Vinegar and Diabetes
French translation

"Vinegar appears to have effects similar to
some of the most popular medications for diabetes."

Vinegar and diabetes, what do they have to do with each other?
Quite a bit!

According to recent academic studies, vinegar slows the rise of blood sugar levels after you have eaten a meal and when taken at bed time, vinegar lowers morning blood sugar levels.

Professor Carol Johnston PhD, working on the subject of vinegar and diabetes with her research team from the department of nutrition at Arizona state university, have published results on the following four studies:
  1. Apple cider vinegar before meals.
  2. Apple cider vinegar before bedtime.
  3. Apple cider vinegar during meals for healthy adults.
  4. ACV for healthy adults with prediabetes.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Before Meals
Vinegar and Diabetes Study #1

The research team from Arizona state university, have recently shown that drinking apple cider vinegar slows the rise of blood sugar after the consumption of a high-carbohydrate meal.

The results are reported in the scientific journal Diabetes Care in 2004. (See reference 1)

Test Procedure - Vinegar and Diabetes

In this study 29 people were given a breakfast of orange juice and a bagel, which contained a total of 87 grams of carbohydrates.
Two minutes before the meal, half of the subjects were given 20 grams (about 4 teaspoons) of apple cider vinegar mixed with 40 grams water and 1 teaspoon saccharine. The other half were given a placebo drink.
A cross over trial was conducted a week later, at which time the placebo group received the vinegar.

The participants' blood sugar levels were measured before and after the breakfast. They were classified into 3 separate groups as follows:

  • 10 people with type 2 diabetes
  • 11 people with prediabetes (insulin resistant)
  • 8 healthy control people (insulin sensitive)

Test Results - Vinegar and Diabetes

Analysis of the results showed that in all 3 groups the consumption of apple cider vinegar slowed the rise of blood sugar after the high-carbohydrate breakfast:
For the group with prediabetes, their blood sugar levels after the meal dropped by 34%.

For the group with type 2 diabetes, their blood sugar levels dropped by 19%.

Observations and Conclusions - Vinegar and Diabetes

Based on these results and two other recent studies, (see references 2 & 3), Dr Johnston thinks that the vinegar tonic interferes with the absorption of high-carbohydrate foods which reduces the blood sugar rise that normally occurs after a meal.

In her words," The acetic acid in vinegar may inhibit enzymes that digest starch so that carbohydrate molecules aren't available for absorption and are eliminated as fecal matter."
" Vinegar appears to have effects similar to some of the most popular medications for diabetes" (Acarbose or Metformin) continues professor Johnston and "Further investigations to examine the efficacy of vinegar as an antidiabetic therapy are warranted."

This is especially important given that a 50% increase in the number of Americans with type 2 diabetes is expected in the next 25 years.

In addition, the Diabetes Prevention Program and STOP-NIDDM, two recent large-scale trials, have shown that therapeutic agents used to improve insulin sensitivity in diabetes, may also delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in people with prebiabetes.


(1.) Johnston C, Kim C, Buller A: Vinegar improves insulin sensitivity to a high- carbohydrate meal in subjects with insulin resistance or diabetes. Diabetes Care 27:281-282, 2004 ( Web Link )

(2.) Ogawa N, Satsu H, Watanabe H, Fukaya M, Tsukamoto Y, Miyamoto Y, Shimizu M: Acetic acid suppresses the increase in disacchatidase activity that occurs during culture of Caco-2 cells. J Nutr 130:507-513, 2000

(3.) Fushimi T, Tayama K, Fukaya M, Kitakoshi K, Nakai N, Tsukamoto Y, Sato Y: Acetic acid feeding enhances glycogen repletion in liver and skeletal muscle of rats. J Nutr 131:1973-1977, 2001 ( Web Link )

Apple Cider Vinegar Before Bedtime
Vinegar and Diabetes Study #2

In August 2007 a second trial was conducted at Arizona State University, this time to determine the effect apple cider vinegar would have on the fasting blood sugar levels of people with type 2 diabetes.

