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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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!

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!

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.

Dragon Herbs Gynostemma -- 500 mg - 100 Vegetarian Capsules
Dragon Herbs Gynostemma -- 500 mg - 100 Vegetarian Capsules

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.

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Plush LM 7 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 7 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 7 years ago from Montana 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 7 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 7 years ago

great lens have forwarded your lens to a friend

Thank you


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MatCauthon 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago from Montana 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

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 7 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 7 years ago from Montana 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago from Montana 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

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 7 years ago from Montana 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 7 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 7 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

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 7 years ago

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


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MargoPArrowsmith 7 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 7 years ago

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


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raswook 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

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


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SideSplitters 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

Great, informative and detailed lens. Good Job.

Five Stars from me. :)

Keep it up.


ngl 7 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 7 years ago

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


anonymous 7 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 7 years ago

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


untoperfection 7 years ago

I love Cinnamon and ginger. yahoo


FitSteph 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

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


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CatharinaE LM 7 years ago

Very informative lens, thank you, 5*!


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religions7 7 years ago

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


anonymous 7 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 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

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 7 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 7 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:)


julieannbrady 7 years ago

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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago from Croatia

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


Igeso 7 years ago

Go for top 100 ! :)


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monarch13 7 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 7 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

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


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NanLT 7 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 7 years ago from Montana Author

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


hkpatt46 7 years ago

Very nice lense,lot of useful information

deserves to be lense of the day


ADB1111 7 years ago

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


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txbountyhunter 7 years ago

Great Lens,


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Lexi LM 7 years ago

What an informative lens! Five Stars!


FitSteph 7 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 7 years ago

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


totalhealth 7 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 7 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 7 years ago from San Luis Valley, Colorado

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


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SusanDeppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

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 7 years ago

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


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Franksterk 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

Good lens. Thanks for sharing!


anonymous 7 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 7 years ago

Great Lens!


FitSteph 7 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 7 years ago

It's a good lens and informative.


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Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

Congratulations on your purple star for this lens!


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TopStyleTravel 7 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 7 years ago

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


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EpicFarms 7 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 7 years ago

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


healthpage 7 years ago

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

Great lens.


umike25 7 years ago

A lot of very good information here,

Take care of yourself and live longer...

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canozzie57 7 years ago

Great lens. You are right on target.


Bashewa 7 years ago

Informative lens , well done.


Dawn_Solay 7 years ago

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


goldtouch 7 years ago

great lens with great layout!

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gozergirl 7 years ago

Very nice lens!

You have outlined some great info, thanks!


MichaelDee 7 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 7 years ago

Great simple and straight forward information


tia122 7 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 7 years ago

Great lens. Great info and well presented.


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Cheryl Rogers 7 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 7 years ago

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


tcinvestor 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

NICE LENS.


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gabrielangel 6 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 6 years ago

Thanks for a really useful lens

M


EverythingJogging 6 years ago

Hi Ener-G

Great all-around lens.


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pimbels lm 6 years ago

Great lens


anonymous 6 years ago

Excellent Lens. 5*

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


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Matthewsmom 6 years ago

Thank you for your advice


gardenlady 6 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 6 years ago from Scottsdale, AZ

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


anonymous 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

Great lens


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Carmel Aaron 6 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 6 years ago

Good lens for sugar patients fortunately I am no diabetic.


Cashbandit 6 years ago

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


kuzek 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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

Sincerely,

Derby Purba

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CCGAL 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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


kerrywilliams 6 years ago

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


onlinebizop 6 years ago

Good work keep it up.


daveusa59 6 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 6 years ago

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


anonymous 6 years ago

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


sapient 6 years ago

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


identitytheftfacts 6 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 6 years ago

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


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Clairwil LM 6 years ago

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


fatlossguru 6 years ago

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


anonymous 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing, this is a great article!


herbalsupplementtips 6 years ago

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


MBenJ 6 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 6 years ago

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


soopi49 6 years ago

great help thanks very much


Manbiki 6 years ago

Great lens Best Info


Tongey 6 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 6 years ago

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


foreverme 6 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 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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


anonymous 6 years ago

good info on how diabetes develops.


