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Posted By : Nana Monster - 9/3/2017 5:06 PM
I'm wondering if anyone else out there uses an infared sauna. I was put on metformin and as usual I got
sick from it and had to stop after 2 weeks. Am on glyburide as the herbal I was using (and it really worked)
changed their formulation and so it stopped working. I decided to use the sauna on 110 degrees for 40
minutes per night. It's been a week now and I've dropped to 125-160 for starting numbers in the
morning which is fantastic for me. I started climbing to nearly 250+. I drink at least 16 oz of water
when I'm in there and also use Sweet Sweat which is an external thermogenic. Just curious if anyone
else has tried this.

Posted By : Lanie G - 9/3/2017 6:46 PM
Hi and welcome back! I do not use a sauna and I have no idea why that would affect your blood sugar. As always, you should realize that our blood sugar reflects what we eat. The more carbs you eat, the higher your blood sugar will be.

What have you been eating?
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Posted By : Nana Monster - 9/3/2017 7:09 PM
My numbers have always run funny. I was reading about saunas and sugar after I posted and it's supposed to raise your numbers. Glyburide is supposed to help you lose weight. Well, I gained 5 pounds and lowered my numbers....as always, I'm backwards yeah I stopped eating bananas and instead take a supplement. I use absolutely NO condiments and all my drinks are plain coffee, tea or water. Don't do soda or juices either. Plain meat with a few spices to flavor them. Haven't done peanut butter on my hot dogs in a long while but I do use cheese on them....no buns either.

With the metformin it was blinding headaches, body aches from Hades, fatigue and blurred vision. I go back to the doctors on Tuesday and I'll let you know how I make out. This afternoon before lunch the number was 131 which for me is fantastic. I've always run higher than normal with the lowest I've ever had was 76 and that was after 4 days of push mowing 4 hours a day. I felt horrible with it that low. Are some of us built where we need more to survive than others?? Thanks, Lanie.

Posted By : Lanie G - 9/3/2017 8:02 PM
Bananas are high in carbs. Plain peanut butter without the added sugar is fine if you don't eat half a jar. tongue Cheese, hot dogs, plain coffee and tea are also fine, although some people are concerned about cholesterol in cheese and nitrates in hot dogs - but for blood sugar, they shouldn't be a problem. Lots of vegetables, both raw and cooked, as well as all leafy greens (raw and cooked) are good and nutritious. Celery! It makes a great snack with peanut butter or cheese. Spices are fine. (Go easy on the salt.)

Your physical activity is great and that helps blood sugar.

Please click on the link in my signature and look for "What is normal blood sugar?" down the page.

Best wishes.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

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