Test Procedure - Vinegar and Diabetes

11 people with type 2 diabetes, who were not taking insulin but were taking prescription oral antidiabetic medication, were given either 1 oz cheese and water (placebo group) or 1 oz cheese and 2 tablespoons of vinegar at bedtime for two days.
A cross over trial was conducted a few days later, at which time the placebo group received the vinegar and cheese, and the vinegar group received only cheese and water.

Fasting blood sugar levels were measured every morning.

Test Results - Vinegar and Diabetes

The researchers found the average fasting blood glucose levels fell by 2% with the placebo (cheese only) and by 4% with the vinegar and cheese.

On closer examination of the data they found that those participants with the highest fasting glucose levels benefited the most from the evening vinegar drink - their fasting blood glucose levels fell by 6%.

Conclusions - Vinegar and Diabetes

These results show that apple cider vinegar, taken with cheese at bedtime, can significantly lower the waking glucose concentrations in type 2 diabetics.

And the authors of this study conclude that "Vinegar is widely available, it is affordable, and it is appealing as a remedy, but much more work is required to determine whether vinegar is a useful adjunct therapy for individuals with diabetes."


White A, Johnston C : Vinegar Ingestion at Bedtime Moderates Waking Glucose Concentrations in Adults With Well-Controlled Type 2 Diabetes.
Diabetes Care 30:2814-2815, 2007 ( Web Link )

Apple Cider Vinegar During Meals

for Healthy Adults - Study #3

In January 2010 another study was published by the Arizona State University team, this time mainly to determine the effect apple cider vinegar would have on the blood sugar levels of healthy adults.

Test Procedure - Study #3

In this study 4 randomized crossover trials were conducted with about 30 healthy adults and 9 adults with type 2 diabetes.

All participants ate a standardized meal the evening prior to testing, then after a 10 hour overnight fast were given a test meal consisting of a bagel, butter and fruit juice with or without 10 grams of vinegar. Two hours later, glucose testing was conducted.

Test Results, Observations and Conclusions - Study #3

Analysis of the results showed that for healthy adults, taking 2 teaspoons of vinegar ( 10 grams) with a meal composed of complex carbohydrates reduces blood sugar levels by 20% compared to placebo, as measured 2 hours after the meal.

10 grams of 5% acetic acid vinegar was found to be the most effective dose to lower blood glucose levels and taking the vinegar during the meal was more effective compared to 5 hours before the meal.

The researchers state that taking steps to reduce "after meal blood sugar levels" is recommended by the American Diabetes Association to limit complications of diabetes.

They also say that “…two teaspoons of vinegar could be consumed palatably in hot tea with lemon at mealtime.”


"Examination of the Antiglycemic Properties of Vinegar in Healthy Adults." Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, 2010;56(1):74-9. PMID: 20068289, by Johnston CS, Steplewska I, Long CA, Harris LN, Ryals RH. ( Web Link )

Apple Cider Vinegar for Healthy Adults

at Risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes
– Study #4

In this 12 week study published in April 2013, Carol S Johnston and her team at the Arizona State University evaluated the therapeutic effect of daily vinegar ingestion for healthy individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Test Procedure - Study #4

14 healthy adults participated in the study and 8 of them were diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

The 14 individuals were separated into two groups of seven.

The first group was given a commercially available vinegar drink containing 1 tablespoon of vinegar which works out to 750 mg of acetic acid. (8 oz. Bragg Apple cider vinegar drink with cinnamon, Santa Barbara, CA) This was taken just before lunch and dinner meals each day.

The second group was given a commercial apple cider vinegar pill, containing 40 mg of acetic acid per tablet, daily before lunch and dinner meals.

Testing of blood glucose levels was done twice daily, upon waking in a fasted state and 2 hours after meals.

Test Results, Observations and Conclusions - Study #4

As was found in previous studies, vinegar ingestion significantly reduced blood glucose concentrations in healthy adults and in healthy adults diagnosed with prediabetes, both after meals and after waking up in the morning.

The reduction in blood glucose levels was not as big for the second group who took the vinegar pills containing the lower amount of acetic acid.

