Adjusting sugar level

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Hello, 

I just wanted to ask how long it takes to adjust from high blood sugar to lower blood sugar levels?

Thank you 

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    Hi Aaliyah, but can you be more specific?

    Do you mean just after a meal, or when you've just been diagnosed and starting on meds?  Your blood sugar levels can change within an hour or so normally, if you don't even have diabetes.  In other cases need to understand exactly what you're asking.

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      Hi, sorry should have been more specific 

      I meant if a diet of a person was high in sugar and the person cut down in sugar, meaning going from a high blood sugar level to a lower blood sugar level, due to the change in diet, how long does it take for a person's body to adjust to the new lower blood suagr level numbers? 

      Thank you for your time 

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    Hi Aaliyah, well your blood sugar depends on how well your pancreas is functioning and other things, not just diet.  But if your diet was bad and your blood sugar was high for a long time, but you were not taking meds for it, I believe the change in your blood sugar readings should be pretty fast.  If it doesn't adjust after a couple of weeks either you haven't fixed your diet yet or you're just not producing enough insulin and should probably see the doctor.

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    My mother was on full insulin following diabetic ketoacidosis. From the start, I had her on a gluten-free Paleo style diet with limited fruit. After a month, her blood sugar was stable but still high and we started transitioning to oral meds (metformin). After another two months, I started transitioning her off the metformin and used some herbs. After she was completely off the oral meds, it was only another month before her morning blood sugar levels were 90 and falling. 

    She stayed with the extremely strict diet for about 4 months, once she was off the prescription medication, I slowly introduced more fruits and even a little more bread, limited sweets, and even some ice cream.  Now it’s been nearly two years and she hasn’t relapsed, though, she still maintains a high protein diet with minimal treats. Oh, also all organic, prepared fresh at home.

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    Hi Aaliyah..

    Its up to you and your diet schedule. In your diet schedule reduce sugar source content like Carbohydrates in your food. If you cut out these things you can see the result within a month. 

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