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Apple Cider Vinegar

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by Ange1a65, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I just bought mine from Holland & Barret tonight @Energize, a wee experiment for my DP. As I'll be looking to counter the effects of DP and my innate morning rise - I'd be looking at taking my tablets with my evening meal. It does say on the back of the box to take with a meal, so I'm going to follow this advice initially to see how I go. Any findings, I'll be sure to post back with here:)
     
  2. Energize

    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much @GrantGam

    I'm considering it for the same reason, ie DP. My readings in the mornings, start slightly higher than I'd like but then rise, particularly after having a shower and don't get back to reasonable levels until lunchtime, ie 3-4 hours, in spite of having a low carb breakfast, ie coffee with cream, piece of cheese or ham

    I think I'll give it a try too ;) ... and will post back!
     
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  3. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So no success with the ACV tablets unfortunately... See I told you I'd be back:) My fasting BG has become awful since attempting to introduce some more carbs into my diet. For me, anything more than 130g/140g carbs per day means horrendous DP... I've tried around 180g/200g for the past week and I'm up around 11-15mmol/l every morning. The ACV can't compete I'm afraid.

    I read time and time again about the importance of the supplements containing "the mother", I still don't understand what that is. Do my tablets contain then, I don't know - it doesn't say on the box!

    In terms of dose, it says take 2-6 tablets per day with a meal. I've been taking 5 with my dinner - which equates to 1500mg.

    That's about all I have to say:/
     
  4. joeninty90

    joeninty90 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Morning i take it 1st thing in the morning and last thing at night. I was on 3 500 metformin tabs a day don't take any now don't check my blood sugar either. I walk 6miles every day and feel great
     
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  5. cadd79

    cadd79 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have found if I use any type of vinegar in a salad dressing... Like olive oil and vinegar my sugar levels really drop. I do find it hard to take by itself but in a salad it's good!
     
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    My reading tells me that taking it before meals can cut the rise in glucose by up to 50%. So I try to remember to drink 1 tablespoon diluted in a lot of nice cold water just before meals. I really can't see how it could matter how much water you drink with it. I've no idea if it is making a difference, probably not, quite honestly, but I had a huge bottle left over from years ago when it was said to help prevent arthritis so I'm glad to find a use for it. NB you should not brush your teeth straight after drinking it as I think it could loosen the enamel, as can many other foods and drinks.
     
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    Be careful not all ACVs are uniform in the sugar amounts they have, and its also dependent on the kind of mother apple they are made with so it can be a bit of a minefield.
     
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  8. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    at 140gm of carbs a day you are already eating twice the amount I could ever manage without gaining weight and well over twice what I am eating now I am diagnosed - all my readings would be high, not just the first test - so you are doing well even if the vinegar didn't work for you.
     
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