The researchers state that these results support a therapeutic effect for vinegar in people at risk for type 2 diabetes, including those diagnosed with prediabetes.


Johnston CS, Quagliano S, Loeb S. Therapeutic effect of daily vinegar ingestion for individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes. FASEB Journal 2013 27:1079.56 ( Web Link )

Testimonials on the subject of
Vinegar and Diabetes:

Name: Catherine Cousins
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date: June 26, 2017

My yearly blood work for five years had shown steady increases in blood sugar levels.

The last two years the readings were 109 and 115. This concerned me.

I started taking CinSulin (1 tablet) and also drinking about 2 T of Braggs apple cider vinegar in tart cherry juice (with water) every night.

I just got my blood work back and it was 77!!!!!!!!

I was bowled over. No change in diet or exercise this year. Just adding those items to my diet.

Very glad!

Name: Robert
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date: February 20, 2017

Been using ACV for about 2 months, the results have been good.

I keep tweeking how often and when to take it. Best results so far are 2 tablespoons with 5 oz of SF true lemon 3 times a day.

Great results with sugar numbers. Dropped from 127 to as low as 83.

Sometimes due to very poor eating habits it will jump. Stay away from white bread! Take ACV just before meals.

Always Stay active and exercise sensibly, also, I do not take any prescription medicine and don't intend to.

I've been pre diabetic for about 8 years. My numbers just went over the line to 7.0 for the first time. That is when I read about ACV. That was the day my reading done at home was 127 and I had a blood test done at the Dr office. I know my next test will show much improved numbers.

At age 73 I try not top take anymore  medicine by prescription.

While taking ACV I have also lost 10 Lbs, more energy, no more occasional blurry vision, and no kidding, also sleep better.

Hope ACV works so well for you also.

Name: Bob Mackie
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Date: October 04, 2016

I started taking 25 grams of cheese and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at night before bed.

Yesterday after fasting the reading was 9.3 and this morning the reading was 8.0.

I will keep with it and see what happens.

Name: Scott Wesley
Location: Arizona, United States
Date: August 25, 2016

I take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or two, depending on how many carbs I have consumed.

I have seen a difference of 20-25% drop in my blood sugar levels.

Yet, I also take a tablespoon in the morning too.  It's a natural way to lower your blood sugar levels.  This has allowed the doc to lower my Metaformin!

Name: Cindy H.
Location: Nebraska, USA
Date: April 27, 2016

I tried to drink Apple Cider Vinegar 2 times a day at least.

1 teaspoon + 8oz water in the morning before breakfast and 1 teaspoon + 8oz water at evening before dinner.

When I was back to test A1C after 4 months, the number from 7.6 went down to 7.3. 

It is magical.
Hope it will help.

Name: Kevin Barry
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: March 14, 2016

Love ACV, did wonders for me.

I'm type 2 and my sugars are great!

Name: Sandra Duke
Location: Texas, United States
Date: February 29, 2016

Have been using the ACV for about 4 days now on a regular schedule during meals, and the results are amazing.

No more late night trips to the bathroom, have been sleeping better than I have in a long time.

I am considered pre diabetic but when I eat high carbo meals my blood sugar has gotten up into the 140s before but not since the ACV.  Now I am looking at blood sugars as low as 80s after 2 hours so this is very good! 
My blood pressure has also been coming down so I do intend to keep this up as long as I need it.

Name: Darwin Pittman
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date: February 08, 2016

Diagnosed type 2. Fasting glucose 287.

Put on 500 mg, Metformin 2x day. Morning glucose always 125 plus.

Started 2 table spoons distilled white vinegar at night with large glass of water and append a. Morning readings are now 97 to 98.

Name: Victoria Kwesiga
Location: Uganda
Date: December 10, 2015

I have just started using Apple Cider Vinegar and I see some tremendous improvement on my weight which had reached a stagnant point despite dieting and exercising and my sugar levels are well within range for quite a while.

Name: Martha G
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date: November 16, 2015

I just started taking ACV..excellent.

