Neem leaves and blood sugar levels

Philippines
@bystander (2259)
January 23, 2010 12:39pm CST
I am a diabetic and my main concern is how to keep my blood sugar levels stable -- not too high nor too low. To be able to achieve this, I have regular medication. But there are times when my blood sugar get spiked and soars at dangerous levels. The danger of overdose prevents me from increasing my medicinal intake. Also, I don't want to go back to insulin again. After doing a lot of research, I discovered some natural remedies that can bring down my blood sugar level. Among these remedies is neem tea -- a tea made from the leaves of neem tree. It is bitter, but it brings down the blood sugar level in a jiffy. For fear of accidentally bringing my blood sugar to dangerously low levels, however, I only take neem tea occasionally. Some say, drinking neem tea to control blood sugar levels is Ayurvedic or Indian folk medicine. But my main worry is: Are there no side effects when one drinks neem tea to control blood sugar levels? Can anyone help me out on this?