rahimhankin 2 years ago

I love cinnamon. It's really great. I wrote an article just a few days ago on healing foods and cinnamon was one of them. Please check it out if you have time.


WinAPS4 2 years ago

Wow, great lens! You've given me lots of useful information and I'm going to get a glucose monitor. thanks!


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YogaAngel 2 years ago

I did not know about the thyroid and pancreas connection!!! Thanks!


anonymous 2 years ago

I have had hypoglycemia, it sort of comes and goes. I have heard that cinnamon and avocado are great for stabilizing blood sugar. Great lens!


Dkanzari 2 years ago

Great lens and very objective. However you did not mention that extra virgin olive oil has so many benefits as well. It has been demonstrated that a diet that is rich in olive oil, low in saturated fats, moderately rich in carbohydrates and soluble fiber from fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains is the most effective approach for diabetics. It helps lower âbadâ low-density lipoproteins while improving blood sugar control and enhances insulin sensitivity.


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Haveagood1 2 years ago

Nice to find out about "functional endocrinologist" chiropractors and how the thyroid affects blood sugar.


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thommo1962 2 years ago

Nice and informative. Great lens


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newbizmau 2 years ago from Mobile, AL Level 1 Commenter

What do you think about the African Mango supplement that Dr. OZ promotes.


atthehotel 2 years ago

I would also suggest following a paleo diet. Pick up The Paleo Solution, or The Primal Blueprint for starters.


anonymous 2 years ago

You have created a wonderful lens that is good for everyone and you. I enjoyed reading it.


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madoc 2 years ago

I've visited and liked i before, I just want to emphasize how important it is, especially ot people who might be pre-diabetic. I assure you, if you CAN avoid diabetes by following the advice here, you MUST take action.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@newbizmau: That's a new one for me...I'll have to check it out.


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@Dkanzari: Great advice, thank you for sharing!


swathymenon 2 years ago

thanks for sharing this informative lens


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Onemargaret LM 2 years ago

Just found out a couple of days ago that my blood sugar is elevated and I am at the pre-diabetic stage. So your lens will definitely help me!


anonymous 2 years ago

so i just found out im not pre diabetic or diabetic but on the verge of prediabeties so i want to make sure my glucose level goes down so i dint get any of those things. this website is a really great help.


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Dressage Husband 2 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada Level 5 Commenter

Very informative a really great lens thank you!


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MizzMary 2 years ago

Very thorough and helpful lens. I appreciate that you explained everything in a simple way that is easy to understand, and also offered many solutions that may help people with this problem. Congratulations on a fantastic job here.


SquiNoob 2 years ago

Good lens. I've thought about trying The Flex Belt to get rid of that stubborn belly fat listed in the article, but haven't taken the plunge. Anybody tried it?


anonymous 2 years ago

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anonymous 2 years ago

Great lens, I found it extremely helpful and informative. Excercising regularly is definitely the way to stay healthty.


hcglifestyle 2 years ago

The hCG Diet Is a great way to lose weight fast. I wrote a lenses on the effects of losing weight combining 3 Weight Loss Nutraceuticals

1.hCG Drops

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3.Green Coffee Bean ExtractB-12 Complex is a great addition to take for energy on any diet.


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Rossouw Coetzee 2 years ago

Good lens. Thank you ver much!


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lezsaysit lm 2 years ago

Very helpful tips!


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OCDiscusFish 2 years ago

cool tips


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mglee2010 2 years ago

The best work out to lower your blood sugar is definitely Zumba. It is fun and creative and you'll fall in love with it. I am totally in love with my Zumba Fitness DVD


anonymous 2 years ago

Not diabetic, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Too much sugar can affect my vision (optic neuritis) and brain fog (cognitive impairment) so I have been researching ways to lower and balance sugar.


JerryTse 2 years ago

Good lens! Very helpful information. I learn a lot of things from your lens. Thank you!In my opinion, to avoid insulin resistance and to maintain the balance of blood glucose level, we should eat less refined foods which will harm to our pancreas. At the same time, we should do exercises regularly so as to consume extra blood glucose. Exercise is very important because exercise not only can help us to lower the blood glucose level but also can help us to improve our body's function. In our daily life, it is hard for us to find another ways which can lower the blood glucose level and improve our body's function other than exercise. Therefore, if we want to have a healthy body, I think exercise is necessary.


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RockInRio 2 years ago

This was good stuff. Even though healthy heating is continuously on, there were some new info.


Tahamtan 2 years ago

I have a friend with blood sugar problems. He should see this.


aquarian_insight 2 years ago

There is such an amazing amount of information here - thank you so much! We can all benefit from lowering our blood sugar levels.


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OhMe 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC Level 6 Commenter

Great resource for Diabetics and anyone wanting to improve their health


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MayaIxchel 2 years ago

Great info, will pass it along to my diabetic friend! Thank you!


ricardolamb 2 years ago

wonderful presentation - thank you!


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flipfloppgirl 2 years ago

Thanks for all the information. Lower blood sugar would benefit most people!


malimbus360 2 years ago

Please someone guide Yoga Postures for lowering Blood Sugar


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PhotographicStu 2 years ago

Good information and a great lens


mamun_js 2 years ago

good information and important idea for improving physical health


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iamraincrystal 2 years ago from Manila Philippines

You have very good information here that I can share with my mom! She's a type2 diabetic.


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Diaper Bag Blog 2 years ago from Czech Republic Level 1 Commenter

Fantastic lens. So many great information. I like the Low Glycemic Foods list. Thanks for sharing. Take care.


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Breakdown3133 2 years ago

Great information I will be passing along to my family who has a history of diabetes. Thanks for sharing!


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Hailemichael 2 years ago

I really like it,keep it up...


DMVAgent 2 years ago

Wonderful lens, the information is very detailed.. Like it! :)


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Snowsprite 2 years ago

Great lens. I am looking to keep my blood sugar steady and kick the chocolate habit as concerned will end up ill if I don't


anonymous 2 years ago

Impressive elaboration. This lens works well!airport transfers


harrison-smith-1000 2 years ago

Great information I will be passing along to my family who has a history of diabetes. Thanks for sharingairport transfers


harrison-smith-1000 2 years ago

@anonymous: good information and important idea for improving physical healthairport transfers


anonymous 2 years ago

Thanks for reminding me to stop eating chocolates.


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fireauthor 2 years ago

nice,thank you


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KellyMediaBest LM 2 years ago

Theres a lot of helpful information here, I like that you included about MUAFA's because they are a really important part of a healthy diet for anyone trying to regulate blood sugar or lose weight to stay healthy. Thanks!


dellgirl 2 years ago

This is such an informative lens. I really learned a lot here that I never knew before. This will educate a lot of people like me about 'Lowering your blood sugar naturally'. Thank you for sharing. ~~Blessed by a Squid-Angel~~


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Thankfultw 2 years ago

Very informative, thank you!


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RawBill1 2 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

You have done an a mazing job of sharing a very important topic here. Most people these days are headed on a crash course with diabetes due to their diets and have no idea of what they are doing to themselves. Your personal story should inspire others to avoid this outcome. Well done! I have visited this Lens before, but I am now back and able to bless it! :-)


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Fishtilt 2 years ago

Hey, this a really great lens, and deservedly #1. I made a lens on Intermittent fasting, which is really growing in popularity lately, and it's been proven that it is scientifically proven and provides advantages in hormone regulation, prolongation of life, reduced cancer incidence and weight loss. I'd be thrilled if you could take a look as you obviously know your stuff!