Had 1 slice of cake and meal with 2 cups of lemonade. Reading was 181 two hours later 113. Happy happy.

God Bless.

Name: Bonnie Rodriguez
Location: NH, United States
Date: October 08, 2015

I tried it last night with 1 ounce of cheese.

My endo wanted me to start taking Glimerpiride at night to lower my fasting blood sugar since it was running between 137-159.

I don't want to add the Glimepiride since it causes weight gain so I tried ACV last night.
My blood sugar was 125 this morning! So I am cautiously optimistic!!

Name: Kayla
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date: August 11, 2015

I tried 2 Tbsp ACV with 1 cube of cheese last night around 11:00.

My FPG has been 5.8, 5.8, 6.4( then after 1 hour of being awake with no food I jumped to 7.2) and then today after the ACV I was 7.0 (10 hour fast)

It seemed to make my number increase.

I will keep trying it but does anyone have any insights as to why on certain days I am 5.8 but other days I get up in the 7's?

And also why that one day an hour difference from waking up and test had my blood sugar jump a whole point?

Name: AJ Chung
Location: Denver Colorado, USA
Date: July 26, 2015

I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, A1c 6%, almost a year ago.

I cut most of the simple and starchy carbs out of my diet.  Usually eating protein and veggies.

Read about ACV in a book.

Eating 1/2c oatmeal would give a blood sugar reading of 146mg/dl.  Drinking 1TB ACV in water before eating 1/2 c oatmeal, elevated blood sugar to 119mg/dl.
I even found that drinking more vinegar, before, during eating  carbs, and after didn't elevate blood sugar as much.  This strategy is good to a point.  You can't go crazy eating carbs and expect vinegar to keep your blood sugar down.

I can't drink vinegar straight, it burns my throat.  I also found vinegar tablets weren't as effective, have to take 20 tabs to get equivalent amount of acetic acid as 1 Tb liquid vinegar.

Now, I drink my vinegar in my green drink (soy protein, carrot, kale, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, flax seeds, almonds, vinegar, splenda, water blended).  Green drink is a much more tolerable way to drink my vinegar.

Name: Mary Fultz
Location: Texas, United States
Date: July 17, 2015

I started drinking Vinegar at night and my reading were 126 and 125.
These are just for two days .

Name: Ray
Location: Western Australia, Australia
Date: June 01, 2015

All I can say is it works!


Name: Noelle Fabian
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Date: January 29, 2015

Apple Cider has been recommended by my manager at work.
I am health conscious, gym-goer and juvenile insulin dependent diabetic. Just quit alcohol for so many years.

I've been drinking it for three weeks now. Before breakfast I would drink a tall glass of water with one cap of ACV. I am more consistent with it than eating, because I love eating sweets, carbohydrates even with insulin dependency because of my lifestyle-triathlete-doing free running, running, and dance I need carbohydrates.

When I drank ACV, I started to drink it more than three times a day and felt refreshed and felt like I don't really need to drink plenty of water and pee a lot. Now I am more stable and balanced.

Though I haven't got my blood sugar checked, I feel a shift with my mood and endurance. With the high percentage of potassium and vitamins, even when I drink other vitamins, I still drink it as a stabilizer for my blood sugar.

With less carbohydrate intake at night, and two caps of ACV at night, I know I can manage my diabetes. Thank you ACV with the "mother".

Name: Sarah King'oriah
Location: Nairobi Kenya
Date: January 26, 2015

Hi, I have been suffering from diabetes Type 2 for the last 5 years.

I have been on medication but these have not helped me at all. My condition is getting worse day by day.

I'm so glad to know that ACV is good for high blood sugar and I will start using it immediately and will post results later.
Thanks everyone for all the information that you have posted on this site. God bless you all.

Name: Ajay Kumar Bhuwalka
Location: Rajasthan Jaipur, India
Date: December 16, 2014

I am suffering from diabetes from past 16 years and am on oral medicines and Lantus (insulin).

I have just started (3days) with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before lunch and dinner.
The results in such a short period is amazing.

