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Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by Jeff6016, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Jeff6016

    Jeff6016 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi
    I'm new here. Diagnosed with Type 2 about four years ago. Regimen - one Glucophage after supper, as much exercise as possible and correct diet (as correct as possible). I've heard and read that Fenugreek is great for controlling sugar, someone else swears by Bitter Melon ... and so on. Is there one that is generally recognised as being a really effective adjunct?
    Thanks
    Jeff
     
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  2. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    welcome here Jeff :)

    how many grams of carbs do you eat on a daily basis ? there isn´t really any suplements really doing the job in lowering ones blood glucose enough..

    maybe it lowers it some but most of the herbs or plants or teas and alike are not healthy eaten in very high amounts every day... cinnamon (the cheapest kind) do lower ones blood glucose some..like when having a tea spoon in a meal...

    the best way in the end is to bite the bullet and get a habit of counting carbs, which in most type 2 diabetics will lower ones blood glucose very rapidly if one is strict .... there is so much wonderful low carb foods one can learn to make

    most type 2 diabetics can only handle less than 100 grams of carbs a day (maybe even only 40 grams or less ) (leveled out on more meals) and that is all carbs counted in
    which is maybe about less than half of what most people do eat every day without cake and sweets...

    there is so much wonderful foods you can treat yourself with even when going low carb :
    https://www.lowcarblab.com/low-carb-snack-ideas-recipes-sweet-salty/
    http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2014/08/07/best-low-carb-snacks/
    https://low-carb-support.com/low-carb-snacks/
     
  3. Jeff6016

    Jeff6016 Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks so much - greatly appreciated.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Whilst some supplements may help a tiny bit, if any were really effective I imagine the powers that be would be manufacturing them in quantity and GP's prescribing them to us.

    Cider vinegar (Mother) is supposed to help.
     
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