Is Baking Soda Good for Diabetes? | Here are the Powerful Benefits of Baking Soda!

Baking Soda is beneficial because it is about the most used product in baked goods. Sodium bicarbonate, which is its technical name for the chemical compound that it is, (in nature form) is found in crystalline and then ground into a fine powder used in cooking. Is baking soda good for diabetes? Baking soda not only is helpful for diabetes, but extremely beneficial in so many other ways.

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Is Baking Soda Good for Diabetes
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It is found in many homes today and is very inexpensive to buy. I want to discuss how baking soda helps with diabetes but I will also cover all the other benefits it provides, not only for health, but tips not relating to health because you should know everything that it is beneficial for.

So to reiterate, baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate. It does not contain any ingredients mixed in it. Diabetes as we know, is when your body isn’t producing enough insulin.

Baking soda is known to play a huge role in slowing the progress of chronic kidney disease. Combine baking soda with apple cider vinegar and you’ve got a # 1 winning combination for the war against diabetes!

Studies have been done that show that baking soda can be your first line of defense against and in controlling your diabetes. Many expert doctors may suggest the use of baking soda against diabetes in various ways. but this is something that you would want to discuss with your personal doctor first. Baking soda is safe to use in many ways, but I always discuss everything with my doctor first before I do anything.

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What the baking soda does is that it works on the acid condition in your body and help to control and return it to normal again and at the same time fight in the diminishing of diabetes. It will help restore the alkalinity in your body. While there are many ways to use and administer baking soda, orally or otherwise, your doctor should always be the one who decides ultimately what’s best for you. They are the professionals so let them decide for you!

People with diabetes who have a condition known as “Diabetic ketoacidosis,” are more at risk of developing something called, “mucormycosis” which is a fungal infection that is rare. Researchers suggest that baking soda could prevent this infection from spreading.

They suggest that patients with mucormycosis benefit from adding sodium bicarbonate to the particular area regardless of whether or not it’s serious acidosis because by adding it, there is a strong likelihood that it will stop the growth of the fungus. Thumbs up on baking soda!

This condition which is known as DKA is very serious because it means that your blood sugar levels are so high that your body begins to run out of insulin. This is NOT GOOD! You could go into a coma or it might even mean death!

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Health Benefits of Baking Soda

Your Feet

Soaking your feet in water with baking soda is excellent for your feet!  It will help protect your feet from infections and odors. It inhibits fungal, yeast, and bacterial growth on your feet. Just take 3 tablespoons of baking soda and mix in a small basin of warm water and soak for 30 minutes and just feel the results. I love it. It just is awesome!

Your Breath

Since you have so many germs and bacteria in your mouth, they can cause bad breath. Mixing one teaspoon with a glass of water and rinsing your mouth out with it, can neutralize the bad odors and freshen your breath. Your mouth will feel so much better and you won’t have to be concerned about did you do enough in brushing and flossing. This will help you if you missed anything.


There are folks out there who actually use baking soda as a toothpaste. I personally think that this is too abrasive or your teeth for everyday use. It’s good for using occasionally as it helps to brighten and whiten your teeth. It is great for removing plaque as well. Arm and Hammer even makes a baking soda toothpaste. I use both so I got my teeth covered. Your mouth will feel so clean.

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So I’m sure that you’ve heard of or experienced heartburn or acid reflux before. It’s a horrible burning sensation coming up from the upper area of your stomach up into your throat. The cause comes from the acid refluxing out of your stomach and up through your esophagus.

Some of the more common reasons for this are eating spicy foods, being overly stressed out, or overeating. Baking soda can help treat this condition with one teaspoon in a glass of water and drink slowly.


It’s not your sweat that has an odor, at least not initially. Your armpits are the culprits that break down the bacteria and convert it into waste products that are acidic and give off the odor. What baking soda does is help to make the sweat less acidic, thus reducing the odor. You can give it a try but putting some baking soda on your armpits and see if you experience a difference.


You can help lessen your chances of a urinary tract infection with a mixture of baking soda and water. This will help decrease the levels of acid in your urine. FYI? Cranberry juice and plenty of water are other solutions in preventing urinary tract infections from recurring.