My early morning blood sugar after using ACV has come down to 90 before was 130-140.
My blood sugar after dinner has come down to 180 before it was 200-220.
Other improvements are :
Stomach feels less bloated.
Heart Burn has decreased.
Feeling more energetic.
Skin feels much better.
My sinus is much better.
My dizzines and headaches have declined.

In such a short time of using ACV its really amazing !!!!

Will continue to take ACV and will again write about it after few days.

Note: I am having American Garden Apple Cider Vinegar 15ml with water before meals twice daily.

Name: Barrie Smith
Location: England, United Kingdom
Date: November 30, 2014

I am reading all the comments of the above regarding ACV with a strong belief that ACV does actually work.

Since being diagnosed a type two diabetic, I have always wondered about the effects of a vinegar used as a possible antidote to the complaint. Many say that this condition cannot be reversed. As with negatives there must be a positive.

So far my diabetic nurse has thrown me into Metaformin tablets. No thanks, the effects were as described by my Pharmacist. I nearly threw the prescription in the bin.

I used ACV for coughs with good results years ago, so I was pleased to find that ACV was in use as a diabetic remedy.

Name: Michelle
Location: Arizona, United States
Date: April 24, 2014

I really couldn't believe what I was reading. It sounded to good to be true, and then I tried it.

I am almost speechless and amazed at the success so far.

Only 3 days in and my usual 180-260 readings have been no higher than 145!
There was one exception - I over did it on complex carbs - pinto beans -and despite the ACV it was 212.

I believe the high reading is related to eating a huge GI load of even a medium GI food.

Will 3 Tbls work even better than 2?
How long is ACV effective for? Months or maybe even years?

Thank you for this site!

Name: Kate Lessman
Location: Maryland, United States
Date: April 17, 2014

My morning readings were 155-160 and my doctor wanted to put me on Onglyza. I read the dangerous side effects and was looking for an alternative.

My friend mentioned ACV sometime ago, but I did not try it then.  The other night I took 2tbs before going to bed.

The next morning my reading was 126.  I was shocked. Today, I took a reading two hours after breakfast and my reading was 128.  Normally, I am in the 150's after a meal.
I plan to continue with this as my choice is to die from the diabetes or from the side effects of the medicine.

Name: Jim
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: April 07, 2014

I have been a Type 2 diabetic for 12 years and have fought the disease with medications (Metformin and Gliclizide).

In February of this year I suffered a heart attack that was treated by drug eluding stent emplacement. My diabetes was not under control for the previous 12 months.

After being released from the hospital I decided to tackle all of my risk factors including the diabetes. To accomplish this I started taking approximately 2 tablespoons of vinegar in 1/2 litre of water with some sort of flavour crystals or liquid Mio. I occasionally use a can of unsweetened iced tea.

My pre-meal numbers prior to starting the vinegar were between 8 and 10 ml/l. Two hours post meal numbers were as high as 15.

The Canadian Diabetes Association says that a diagnosed diabetic should be between 4 and 7 prior to meals and between 5 and 10, two hours after meals.

Since I started taking the vinegar my numbers are consistently within the CDA recommended range.

I have made other life style changes in diet such as eating fish 3-4 times a week, red meat 1 time weekly, and I keep a close watch on my portion sizes. I also exercise for 1 hour daily.

I believe the combination of these changes has resulted in the tight management I am able to accomplish.

As to why Doctors don't seem to buy into ACV as a treatment I have a response. How many apple cider sales men or women visit doctors offices backed by billion dollar companies and produce study results funded by those companies? In fact I wouldn't be surprised if the big drug companies are not somehow suppressing information with respect to the benefits of ACV.

After all the drug companies would rather sell us thousands and thousands of dollars worth of drugs than the 10 cents it costs for a spoonful of vinegar.

Name: Sandy
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date: March 23, 2014

I was diagnosed in January of this year. My A1C was 10.3.

My doctor put me on 2000 mg of Metformin a day but I have never gone over 1000 a day. I take 2T of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water with a small amount of cinnamon and  2 or 3 drops of Stevia with each meal and before bedtime.

