Ways to lower high blood sugar:

Hi all,

Petunia has a question for us about lowering high blood sugar:

“Hi there,
I would like to know what can I do to bring down my sugar. I have Type 2 diabetes, I’m on Actraphane 30/70 and I don’t have a proper diabetes diet.”

What do you suggest?

The obvious ones that spring to mind are:

1. Eat lots of fresh vegetables, wholegrains, lean protein and no refined carbohydrates.
2. Steer clear of treats like cookies, biscuits, fizzy drinks and sweets.
3. Drink lots of water.
4. Exercise a little every day – even if it’s just walking around the block.
5. Lose weight if necessary.

What do you have to add? Let’s help Petunia out!


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5 Responses to “Ways to lower high blood sugar:”

  1. Victor May 18, 2012 1:33 pm #

    I am also type2 – I find the best thing is exercise. Sometimes you can’t avoid the carbs, but if you walk, run or cycle 30min per day – you can reduce the sugar levels significantly

  2. Fiona May 22, 2012 9:11 am #

    Dear Petunia,
    Daibetes is not an easy quick fix ever.It is important to manage this condition in the best way always and this means getting a lot of HELP!!. I suggest you find a Dietician or a diabetes Educator in your area and schedule an appointment a soon as possible. In order to understand this condition its so important to understand how food and your medication impact on your glucose levels. It becomes so easy with this help!

  3. tish January 9, 2014 10:54 pm #


    I am T2. I am on LCHF (low carb high fat), it helps to lose weight but more importantly, it brings my numbers down. Google low carb fruits & veg and you get a good indication.
    Also Google The Diet Doctor, a really great diet for diabetics.
    I agree with the others on exercise.

    What are you numbers? Do you test daily with a meter?

  4. tish January 9, 2014 10:58 pm #

    Thank you Sweet Life and Editor for this wonderful communication forum. So needed and great to chat to other D – SA ‘ns.

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