Skin Treatments

Baking soda can treat various skin issues. A mixture of baking soda and water to use as a paste will help for insect bites and itches. Sunburn? Ouch! I’ve been there and never again. (hopefully) You can add about half a cup of baking soda in warm bath water to help soothe you. A tablespoon added to water and soak two times a day will help if you have a splinter.

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Joints & Gout

If you’ve got pain from issues such as arthritis or gout from high levels of uric acid in your blood and tissues, then look no further. Baking soda is perfect to treat these painful diseases because it reduces this type of acid and neutralizes the pH of your blood. It’s a great solution for joint pain.


Studies have been done in animals that show that raising bicarbonate levels in the diet can increase the actual pH of tumors that are acidic without affecting the pH of the healthy tissues and blood. This is a solution that sodium bicarbonate makes tumors more alkaline.

Natural Alkalizer

No matter what particular diet you be eating, there’s always a chance that you’re generating acid in your body. Baking soda is a natural remedy for neutralizing the acid effect and creating a more alkaline effect to balance your pH level. This will improve your health and lessen your risk of cancer, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

Healthy Kidneys


An alkaline substance, bicarbonate helps keep a pH balance and protects acids and it’s produced naturally in your body. If you’re a person with diabetes or high blood pressure, your kidneys may have a difficult time functioning and having a hard time removing acid from your body. This is known as metabolic acidosis.

Researchers treated patients with this condition with baking soda for two years. The results were phenomenal as it slowed the speed of the poor kidney function by 66% and only small percentage required dialysis at the conclusion of the study. That’s an extremely positive outcome for the kidneys.

Canker Sores

I absolutely hate these things. They are small painful ulcers inside your mouth. Although they are not contagious, they are painful and annoying. Making a baking soda mouthwash can remedy this situation and I love how well it works.

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Pimples & Acne

Pimples and acne are not just unsightly, but annoying. Baking soda helps treat them and decrease the breakouts and symptoms of acne with its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It helps to balance the pH of your skin so what not give it a try? It works!


Getting stung by a bee or a wasp is another unfortunate situation. You experience pain and swelling. Sodium bicarbonate and water will relieve the pain and swelling. Mom knew best when I had this happen. Thanks Mom!

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Combs & Brushes

You can remove all of the oils that build up and the remainders left on your brushes and combs by soaking them in a mixture of baking soda and water. Then rinse them off and dry. Nice and clean and ready for the next use.

The Fridge

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been doing this with my own fridge ever since my mom used to do it when I was a kid. An open box of baking soda in the back of the fridge neutralizes the odors. It works wonders as long as you change the box every couple or few months or so.

Your Hands

Ever get strong smells on your hands and try washing them to get rid of the smell but to no avail? All you have to do is wash with baking soda and water and voila! The smell is gone.

Sodium Bicarbonate Warnings


You should consult your physician about taking sodium bicarbonate but especially if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Kidney problems
  • Allergies to sodium bicarbonate
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Any abnormal levels of potassium, calcium, sodium, or chlorine

Sodium Bicarbonate Side Effects

  • Gas
  • Bloating

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Final Thoughts

So the answer to is baking soda good for diabetes? The answer is yes. It is an excellent way to help lower your blood sugars. Baking soda AKA sodium bicarbonate is very beneficial for diabetes and your overall health. Take caution as you would with anything else and discuss with your doctor because your health is the most important thing in your life.

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187 thoughts on “Is Baking Soda Good for Diabetes? | Here are the Powerful Benefits of Baking Soda!”

  1. Baking soda has so many benefits. Wow! Great article, you know diabetes is very common, sugar for me is a silent killer, sugar is very addictive and I heard its the same with heroine. All the food we see at the groceries are with sugar. Organic food products are very expensive. So, thanks for your article. I will definitely try baking soda not only for diabetes but also for other health benefits.

    • We used to think that baking soda was just beneficial for putting in the refrigerator but that is certainly not the case. It is something that is very inexpensive and so beneficial for our health and diabetes.

      I find it very beneficial being a diabetic. It really helps. Anything that offers as many positives as baking soda does is well worth it.

      Thank you for commenting!

