natural food items for diabetes

@ravisivan (14055)
India
February 13, 2012 6:25pm CST
My blood sugar level varies from 140 to 170+ post meals. Fasting comes around 100. Doctor has not prescribed any medicine for blood sugar possibly because I already take for many years tablets for BP and cholesterol regularly. I cam across this linkL http://www.all-about-beating-diabetes.com/natural-cures-for-diabetes.html One of the ways suggested for reducing blood sugar is taking garlic every day. All these days I have heard that it is useful for reducing cholesterol. Now I learn it helps in diabetes. ANOTHER way suggested is bitter lemon, bitter gourd being taken regularly. I am eager to know whether there are any vegetables or food that people can take to reduce sugar or manager sugar level in blood.
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@KrauseHome (35526)
• United States
3 Mar 12
Personally overall, even with most Diabetics being diagnosed, the highest they want a Diabetics sugar levels is 135. Many times Doctors fail to consider Diabetes as something of importance before they are reaching 250 or higher, and many times by then serious issues have set in. For me I would be watching what you eat, etc. and if your Sugar levels still continue to be an issue, maybe consider seeing another Doctor as well. But eating right or different could help.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
7 Mar 12
kRAUSEhOME: How are you? I found this link interesting. please see: http://www.all-about-beating-diabetes.com/high-sugar-level-at-the-morning-up-to-144-mgdl-with-normal-hba1c-of-56-comment-form.html exercise is given as the main option for many. For a few medication is to be suggested. eating right food all the time is important.
@Rick1950 (1565)
• Lima, Peru
14 Feb 12
Hi Sivan, I see your sugar level is not too high. I know people who comes to have around 400, and they doesn't take enough care to reduce that level. They like to eat sweet dishes. I think you have to be careful. Also I heard that garlic is good for health. I don't know about vegetables which can reduce sugar level in the body. I think that gym exercises could help, e.g. yoga or swimming.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
14 Feb 12
Rick Rick -- Swimming -- sorry I have not learnt. also yoga i have not learnt properly. Garlic is good for health. I checked blood sugar level an hour back. Luckily it was only 110. In fact I took coffee, some snacks two hours ago and for that it is fine. god has to help us maintain good health.
@Rick1950 (1565)
• Lima, Peru
14 Feb 12
I already received this link. I don't know if this food could be good for diabetes treatment, but it has good properties. Maybe you can ask your physician. http://deepenglish.com/2012/02/the-real-chocolate/
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
14 Feb 12
nice discussion apart from the nice information you provided via link/url and text to control diabetes I believe managing stress is very important to control diabetes since stress is one of the reasons that increases the chances of diabetes in any person . I believe stress is silent killer and we must learn to kill the same before it kills us taking form of diseases like diabetes etc ........ Hare Krishna Ganesh
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
14 Feb 12
Ganesh -- you are right. Stress is an important factor that increases diabetes. Managing stress is an art. We get tensed for simple issues. thanks for response.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
14 Feb 12
yes managing stress is a very big art as well as science I keep learning new ways to learn to control the same ........you r welcome Hare Krishna Ganesh
• India
14 Feb 12
Hi ravisivan: I am sure you are able to manage your health through required care. I have relocated to my new work place since 1st Feb and am still thinking this may change. Not sure at the moment but some efforts are yet to bear fruit. Coming back to managing diabetes and the home remedies that can combat it, I am told that consuming fenugreek seeds soaked overnight will be a great help. My mother was using regularly and some more people in extended family are also benefiting from it. I recommend strongly based on feedback.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
14 Feb 12
Pushyarag: You take simply fenugreek seeds (vendhayam in tamil) soaked in water overnight. If it helps let me also try. It will not have any taste is it not? Yes. I am trying to avoid increase of blood sugar by being more careful--no longer I indulge sweets as I use to earlier.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
14 Feb 12
Great to know about it. I also only know about garlic being good to lower cholesterol. Since my mom has high blood pressure, garlic is one of the things that the doctor says is good to reduce her cholesterol level. I have read an article on the net saying artichokes, broccoli, rutabegas, tomatoes and turnips are some of the vegetables included in the list supplied by the American Daibetes Association that are good choices to lowering blood sugar.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
14 Feb 12
Thanks for information that vegetables like tomatoes can be taken by people having blood sugar. You have also mentioned turnips and other vegetables. thanks.
@mariamac (145)
• India
14 Feb 12
Garlic is very good not only for heart disease but many other diseases like diabetes being one of them. Introducing garlic in your daily diet is very beneficial for health. My husband too has been detected with diabetes. He takes metformin dose 1 pill morning and one at night. His doctor is happy with the results because first it was high when we first detected but now it is well within the fasting and nonfasting range. My husband needs a lot of tea during the day and before he could be diagnosed with diabetes he would add sugar to his tea so you can imagine. But now i give him no sugar at all in his tea, no matter how many cups he wants. That has helped a lot in reducing his sugar levels. He doesn't touch any sweets at all. So if you remove the sweets from your regular diet especially anything containing white sugar, white flour, will help you a lot. Yes bitter gourd, bitter lemon too are very good but again no one can have them everyday, we are humans. you can have them once or twice a week in your diet again depending on how well you have managed your sugar levels. Once you have learnt your body and how it responds to which diet you will know how to control it. At the beginning, check it regularly with a glucometer at home to see how you sugar levels respond to certain foods, so you know which food raises your sugar levels so accordingly you can then decide. hope this was helpful to you ravisivan
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
14 Feb 12
mariamac -- yes. if one can stay away from sweets and sugar then sugar in blood may come down. I avoid sugar to coffee mostly. Occasionally I am tempted towards biscuits with sugar. Managing with walking a lot and working more.