CABOInternational 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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


cecilialim 6 years ago

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


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Surreymagic 6 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 6 years ago

Great lens.Thank you so much


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navinjoshi 6 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 accidentally 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://hubpages.com/technology/top10squidoo


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eclecticeducati1 6 years ago

Thank you for making this list!


anonymous 6 years ago

good information,thanks for your share

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Medicinemanwriting1 6 years ago

Great lens. Very useful information. Thanks.


jerilynkaram 6 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 6 years ago

Great lens and very informative information.

Thanks.


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Cherry-Ambition 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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


Dr_Rozno 6 years ago

Great lens! I love it , thanks


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JanaMurray 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

Thanks for the info. Diabetes run in my family.


lilkathy5 6 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 6 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 professional I do recommend the information on this post.


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CrossCreations 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Excellent! Very informative and well-presented lens.


Charmaine_Lim 6 years ago

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


anonymous 6 years ago

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


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JMowe 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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


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JanieceTobey 6 years ago

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


anonymous 6 years ago

Thanks for the information i am a type 1 diabetic and i have been looking for more information on what can lower blood suger as my doctors don't 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 a lot and thank you for such a great page


anonymous 6 years ago

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


biggly 6 years ago

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


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efarmiga 6 years ago

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


healthwisewoman 6 years ago

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


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ajgodinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

A great lens for a very important topic. 5*


fastingto-loseweight 6 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 6 years ago

Hello.

Very helpful information! Thank You.


Artemus-Gordon 6 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 6 years ago

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

Steve!

Diabetes

Cystic Fibrosis


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rubyandmahoney 6 years ago

Very information and easy to read lens. Great job!


HealthFitness2254 6 years ago

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


sonamuka 6 years ago

Very nice and informative lens. Thanks for your contribution.


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OnlyFunStuff LM 6 years ago

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


stevieglega 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

good infirmation


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alaskainmydreams 6 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 6 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 6 years ago from Montana 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 6 years ago

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


anonymous 6 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 6 years ago

Very informative.I did not know

there is a link between your thyroid and your pancreas.

I've learnt something new.


MaxFactor 6 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 6 years ago

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

5 Stars


roysumit 6 years ago

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


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Gypzeerose 6 years ago

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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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


cc2786 6 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 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

Great Lens. No wonder you're 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 6 years ago

very informative lens.. well done


maviadres 6 years ago

Maviadres.Com a> Thanks: D


crniche 6 years ago

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


sverlezeml 6 years ago

Nice Shop. .but so small description about product


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JenOfChicago LM 6 years ago

Excellent information, well done.


CAMUSPUB 6 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 6 years ago

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


O_Johnson26 6 years ago

Great lens. A lot of information.


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lasertek lm 6 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 6 years ago

Very informative!


anonymous 6 years ago

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


gsaravind79 6 years ago

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


adenwar 6 years ago

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


ShortSaleRealtor 6 years ago

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


anonymous 6 years ago

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


pakshahsin1 6 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 6 years ago from Corona, CA

Terrific lens and great info!


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Linda BookLady 6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

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


Madmarks25 6 years ago

Congrats on being #1. Great lens!


anonymous 6 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 6 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 a lot of your lenses belong high up as you write quality lenses. I love reading them all.


anonymous 6 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 6 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. Every time 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 6 years ago from Montana 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 6 years ago

Stands out among the health lenses as delivering quality free advice


burhankaleem 6 years ago

It gives very good information to control sugar


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ElizaRayner 6 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 6 years ago

Thanks! im sooo gonnna follow this :)


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dd4004 6 years ago

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

Thanks, Kim


chr1s 6 years ago

Great Advise! logically it makes perfect sense.


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jamiepaterson 6 years ago

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


clearmind 6 years ago

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


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StayOnBelieveIt 6 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 in front of the people who needed this information they would be happy people.


msadrbiz 6 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 6 years ago

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


Multiplayer 6 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 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

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


portmansdress 6 years ago

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


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scommunications 6 years ago

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


anonymous 6 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 6 years ago

Really great advice and information, thanks so much!


RollingLuggage 6 years ago

Wonderful lens & Great information


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johnfn lm 6 years ago

very informative!


Alberto-Simmons 6 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, that's not possible. How do you guys manage that ?


