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If I don’t have any insulin and my blood glucose level is 198, what can I take or eat to bring it down?

There is nothing you can eat to bring it down. Drinking extra water may help the sugar get through your system faster to be excreted. Exercising can also lower blood glucose levels, but do not do it when glucose is 250 mg/dl or higher. Let your doctor know as soon as you can when you are out of insulin. Some diabetics on insulin also take pills to lower blood glucose values.

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