I've been trying to find other ways, to lower my blood sugar. Yes diet and exercise is the main key. But there has to be other things that help. As well as what I already do. So I've been asking around and surfing online.
I have a few tips I use myself. When my blood sugar is high.
For instance, I will drink more water. Or go for a brisk walk, for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Or just a quiet little moment alone. Doing some deep breathing, relaxing. I also find that a good nights rest, makes a big difference.
I came across an ad, for Nature Made diabetic health packet. This is not one of the cheaper tips. lol A 30 day supply for $24.00. You can find coupons to help on price. If I could get it cheaper. I'd like to try it out...
Then I heard the supplement chromium. Helps to lower blood sugar. That combined with exercise, of course.
But this next tip is an odd one. My husband was talking to a co/woker, about my blood sugar. And how I was trying to find some help. She told him her husband uses cinnamon. He'll sprinkle some in his yogurt. Or you can buy a cinnamon pill. These are located in the vitamin department. Iam going to get a bottle this weekend. *cant hurt to try* lol
I did a little online search.
"Cinnamon has been shown to reduce blood sugars, although not effectively in post-menopausal women."
~~ Sprinkle a couple teaspoons of cinnamon powder on your yogurt, or take it in
capsule form. In any vitamin section, you'll find cinnamon pills.~~
Had anyone else heard of, or are using cinnamon?
As always, you need to be careful to monitor your sugar levels so as not to become hypoglycemic (that's when your blood sugar is too low). And of course, this is not medical advice but personal advice from my own experience. And from others who suffer from high blood sugar...
Ask a doctor before doing any of this.
If you have a tip, please share it. =)
Photo of my, One Touch Ultra Mini meter. A great meter easy to use. And results in three seconds. I received this free online.