My average blood sugar reading is below 100. My next A1C is in 2 weeks. Plan on going off Metformin but not until after a surgery in April.

I've also lost 35 lbs but my diet has changed dramatically also.

Thank God for ACV

Name: Mozhgun Moazzamnia
Location: West Azerbyjan, Iran
Date: January 26, 2014

My mother has diabetes 2, but it is under control. Recently she has got the flue, then she had the rising of the blood sugar.

I read your article about apple vinegar, we followed your recommendations and now everything is good.

Special thanks for your research and your helping.

Name: Lauren
Location: California, United States
Date: December 31, 2013

Morning blood sugar level: 145
After ACV: 122

Lunch blood sugar level: 134
After ACV: 100

Dinner blood sugar level: 132
After ACV 96

Name: Mercy Dela Cruz
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Date: December 10, 2013

I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver, diabetes and newly found out that i have tumor on my right kidney.

I am taking Metformin 500 mg 2x a day, blood pressure medicine, ASA, digoxin for Afib but I can't take any cholesterol medicine because of my liver.

One of my doctor wants to start me with insulin which I insist.

One of my husband's client, a retired doctor introduced me to apple cider vinegar and olive oil. I did follow his instructions, took it before bedtime and check my sugar the following day.

My regular fasting blood sugar every morning range from 150 to 140, can't believe that the result went down to 120 for just one use.

I will continue to use this everyday and see what my doctor will tell me next time he will check my labs.

Name: William Ermel
Location: Indiana, United States
Date: November 20, 2013

I started using the apple cider vinegar after I had seen the articles on line.

What a difference it made in my sugar levels and weight loss.


Name: Ann Wood
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date: November 19, 2013

I have had diabetes for approximatly 16 yrs.

I had a problem with diabetes medicine, and somewhere read about apple cider vinegar. I have been using it Solely, ever since.

I am obese, and consume lots of sugar in one form or another, yet my numbers are good; my doctor is pleased.

I've spoken to a diabetes dr. and another dr. about cider vinegar, and they pooh-poohed my 'findings' ... Today I spoke with a pharmacist who said he is curious, and will look into it.

Things are changing constantly; it would be beneficial if doctors would have open minds, instead of having an attitude that they know it all.

Name: Rita Custer
Location: Indiana, United States
Date: August 19, 2013

Have been battling with high glucose readings and A1C.

Recently started taking 2 tablespoons ACV. My blood sugar is improving so much, 180 down to 108. Have cut back on Metformin.

Hope I can completely stop the drug. Also I use Organic Vinegar with mother, and add the Vinegar to 8 oz of V-8 or tomato juice.

Name: Tony Gaudioso
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date: July 30, 2013

Thanks to this web site, I started taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (mixed with diet orange soda) at night.

My big problem used to be high levels in the morning (180-190), but now (with rare exception) they average around 110.
And the rare exceptions run up to only 130 or so.

On my own, I cut my Glimipiride dose in half, and there was still no change in good readings.
I'm a convert.

Name: Tina
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date: July 07, 2013
I wanna cry because I've all but given up with my Type 2 Diabetes and now I feel I have hope.

Was diagnosed in 2001 as Type 2 and BS were never in control, no matter what I did! A1c is 14 & BS range is 300-500.

My Dr. wants me to take Novolog now, to get my BS lower. Am also on Janumet & Januvia. I haven't used the Novolog (am so scared of it!) and I've always felt that there HAS to be a natural way to control if not get rid of diabetes!

Because of all the testimonies about ACV & diabetes, I am no longer in despair and will give this remedy a try as well as taking my BS readings again so I can keep track of the changes & progress.

I am starting this in the morning and will be back to report what happens to me. Give me a week or so... I just wanna cry,,,,!

Name: Marianne Leo
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date: June 10, 2013

I have been trying the ACV for about 6 days now and am incredibly impressed.

I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for 5 years now. I take 40 mg of Glyburide daily as well as 2500 mg of Metformin daily with 3 daily doses of Apidra insulin, base injection level 28 units, as well as a nighttime injection of Lantus insulin of 76 units.

