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Tips & Advice for Diabetics

* I am not a physician. Please speak with your doctor before trying any of these suggestions. Please do not discontinue any medications you are currently taking*.

Ideas to lower blood sugar

March 2021

  1. Exercise for at least 30 mins each day

  2. Reduce your Carb intake

  3. Drink plenty of water to eliminate excess glucose through urine

  4. Mix 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider vinegar in 8 ounces of water to decrease liver's sugar production

  5. Add cinnamon to your diet (lower blood sugar levels by up to 29%)

How garlic can help with Diabetes

March 2021

People with diabetes are unable to produce enough insulin  (Type 1) or the insulin their body does produce in an efficient manner (Type 2). This affects blood sugar levels. Garlic may help the pancreas function better to produce insulin and it also helps improve circulation Here's how to include it in your diet;

  1. Chop garlic and let it sit for 5 minutes to allow alicin (one of it's main components) to be at it's highest concentration. Chew a piece or take it like a pill with a glass of water.

  2. Ferment Garlic - Purchase raw unfiltered honey and pour it in a mason jar. Add unpeeled cloves of galric, put the top on and let it sit for 2-3 weeks. Take one daily as an antibacterial.

  3. Chop a clove of garlic, let it sit for 5 minutes and add it to hot water or tea. Helps lower blood pressure and fight colds

Before you workout

March 2021

  • Check your blood sugar

  • Have a small snack (Apple, handful of pretzels, small bar)

  • Wear the proper shoes (you must protect your feet from injury / infection)

  • Watch for signs of low blood sugar (dizzy, shaky, confused, fast heartbeat)

  • Don't skip your cool down

After you workout

March 2021

  • Check your blood sugar

  • Have a snack 15 mins after your workout (regulate blood sugar)

  • Have a meal within 1- 2 hours

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