Thanks a lot


anonymous 2 years ago

It is really a nice topic and helpful for the people.Thank you for your valuable information.


anonymous 2 years ago

Aside from exercise which I believe is essential, try increasing your fiber levels. This has helped me dramatically lower my cholesterol and has been paramount in helping to keep my blood sugar in the optimal range.


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nasirislam2010b13 2 years ago

thanks for your information


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texan203 lm 2 years ago

Very good information. Thank You


anonymous 2 years ago

I have recently crossed Fasting sugar level limit of 100. The Hb A1c test is 5.2 % i.e. in limits. The information shared here is very crisp, to-the-point and useful for a non-med person. Keep it up. I will follow. One more suggestion to users is to practise Manduk Asan in Yoga. This presses pancreas and help them recover to produce insulin. Very very simple and you can search its pose on internet easily. Love all.


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MEDerby 2 years ago

Excellent information. I'm glad you included chia seeds. They're awesome.


anonymous 2 years ago

Great website and very informative!. Thank you! I plan to visit again.


anonymous 2 years ago

nice lens


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maryLuu 2 years ago

I like this lens. Well done!


anonymous 2 years ago

Very helpful as I'm diabetic, thanks.


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MelanieMurphyMyer 2 years ago

When my daughter was in Denmark this summer, her blood sugar was much better and she needed very little insulin. Shortly after her return, her blood sugar crept higher again with a greatly increased need for insulin. We have been trying to figure out what was so different - seems it must be a difference in food, although it doesn't seem she ate radically differently there. One thing I do remember is that the whipped cream they put on ice cream is actually JUST real whipped cream - no added sugar . . .


anonymous 2 years ago

thank you for your wisdom, and sharing all that you have --- it's great!!


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Thank you for this great tip!


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giacombs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana Hub Author

@MelanieMurphyMyer: Oooh, this is so intriguing! It could be just being in the presence of other people who are healthy and not so freaked out about their bodies...an empathic thing.


santadelcobre 2 years ago

This lens is simply amazing. Thank you so much for all the great advice.


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cc4 2 years ago

Thanks for the great tips!


HWarticles 2 years ago

Good lens. I didn't read all, but whatever I read, I like it :)


HarVokseHairGrowth 2 years ago

What an inspirational lens you have. I Love It Thanks


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RamondaWillis 2 years ago

Loads of useful information. Thanks!


MimayManalo 2 years ago

thanks for this very helpful lens, the tips are very helpful. thumbs up (y) keep posting!


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HolisticHealthC 2 years ago

Thank you for bringing awareness about this. Our body is an extremely intelligent matching that knows how to heal itself. This can only happen if we nourish our body with life giving food instead of toxic substances and too much sugar. In fact, the annual sugar consumption in the early 1800s was about 12 pounds. Today, only 200 years later, it has skyrocketed to about 156 pounds. Type 2 Diabetes is preventable and totally reversible with the right foods. 156 pounds of sugar is not right for anyone! When you listen to your body, you can become your own health counselor...


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BillyPilgrim LM 2 years ago

Great advice - I suffered with high blood sugar for a while so I know how important it is x


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mySuccess8 2 years ago Level 2 Commenter

Informative, will benefit everyone, irrespective of age and present health condition. Great lens, and contine to share such good knowledge.


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Annbulance2000 2 years ago

Good informative lense. Thanks for sharing.


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irminia 2 years ago

I personally know three people that cured (yes, cured) their blood sugar by simply losing a lot of weight. All the three had BMI more than 40. With gradual weightloss the sugar levels went down until finally they were able to quit taking medicine. A note for people that are using metformin - it is wise to check B12 because metformin diminishes B12 absorption.


ShilohWhenkey 2 years ago

I've found one of the best ways to get your blood sugar/insulin levels under control is to just fast for a day.


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the wemmick 2 years ago

There are about 5 in our family who have Type 2 diabetes. I'll be sharing your tips with them.


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PostcardPassion 2 years ago

Wow, loads of tips and advice on this lense. Something that I have to keep a check on now. Thanks for such an informative lens


anonymous 2 years ago

@ShilohWhenkey: It is true that you can bring your glucose level down by fasting, however, what you may not realize is that when you do not consume any carbohydrates at all, the liver begins to produce glucose to compensate...and the pancreas will reduce the amount of insulin it is producing in order to also compensate. This can actually make you more prone to diabetes; and if you already have diabetes it can make your situation worse if you do this frequently. I am diabetic and have done what you recommend numerous times, but in the long run it is not an effective aid.


googletraffic 2 years ago

@MimayManalo: Very useful information. We had to go through this in our family recently. It is a journey we all must make.


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beaworkathomemom 2 years ago

What an eye opener. Am now surely glad i take cinnamon daily.


anonymous 2 years ago

great help, thanks!


terrancejose 2 years ago

nyc one....


locknloaded 2 years ago

Very healthy lens, this is useful information.

Staying healthy with diabetes begins with controlling your blood sugar.

You can also limit the number of simple carbohydrates you take in at each meal, this is effective way to reduce blood sugar levels.


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OMENA777 2 years ago

Good information, Thank yoy :)


VeronicaHaynes 2 years ago

Great info and so true about burning glucose and getting active. Thanks for the helpful lens.


anonymous 2 years ago

I've read that it's impossible to obtain therapeutic results with "raw" cinnamon - that you need to take the extract in capsule form.


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RationalHedonist 2 years ago

Thanks for the information. I try to be aware of what I'm eating, but you've given me a few ideas I will definitely try.


display1234 2 years ago

From what I have heard, Apple Cider Vinegar is also a good tool for maintaining proper levels. I have been type 1 for 21 years (next week) so I try my best to keep up on the new theories that pop up! Good tips though! Thnx! :)


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felixedet2000 lm 2 years ago

Thanks for the relevant information that is inside this lens, it will go a long way in helping those who are not aware and also in alleviating the pains of those who are already suffering from illnesses as a result of blood sugar.


anonymous 2 years ago

I REALLY ENJOY READING THIS PEACE, GOD BLESS YOU!


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mueedahmad 2 years ago

This is really very useful. The videos are incredible. Keep on sharing your valuable stuff.


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ElizabethSheppard 2 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

It is great to learn more about natural ways to lower blood sugar. Thanks for sharing this great information!


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DanielKV 2 years ago

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with diabetes, I'll have to tell her about this!


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bjj james 2 years ago

Great info here!


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AnuCosta 2 years ago

A very informative and helpful lens.


AlexBPearl 2 years ago

useful stuff


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radhanathswamifan 2 years ago

very useful lens


anonymous 2 years ago

Very gud info, also note that a tea spoon of methi seeds soaked overnight consumed first thing in the morning really works in reducing blood sugar and does wonders on your body you can really feel the difference in abt 6-7days.


