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A blood sugar or blood glucose level is the number that often gets spouted off by a person with diabetes (or a family member or a medical professional), telling the world how much sugar is rolling around in their body. (It doesn’t really roll so much as swim. Backstroke or doggy paddle? Have no idea.) For those of you whose beta cells didn’t take early retirement, your blood sugar levels consistently stay between 70 and 130 mg/dl. Doesn’t matter how much you eat, don’t eat, run a marathon, or watch TV all day. Your body does what it’s supposed to do – regulate your blood sugar levels so your body and your brain have the right balance of glucose in your system so you live. Not quite so easy for those with diabetes. We have to do a little a lot a huge stupidly gargantuan amounts of work to keep our blood glucose levels within a range that is doable. Let me start off my explanation of blood sugar levels by channeling one of my favorite people, Bennett Dunlap: “Your Diabetes May Vary.” Every person with diabetes has their own version of what their optimum blood glucose level range is – and that’s between the PWD (person with diabetes) and their medical team. The var Continue reading >>

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  1. Andrea

    My blood glucose level was 129 on my last blood test after fasting overnight with a 6.3 hemoglobin A1C (whatever that means) The doctor tells me if it stays high, he will have to give me medication. I am also recently suffering from high cholesterol for which he is giving me zocor. I also have had high blood pressure over a year and take plendil and diovan to keep it in check. Seems like I fell apart after I turned 60. I do not want to take any more medication. Could anyone tell me how to lower the glucose level without taking another medication? Thanks.

  2. arkie6

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    Originally posted by Andrea:
    My blood glucose level was 129 on my last blood test after fasting overnight with a 6.3 hemoglobin A1C (whatever that means) The doctor tells me if it stays high, he will have to give me medication. I am also recently suffering from high cholesterol for which he is giving me zocor. I also have had high blood pressure over a year and take plendil and diovan to keep it in check. Seems like I fell apart after I turned 60. I do not want to take any more medication. Could anyone tell me how to lower the glucose level without taking another medication? Thanks. Get a copy of "Dr. Bernsteins Diabetes Solution" and/or "The Protein Power Lifeplan". Both of these books advocate reducing the amount of carbohydrates, and in particular sugar and starches (white floor, corn, rice, etc.) to bring bloodsugar and cholesterol levels back under control. Alan S.

  3. Sheriberi

    Listen to arkie6. The Protein Power LifePlan will help you with all the issues you mentioned. I just read it and my mother is reading it. She has high blood pressure and is about 80lbs overweight. She knows 2 people at work who have gone on a low-carb diet for their high cholesterol and it has helped them a lot! I am on it for my diabetes and my blood sugars are a lot lower due to it. I am reducing the amount of medication I am on because I stay away from carbohydrates and I hope to be able to quit taking it altogether.
    Give it a try, and good luck!!

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