Testimonials on the apple cider vinegar natural diabetes treatment procedure were shared by fourty people from September 2009 to December 2010, and the results are summarized in the graph below:
The graph above shows the % reduction in blood sugar levels reported by 20 of the 40 vinegar users with pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes from September 2009 to December 2010.
Some of the users took the blood sugar readings after meals and others in the morning before breakfast but in both cases the average reduction in blood sugar levels after taking the vinegar was about 30%.
The range in reported reading varied from a low of 10% reduction to as much as 60% reduction and some of this varibility could be due to:
Only one of the 40 responders mentioned the this natural home remedy did not work for them.
You can review all their stories below:
We are both type2 diabetics. And use a cocktail with ginger, garlic and ACV and our sugar levels are regularly 7 or under (diabetic over 10 years).
We were discharged from the hospital and seen by practise nurse. We walk regularly and try to eat healthy but even with the odd binge are doing very well.
Location: British Colombia, Canada
Date: December 28, 2010
I've been using apple cider vinegar for years, started as a treatment for kidney stones, which gave immediate relief, then we just kept using it, mostly in place of salad dressing.
We make an awesome marinated salad that keeps for several months in the fridge, and gets better with time. Mostly we feel the benefits of the potassium in the vinegar, but I'm a believer in it's use as a blood sugar reducer and cholesterol reducer.
All I know is that the marinated salad leaves us totally refreshed after a meal instead of lethargic.
I have pre-diabetes and am self-treating through lifestyle changes.
I test my blood sugar every night before I go to bed and then my fasting glucose in the morning. My bedtime readings are usually in the 90's and my morning readings average 106.
I began taking two ACV pills, 450 mg each, when I go to bed and now my morning glucose readings are in the 90's... and always the same or lower than when I went to bed.
I control my daytime sugars very well and was frustrated that my readings would climb overnight. The ACV pills have taken care of that! I'm thrilled.
Have been using ACV for 2 months. 2tbs at bed time.
Morning test are 6.2, 6.8 which is good for me.
Think I will take it in the morning & before supper. I still take metf. daily.
I am a 52 year old female with Non alcoholic fatty liver disease with cirrhosis.
About a month after getting this diagnosis I was also diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Hence the creation of the liver problem.
I started the Janumet pill twice a day to no avail my diabetes progressed quickly I was put on Insulin as well as the Janumet, still my insulin levels were climbing up to the 400's, yea I could feel my liver working over time.
I remembered checking into ACV for weight loss, but didn't stick with it. So I started looking into it for diabetic benefit and wow.
Yesterday I had a blood sugar reading of 405, I took 1 tbsp of ACV and with in 30 minutes it had gone from 405 to 374. Took another tbsp and in 30 minutes down to 352, this morning I had a reading of 177 and at 2:20 this afternoon I was 104. OMG I have tested twice more today after my evening meal and I have stayed mid 100's all day, not once did I go up over 200 today.
I am so grateful I found this out it could possibly save my life and that's no lie. I can't for the life of myself (no pun intended) understand why doesn't every diabetic do this?
I have high cholesterol and am pre-diabetic.
So every morning I make a shake: -2tb ACV -2 cup raw kale -half frozen banana -1 scoop whey protein -1 scoop ground flax seed -cinnamon - ice and a little vanilla flavor.
Mix in strong blender until smooth.
Tastes delicious and I am loosing weight.
I am a type 2 diabetic. I have been struggling to get my blood sugar under control.
The other night after eating supper, I ate a few dill pickles and actually drank some of the juice they were packed in.
About and hour later I checked my blood sugar and it was lower then it had been all day! Amazing !
I had almost forgot about this, but for some reason I decided to check on the internet to see if this was possible. Glad I did.
Now I know it does work and I will be drinking the ACV daily.
I use Aceto Balsamico 4 times a day, after meals and at bed time, either with 1/2 glass water topped up with cranberry juice or with olive oil and soda bread, here in Europe with do not suffer with caramel and/or colourants, it's pure.
I find it very tasty, no soreness or bitterness.
I have been taking the aceto for 1 week and my highest level was 16.2, before I started after being advised by my Diabetic nurse to start eating lots of fruit. (oh hummm)( I was in the 8's before her suggestion)
I am now down to 11.4 and am hopeing to get down to the low 8's by Christmas and my aim is to get down to 5 soon in the new year, so please wish me luck.
I am pre-diabetic with high numbers after a high carb meal.
I am newly trying ACV, and my numbers are definitely lower so will continue, however I will try lemon juice instead, as I have read a study that it will do the job just as well. Maybe it won't be as hard on the throat etc.
