Drinking Peppermint Tea For Diabetes Management

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Drinking peppermint tea for diabetesEven though peppermint tea has the ability to lower blood glucose levels, drinking peppermint tea for diabetes should be followed only under medical supervision. It has been found that peppermint may interfere with regular medications taken for diabetes and cause complications.


 


What is peppermint tea?


Peppermint tea is made by steeping peppermint leaves in boiling water. The mint infusion using spearmint and peppermint together is known as double mint tea. 


 


Is Drinking Peppermint Tea Safe for Diabetes?


Peppermint tea contains menthol that lowers blood glucose levels. Patients who are taking medications for diabetes control should not begin drinking peppermint tea on a regular basis under any circumstance. Peppermint tea can interfere with the drugs and cause blood sugar levels to reduce to dangerous levels causing hypoglycemia. A physician would be able to guide diabetics on consumption of peppermint tea regularly.


 


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That's truth. Peppermint tea can cause dangerous levels of hypoglycemia, that happened to me many times. I had nightmares and sleep paralysis while I was drinking peppermint tea for PCOS and hirsutism. I also experienced anxiety, nervousness,Palpitations, tachycardia,Pallor, coldness,feeling of numbness,Headaches,Difficulty speaking,fatigue, weakness, apathy, lethargy,eye floaters,blurred vision,exaggerated concerns,memory and concentration problems;there are the symptoms of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Daily exercise and healthy diet is the solution to this problem. As soon as I stated exercising every day, the hirsutism stoped completly. It took me 15 years to realize the cure. Exercise every day,vitamin D,and healthy diet. I no longer take any kind of medication thanks God! No more supplement,no more vitamins, just vitamin D. My thyroid,liver, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries work againg by themselves. I don't need to take any hormone pill to make them work. Bye bye candida and Lyme disease symptoms all of them are off too.