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charlitad
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Blood Sugar

Hi All,

So I've been reading about the study of apple cider vinegar and how it may lower blood sugar numbers. Last night, I tried a couple of teaspoons full w/a glass of Crystal Light with my usual bedtime snack of string cheese and cucumbers.

This morning at 7:10 am, my FBG was 122 (it's been averaging in the 120's). I didn't sleep well last night and woke up late. Rushing to get to work, I missed my average breakfast and munched on 1/4 of a cucumber and a handful of almonds on the way to work. At 10 am, I checked my BG and it was 147. Since I have been faithfully monitoring my BG since my "diagnosis", I can say with some confidence that it has never been that high since 4/6...when it was 176 (I had just begun changing my diet.). Since then it has been steady for the most part at 110-117, mid morning, about 2-3 hours after eating breakfast.

I was feeling a little dizzy, too. I was shocked when I checked my BG. Does anyone know what may be happening? Did I not eat enough? If not, why the rise? Could it be the vinegar? The lack of sleep? I'm very confused. And a little upset. I was doing so well. I wanted to be stable on my own so my doctor won't give me any medicine. Char

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cactus8
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How long did you delay your breakfast from the usual time? Having breakfast pretty soon after waking benefits me, if I do not my morning numbers are usually higher than when I do. Nuts are usually part of a safe breakfast for me when i incorporate them as far as post breakfast numbers go.
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charlitad
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Blood Sugar

I took my FBG at 7:10 am, before my feet even touched the floor. Then, on the drive inn to work, I ate the almonds and cucumber between 7:45 and 8:10 am. So, 35 minutes or so.

Char
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Blood Sugar

Hi Char...For me, if I don't sleep well, I usually have higher numbers. That, paired with your rushing to get ready, eating a different type breakfast would probably be contributing factors. I don't know about how vinegar would impact so will leave that to others for a response. On the positive side, you have done very well since diagnosis so don't let one increased reading through you off!!
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Blood Sugar

Char Anderson (4/26/2010)
Hi All,

So I've been reading about the study of apple cider vinegar and how it may lower blood sugar numbers. Last night, I tried a couple of teaspoons full w/a glass of Crystal Light with my usual bedtime snack of string cheese and cucumbers.

This morning at 7:10 am, my FBG was 122 (it's been averaging in the 120's). I didn't sleep well last night and woke up late. Rushing to get to work, I missed my average breakfast and munched on 1/4 of a cucumber and a handful of almonds on the way to work. At 10 am, I checked my BG and it was 147. Since I have been faithfully monitoring my BG since my "diagnosis", I can say with some confidence that it has never been that high since 4/6...when it was 176 (I had just begun changing my diet.). Since then it has been steady for the most part at 110-117, mid morning, about 2-3 hours after eating breakfast.

I was feeling a little dizzy, too. I was shocked when I checked my BG. Does anyone know what may be happening? Did I not eat enough? If not, why the rise? Could it be the vinegar? The lack of sleep? I'm very confused. And a little upset. I was doing so well. I wanted to be stable on my own so my doctor won't give me any medicine. Char



I doubt very much that the vinegar had anything to do with it. It could be a combination of stress (from rushing) bad sleep (sleep does really affect numbers) and not eating enough.

I don't know what getting upset will do for the numbers. It sure doesn't help. Also if you needed glasses to see better would you be upset? Would you feel like a failure because you needed them? Medication is not a form of failure, and if you need it to help you achieve good results it can help you from being more stressed.

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charlitad
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Blood Sugar

I don't know if this makes any sense, but I kind of enjoy working towards the goal of lowering my blood sugar through diet and exercise. Except for grad school, I've never been so organized and regimented. Doctors have told me before to lose weight because of my high blood pressure and GERD. They gave me meds and I was satisfied with controlling the symptoms and not the cause so I made no effort to change my eating habits or sedentary lifestyle. I even smoked cigarettes back then, too. But now with the big "D", enough's enough!!! I will control this.

Don't get me wrong, if it comes to meds, I will do what I am advised to do. But for now, I am so proud of where I've come. I don't feel like a failure at all. I haven't weighed in yet, but I'd even hazard to guess that I've lost a few lbs. Maybe I won't have to take any medication at all for a long time or ever. I just get upset when I don't know what's happening. That's why I come here.

Thanks
Char
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Char Anderson (4/26/2010)
I don't know if this makes any sense, but I kind of enjoy working towards the goal of lowering my blood sugar through diet and exercise. Except for grad school, I've never been so organized and regimented. Doctors have told me before to lose weight because of my high blood pressure and GERD. They gave me meds and I was satisfied with controlling the symptoms and not the cause so I made no effort to change my eating habits or sedentary lifestyle. I even smoked cigarettes back then, too. But now with the big "D", enough's enough!!! I will control this.

Don't get me wrong, if it comes to meds, I will do what I am advised to do. But for now, I am so proud of where I've come. I don't feel like a failure at all. I haven't weighed in yet, but I'd even hazard to guess that I've lost a few lbs. Maybe I won't have to take any medication at all for a long time or ever. I just get upset when I don't know what's happening. That's why I come here.

Thanks

Char


Char you're not a robot, and there are going to be many times when the numbers change and you'll never discover why. I think we've discussed this before.

It happens to all of us regardless of if we take medication or not and no matter how long we've had it.

By all means try to find a reason, but it really isn't productive to get upset every time there are changes. And above all, realize that while you do have a great deal of control of your body, you will never have complete control.

The only thing constant about diabetes is change.

Lizzy
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Here's some useful links, click on the titles


Testing 101
 
 All About Carbs

Resources For The Un-insured and Discount Medicine and Equipment

LizzyLou Videos



Lizzy's Blog
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Blood Sugar

I think apple cider vinegar ( the cloudy stuff you get in a health food store) has been listed as a "cure all" for most everything. I tried it for something in the past but can't remember what the reason was and it didn't do anything except pucker my lips! Great on a salad though!

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There is some evidence to suggest that some vinegars/acids may lower the glycemic load of high glycemic index foods, eg, if you had a side salad with a vinaigrette dressing and pasta, the impact of the pasta may be lessened, but that's about all I think.
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Blood Sugar

Yes, I do recall that is what the limited research shows, so maybe I shouldn't bother with dosing myself with Apple Cider Vinegar. I'll just stick with my usual snack and let the chips fall where they may. This was a failed experiment.

So, here's another, I read somewhere that a brief walk (10 minutes) before bed, might lower my FBG #'s. Does anyone have any information on that?

Char