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hijess 2 years ago

I had no idea water would impact your blood sugar levels. Very interesting and informative stuff.


anonymous 2 years ago

@ElizabethSheppard: Always looking for ways to lower blood sugar the best way is to ride a bike. All day! Another good way is swimming. One day I boiled anis stars to make them soft and ate them with cabbage and fried eggs and my blood sugar went from too high too 5.8 in one hour I have found star anise the best way to lower blood sugar but the taste is a bit to much. Second best way. Lots of chilli. Third best way lots of cinnamon. Frank


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klittle27 2 years ago

Thank You


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thegrayrabbit 2 years ago

This is really a helpful lens for me. I voted above as a lensmaster but I'm also a diabetic as well. Double powerful. Thank you


ClinicalResearchColumbusOhio 2 years ago

Excellent info on controlling blood sugar levels!


anonymous 2 years ago

@AlexBPearl: great lens!

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donny-meij 2 years ago

A really, really great post! Especially for people unfamiliar to the subject, and as a health and fitness instructor it is always nice to read a few extra tips on this subject. Thanks for the great read! I`m sure going to point people towards this when they come with questions about bloodsugar!

Greetz!


anonymous 2 years ago

no doubts its great lens


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healthyandtasty 2 years ago

A lot of info! Great lens!


JadaFuego 2 years ago

great lens...and useful information.


JadaFuego 2 years ago

Great lens!! Useful and informative.


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exrecoverymate 2 years ago

I loved the lens! Keep it up! :)


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MarriagesToday 2 years ago

Great lens, I just wanted to take you for taking your time to build it :)


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koushikab 2 years ago

Very much inspiring, thanks a lot for sharing.


anonymous 2 years ago

Great Information!!! thank u!! Biology 101 accelerated!


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bonusbaggings 2 years ago

Wow awesome lens :) thanks for taking the time to make it


jannymanla 2 years ago

Thanks for the great info here. A cup of green tea helps reduce blood sugar levels also as much as 30 points. Plain decaf coffee without the sugar also have a positive effect on the blood glucose levels.


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mrsclaus411 2 years ago

Health is wealth. Great lens by the way. Keep it up! Thank you for sharing!


anonymous 2 years ago

Very good information for everyone.


anonymous 2 years ago

Wow, there is alot of good information, thanks!


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raggaa 2 years ago

What a resourceful and fantastic site. Liked the cold remedies. Thanks much and keep giving us more.


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BelleBanks 2 years ago

Thanks so much for the information. My mom has diabetes and has been struggling to keep your numbers low.


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etrendw 2 years ago

excellent information, great lens


anonymous 2 years ago

@koushikab: I got, how I prevent from high blood suger level, many thanks


Mel_Givens 2 years ago

Great lens, always looking for tips on how to live healthier!


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Totus Mundus 2 years ago

Sticking to healthy foods is something most of us struggle with.


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Dipalika 2 years ago

Great Lens. I love natural way of treating a condition. I had gestational diabetes and I kept it under control just by following a strict diet plan and regular excercise. I am planning to write a lens on the same soon to share my experience. In the mean while, please check my lens http://www.squidoo.com/cold-and-cough-remedy

This talks about treating common cold and cough naturally.


vegitabos 2 years ago

Great lens, i am worried about my mom who had blood sugar, i will use your tips to reduce the blood sugar. Thank you very much.


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Alessandro Zambon 2 years ago from Italy

Great informational lens to lower blood level. Good for anyone with diabetes.

It can save your life caring about your body!


anonymous 2 years ago

I use chia seeds in cold drinks like lemonade. Check your health food stores's bulk section to save. Chia seeds in pre-packaged bags can get pricey. Good information here. Thanks


anonymous 2 years ago

Please help, my blood suger is not balanced. it goes from 60 to 600 or 300 or 400. Its never controlled. some time it goes from high to very low. my self i dnt understand it. its either very high or very low. i take insulin on every meal n take lantus every night. the 1 i take before meal is novorapid. even when i take these insulin still my blood sugar will go very high after meal or very low witout eating.


anonymous 24 months ago

@anonymous: You should see a endocrinologist that specializes in diabetes, My husband's stays on top of his blood sugar and has him turn in a log every three weeks. Then tweaks his medication as needed.


anonymous 24 months ago

I like your Site I am going to tell my friends


anonymous 24 months ago

My grandmother was diabetic, I want to avoid getting it. I do get check ups and so far, so good. I love healthy food choices and I feel these are good for everyone. You have some excellent suggestions for food choices.


anonymous 24 months ago

@anonymous: I had uncontrolled glucose levels and was put on insulin. However, I have found that I can control my levels by being very strict with my diet. I don't eat high carb foods - even having 2 slices of grain bread can stop my glucose levels from returning to normal in a 2 hour period so I usually will have just 1 slice - I eat salads for lunch with protein such as canned tuna and my levels are always really good after that. I eat low carb veges such as cauliflower, broccoli, onion, a little carrot (say, 1 small one), 1 small tomato, cucumber, cabbage to bulk up salad, green beans (raw in salad), capsicum. Check carb levels of any veg before including it. I stay away from potatoes, corn, peas, sweet potato and pumpkin, but occasionally try to include a little and monitor glucose levels carefully to see what effect they have. I figure, if your body has problems coping with high carb foods, it doesn't make sense to eat those foods and then try to bring the levels down with medication or insulin.

Hope this helps. I regret that I did not do this earlier.


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tobydavis 24 months ago

Fantastic lens filled with lots of really useful information, covering a wide range of topics, tastes and lifestyles :-)


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AhlamKealalani 23 months ago

Thank you for this wealth of information all in one lens. It will help me help my loved ones keep things under control.


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bevpbon 23 months ago

Truly amazing lens! Well thought out and put together. Thank you


keri-dennisfulmore 23 months ago

Very informative lens. Thanks for sharing.


anonymous 23 months ago

great lens :)


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adamfulmore 23 months ago

great lense, very well written and easy to follow.


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rattie lm 23 months ago

One of the best ways of beating diabetes is by following the Paleo way of eating,that is, increasing good fats, organic coconut oil, and NOT eating bread and grains.


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rattie lm 23 months ago

@anonymous: Here is a link you may find useful.

http://www.health-science-spirit.com/diabetestreat...


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gsaber2 23 months ago

Great work indeed! Expecting more of your work.


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Freestuffer LM 23 months ago

Very helpful lens! Thanks


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CristianStan 23 months ago

This lens is very helpful, especially in an economy where everyone wants to save money


premiumhunter 23 months ago

Great Lens - We're new to Squidoo but we also have a lens on diabetes. You might want to take a look http://www.squidoo.com/diabetes-and-life-insurance... for info on making sure that your family is protected


anonymous 23 months ago

My first test says HB A1C 7 and a fasting blood sugar of 160ml does this means I am diebetic


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newmorningdews 23 months ago

Nice info.

One of my relative have diabetes of around 300. He is taking insulin daily for the last 6 months. He also controls his diet.

Thank you

TC


anonymous 23 months ago

i know how to lower my blood sugar. problem i have every once and a while my insulin pump messes up during the night like comes loose or the part that sticks in my bodyget tister and will not give me insulain when this happens what is the best and quickes way to get it back under control


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giacombs-ramirez 23 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: We don't diagnose! Only doctors do. It does mean that you need to look at some of your lifestyle choices and get checked out by a doctor.


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giacombs-ramirez 23 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@rattie lm: Fantastic advice...thank you!


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giacombs-ramirez 23 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: The herb salacia is the best way to lower blood sugar quickly.


anonymous 23 months ago

Very Nice Lens. But it contains more Advertisement.


xtianfriborg13 23 months ago

Informative and very helpful! Thanks for links as well.


