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5 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Sugar Levels

The number of people who have diabetes is on the rise. More and more people are overweight and leading an inactive lifestyle which makes it more likely for one to develop diabetes. If you have diabetes, you have to think of some natural ways to lower blood sugar with you since your body cannot process insulin or simply does not produce enough of it. Insulin processes the sugar or glucose from the food you eat and provides the energy to fuel your body. When the glucose is not processed through the body it stays in the blood therefore raising the amount of sugar in your blood. This condition is referred to as high blood sugar or hyperglycemia. This is a dangerous situation as it starves the organs that need the glucose and harms other organs that are receiving too much blood sugar. This condition damages the eyes, nerves, kidneys and blood vessels.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common. Around ninety percent of people who have diabetes suffer from type 2. In this type the body produces the …

What Are the Normal Blood Glucose Levels?

What exactly is blood glucose? Well it is the food source for our cells and we get glucose primarily by eating carbohydrates. The carbohydrates go in as food then are transformed into sugar. These sugar or blood glucose levels are controlled by insulin and glucagons. Insulin is an essential hormone released from the pancreas when sugar levels rise.

A normal blood sugar should fall below 150 mg, but not any lower than 70 mg. If your blood sugar is not, within this range, it is time to see the doctor and here is why:
• Constantly being above 150 mg is an indicator of high blood sugar
• Consistently being below 70 mg is an indicator of low blood sugar.

These blood sugar levels are what are known as hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia respectively. The worst of the two is the last one this condition can be potentially life threatening. Here are some signs of hypoglycemia:
• Being chronically tired or lethargic
• Increased mood swing in particular irritability
• Passing out
• Confusion or serious memor…