8 Interventions for Blood Sugar Control

Written by Jonene Ford

If you have been struggling to manage your blood sugar, this blog post is for you!  Here are 8 easy interventions that you could implement to help!

  1. Cinnamon bark powder – lowers HbA1c levels. This supplement may help those in prediabetic states or diabetes controlled by diet and exercise regulate HbA1c. Talk to your nutritionist or holistic professional to get guidance on dosage.
  1. Low carbohydrate diet – the ketogenic diet has been found to regulate blood glucose. This type of diet would be ideal for those who are finding it difficult to control blood glucose.
  1. Physical activity – physical activity decreases body fat, which in turn decreases insulin resistance. Those with type 2 diabetes or who are at-risk should add 30 minutes of some form of physical activity to their daily lives.
  1. Nutrition education – learning about foods, how they affect the body, and how to make healthy food choices make you better equipped to make good decisions. Hire a health & wellness coach or nutritionist to help!
  1. Weight management – clients who focused on weight management have lowered HbA1c levels. If you are overweight and don’t know where to start, hire a coach to help you lose weight and eventually reach a healthy weight. Invest in yourself!
  1. Mindfulness – in a clinical trial, diabetic patients who participated in a mindfulness program experienced an array of benefits. Find a psychologist or health coach who can help you learn the art of mindfulness.
  1. Mediterranean diet – the Mediterranean diet, rich in polyunsaturated fats, fish and produce, and low in sugar, refined carbohydrates, has been found to effectively control blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  1. Probiotics – Probiotics have been shown to assist in reducing HbA1c levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (and SOOO many other conditions).