        • Hi Deborah 🙂 Baking soda is one of the healthiest products available today. It really works for so many issues in our bodies because it neutralizes the acid effect and it lowers blood sugar too. But I only take one teaspoon of baking soda mixed in water only once a day. I hope this helps your husband. There are a ton of articles here that he might be interested in too. Good luck and thank you for sharing 🙂

        • I’m using baking soda for the past 2 years before I took it every day half a tea spoon with glass of water in empty stomach. But later I realized it is not good to have every day. Instead of having it every day, now I use it two weeks continuously and take a break for next two weeks. It really helps me.

          • Hey Desmond,
            Yes, everyone is different as far as how much to take. It is something that you should discuss with your doctor as well. I’m glad it’s working for you 🙂

  2. Hi there,

    I had read extensively about baking soda, but your post is by far the most comprehensive, many thanks for your contribution. I just want to share my personal experience using baking soda, experience that confirms one of your findings. i had been suffering for months from athlete foot and tried different treatments to no avail. The doctor who saw me desperate recommended a BS bath, on a daily basis, and this definitely improved things to my great surprise. I unfortunately lacked the discipline after a while to carry on with the daily foot bath, and things got worse, as I started feeling the pain that I had initially. I am now back to my BS treatment and again things are improving. it really is by far the best remedy that i have tried.

    I have read recently that soaking apples in water missed with BS eliminates all trace of pesticide. My question to you now is, is that really so? many thanks

    • Hi,

      I’ve always known that baking soda does more than just keep the fridge clean. I believe I only had athlete’s foot once when I was a kid and I’m sorry you’re going through that.

      But soaking your feet in a baking soda bath just does wonders as you’ve experienced. The key is to keep it up.

      I’ve been doing it for the numbness in my feet.

      As far as the eliminating the pesticide from apples? I wasn’t sure about that but do have an answer for you here:

      Thanks for your comments!

  3. Thank you for your post on baking soda. I’ve used baking soda for a number of things on your list. It seems like so many diseases are related to an acidic environment in the body. I also take organic apple cider vinegar in small quantities to make a more alkaline environment. Baking soda really does make for a great stain removing toothpaste and it has truly healed several bee stings.
    I am only aware of the Arm and Hammer brand I wonder if there are other brands. Have you ever tried it as laundry detergent add-on? Thanks for great information!

    • Hi Nancy,

      Baking soda has truly amazing results, but for diabetics, helping to lower blood sugar is what interests me the most. Anything that helps lower blood sugar and control diabetes is what matters first and foremost.

      But it is wonderful that baking soda is so good for so many other things, including removing tarter and treating bee stings.

      One half a cup of baking soda added to laundry detergent is great for your clothes and gives them a whiter white and brighter colors. Or you can just buy Arm and Hammer laundry detergent.

      Thank you for commenting!


  4. Hi
    Tnx for your article! I tried baking powder with apple cider and discovered that my blood sugar level dropped drastically. But am scared to use it often. Please, I need your advise on usage and frequency.

    • Hi Jane, Baking soda does wonders for diabetes and blood sugar as does apple cider vinegar. It can make your blood sugar drop and my advice would be to monitor your blood sugar frequently so you can figure out how much is safe each day. Start with a small amount and see how your sugars are.

      • Yes I agree. There is a difference between baking powder and baking soda.
        Baking soda is one of the most awesome products on the planet!
        It really helps with lowering blood sugar! Thank you for your comments! 🙂

  5. As a type 2 diabetic on metformin, I drink a mix of 1 TBLP apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water with 2 small pkgs of splenda. I wonder if adding 1 tsp baking soda to this mix would be okay? I drink this twice a day. I have never consumed baking soda before, but am always willing to try anything healthy & beneficial to reduce my blood sugars.

    • Yes Arlene, it’s safe to have baking soda along with the apple cider vinegar. That’s what I take without the splenda. It’s very healthy and beneficial for your diabetes and will aid further in lowering your blood sugars.

    • I read your comment online that you add Splenda to your healthy mixture of ACV and baking soda. Splenda is toxic. You can choose a healthy alternative by using organic stevia.

      • Hey Arlene, Thanks for your comment about Splenda. The jury is still out on whether or not Splenda is toxic or not, but your suggestion of stevia instead is an acceptable alternative. Thank you for the heads up 🙂

  6. My husband is taking the baking soda with water every day. He is a diabetic, but it seems that his blood sugar is erratic. It’s not really lowering it. It’s pretty high. Is he not taken enough of the baking soda? What should we do?