If it doesn't work, I will definitely continue with the ACV. I also find that taking the vinegar daily has stopped my hot flashes! I am taking the ACV capsules and they work fine.
Unbelievable --- it works!
How ACV and lifestyle helps my sugars:
By pure numbers I am type 2 diabetic; I inherit this condition from both my bio mom and bio dad. I recently heard about the benefits of ACV for weight loss and diabetes so I thought I'd give it a try.
By eating sensibly, exercising more regularly than I have in the last few years, and taking ACV, I have noticed results in the mirror and in my random sugar testing.
I know, I should test all the time, but I go more by 'feel'. And I feel great, and stable sugar-wise when taking the ACV. Random testing used to have me high in the mornings - 8 - 11 sometimes and since the ACV I am in normal sugar ranges in the morning.
I can't believe how well this has worked for me. My ACV ritual - some (tbsp) in the morning with water and also before bed, and if I think of it, a tsp with water just before a meal.
Had I known ACV would have these benefits, I would have tried this long ago.
Hey guys, get this, me and my wife Connie goes to da sto, there is a little store called Walmart just down de road, and she comes out with a bottle of acv, well, we gets to de house and she says to me, "look acv up on the internet," so's I did, and got this website.
Long story short we go to the bbq place and my sugar level usually shoots up and I have to take a metformin to calm it down.
We just got home and my level was 121 after ribs, potato salad and beans, with no sweet tea.
lol, I'm hooked,,,, and I do know how to spell , I was just funnin.
I'm a new diabetic, meds didn't work so had to go on insulin shots.
I'm eager to see how ACV works on my high numbers!
BUT, I can attest that ACV stops LEG CRAMPS in their tracks!
Mine can be so bad it looks like aliens are in my legs, from all the spasms and twitching! I can sleep at night now, it's amazing!
I am type 2 diabetic . Recently I started taking coconut vinegar (about 60 ml) prior (to) each meal and my diabetic readings have dropped from average 140 to 110 pre prandial.
Great stuff and most inexpensive diabetic treatment. I advise it for all diabetics whether type 1 or 2.
Note from: apple-cider-vinegar-benefits-com –- The use of apple cider vinegar, or other vinegars, as help in the treatment of diabetes, has been shown to be effective in the case of prediabetics and type 2 diabetics. We are not aware of any benefits for type 1 diabetics.
I have type II diabetes and was on medication for about 8 years. About a month ago I started an exercise program and decided to change my diet.
One night I decided to take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for my blood pressure during the week I notice that my blood sugar reading was down from 140-147 to 104 -114 daily.
I realized it was the ACV. I been spreading the word to all my friends who are diabetics. I want everyone who is reading to believe ACV does work.
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I've had the symptoms of Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) for the past 5 years (also called insulin resistant, pre-diabetic, or metabolic syndrome: high sugar, high triglycerides, high cholesterol).
My condition has gone undiagnosed. I've been self-monitoring / self-managing for the past 10 days.
I exercised 10-20 minutes 1 hour after every meal. During the past 10 days, I took 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 1/2 cup of water before every meal and at bedtime.
I checked my blood glucose levels upon rising (6:30 a.m.)and two hours after lunch (2:00 p.m.) My morning glucose levels dropped from 122 to 91 and my afternoon glucose levels dropped from 126 to 97.
Coupled with a strict diet, I also lost a lot of weight during the past 10 days.
Using apple cider vinegar and monitoring my glucose levels has been the best thing for me.
I have been on ACV for six months now and my doctor wants to take me off all my type two diabetes meds.
My numbers were 10 to 11, now under 5.
I exercise each day and eat a well balanced diet and it works, the acv really works!
Location: Washington, United States
Date: July 04, 2010
Amazing. I was not feeling well last night before bed and ended up having a dill pickle of all things... not ACV but vinegar none the less.
I immediately felt a difference and this morning I feel a hundred percent better.
I'm a type II diabetic and have now become a believer in vinegar as an aide to keeping my blood sugar levels low.
I will now begin to use ACV every day at every meal and also at bedtime!
I was recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes.
Metformin twice a day and 1/2 Glimepiride tablet once a day. Numbers were coming down but not enough.
Started using 2T of ACV in Crystal lite 4 times a day. In the morning, before lunch, before supper, and before bed.
Blood sugar levels have dropped significantly. I am so thrilled with the results I am sharing the good news with anyone who will listen.
My fasting blood sugar was at 229 it is now at 122. This is nothing to sneeze at.
