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Old 07-05-2008, 03:04 AM   #1
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Lowering blood sugar levels.

Hi, I don't know a lot about diabetes but I have some family members who are type 2 diabetics. One of them being 81 years of age. She has been very sick lately from an infection and just been diagnosed with cancer and her blood sugar has been through the roof. Are there any kinds things she can do or foods she can eat that will help to lower her blood sugar level?

Any input would be very much appreciated.

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Old 07-13-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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Re: Lowering blood sugar levels.

Alycia,
Absolutely, there is plenty she can do to lower her blood sugars. My daughter is type 1 and does not have to take medication. She is an alkavorian. She eats foods that are alkaline and not acidic. Acidic foods are not good for the body. Make sure water she is drinking is alkaline. Tap water and bottled water for the most part is acidic. You can buy ph strips to test urine ph and water ph. Please educate yourself you can help her.

 
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:14 PM   #3
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Re: Lowering blood sugar levels.

Infections tend to dramatically affect blood sugar, so it's not surprising that she is having BG issues. I would suggest to you that she should try and eat low carb meals if she is only on oral meds, since she cannot correct for her carbs with a short term insulin. It may be that she needs to increase her meds while recovering from the infection. Please speak to her endo regarding this, and do not allow the other doctors or hospital staff to ignore her high blood sugar, as many tend to do in the hospital (it's very frustrating that they put it as a last priority). Make sure you or she advocates for herself and doesn't let the high blood sugar slide. Good luck!

 
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