    • Hey Trudy 🙂 I would suggest taking two full teaspoonfuls of baking soda with water but if it’s not helping, you may want to try mixing in apple cider vinegar to help. I hope you’re doing this with your doctor’s approval too 🙂 I hope this helps! Rob

  7. my son has type 2 diabetes..His kidneys are only 60% strong and he has IBS…He is consuming 1tsp baking soda with lime and this has brought his sugar reading down tremendously…However I’m very concerned about his kidneys and irritable bowel syndrome..pls advice .thank you

    • I’m sorry that your son is going through this and I’m glad that baking soda and lime are helping him! As far as his other issues? I am not a doctor and cannot offer you medical advice. You have to take that up with your physician. Good luck and I hope that it works out 🙂

    • the IBS could be from using artificial sweeteners. That’s what happened to me. I tried all of them, for 8 yrs & finally decided they were the common denominator for my IBS. I stopped, and 2 days later, no more IBS. I’m not kidding! What a relief.

      • Hey Tessa,
        That’s a very interesting analogy for your IBS. Sometimes it just takes some experimenting on our own to figure things out and it seems that you have done that.
        I’m glad your IBS is gone and that you came to conclusion for your problem.
        Thank you so much for sharing your story!

    • Hey Jeremy, I mix no more than a half of a teaspoon in water 30 minutes before breakfast. I wouldn’t take it more than twice a day before a meal but see how it works for you because everyone is different. And I would check with your doctor as well because you don’t want to overdo it.
      Hope this helps!

    • Jeremy as everyone suggested in the aforementioned post start out with about 1 teaspoon of baking soda in about 8oz of water but test your glucose level beforehand and wait about 2hrs test again and that way you will see how much your glucose has dropped and that way you can adjust the amount and frequency based on your test results. However, you should discuss this with your physician as I am not a Doctor but I’m diabetic and that’s what I’m doing. Everyone bodies reacts differently to different treatments and you should do what is right for your particular situation. Hope this helps

      • Yes Cynthia, that’s what I do as well. But I have discussed this with my doctor first because he is the professional.
        It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
        But the fact is that the baking soda does work to lower my blood sugar. How about yours?
        I’d be interested in knowing and I’m sure Jeremy would be too!
        Thank you for chiming in! 🙂

  8. Hi. I’ve been reading up on baking soda. I’m a type 2 diabetic. My issue is hard thick toenails that curves to the side. Not over the toe. I wear wide width shoes. I want to try the baking soda, the tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar to soak with in water. Does this sound like it should work to soften the toenails. Please reply.

    • Hi Lee. Baking soda is good for so many things. I do believe that this would soften the toenails but I’m not an expert. Check this out because it may give you the answer you’re looking for.
      I hope this helps!

  9. my husband is a diabetic and his sugar readings are always high. How much water do you use with the baking soda? We will talk this over with the doctor at his next visit