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DocKetchup 23 months ago

Excellent tips! I think everyone could benefit from learning how to lower their blood sugar.


jedwards44 23 months ago

Excellent information and lens. Cinnamon is definitely a powerful spice to lower blood pressure, one of my friends swears by it.

Keep up the great work amigo :)


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bestbloodpressu 23 months ago

Great Lens Thanks! I have type 2 diabetes and need to measure my blood levels all the time. I have become obsessed with food since being diagnosed


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CoolKarma 23 months ago

This is a lovely, informative and helpful lens. Most diabetics are unaware that they can do such easy things to help lower their blood sugar. Keep spreading the word!


anonymous 23 months ago

Great lens!


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Gail Paul 23 months ago from UK

Great Information! Thanks for sharing!


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Essentially Ind 23 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing this great information....:)


mecheshier 23 months ago

Hi I am new to Squidoo. I guess I signed up a year ago but forgot about the site. So, I do not have any lens yet but will soon. This is a great post. Diabetes runs in my family so I have always watched my blood sugar, of course naturally. You have some wonderful suggestions. Thank you for sharing.


anonymous 23 months ago

thanks for sharing useful information.i am diabetics patient so helpful for me.


mvpetkov 23 months ago

A new infrared glucose meter is currently being developed, which is eventually going to make finger pricks obsolete. No more pain when you feel high blood sugar symptoms MIT did use to develop one two or three years ago, but I haven't heard anything about it since then. Scientists are more and more closer to getting hands on that technology.

Imagine being able to painlessly check your glucose levels at any time of the day!


anonymous 23 months ago

Wow such a detailed lens, kudos to the writer.

Just something else I want to add, and that's cutting out acidic foods and switching to alkaline foods. When your body is 'slightly' alkaline (between 7.35 and 7.45 PH) your body is in optimal condition. The health benefits are amazing, one of the best decisions I've ever made.

I use a program called 'The Wellness Cleanse' but if anybody wants a free alkaline diet guide, I highly recommend: www.TheAlkalineDietGuide.info


anonymous 23 months ago

Drinking Dandelion root tea and exercising after drinking it. Lowers blood sugar levels tremendelous!


anonymous 23 months ago

nice lens :)


BrendanSanlatte 22 months ago

I've got a prediabetic friend. I'm going to send him over to his lens.


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maryseena 22 months ago

I chew on cinnamon sticks when I feel like having a chewing gum. I do not how much it lowers the sugar but one thing I'm sure is that for a while afterwards I don't feel like eating anything.


anonymous 22 months ago

@giacombs-ramirez: How fast is it? Is it measured in days, weeks, months? Thank you


mecheshier 22 months ago

A great article, very informative. I came to to this post because my family has a high rate of diabetes. I started getting symptoms as a teenager. With decades of eating healthy and staying active, I have managed to keep my blood sugar balance in check.

Thanks for sharing.


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ruthlspurgeon 22 months ago

Good information. Nicely organized. We have diabetics in the family.


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giacombs-ramirez 22 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Great tip, thank you!


anonymous 22 months ago

@mvpetkov: Well I just for a new meter last week that can be used anywhere on the body so it is almost painless to use and does not need hardly any blood at all to use the strips to it. I was shocked with that since I watched my grandma when I was younger and I also have given blood and they poke your finger and have to draw a pretty good amount just to get a reading.


rjnjlly 22 months ago

Wonderful lens and useful information. Thanks.


rjnjlly 22 months ago

Wonderful and useful information. Thanks.


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HairBowHanna 22 months ago

I had gestational diabetes with my second pregnancy. The information on this lens is invaluable!


Arc4life 22 months ago

great educational lens


anonymous 22 months ago

What about supplementing with Chromemate, natural chromium?


DavidPouliot 22 months ago

Very helpful lens


anonymous 22 months ago

This is great, thank you for your sharing, I really like them. :)


anonymous 22 months ago

Very imformative thanks


BMP888 22 months ago

Very informative, personally I now use a natural sugar blocker to assist in maintaining an appropriate blood sugar level.


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neverasbad 22 months ago

10 ways? How about 1? Don't eat sugar or white carbs? People assume some magic pill is going to lower their blood sugar. It's as simple as NOT consuming it.


jvcronje 22 months ago

You are an expert and know what you're talking about. I will explore your other lenses and expect to find the same level of quality there.


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ZenSquid 22 months ago

Very interesting lens!


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StretchingExerc 22 months ago

Thank you for such an informative lens. Many people are unaware of causes or the onset of diabetes and this lens is surely to come in handy. I had no idea cinnamon can help to stabilize blood sugar. Excellent stuff here!


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greentiger11 22 months ago

This is a wonderful lens! Great job!


anonymous 22 months ago

Very informative, I liked your lens as I am into healthy living too, thanks for sharing this information:)


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giovi64 lm 21 months ago

Nice and interesting lens.


anonymous 21 months ago

Very informative! I'll definetly use some of these tips!


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giacombs-ramirez 21 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@neverasbad: Sugar/White carbs is only one piece of the puzzle...


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giacombs-ramirez 21 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@BMP888: Interesting...what is that natural sugar blocker, if you don't mind sharing.


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makorip lm 21 months ago

Perfect lens especially at this time of the year and there always needs to be blood sugar awareness.


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Spletni Delavec 21 months ago

Great informative lens. Congratulations on becoming one of the top 10 Squidoo lenses. I mentioned it in my "Top ranked lenses on Squidoo" lens. Good work.


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BestMassageChairs 21 months ago

Brilliant Lens - full of great info -- thanks for sharing :)


LesterMurray 21 months ago

I really appreciate on your lens. Thanks for sharing with us. There are two types of diabetes . diabetes 1 and diabetes 2. for more information on types of diabetes visit www.healthtroubles.com/health-conditions-treatments/types-of-diabetes


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randomthings lm 21 months ago

Great great information! My doctor recommended chia seeds....I need to get started on them. Thanks for the motivation!


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kabbalah lm 21 months ago

Thanks for such good information. I will try some of your suggestions


JohnBakerDentist 21 months ago

Awesome info, thanks!


anonymous 21 months ago

sugar in the blood can be dangerous


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suepogson 21 months ago

Very useful information. Thank you


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SteveKaye 21 months ago from Placentia, CA, USA Level 4 Commenter

Thank you for publishing this lens on such an important topic. I appreciate your help.


anonymous 21 months ago

I believe some of this stuff may help but as soon as I got to the section on hand signs helping my blood sugar I stopped reading... I mean u really are trying to tell people that crossing there fingers certain ways help the pancreas? Come on


anonymous 21 months ago

Thank you for the very useful information. I appreciate it immensely.


boblewis87 21 months ago

Always great information. Exercise is also one of the most important and natural factors.


anonymous 21 months ago

A thirty minute walk after a no-carb breakfast, two eggs and two strips of turkey bacon.


msemuel 21 months ago

interesting lens


jaysongopiy 20 months ago

High fiber foods are known to lower blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Barley is great for a healthy diet. Barley includes both soluble and insoluble fiber in abundance. It can be added to soups, cereal and salads. This food for diabetics reduces the rise in blood sugar after a meal by almost 70 per cent and hence keeps your blood sugar lower and steadier for hours.