It is so cost effective and not hard to do at all. What have you got to loose?
I was just going to add my two bits. I have been a Type II diabetic for 14 years.
I recently heard about the medicinal benefits of ACV. I would have to say I have become a believer.
I was generally having morning readings in the mid- to high 200's. since I added ACV to my diet,( I take a 2 tblsp "shot" from shot glass) 3x a day and my numbers have been incredible!
I generally have a morning reading in double digits (72-98) and my daytime and evening pre-meal ones are in the 110-150s.
I am going to see my doctor next week and see what he thinks. It has been a "blessed" 4 weeks!
Hi, I've been taking ACV for 5 days now, morning after meals and night, taking about 2 tbls with water, my sugar was averaging 14, I've just tested my blood and it is down to 9.9 in 5 days.
I don't know if its all down to the ACV as I'm also taking fenugreek capsules bitter melon capsules Gymnema Sylvestre capsules.
I've also cut out meat, margarine, cakes etc, and I've adopted a healthy diet, I'm drinking lemon juice in boiled water in the morning, eating oats with chia seeds and ground flax seeds and cinnamon mixed in.
I've also included the budwig diet that I take once a day, I'll let you know if my sugar gets any less.
2 tablespoons in eight ounces of water before each meal and at bedtime, is the solution for me.
That, in addition to weight loss, has saved my life of daily medications.
Please consult your doctor before you stop your medications.
I have been taking 2 Tbsp. of ACV mixed with 4-6 oz. of water prior to eating anything that is high in carbs.
This always works in keeping my blood sugar levels down by 20%-40% vs. not taking the ACV. Sometimes I'll forget to take it before eating high carb foods so I'll take it afterwards and it works about the same.
I've read that you can mix a little baking soda (about 1/4 tsp.) with the ACV if the ACV bothers your stomach. I haven't tried this so I'm not sure what the results are, but it's supposed to be better for your teeth.
Much like Marilyn, I was searching for something to stop the itching of uticaria that had developed several months ago.
I also used the ACV that contains the mother and it soothed it on contact. The redness is also resolving and to date all the prescription medication I have been given has not had much effect on the condition.
I think we may be onto something!
I am also a type II diabetic so I will add the vinegar to my diet and see if there is a change in my glucose readings.
I am using apple cider vinegar for a condition called chronic urtacaria & really come by it by accident.
Rattling through cupboards to see what could help with horrible itching, I decided to apply apple cider vinegar with the mother & was more than surprised just how well this has worked for me.
Given that I see Specialists all the time for my condition & nothing has worked, ACV has given me so much & I would like to see so many other sufferers give this a go.
I also have pre-diabetes & have seen the numbers fall, I am a true believer.
After reading about the benefits of taking apple cider vinegar, I have been taking 2 tbls. in a glass of water with a little honey and have found that my blood sugar level has dropped by an average of 40%.
I'm a believer.
I've had type 2 diabetes since 2004. My morning fasting numbers had been climbing in the last few months, normally averaging 140-150, with daytime numbers fluctuating between 150-160. [on Metformin 2X a day]
My doctor wanted to start me on Byetta as well as the pills, but at this point, it 's not a mandatory thing. I decided to try the ACV and see what it might do.
I started it at night - 2 tablespoons before bedtime. My morning fasting # was 131 - a significant drop. I followed up with another 2 tablespoons in the morning. Throughout the day my after meals numbers were 113 and 128. I took another dose at bedtime and the next morning, my fasting number was 111. Evening number was 121.
I purposefully went off of the ACV for a day and my evening after meal number went back up to 143. This was proof enough for me that the ACV is definitely working.
I'm going to try mixing it in my crystal light, because either taking it straight with a drink chaser or mixing it in just water is too harsh for my throat.
I've just recently learned about the ACV/lower blood sugar connection, and have been trying it for only a few days.
I haven't tried the bedtime one yet, but will tonight.
Just wanted to share that after a dinner out last night, my two-hour check was 197. I drank about a 1-1/2 tbs. of ACV. Two hours later my sugar was 93. Yes, I was impressed.
Will continue this regimen. So far, no stomach upset. I usually drink it in water with stevia.
I have had type 2 diabetes for 7 years and always have high fasting sugars.
I have started taking 1 tbsp. ACV with a little water each evening. My fasting blood sugar has never been as low. It was always about 8.5(150 on the US scale). It is now regularly around 7(126 US scale).
I'm a believer!
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Date: February 20, 2010
Two Weeks ago the Doctor put me on 500mg Metaformin twice daily during meals. My Blood Sugar was 13.4 mmol/L.
