While medication by itself can prove to be quite helpful in keeping blood sugar levels under control, there are also plenty of natural remedies that can help do the same and without nasty side-effects. A recent study found that consuming Vitamin C could help lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. Moreover, it was also found that Vitamin C could even keep blood pressure under control which meant that it was good for heart health as well. Glenn Wadley from Deakin University in Australia says that the results of consuming Vitamin C could help millions of people living with diabetes.
''We found that participants had a significant 36 per cent drop in the blood sugar spike after meals. This also meant that they spent almost three hours less per day living in a state of hyperglycaemia," Wadley said. "This is extremely positive news as hyperglycaemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in people living with type 2 diabetes," he said.
The researchers further added that the dose of Vitamin C used was ten times as much as normally taken and that people could readily buy Vitamin C products from most food stores. "Vitamin C's antioxidant properties can help counteract the high levels of free radicals found in people with diabetes, and it's encouraging to see this benefits a number of the disease's common comorbidities, such as high blood pressure," he said.
This can come in really handy for people who have a hard time managing their diabetes levels despite taking the right medication. Stay tuned for more updates.