Therefore, it’s best to reduce carb intake to lower blood sugar. Especially high glycemic carbs from sweets and sugary drinks.
As a rule of thumb, aim to get less than 10% of your calories from sugar.
To find this number, drop a zero from the end of your calorie target. For example, if your goal is 2,000 calories per day, that’s 200 calories from sugar.
Then divide by 4 to get your target in grams. So 200 ÷ 4 = 50 grams of sugar per day (or less).
2. Eat a High Protein, Low Carb Diet
A high protein, low carb diet can significantly reduce 24-hour blood sugar levels according to a study by the University of Minnesota1.
For the first half of the study, men with type 2 diabetes consumed a diet of 15% protein and 50% carbs. Then they switched to a diet of 30% protein and 20% carbs.
After 5 weeks of the high protein, low carb diet their average 24-hour blood sugar levels dropped by 38%. Moving them from the diabetic range to a healthy level.