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SusanRDavis 20 months ago from Vancouver

Most doctors just tell you about the medicines they can give you, with an occasional mention about better foods to eat - in general. Some excellent advice here on how to regulate blood sugar naturally. Many people will still need medicine and/or insulin but changing your eating habits can go a long way towards improving your blood sugar fluctuations. *blessed*


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shaned 20 months ago

Very nice lens lots of great info. My daughter is type 1 so this was great info for her! Thanks


anonymous 20 months ago

@anonymous: I believe it's about energy in the body or chi. That seems like an Eastern way, maybe far more advanced than most understand. Like, how or why does acupuncture work?? There's a lot we don't know YET about healing our bodies.... mysteries....


anonymous 20 months ago

@anonymous: To be fair, let me start by saying that I think there is some validity to Eastern medicine, but only inasmuch as some practices help destress and some foods unrecognized by the West have health benefits. That said, there are lots of people in the East who suffer from medical conditions--and even die--when not using Western medicine. My bf's mother in India is diabetic and the more she tries to use local remedies the more her sugar goes up. Note that using mudras is Indian. Her sugar is only manageable when she uses the medicine prescribed by a Western doctor. He also had a sister who died from chicken pox (of all things!) because at that point his family was only using local remedies. Eastern practices were created before people understood fully how the body works (and we are still learning today). So take the usefulness of Eastern medicine with a grain of salt and compare it to what you know of human anatomy and physiology. Some of it works, some of it doesn't; just don't knowingly put yourself at risk of anything.


chickie99 20 months ago

i just feel better without the sugar.


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doepkerd lm 20 months ago

Wow! Lots of great tips. Using cinnamon is my favorite quick and easy way to manage blood sugar levels.


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jntnevins lm 20 months ago

I love eating cinnamon toast for breakfast. Great lens.


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ChroniclesofaWa 20 months ago from Philippines

I had gestational diabetes. I am okay now but I try to watch out on what I eat and try to live healthy.


anonymous 20 months ago

I just discovered that my blood sugar level is 15 ml and I am still reading what to do about it. This page has been very helpful. Thank for the tips. I will start eating more fibers and cinnamon!


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drmork 20 months ago

Great lens. Very informative. I'll be sharing this to my friends. Thanks for this!


anonymous 20 months ago

@SusanRDavis: My doctor has given the opposite advice after I was diagnosed just before Christmas Sugar-free diet as far as possible. Lose weight Exercise Come back in 8 weeks and we will check again No mention yet of medications Several people have told me they have avoided medication for 5-10 years through natural methods


anonymous 20 months ago

Thank you so much for posting this. I found out that my Blood sugar had been around 250 for a couple days now. No matter if I fasted or completely cut anything with sugar. Definitely the kick in the rear I needed to get up and move a LOT more.


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salele 20 months ago

I love this lens. came across it at the right time. I have copied and pasted it in MS word document to use as a guide. Thanks.


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GrimRascal 20 months ago from Overlord's Castle

This is really great info. :D


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abouthealthtips 20 months ago

Great lens. Balanced diet, stay away from sweats and bad cards, plus processed food


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gracelowau 20 months ago

Thanks for sharing this lens information. I will forward this to my friends so they too can share it with others.


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Fridayonmymind LM 20 months ago

That's a great low GI list. Thank you for a great lens.


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internetsuc6 20 months ago

Great info.. I will uese it in hope to finally lose some weight.....


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Craig O 20 months ago

What a great lens. World class. Thanks for putting this up I think we tend to forget that there are natural ways to lower your blood sugar (along with every other sickness or disease) but instead of exploring these methods first we jump straight to prescription medication, when oftentimes, a more natural approachis easier, cheaper and safer.


AlleyCatLane 20 months ago

Thanks so much for this information given in a clear, easily understandable form. I am going to put some of your suggestions to use. I am stunned though to see my Cheeerios on the "bad" list! I buy the regular Cheerios not the ones with extra sweetners, and add a banana or blueberries, unsweetened almond milk, and a little Truvia. Thought I was eating healthy! Blessed!


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ItsTimeToBurn 19 months ago

This is a good lens. Lots of great tips!


Embeegee 19 months ago

Another way to lower blood sugar if it is too high is to drink water and go for a walk, a short stroll will do or put some dance music on and dance around the house. Have fun!


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moneyrat 19 months ago

A great lens. I heard bitter melon / bitter gourd can low your blood sugar fast too.


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ismeedee 19 months ago Level 1 Commenter

Great lens and I agree with all the advice except I can't help saying- stay away from artificial sugars!!!


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giacombs-ramirez 19 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@ismeedee: Agreed! Stevia and Agave mentioned here are natural sweeteners made from plants. Stevia actually helps balance blood sugar among other good bennies.


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giacombs-ramirez 19 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Very good point. I discovered when I was in India that they have adopted the so called modernized Western diet with lots of refined white flour and sugar. All of the tips offered here work together. It usually takes more than one to lower your blood sugar. And none of the advice offered here is meant to replace what your doctor is suggesting.


khatha0808 19 months ago

The main thing is if we can control our diet properly, we won't have problem with DB but most of us can't do it.


Bitbreaker 19 months ago

great advice! very impressive.


Bitbreaker 19 months ago

great advice! very impressive.


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Gypzeerose 19 months ago Level 4 Commenter

I hit my post button too soon - hope it made sense. I am very concerned about this as I am pre-diabetic. I am a nurse, and at the hospital we were told that three foods that might really contribute to belly fat were bread, orange juice and artificial sweeteners. I am glad that you featured stevia. I need to research agave more before I embrace it. I am going to try some of your supplements and suggestions, one at a time. Start by making cinnamon with the cinnamon I have in my cupboard. You have helped a lot of people with this lens. Bookmarked to several sites. :)


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Gypzeerose 19 months ago Level 4 Commenter

I have been here before, but this lens is certainly worth a re-visit. Especially since I am struggling with my weight.


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giacombs-ramirez 19 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@Gypzeerose: Start with walking, too!


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giacombs-ramirez 19 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@khatha0808: I believe the main thing is using your muscles to burn glucose.


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Jogalog 19 months ago

Such a useful lens for so many people. Blessed.


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neosurk 19 months ago

Hand Mudras for lowering blood sugar? That sounds fun! Since I'm struggling for workout (as always), I might have to give it a shot. Thank You :)


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pericaluic 19 months ago

nice lens


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makorip lm 19 months ago

We add Chis seeds to our protein drinks daily. Glad you commented on them. Excellent lens!


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prostech 19 months ago

I add cinnamon to a lot of things I eat, as it's good tasting and easy to add with a powder, from the spice shelf at the grocer. Cinnamon sticks I use to make a hot tea. I haven't tried chia seeds or many of the others yet, Thanks for the information and ideas.


