What do you do?

@trinihd (996)
United States
July 4, 2007 3:07pm CST
When your blood sugar is high, what do you do? What foods spike your blood glucose? How long after intake of "offending foods" does your blood glucose spike? On Sunday after running a 5k I found my blood glucose was really high...I was drinking Gatorade at the time, so I really hope that's why I had such a high reading...but will know more soon....when I do another test tomorrow or Friday. Just wondering about how others cope with hyperglycemia...I hope it's not the "D" word...so don't mention it! It's not that I have not been thinking about it...just don't want to hear it now!
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I have heard drinking a lot of water will help bring it back down. I would try to stay away from those foods that make it spike. Also cinnamon is good for lowering blood sugar I have heard.
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Cinammon...! That's interesting...will have to try that...I love things flavoured with cinammon...but that would usu be "white" bread - like cinammon rolls, or cinammon breadsticks...and from the first response, I got, maybe that wouldn't be so good...how do people usually take cinammon to lower blood sugar, in a tea form?
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
5 Jul 07
The friend that told me about this puts cinnamon in her coffee although tea would be fine too.
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
7 Jul 07
Oh, ok. Well I think that cinammon in my breakfast oats would probably be good too. I like the taste of cinnamon in tea too. Thanks again! btw, an update, checked today and my blood sugar is normal....yay!
@jbb316 (1779)
• United States
5 Jul 07
There are many things you can do to keep the blood sugar from getting high. The obvious is to stay away from sugars like candy, regular soda, cakes and that sort of thing. But you also need to stay away from white bread, white pasta, white rice, and white potatoes. They will make your sugar go up. When you eat something that will affect your blood sugar you can check your blood sugar with a glucometer 2 hours after you have eaten, it usually will be high by then. Also if you do become diagnosed with the "D" word. The doctor usually will give you a diet to go by. And there are many people who went strictly by the diet and exercised and lost weight and came off all of their medication from diet and exercise. I know a man who was on insulin several times per day and his condition was very bad. He followed his diet very strictly and exercised every day. He lost 50 pounds and it seemed as if he were cured. He did not have to take his medicine anymore and his blood sugar then was fine but he still kind of watched what he ate but he did very well.
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
5 Jul 07
lol thanks for not mentioning the "D" word! :) You are so kind! I probably should mention that I have low BMI...so weight is not an issue...and I haven't yet checked my blood sugar so I don't know what is the current status...I'm so disgusted that I even have to do that I guess... Thanks for all the suggestions! I never realised all those "white" foods were problematic too...