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giacombs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago from Montana Author

@OhMySally: Good for you! Keep it up!


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kateloving 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

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.

####blessed####


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giacombs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana Author

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


anonymous 6 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 6 years ago

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


Alberto-Simmons 6 years ago

@giacombs-ramirez: Nice options thanks :)


Quirina 6 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 6 years ago

health is wealth. nice lens


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ruilevi 6 years ago

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


Coluden 6 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 6 years ago

Very good and informative lens. Bravo!


Themiscorkscrew 6 years ago

great lens 5 stars!


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totosmom 6 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 6 years ago

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


NC Shepherd 6 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 6 years ago

Good information.

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

I sent her a link to your lens.


Alchemyforthebody87 6 years ago

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cojaqmarketing 6 years ago

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


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norma-holt 6 years ago

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

Norma


Alchemyforthebody87 6 years ago

High Five for a awesome lens!

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DarylSerrano LM 6 years ago

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


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johnsonyip 6 years ago from Canada

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


anonymous 6 years ago

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

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kjwake1970 6 years ago

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


Mommyhub 6 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 6 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 6 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 putting this lens together with all that valuable information. I will be following


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giacombs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana 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 6 years ago from Montana Author

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


anonymous 6 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 unofficial tips on the low side!

Susie


colecannon757 6 years ago

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

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anonymous 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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


anonymous 6 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 6 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.


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

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Gamganny 6 years ago

Great information, thanks for sharing how to balance blood sugar


anonymous 6 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 6 years ago

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


projecttemplate 6 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 6 years ago from Iowa

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


GlobalQuest 6 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 6 years ago

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


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aesta1 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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


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shiwangipeshwani 6 years ago

wonderful lens, keep up the good work.


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nelabai 6 years ago

Thanks for great info, good job!


BPninja 6 years ago

fantastic lens, great info


FitnForty 6 years ago

really good information !


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Really good information! I like your lens:-)

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Airinka 6 years ago

it seems to be so difficuilt to live healthily :(


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bigjoe2121 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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


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jolou 6 years ago

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 6 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 6 years ago

Most helpful. Thank you.


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PromptWriter 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

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


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giacombs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana Author

@HealthPlanner101: LOL...good advice!


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giacombs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana Author

@WiscBear: Great tip, thank you!


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giacombs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana Author

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


cupons 6 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 6 years ago

Great lens! 5*

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


oiledforenergy 6 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 6 years ago from Montana Author

@oiledforenergy: Great info, thank you!


crk989 6 years ago

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


edwardpena 6 years ago

Check out Glucare. It is a natural supplement.


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Gypzeerose 6 years ago

Very thorough and helpful! So much information well put!


junflors 6 years ago

Great article it very informative have a nice day.


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Angela Schultz 5 years ago

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


franciscompetente 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

natural is the way to go. Thank you


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Key-Largo LM 5 years ago

Thanks for the info !!

I am going to pass this on to my dad


carportsexpert 5 years ago

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


intheflow 5 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 5 years ago from Montana 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 5 years ago from Montana 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

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


anonymous 5 years ago

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


anonymous 5 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 5 years ago from Montana 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 5 years ago from Montana Author

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


anonymous 5 years ago

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


Pekton 5 years ago

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


MegaDudeMax 5 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 5 years ago

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


retzer 5 years ago

Fantastic Info, thank you so much for this.


anonymous 5 years ago

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


ThomasC 5 years ago

Nice lens, looks like it is doing very well!


anonymous 5 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 5 years ago

Some good info here!


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EliteChicagoLim1 5 years ago

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

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writerkath 5 years ago

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 5 years ago

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

Great lens!.


anonymous 5 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 5 years ago

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


chad379 5 years ago

Great looking lens!


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TheJVilleKid 5 years ago

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


Barbara_Allan 5 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 5 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 5 years ago from Montana Author

@anonymous: Great info, thank you!


kt_glasses 5 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 5 years ago

great lens. very informative.


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annel lm 5 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 5 years ago from U.S.A.

Great info, way cool lens :-)


Ganodermabe 5 years ago

Great info but remember there are a lot 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 5 years ago

A Very Health Helping Lens. Good. keep it up


RebeccaE 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

Very useful info, Thanks!