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najoslin 19 months ago

Nice Lens, my mother has type II diabetes and has had several medical complications so this is something that very much concerns me. I am a huge believer that you can avoid this by managing what you eat and staying active! So far my fasting glucose tests have been great everytime they have been checked - so I think I'll stick with whats working for me, but if things start changing I might try adding chia seeds! Thanks for writing about this!


anonymous 19 months ago

@Craig O: try bitte melon to lower sugars naturally, Its been used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years with great success. You can buy bitter melon at Asian or indian supermarkets. Sometimes hard to find though.


anonymous 19 months ago

I'm a pharmacist and I am interested in health related things

anyway. Ayurvedic (indian herbal) uses bitter gourd, like chinese and japanese... because bitter vs sweet. Taste horrible but i do think it works


anonymous 19 months ago

I love pizza so I have started making whole wheat vegetarian pizza at home and never order out. After eating and the next day I feel very good as opposed to feeling bad after eating high sugar foods. Thanks.


anonymous 19 months ago

so about 3 or 4 days ago I was just diagnosed as DKA and my blood sugar was 600 when I went into the ER and I am on 2 different types of insulin and I'm having a hard time getting my blood sugar even regulated it keeps popping up from like the 100 eighty's all the way up to the house


VladJohn888 19 months ago

Great lens!


chialovers 19 months ago

I love the fact you included chia seeds in the list! I love chia and use it in all of my smoothies and other vegan recipes. To add to your information on chia, check this out:

Just 1 tablespoon of chia seeds contains approximately 2400 mg or 1.5 times the recommended minimum levels.

Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain over 5000mg of Omega 3 and have the highest alpha-linolenic (ALA) percentage of all crops. While two tablespoons of flax seeds have only 2700 mg of Omega 3 and 98-266 mg of lignans.

What about antioxidants, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and copper? Chia has more antioxidants than blueberries and far more than flax seeds.


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Michelllle 19 months ago

Love Zumba-great lens!


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AlexTedford 19 months ago

That zumba video was great!


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Judith Nazarewicz 19 months ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

So much great information! I use a lot of chia seed and hemp hearts and I use stevia as a sweetner. My goal for this year is to eat 50% of my meals as raw vegetables and fruit. Eventually I would like to only eat 20% cooked food.


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EndsInDotCom 19 months ago

This is a fantastic resource. Congratulations on hitting the number one spot on Squidoo - thoroughly deserved. I found the list of GI index foods brought me here, so thanks for the massive effort you've clearly put into this lens!


tmann47 19 months ago

Waht an excelent source of information!


Fleetersamuelli 19 months ago

great lense, thanks for posting


Noveliaa 19 months ago

truly that's helping me..

thanks..:D


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chi kung 19 months ago

I came here to see what a first ranked lense looks like and gain a lot of info on your topic and on how to make a great lense :)


alexmasters 19 months ago

A very informative and educative lens, learnt a lot because it is loaded with helpful information, great stuff.


jeffkoo 19 months ago

Awesome information! I always wanted to learn how to lower down the blood sugar level not for myself but for my closest fried Jimmy! Thanks a bunch~


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Vikk Simmons 19 months ago from Houston Level 1 Commenter

I went Vegan for about 9 months and lowered my blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Definitely worked. My doctor said he didn't suggest it because people just want pills but I refused them and got onto him for not even talking to me about the diet angle. I had to research that myself. Great information.


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MusicMadness LM 19 months ago

There is so much sugar in foods these days it's insane. I think pretty much any diet you pick that avoids processed foods and sugary drinks will do the trick. I do the Paleo one myself, but they all pretty much eliminate sugar.


anonymous 19 months ago

So you are diagnosed with diabetes, feel like hammer smashed you down, you feel down, doctor will give you pills. You will feel weird, dizzy, kind of not right. Funny, before you even might felt ok, just with mood swings, anger etc. You go to the doctor that you feel not right after taking those pills, he will tell you that blood sugar is better now, continue. You say I want to try diet now without pills, he will say , he doesn't recommend that. You go paleo, real food, whole food you get in grocery store, not food in the box, no cereals!, you exercise!, sleep enough and after three months you go to lab, blood sugar is down!, doctor will not even respond just might tell you, good job , writes into your database - diet control diabetes and you go home. :-)


webevader 19 months ago

A Paleo diet will completely remove sugar from your diet, probably why its so effective... What about the effect of grapefruit on insulin levels and therefore sugar ?


anonymous 19 months ago

This is a really good and informative lens. Thank you for sharing


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mariacarbonara 19 months ago

Lots of great information here. Thank you


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mariacarbonara 19 months ago

Lots of great information here. Thank you


anonymous 19 months ago

@anonymous: hi, how high was your blood sugar when diagnosed and what type of exercise did you do daily to acheive your goal of not taking pills


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NerTheGreatMom 19 months ago

I have a close friend who has type 2 diabetes. She beat it in 6 months by resorting to RAW FOOD diet. Of course, going 100% raw is hard to practice, but she said that she was able to go 60% raw, and it helped a lot. Her 'A1c' is now at 7 froma high of 9.


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earaja 19 months ago

this is great information good thing i read this cuz my brother as diabetes now


anonymous 19 months ago

>>>A reader's tip is to find a chiropractor who is a "functional endrochronologist." They specialize in helping thyroid and pancreatic issues.<<<

Anyone stupid enough to go to a chiro who claims to be a specialist in pancreatic and thyroid problems needs to go to the chiro who specializes in sykology.

Go look for information elsewhere, unbelievably bad info here based on this. The term "endochronology" is absolutely meaningless.


ratheeshele 19 months ago

Breathing exercise is very effective to control blood sugar.Learn Sudharsana Kriya and you will definitely get the result.For learning the Sudharsana Kriya please visit www.artofliving.org .You can find the office nearer to your place from this website.


anonymous 19 months ago

Thank you I'm expecting and I just found out I have diabites so this was helpful


JayRockins 19 months ago

My brother is hypoglycemic so he has the opposite problem - LOW blood sugar! Great lens though - I learned alot :)


xscottbx 18 months ago

This is a great lens! I know a lot of people who are diabetic, so this allows me to understand more what they are going through.


topbuilderlist 18 months ago

Good health tips.


theleader300c 18 months ago

Lots of good stuff there but I'm going to try to live my life as long as possible without them.

Great information though and I hope it provides valuable information for many readers.


Aunt-Mollie 18 months ago

This is a great resource of information on a critical health topic.


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ianhooper 18 months ago

I love this website! So full of useful information. And purple is my favorite color!


TealRose 18 months ago

Great info! I take cinnamon pills every morning and night and I feel like that does the trick. Especially with sugar cravings!


denman4 18 months ago

Thanks for the relevant info. Almost all of my aunts and uncles and my grandparents developed diabetes later in life and so I would like to avoid this serious medical condition.


ArnyMcCleary 18 months ago

Hey, thanks for the great info. I have found this to be very useful. I have reached the grand old age of 48, and I am at last starting to take my health seriously. Diabetes can be quite common in men around my age, so I want to do everything I can to avoid getting it.


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wwwsmith 18 months ago

Great info, I've been doing the Chia seeds off and on for a few years now. They definitely make a difference especially if you're trying to stay low carb. I pretty much make a jelly out of them and keep it in my fridge. They're also good on salad.


anonymous 18 months ago

Natural treatments are much better than traditional medicine. Great article!


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mariacarbonara 18 months ago

Fantastic information here which I will come back to for sure


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Fart Pickins 18 months ago

You've got some great products listed here. I'm a big believer in eating healthier foods which don't contain sugar or aspartame.


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annayjo 18 months ago

Thanks for such an informative lens! I can pass this info to my mom who is still new to being a diabetic. It helps to know there are natural ways to control blood sugar instead of always relying on drugs.


