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Sunday, October 19, 2008 keshia crawford, Community Member, asks

Q: how can u bring sugar down

my aunt have diabetes really bad how can u bring her sugar down what are some type of that bring it down please help us on that we need your help 2 help us. thank u so much.

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pickett2008, Community Member
11/17/08 3:55am

i have found that drinking water brings blood sugar down

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amanda, Community Member
10/19/08 5:42am

I'M  GOING TO TELL YOU HOW I DID IT  IT. THE FIRST THING IS LEARN  HOW TO EAT RIGHT  YOU CAN IT  4 TO 5 TIMES A DAY BUT SMALL PORTIONS AND WALKING AT LEAST 4 TIMES A WEEK  45 MINUTES  OR MORE.

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JACQUELINE MCQUEEN, Community Member
10/26/12 10:56pm

HELLO I HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES WHEN IT GET TO HIDE IS IT OK FOR ME TO GEY A PEICE OF CANDY NON SUGER

 

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WendyB., Community Member
1/24/09 1:40am
If she is taking insulin, than there is a extra amount of insulin for her to take that is told to her by her Dr./nurse for high blood sugars and when she is sick. Have them tell you how much more insulin she needs and write it down and keep it on the refrigerator. Drinking cold water will bring down high blood sugars slowly for type 1 and type 2. Being active. Go for a brisk walk will bring down high blood sugars. Reply
Larry, Community Member
1/16/10 4:28pm

Hi Keshia,

 

I have had type 2 diabetes for over 20 years.  I have always been told to get some exercise.  So I would, for awhile, then I would go back to my random eating habits

which didn't help keep my blood sugars down.  I have been playing with it for years. 

 

Recently, I participated in a program at a health club sponsored , in part, by the ADA.

As soon as I started I realized the immediate results in my sugars coming way down to acceptable levels. Because I wasn't allowed to do any exercise with their equipment until I had my sugars under 250.  I walked on a treadmill for 5 minutes and my sugars came down drastically.  Under 200 even.  It was then that I found the importance of exercise to blood sugars.  I didn't have to kill myself either.  All the exercises were easy, sitting down and easy to perform.  I do not know how old your aunt is, but there were paople in their 80's exercising and exclaming how much better they felt.  Try to get you aunt to walk, go up stairs, sit in a chair and do easy type exercises.  I bet she will find out she will get control of those sugars and feel better at the same time.  She may also have to change her eating habits a bit to go along with it.  I am  66 and stil working at it.  I hope this information helps your aunt.  Good luck.

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SpectreWriter, Community Member
2/15/10 10:13pm

Some exercise (what she can do safely) is good.  The first step is to get rid of the sugars and other carbos she's eating.  You still need SOME, but most people are eating a LOT of stuff that isn't healthy for a diabetic.  Soda pop, candy, breads, pastas, cow's milk, etc., are all chocked full of sugar or something that will become sugar in her system.  I'll about bet that she's eating that sort of thing... and that if she lays off of them, goes to 30-70 carbs per meal, she's going to feel a lot better in a very few days.

 

Of course, there's insulin if she is type-1, or Metformin (pills) if she is type-2.  Do you have a doctor tending to her and her diabetes?  If not, she MUST get in somewhere (besides the ER -- they won't do anything long-term.  I don't know where you're located, but if you get ahold of me and let me know, I'll see what can be found for low cost health providers.

 

Diabetes isn't something to be toying with.  She can lose body parts.  Please tend to this right away!

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