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stephen343 5 years ago

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


anonymous 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

Nice resources for staying healthy!


uroszizek 5 years ago

I think you are doing a great job...


bluekoala220 5 years ago

nice site.. I too got a health lens.

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dryder 5 years ago

Very informative ...


TMC3  5 years ago

Great lens! Thanks for all the helpful tips!


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LilliputStation 5 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://hubpages.com/health/gestational_diabetes


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jlshernandez 5 years ago

Thanks for the wonderful info.


anonymous 5 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 5 years ago

thanks for sharing this information


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ajgodinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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 5 years ago

thanks for the lens, i will use your advice


waterlesscookwareguy 5 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 5 years ago

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

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WebIsFun 5 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 5 years ago

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


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Asinka 5 years ago

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


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paperfacets 5 years ago from La Verne, CA

Excellent!


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AWildDog 5 years ago

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


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surviving-2012 5 years ago

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


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Mrmakingusmile LM 5 years ago

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


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Enigmaa8 5 years ago

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


anonymous 5 years ago

Very helpful lens-thank you!


livingfrontiers 5 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 5 years ago from Montana Author

@livingfrontiers: Nice tip!


RinchenChodron 5 years ago

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


SandraRoseDesigns 5 years ago

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


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newbizmau 5 years ago from Mobile, AL

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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago from Montana Author

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


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giacombs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana Author

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


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giacombs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana Author

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


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LivingFood LM 5 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 5 years ago

my whole family BUT me are diabetic D:


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John Dyhouse 5 years ago from UK

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 5 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 5 years ago

I love this lens! Very, very informative!


anonymous 5 years ago

Very interesting and informative lens! Thanks for creating it!


MentorPalokaj 5 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 5 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 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

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


mgtidaho 5 years ago

I heard tea can also balance your blood sugar.


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giacombs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana Author

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


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giacombs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana 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 5 years ago from Montana Author

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


anonymous 5 years ago

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


stagelighthome1 5 years ago

Nex the agave......just received 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 5 years ago

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


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Jhangora LM 5 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 5 years ago

Thank really what I been looking for.. great Lens


who-i-am 5 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 5 years ago from New Zealand

Wonderful lens. Thanks so much!


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Joanmarie1214 5 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://hubpages.com/travel/disney-world-for-diabet Thanks!


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bt55 5 years ago

nice lens


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spunkyduckling 5 years ago

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


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tandemonimom lm 5 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 5 years ago

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


anonymous 5 years ago

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


anonymous 5 years ago

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


anonymous 5 years ago

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


anonymous 5 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 5 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

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


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PeterStillman 5 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://hubpages.com/education/handling-stress-2


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AlannaDelta 5 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 5 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 5 years ago from Montana 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 5 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 5 years ago

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


Jeffersway 5 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 5 years ago

Thankyou very much for this medicinal-lens.


TWOnline2 5 years ago

good info. that zumba looks good


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TANITU LM 5 years ago

~ zumba, zumba, zumba ~

Lens Bravo !


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journey103 5 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 5 years ago

Very interesting, Thanks for share


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jackieb99 5 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 5 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.


KDimmick 5 years ago

Blessed by an angel :)


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javr 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Returned to bless this lens.


AdriennePetersen 5 years ago

Great info and tips for diabetics, thanks!


AdriennePetersen 5 years ago

Great info and tips for diabetics, thanks!


anonymous 5 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 5 years ago

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


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deyanis 5 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 5 years ago

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


ratetea 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

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


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LaurieBeth33 5 years ago

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


anonymous 5 years ago

Cheerios has a high GI??? they are very low in carbs, i don't get it... help


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Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

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


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Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

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


anonymous 5 years ago

Eat more veggies and less meat and dairy.


anonymous 5 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 5 years ago

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


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Philippians468 5 years ago

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


fadibody 5 years ago

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


vickeylynn 5 years ago

Thanks for this useful information....


goodmast3r 5 years ago

Great lens from a great writer


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CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

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


sugunalinus 5 years ago

Great lens! Very nice for diabetic like myself.


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DavidCzajka 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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!


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