I have been taking ACV twice a day and today my reading was 7.4 two weeks later. I was delighted.
I can't exercise much because of 2 bad hips and a knee, but have been trying to watch what I eat.
Thanks to this site. I have also started giving my kitty some ACV and I can see it has helped her eyes and skin condition.
I was just advised by my doctor that I was in the early stage of diabetes.
My parents also have diabetes. I quickly turned to the internet to find a natural remedy. The above testimonies have given me the courage to use ACV.
At present I am adding it to my drinking water. I use bottled water. I open two bottles each morning, drink a large swallow and fill that space with ACV.
I will also try the Vinegar, water and sweetener. I think I will take it one step further and add some olive oil for my salad dressing.
I use organic vinegar,1 tablespoon in a glass of water in the morning.
It lowers my blood pressure. My latest reading 121/61. Normally 140/70/80, which my Dr. says I need meds. Hmmm...no.
I also have type 2 diabetes . I do not take any meds for, I've had this disease for over 20 years, I use dandelion root, fenugreek seed, cinnamon and black/green tea, I'm still here. I have used for the last 2 years, stevia as a sweetener, no side affects. NONE.
Natural raw vinegar with mother is what you want to consume, not store bought!
As far as lowering my blood sugar, slightly, but maybe if I would consume more, possibly, I have to keep checking my sugar, and will post here again and let you all know.
I have been a type 2 diabetic for three years and have struggled with high glucose levels in the morning vs bedtime glucose.
A few months ago I started drinking a 6oz cup of water with a tablespoon of ACV at bedtime - my glucose levels have been lower than my bedtime glucose - finally.
I have been diabetic (type 2) for about 3 years and through a variety of measures (supplements and diet) have managed to get my HeA1C readings down from 9.3 to 5.7 without medications.
That said, I recently had a nice lunch out and was alarmed that my 2 hour post meal readings were 191.
I took 2 tablespoons of ACV and also a teaspoon of cinnamon, a tablespoon of Fenugreek powder and a tablespoon of turmeric. I exercised on a treadmill for 1 hour, supposedly doing 750 calories of work. My blood sugar dropped to 81.
I have never seen such a drop before (the most was 30 points in 1.5 hours). Not very scientific, but a real observation.
I have been diagnosed with pre diabetes but I am not taking any medicines instead I have started 40 - 45 min. of brisk walk, cutting down in red meat & poultry and taking Jamun (India black berry or black plum or Syzygium cumin - a fruit native to India found during monsoon June - August) and Vinegar after meals.
This has a very positive effect on my sugar level and I have almost controlled my sugar levels.
One month of two teaspoons ACV in water, before meals and my pre diabetic numbers have reduced by at least 10 percent.
In fact one day they dipped to 65 after exercise which I quickly remedied.
I also take 500mg Metaformin twice daily during meals.
Will try the evening 2 tablespoons with cheese next. I do not want diabetes and will continue with this regime which is suiting me well and I like vinegar too.
I have type 1 diabetes for 52 years and in the summer time I would make a bowel of fresh vegetables for to snack or have to eat with my sandwich at Lunch and some times I would have it at Dinner time.
I would cut up a skinned cucumber, 2 or 3 tomato's and an sweet onion in a bowl fill the bowl with Apple Cider Vinegar and add a little water and a couple of packets of sweeter if you like and let marinate over night. Every day or two I would just add more vegetables to the mix.
I got to notice that my blood sugars were on target in the morning and not knowing why until on the news they said vinegar helped to control the high-carbohydrate meal I had.
Now I have added it to my daily meal. I like to dip the edge of my sandwich into the mixture to.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date: October 03, 2009
I have noticed that when I use white vinegar on my food during the day that my glucose has had significant drops.
In the last 6 days I have gone from a glucose reading of 122 to 102.
I have found it effective in lowering early morning glucose (by 2% without cheese).
However, how to deal with upset stomach. I use Asephex.
Any idea to have apple cider and not have stomach problem.
Some people find that adding the apple cider vinegar to a juice drink, such as orange juice or an orange and cranberry juice mix, helps them to avoid upset stomach problems and greatly improves taste.
Name: Frank Smith
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date: September 04, 2011
Keep taking ACV. The stomach problems will go away. The healing has just begun. I had diabetes for 21 years now and have experienced everything.
I have just started with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning and my blood sugar has not changed much.
I have been doing it this way for a month now.
From now On, I will use it in the evening as well and see how that works.
I hope that this can help. I do not take meds. More later.