What are the ways by which you can reduce the level of insulin in the blood?

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  1. Vellur profile image95
    Vellurposted 11 years ago

    What are the ways by which you can reduce the level of insulin in the blood?

    Sometimes the insulin level in the blood stream is two or three times the normal level. This leads to many complications.

  2. WalterPoon profile image68
    WalterPoonposted 11 years ago

    I use both glibenclamide and metformin, when my blood sugar is very high, as indicated by my urine strip. Glibenclamide kicks the pancreas to produce more insulin. It's fast acting (I usually feel better after 15-20 mins), but an overdose can cause hypoglycemia and coma. Metformin works by making the body cells more receptive to insulin. It's safe in that it doesn't cause hypoglycemia, but it works more slowly. These 2 drugs work only for Type II diabetes. For Type I, you would need an insulin jab. (Most adult diabetes are Type II.)

    While there are herbal preparation, it is not easy to determine the correct dosage. These are only good for maintenance, when your sugar level is not too high.

    1. Vellur profile image95
      Vellurposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Metformin is safe to use. One more question! Are there natural ways to reduce the amount of insulin in the blood? Thank you for taking the time to answer.

    2. WalterPoon profile image68
      WalterPoonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Vellur, yes, there are many herbs that you can use. As I said earlier, you can use them for maintenance purpose, but not when your sugar is very high. I hear that green tea is good but then again, I also hear that black tea is as good and many more.

  3. barbat79 profile image62
    barbat79posted 11 years ago

    Insulin is what processes the sugars in the body.  For many this is naturally produced, others, diabetics, must have a way of adding insulin.  I am not familiar with too much insulin in the blood, unless too much is taken. Is there a condition where a body produces too much insulin?  I would think that one should have more sugars to use the insulin.  I would need to research this one.  Does someone else know?

    1. Vellur profile image95
      Vellurposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes insulin is in excess in the blood stream due to various reasons and one of them is genetics. Sometimes the insulin can be 2 or 3 times the normal amount, this becomes difficult to handle. Thank you for answering,

  4. artist101 profile image62
    artist101posted 11 years ago


    There are numerous supplements to lower glucose levels in the pre diabetic, and the diabetic patient. A holistic approach is the best way. Address your diet, is it filled with simple carbs? and sugar? read the labels you'll be suprised at what you will find. Many unsweet foods actually contain sugar, or corn syrup. Try to eat as close to foods natural form. Increase proteins, and good fats, they do not cause an insulin spike.
    For the prediabetic, curcumin has been found in recent research to actually reverse, along with diet change.
    For the diabetic, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin D, chromium, and cinnamon were found in trials to lower insulin levels. Be careful, incorparate your doctor in your decision, and use of these supplements, as they may cause insulin to drop out too much, and cause the oppisite, hypoglycemia, which is just as bad as the reverse.
    An at home experiment can be done to see if in fact you are diabetic, or pre diabetic. Again consult a physician for necessary treatment.
    Fill 7 glasses with water, ad to each a varing amount of sugar. 1 glass no sugar, 2, add 1/4 tsp, 3, 1/2 tsp, 4 1 tsp, and so forth. Label each with the amount of sugar, hide labels. Have someone rearrange them. Take a sip from each glass, write down how much sugar you think is in the drink. People without diabetes will taste sweet, with 1 teaspoon or less. Whereby a diabetic will not taste sweet, until it reaches 1 1/2 tsp or more. You might be surprised by what you find. and regard it as a warning. Take the necessary steps to reverse it, and seek treatment. Your health is nothing to take lightly, and don't ignore the warning signs, there is a point of no return in any illness. health, and wellness is one of the greatest assets that anyone can have, just ask those who are ill, what do you value above all else? Getting well, I could almost guarantee would be their answer.
    http://artist101.hubpages.com/hub/Natur … r-Diabetes

    1. Vellur profile image95
      Vellurposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your detailed information and taking the time to write. Very useful and informative.

    2. artist101 profile image62
      artist101posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome. I hope this helps you or someone else with diabetes. A lot of my family has this condition as well, so therefor the subject, and illness is a personal interest. I wanted to know the cause, the cure, and ways to avoid it.

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    jonnycomelatelyposted 11 years ago

    I tend to have a hypo-(low)-glycaemic condition, which is an excess of insulin in the blood, triggered by eating fructose.   This excess of insulin tends to drive glucose out of the blood stream into the muscles for storage there.   Thus the brain gets too little glucose, which is the brains food stuff.   
    One way to help this situation is to follow a good 3-hour diet, i.e., eating wholesome food every three hours during the day.   This prevents the cycle of too much insulin and you will feel much better for it.
    The wholesome food can be:   a nutritious bread with butter and cheese, with a slice of tomato or beetroot or carrot in a sandwich, or
    A glass of whole (not lite or low fat) milk or
    A boiled egg with buttered toast.
    The inbetween snacks could be: simply a light meal of food that the body will take some time to digest.   If you include junk food, or lots of sugar, or highly processed bread or cake, that is not good.  The carbohydrates must be complex and take a longer time to digest.
    For timing, you could start with a decent breakfast at, say, 7 am, the have your mid-morning snack at 10am, lunch at 1.pm, afternoon tea at 4.pm and dinner at 7.pm.

    1. Vellur profile image95
      Vellurposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, this information is very helpful. Thank you for writing detailed information about this condition. I thought low fat milk was good.

    2. profile image0
      jonnycomelatelyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Vellur, that is purely my own preference.... not wishing to push my choice onto others.   I love cream and butter and my arteries are fine.

    3. artist101 profile image62
      artist101posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The good fats that naturally occur will stay with you longer, and not cause an insulin spike, thereby helping to stabilize insulin levels. I agree with jonnycomelately its the synthetic fats, such as margarine, that causes the problem.


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