Post meal vinegar to lower high blood sugar

I have read many places about taking vinegar pre meal to help prevent post meal blood glucose rise. Wondering if anyone has any info about taking vinegar to help with a fast high rise in blood sugar.
I am on a pump, type 2 because pancreas has low insulin production, insulin resistance is not my problem. Most of the insulin I take is basal. Mostly I keep my glucose levels in an acceptable range. But there are those occasions when I don’t keep it in control. Today, at Korean Buddhist temple special ceremony, I pigged out on rice cakes (very dense rice), and was on my way to 300. So I drank a couple tablespoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar, went for a walk, and prayed. Hoping that it helps, have done this before, but don’t know if there is any science for post meal vinegar help with blood glucose rates. Any advice?

I can’t stand taking apple cider vinegar so can’t answer that part of your question, but I do know that drinking water and exercising will help bring your blood sugar down. Adding vinegar to the mix may or may not help, but cannot hurt.

Vinegar can be taken with meals to slow down the digestion of carbs. It’s difficult to say if it would help by taking some after a meal. If it did help, it would only be because you are still digesting carbs. It would not help lower your blood sugar… only slow down the digestion.
I think Gary Sheiner talks about this in his Book, Think Like a Pancreas.

The walk probably did more good than anything.

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Trying testing next time & let us know your results!

Just be careful you consume the vinegar in a way that doesn’t harm the tooth enamel. Perhaps a straw would help protect the tooth surfaces from acidic degradation.

I live life with an open mind, and will try anything that seemingly poses little risk to me. With that said I’ve tried vinegar with many meals (the same meal repeated time and time again both with organic unfiltered cider vinegar and without). I saw zero difference with or without the vinegar. Metabolically we are all different though. Personally I find its not so much the supplements I take that effect my blood glucose, but the food that I eat. Lower carbs mean lower blood glucose for me.


I don’t know but . . . Just I did think it was funny that just reading the title of this thread made my mouth start salivating with the thought of the vinegar! :wink:


The problem with drinking vinegar is that it can take the enamel off your teeth, so rinse your mouth out quickly after consuming large amounts of it.