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PhilVardy 18 months ago

Well made lens. Nature always has an answer (or 10)!


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iijuan12 18 months ago Level 2 Commenter

Great tips!


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cdougherty6 18 months ago

I love your lens and thank you for the information. I actually came to see what I need to watch out for since I am the opposite which is hypoglycemic. I do my best to keep my blood sugar level by doing many of the things you mention here which is diet and exercise. There is one other thing to do to be healthier which will help with blood sugar levels and that is sleeping 7 1/2 - 8 hrs a night and this is Doctor Oz recommended. Your body needs this sleep to help repair any damage you do to it during the day by maybe not eating all the best things and all the toxins we are bombarded with every day. Good luck to you all!


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Pinasheart 18 months ago

Thanks for sharing all this information. A few people in my family are diabetic and it's nice to have some knowledge I can share with them in case they aren't aware of some of this stuff!


anonymous 18 months ago

Really very Useful info.. helped me a lot! :)

You can check out my post on www.thebodyfat.com


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Michey LM 18 months ago Level 1 Commenter

I come back with great pleasure, it is a very useful lens and you have the best collection of info. Thanks


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imagelist lm 17 months ago

thanks for the great info...


ConvenientCalendar 17 months ago

Thank you for sharing this great information!


Torrs13 17 months ago

Great tips. I know diabetes runs in my family so I try to eat healthy. I wouldn't want to end up getting diabetes in the future so I do whatever I can to prevent it.


anonymous 17 months ago

great information


e-special 17 months ago

Can diabetes be one of the causes of weight gain? I dun have any abnormal glucose level, but my insulin is slightly on the higher side; I would say the level has just crossed the maximum range. Can it be responsible for my sudden weight gain? If so, I would definitely look for ways to normalize my insulin level. I have tried homemade lemonade to reduce weight. And I felt great. Looking forward to trying the natural ways to get rid of the extra fat burden now. If anybody has suggestions to share, I would love to hear.


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mariacarbonara 17 months ago

Never tried Zumba but might give it a go. Very informative lens


e-special 17 months ago

@mariacarbonara: I bet you will love it!


anonymous 17 months ago

Thank so much for this great information, i now live in Cali, Colombia, South America, i moved here from Tacoma, WA, and its nice to know that i can get advised on all my questions,


anonymous 17 months ago

My blood sugar level is 23.5 sudden surge please suggest


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giacombs-ramirez 17 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Exercise and cut out all refined sugar and flour.


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giacombs-ramirez 17 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@e-special: Weight gain can occur with insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.


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CoachGary 17 months ago

Thanks for sharing all of the great information. I'm always looking for new health info and helping people heal naturally and this is a great lens for doing that.


anonymous 17 months ago

There are two types of Cinnamon: it is the verum (true, Ceylon) versus the cassias (chinese, bakers) that is effective on blood sugar. NOW brand of cinnamon capsules is true Ceylon. Read your labels. You can also get true Ceylon cinnamon (sticks at many Asian markets. The bark is lighter in color and flakier.


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geosum 17 months ago

I was prediabetic five years ago. Since then I've lost about 130 lbs and have a healthy lifestyle. Diet and exercise are an integral part of my life. Lots of great info in this lens. Thanks.


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Missmerfaery444 17 months ago Level 1 Commenter

This was so helpful to read, Gia, thank you! I'm in my second pregnancy and having to have a repeat glucose test next week to determine if I have gestational diabetes or not. I was borderline in my first pregnancy and because my daughter was over 10lb I was at higher risk this time. Interesting that a lot of the foods I've been craving (seeds, cucumber, fibre) are the good and especially friendly foods!


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Cari Kay 11 17 months ago Level 4 Commenter

I know I've commented before but this is such a great page. I'm adding it to my 'Related Pages' on my hCG Diet experience lens. Thank you!


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Joy2013 LM 17 months ago

Very hepful lens because It is true that diabetes is a worldwide health problem. Thanks


jura 17 months ago

Thank you that is a very informative lens great job .


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jemacb 17 months ago

This is brilliant stuff. We are responsible for our own health (not Doctors) and as a result, should try and educate ourselves on what we need to do to stay healthy. Thanks for the info.


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yarfodg 16 months ago

Wow... What an incredible analysis... Thanks so much for sharing your research!


anonymous 16 months ago

I can NOT thank you enough for all of this. I just found out today I'm prediabetic and I'm scared but this eases my tension. This research gives me hope.


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hazeltos 16 months ago

Wow. Absolutely awesome. I believe my prediabetic state is related to my thyroid. Terrific information. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Mommy-Bear 16 months ago

Hi great lens. Interesting that stevia is actually good for you. I've been using it for around a year and it tastes great.


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SavioC 16 months ago

Hi. I just loved this lens. Very simple and with tons of info. I am very particular about my health and your wonderful lens told me about salacia and cinnamon . Cheers.


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LaptopLeader 16 months ago

Great lens! Thanks for sharing all these useful tips with us.


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gadifi lm 16 months ago

great lens thanks for sharing this with us


theherbbasket 16 months ago

I love your comment about Zumba. Zumba has really taken off in the last few years. I have been teaching it where I live and love it. Great lens.


CheapShotArtist 15 months ago

Amazing analysis, thanks for the lens!


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socialcx1 15 months ago

I have been one of the lucky ones and love playing an ysport that helps to stay in reasonable shape.


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giacombs-ramirez 15 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@Missmerfaery444: I hope your test came out okay. I remember taking that test and it was tough just taking it!


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giacombs-ramirez 15 months ago from Montana Hub Author

@anonymous: Great information, thank you!


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MZLewis LM 15 months ago

I love your article. Thank you so very much. I have Type 2 Diabetes, but long ago, a health consultant also told me to use Diaxinol, gymnema sylvestre herbal supplement, and bitter melon tablets, among other aids, which also help break down blood sugar. I fully support your mention of cinnamon sticks, too. No doubt, I plan to return to your lens often!


anonymous 15 months ago

am so glad and happy you are sharing these with us,wish to contact you some day


anonymous 15 months ago

Great work!


anonymous 15 months ago

Wow I love how specific this is! As opposed to the obvious "eat healthy and exercise" articles.


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Joanna14 15 months ago from SE Kent, England

Natual solutions are always the best- in every way! Thanks for sharing.


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kaseyrivenburgh 15 months ago

Great tips. Great lens.


anonymous 15 months ago

@Joanna14: no one cares were looking to lower quick ur dumb ass comment is stupid


zoda-zab 15 months ago

thakyou


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Coffee-Break 15 months ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada Level 3 Commenter

Thank you very much for this great lens. I am looking forward to try your tips to lower my sugar consumption.


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hovirag 14 months ago

I have no such issues but this article is vey informative and am sure helps a lot of people!


anonymous 14 months ago

Very nicely put together lens! Great information.


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steadytracker lm 14 months ago

Good lens, very informative and well structured with plenty of great information about maintaining your blood sugar levels. Thank you for sharing.


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abouthealthtips 14 months ago

All around great informative article. I've been using Stevia for some time and really like it as a safe alternative.


changrcoacher 14 months ago

Wonderful, informative lens, made more wonderful because it is your personal experience. Thank you!


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pshinde2109 lm 14 months ago

thnxs for important information...