I have become so insulin resistant that even though I exercise approximately an hour a day, everyday and live on salads and lean meat and berries and not much else at all, my sugars for the last 6 months have never been under 13. (234 on U.S. scale). Let me be clear that is the lowest reading for over 6 months, averaging normally between 15 and 19. (270 and  342 U.S. scale). Morning fasting glucose reading have typically been between 19 and 25. ( 342 to 450 U.S. scale). I had totally given up, I was just waiting to die because I had tried everything I ever heard of, cinnamon etc. with laughable results.

Well thanks to finding this page I have more hope now than ever before since my diagnosis, my sugars have improved so dramatically I cannot believe it. My results the first day were so dramatic I was double checking my readings with two separate glucometers just to be sure.

The first day I pared 16 units off my nighttime Lantus injection because of dramatically improved results. In target for the first time in months and months, incredible.  Am presently taking 1 tbs. ACV with meals and at bedtime. I am still fine tuning and may double my nighttime dose because I still rise a lot overnight but nothing like before and remember the dramatic drop in my nighttime insulin dose.

Thank you, thank you for this information. My daughter has  already helped other diabetics with incredibly high readings even worse than mine with remarkable results for them as well. I will keep coming here from time to time as I use this miracle ACV remedy to report final doses needed after I discover what is best for me, thanks again.

Name: Pauline Wallace-Keaton
Location: Virginia, United States
Date: May 13, 2013

Began using "Distilled" (white) vinegar on a whim from what I remembered from youth--High blood, etc.

Morning glucose levels no matter how low during the day were always high, until the Vinegar.  One tablespoon before bed lowered my level 24 (min) to 50 (max) points!!

This is great news as the "Statins" taken have caused "Proteinuria" and another solution is desperately needed.  Will change to Apple Cider (Brown) to see if it makes a difference.
I am grateful for Nature's better remedy as far as I'm concerned.
Please note:  The results ARE IMMEDIATE!!

It is a God-send for me at this critical time.  Oh yes, BP lower too.  "Win-Win"  Drs. should recommend this therapy instead of the med inducing synthetics causing the problem in the first place.

Name: Earle Campbell
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date: April 11, 2013

I felt like I was dying from this diabetes.

Even large doses of medications did not bring down my blood sugars. I was lethargic and always tired. Dry mouth and would sweat a lot during sleeping.

Started myself on ACV and my life has changed in only 3 days. Anyone with diabetes would be a fool for not trying ACV.

I use 2 tablespoons in a glass of water during meals 3X per day. Most important take 2 tablespoons at bedtime. Take it with a piece of cheese for best results. The taste of ACV is difficult at first but you will get used to it.

Name: Sharlean
Location: Georgia, United States
Date: March 07, 2013

I have just ordered some ACV. I have PCOS(Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and have been gaining A LOT of weight within the past year.

I am hoping that using the ACV before meals will help me lose some of this weight since people with PCOS have tend to be insulin resistant.

Has anyone had any experience with ACV and PCOS?

Name: Allie Sullivan
Location: St. Louis Missouri, United States
Date: March 04, 2013

I use one cap of white distilled vinegar and found it to decrease my sugar by 40 to 50 grams.

Usually I use it after a heavy meal when even if i take Metformin, blood sugar remain high.

A cap full of vinegar taken 3 hours after my medicine stabilizes my blood sugar.

Name: Joni Kissel
Location: California, United States
Date: February 02, 2013

WoW! After 1 week!

I am suspect of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Have fatigue and blurred vision sometimes.

I started drinking 1 medium sip of straight ACV morning, noon, and night.

My vision is not blurred anymore, no more fatigue! Also lost 3 pounds so far.

This is the real deal.

Name: Neil
Location: Texas, United States
Date: January 03, 2013

Impressed. My fasting blood sugar dropped from 189 to 139 in two days with no other change than 3oz of ACV, each in 8oz of water.

No other changes noticed in terms of energy, trips to the bathroom or other.

Now experimenting with 4oz of ACV and a 20 minute brisk walk per day.

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