Do You Have High Blood Glucose Levels?
If you live with diabetes or pre-diabetes and have to constantly monitor your high blood glucose levels you are surely well aware of the problems high blood sugar can have on your body.
Basically this condition will slow your systems down and (if left unchecked) can cause you to be hospitalized and even die. Managing elevated glucose levels becomes a systemic routine for many people and when glucose gets too high insulin is shot to bring them back into a safe zone.
What is lost in all the drama however is a complete understanding of what causes unsafe blood glucose levels in the first place and what can be done to prevent blood sugar from getting too high. Often this starts with monitoring your the foods you eat and following a safe diabetic friendly diet which is low in foods that quickly metabolize into sugars and that helps you lose weight.
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This however is simply the basics that all diabetics know all to well. What is less known and understood is what kinds of foods not only diminish the prevalence of escalating blood sugar but what foods encourage a better relationship between your insulin levels and high blood glucose.
For instance eating high fiber foods has been shown to regulate blood sugar spikes from meals and keep glucose levels from spiking too high.
Furthermore there are other dietary options at your disposal all which will help to a varying degree.
Foods rich in Vitamin K have been shown to regulate insulin levels and can improve insulin sensitivity in the body. This means that the more Vitamin K you eat the more likely your body will respond to circulating insulin levels and keep high blood sugar levels from developing. You can get plenty of Vitamin K from foods such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and many leafy greens.
The Relationship Between Insulin and Blood Sugar
Another simple way to help manage blood glucose levels is to spice your foods with spices shown to mimic the actions of Vitamin K.
Spice your foods with Turmeric mixed with black pepper to treat insulin resistance or use cinnamon as an aid in regulating insulin resistance, in fact they have even been shown to reverse insulin resistance in some cases.
Whenever you cook if you follow a basic diabetic diet and include some of these helping hand foods, some of which even help in the production of insulin, you should be able to effectively manage elevated blood sugar levels better.
Lastly no glucose management plan would be complete without consistent and routine medical diagnosis and monitoring. Make sure you regularly see you doctor and take the medications prescribed to you.
Medicine, monitoring tools, and equipment such as insulin pumps, insulin pump supplies, etc. have come a long way over the years and your doctor can help you sort it all out.
If however you do an exceptional job at managing your sugar levels with your diet and increased activity levels the medical intervention will be less frequent. Good luck.