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zfarley44 lm 14 months ago

I love it! Diabetes runs in my family very informative. I will pick your brain and apply it to see if it makes a different. :)


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zfarley44 lm 14 months ago

I love it! Diabetes runs in my family very informative. I will pick your brain and apply it to see if it makes a different. :)


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zfarley44 lm 14 months ago

@zfarley44 lm: Oops, sorry for the extra comment, my pc is being stubborn.


anonymous 13 months ago

My some family members was diabetes patience and two of them were died because of this. My father is also a blood pressure patient, but he is very fit it's because he went for walking and exercise every morning from the last 40 years.

Thank you so much for sharing this lens.


nvhoangviet 13 months ago

Good lens, terribly informative and well structured with lots of nice data regarding maintaining your glucose levels.

You can read "How to prevent symptoms of sore neck while sleeping?" for your life.

Thanks for sharing.


nvhoangviet 13 months ago

Good lens, terribly informative and well structured with lots of nice data regarding maintaining your glucose levels.

You can read "How to prevent symptoms of sore neck while sleeping?" for your life.

Thanks for sharing.


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mySuccess8 13 months ago Level 2 Commenter

Very informative and useful for all, irrespective of health condition.


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ashleydpenn 13 months ago Level 1 Commenter

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few years ago, and just recently my fasting blood sugar was a little higher than the reference range. I never knew there was a link between thyroid and the pancreas. Thank you so much for sharing! GREAT lens!


grassdiabetes 13 months ago

@ashleydpenn: Grass Diabetes helps the people in assessing their life style against diabetes. and tell you when you are going to be diabetic and how to avoid it.


grassdiabetes 13 months ago

informative stuff!


githinji 12 months ago

Priceless information, keep up the good work.


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hgb282 12 months ago

Thanks for researching this topic and making this helpful lens filled with great tips.


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Muebles de exte 12 months ago

nice lens, thank you for your help


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agedefyingworkout 11 months ago

I wonder which of the ten ways you listed has the biggest impact. For example, is it eating the right foods or exercising or taking a particular supplement?


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Boyd Carter 11 months ago

In my opinion, proper use of the glycemic index will solve many of the challenges of diabetes. While potatoes have a high glycemic index, if they are eaten as cold potato salad, the glycemic index goes way down.


RusselHowe 11 months ago

If you've found that your routines aren't making you lose weight any more, then you need to boost the intensity of the exercise you are doing. Your body tends to adapt to a workout that you are constantly doing and it no longer having the same affect.


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Campala 11 months ago

Really good lens, loved it. My Grandfather had diabetes, although he was as thin as a rake. I attach a link to a lens for those that are thinking of taking up some exercise to burn that glucose.

http://www.squidoo.com/taking-exercise


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Jackowacko LM 11 months ago

The problem I experience is that I feel I need to nourish my body more as I feel my body starts to complain, foodwise and movement wise.

I guess I am waiting for the point of no return....at least that is the feeling I get when I read this stuff over here. I know so little about what is really good for me. Thanks for the heads up.


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retrochalet 10 months ago

Wonderful Lens, great advice and I'm off to show my hubby.


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OliviaQ 10 months ago

Thanks for sharing, a lot of knowledge that I get to read your Lens


ningbabyblog 10 months ago

My Dad has high blood sugar and his way to control it is no consumption of carbs after 6:30pm and exercise everyday. Thanks for the great info, Ener-G! I'm gonna show this lens to him.


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chenraz1 9 months ago

very helpful thank you


tbrianpeel 9 months ago

Very helpful and well written! Thanks s o much for sharing!


Tylermason297 9 months ago

I must say that it is a brilliant article and contains a great information about the problem of high blood sugar and getting control over it.


Vantis 9 months ago

A lot of info sorted in a way you can easily understand. Well done


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leesholden 9 months ago from Derbyshire, UK

One of the best lenses I've found. A brilliantly written way of helping with such a common issue. Thank you for the insight!


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ayusrilanka 9 months ago

Thanks for the information. Here is another lens about Diabetes:

http://www.squidoo.com/diabetes-the-dreadful-lifes...


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VioletteRose LM 8 months ago Level 4 Commenter

Great lens, I didn't know the relation between thyroid function and insulin resistance. Thank you so much for creating this lens!


juliarosa 8 months ago

Its really good information to know about more about this then go to this page inshapenow.net


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JonathanJoseph 8 months ago

Love the chia seed and Zumba part - thanks.


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sociopath-free 8 months ago

I haven't had a problem with blood sugar but I know a few who do. I'll pass this on. Very helpful lens.


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Donna Cook 7 months ago from Denver, Colorado USA Level 6 Commenter

Great lens! Visceral fat is my conundrum. I have found that protein snacks do help me to control appetite.


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Franksterk 7 months ago from California

Thanks for putting this lens together. What great info. I'll also pass it along to my husband who has just been diagnosed with Diabetes. Bear hugs, Frankie


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Lee Hansen 7 months ago from Vermont Level 3 Commenter

I was shocked to discover my glucose was 109 at a recent routine physical. My lifestyle includes many of the recommended food and exercise guidelines but I have gained a few pounds. So, I've set a goal to lose 20% of my weight by next checkup and see if that helps. I am already fighting hereditary cholesterol issues so the only thing to do is eliminate all sweets, white flour and alcohol ... no more party fun!


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CaseyM83612 7 months ago

Great lens, so much information. Really good post


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yogameditation33 6 months ago

Really good leans!

Thanks for it!


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asereht1970 6 months ago Level 5 Commenter

Really great and helpful lens. Thanks for sharing this.


maryokh 5 months ago

Very educative, i have learned a lot.Thanks for sharing with us.


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astevn816 lm 5 months ago Level 2 Commenter

I enjoyed this lens and have always promoted healthy diets and good nutrition.


Embeegee 5 months ago

I will only eat high carb foods at lunchtime then I can drink water and exercise to burn it off.


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ToxicFreeClub 5 months ago

Very informative!! Love the list and levels of sugars in food. Nice touch


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malapapachan 4 months ago from Matlock Bath, England Level 1 Commenter

I have read a lot of information on diabetes to which I found to be too medically defined or technical, and often have to read repeatedly to understand it. Your simple definition of the following is probably the best I've read for a long time > "Here's how it works: You eat something and the stomach and intestines breaks the food down into glucose. The cells need glucose for energy, but for the cells to be able to use glucose they also need insulin which the pancreas emits in the response to glucose." Excellent!!


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Johanna Eisler 4 months ago Level 3 Commenter

It's been a long time since I visited this excellent lens. Time to brush up on all your suggestions! Thank you so much for helping so many!!!


Niktravelfit 3 months ago

Great lens with tons of valuable information. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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giacombs-ramirez 3 months ago from Montana Hub Author

Oh for heaven's sake....I meant to reply to one of the readers and accidentally deleted the comment! Grrrr....Bonnie, my apologies! One trick I recently learned is to walk 15 minutes after each meal to bring down blood sugar. And I recommend is Salacia....fantastic supplement for bringing down blood sugar.


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mrinfo10 lm 3 months ago

This lens was awesome! I'm 27 and have been struggling with hypoglycemia for 7 years now, so I'm hungry all the time, but eating small meals every 3-4 hours has really helped me. I love Chia seeds, and they're actually delicious in salads. ( :


ecowhale 2 months ago

Not watching TV lowers blood pressure.

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