Wash Your Hands Before You Check Your Blood Sugar!
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I learned just recently that if you have handled ffood (especially fruit), check your blood sugar without washing your hands, that your blood sugar will be higher than it actually is. I tested this theory and it is true. I handled a banana before breakfast, didn't wash my hands and tested. My sugar was 171. Then I washed my hands and tested again. My sugar was 124. Amazing! I had never thought about this. So many of my results were probably a lot higher than reality.
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Fatigue is a signal that your blood sugar isn't under control. Feeling dizzy or shaky can be a sign of low blood sugar. Numbness or tingling in your hands and feet is sign your blood sugar is elevated. If cuts or Bruises dont heal or you have blurred vision your blood sugar is out of control.Also be thirsty all the time. Don't wait call the doctor and get tested.
Cherries are als foods that lower blood sugar.Avocado contains fiber to help slow down blood sugar increases when added to a meal.Eat small slices of avocado through the day to balance blood sugar. Sweet Potatoes will digest slowly. Sweet Potatoes have positive affect on insulin.Cinnamon has magnesium, which also helps in controlling blood sugar. Cinnamon can help lower your blood sugar. Cinnamon is one of the best things a diabetic can eat to control blood sugar, try some cinnamon stick coffee
cinnamon on apples or baked apples, just try some! Cinnamon can help lower your blood sugar, a cinnamon pill a day for three weeks should show some results. It did for me.
My mother lives with diabetes every day. It is a scary thing when someone you love has extreme highs or lows in their sugar. One thing I learned, is to keep a sugar pack on hand everywhere you go. If your blood sugar drops, and your teeth lock, a family member or friend can take the sugar and pour it around the inside of the bottom lip to bring the blood sugar levels up quickly.
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