Q. What are the different ways to reduce high blood sugar levels without medication?

Answered by
Sumiya Sulthana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 26, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am a 32 year old male and recently I went to the hospital for a regular checkup. I got to know my blood sugar levels are high. The laboratory report mentions that my RBS (resting blood sugar) is 251 mg/dL, fasting blood sugar is 191 mg/dL and after food, it is 317 mg/dL. My HbA1c is 8.3 %. My physician prescribed Glycomet 500 mg twice a day but I am scared to take the medication because of its side effects. Can you please suggest other ways to control my blood sugar levels, like diet and exercise?



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I read your query and can understand your concern.

A lifestyle modification will definitely help you to manage diabetes, however, since your blood sugar levels are high it is good to start with Glycomet tablet as it is safe and does have any side effects. You can stop it gradually.

1. Divide your meals into small portions and incorporate fiber and vegetables.

2. Walk for 35 to 40 minutes after each meal and manage stress.

3. Have milk with 2 to 3 almonds without sugar after waking up, and for breakfast, you can have any Indian breakfast without sugar, jam, jelly, or jaggery. In the midmorning, have a vegetable salad or sprouts, and in the afternoon, have salad or chapati for lunch. For an evening snack, you can have fruit or poha (flattened rice). Dinner can be chapatis with vegetables and milk at bedtime. Hope this helps. Thank you and take care.

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