  10. Baking soda does work for deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. I have been only using it for all of my toiletries for *33 years.
    When I was diagnosed in 1985 with many chemical sensitivies, I found that I was sensitive to my deodorant, shampoo, etc. My doctor told me to use baking soda. I still use it
    I’ve used it many ways. I put some in my hand and soften it with water to use as soap or deodorant. Some people dab it on with cotton balls. I’ve used it dry. Be careful though because the dry B. Soda can discolor fabric under the arm. If you let it dry after application, it doesn’t seem to discolor fabric.
    Beauticians use it to strip the build up from using shampoos on the hair. It works great for oily hair. I am now having to add a tiny amount of coconut oil back to my hair because my hair is dry. Presently I am using the LouAnn brand of coconut oil. Even though I love the organic coconut oil, I am sensitive to the odor of it.
    Make sure that you do not get the coarse baking soda unless you want to use it for cleaning sinks, etc. I do not like the Dollar General brand for bathing. I actually like the Essential Everyday brand above Arm & Hammer. Sometimes I also accidentally buy the A & Hammer brand that is coarse. They have fine and coarse.
    Instead of taking it by mouth, I use the sodium bicarbonate that is in the Alka Seltzer Gold which has no aspirin, only sodium and potassium bicarbonate with citric acid. I can’t take the regular Alka Seltzer that has other ingredients in it. Two of my allergists told me to take it. I like to add orange juice to it. My grandchildren and I call it Bubble Juice. We also will break it up and only take part of one. I have always broken off a small piece according to the age of the child.
    My allergists and pharmacist tell me that changing the pH balance in the blood by taking the Alka Seltzer Gold can neutralize a food reaction if it is taking within 15 minutes of eating. I have also found that it will help to neutralize side effects after taking medications.
    In the past I have been told to use caution and not take too much of baking soda internally.
    ***Keep in mind that we absorb 60% of everything that we put on our skin (Dr. Oz Show). Since I cannot take vitamins by mouth due to GI and a movement disorder, I put things like baking soda and Epsom Salt (for Magnesium) in my bath water.
    I love the softness of my skin after using B. soda.
    I thank God for Baking Soda. I was so sick from having a chemical overload that I had to detox slowly by avoiding them.
    Severe GI problems has greatly altered my life, but the Seventh Day Adventists told me to try Slipper Elm Tea which is the bark of that tree ground. It was my Miracle Cure for my being able to stop the pain, etc. plus it gives me the extra vitamins that I need. Health Food Stores do carry it. I just put it in hot water. It doesn’t take much. It also stops my internal bleeding and UTI’s. I even like it cold. It has no odor. It looks like cocoa. One time I was having spastic colon pain. I took it. An hour later, I said, ” Was I in pain?”
    Yes I realize that this is a baking soda blog, but this information could help someone.
    Thanks for taking the time to read.

    • Hey Gail,
      You certainly do have a history with baking soda!
      It’s just so helpful for so many things and I’m glad that it has been beneficial for you.
      Thank you for the many tips!

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  12. Good night , didn’t no BS can help with diabetes, my dad is 85 with diabetes,, he has burning in his feet very often,, can d BS helps to alleviate it. Thank u..

    • Hey Barry, yes baking soda adds to the acidity of your body and helps with lowering your blood sugars. It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions about taking baking soda because you don’t want to be overdoing it. Thanks for commenting!

  13. This is a wonderful article on baking soda and I have learned so many useful things from it. I know I don’t have any baking soda in my cupboard because I’m a hopeless cook, but I’m going to add it to my list and try it in the bath and as a foot soak too.
    I don’t have diabetes, but I like the idea of using natural things for cleaning and freshening round the house and some of the comments from other readers have inspired me to more uses too.

    • Hey Gail, It’s amazing how baking soda can not only help diabetes but so many other things as well. It can help by getting your body back to a more acid state. It also helps with kidney disease and is very healthy for you. I also use it to soak my feet and does it ever keep your feet clean too! Who knew baking soda was that good? Thanks for your comments Gail!

  14. I knew of a few uses for Baking Soda but I had no idea that there were so many. I always used it in my fridge and used it a few times as a toothpaste. I will definitely put this new knowledge to use.
    Thank you,

    • Hey Mike, I always knew that baking soda had many uses but being helpful for lowering blood sugar and treating diabetes is the best as far as I’m concerned.
      I have it in my fridge and use it with toothpaste too as I’m sure many folks do.
      Three cheers for baking soda and fighting diabetes!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Rob 🙂

  15. It might be beneficial. If I had diabetes, I would focus on a ketogenic, or very low carbohydrate diet. That way you aren’t putting foods in your body that spike your blood sugar.

  16. I’ve always used baking soda in the fridge. I’ve heard of only a few of the other uses you mentioned but never tried any of them. Thanks for the informative article. I’ll be expanding my use of baking soda.

    • Hey Rick, I think everyone uses baking soda in the fridge but helping with lowering blood sugar is the best for diabetics. It’s great that such an amazing product can do good for so many things. I couldn’t think of one good reason why everyone shouldn’t have baking soda in their homes. Thanks Rick 🙂

  17. There are some great reminders in here about the uses of Baking Soda.

    But I was amazed at all of the applications I did NOT know about. There are so many practical uses.

    Very good article and well researched. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hey Patrick, I love baking soda. I cannot believe how well it helps not only diabetes but so many other things. I believe that baking soda has more uses that anything on the planet!
      I’m thankful for its help in lowering my blood sugar most, but it’s also in my fridge 24/7!
      Thanks for your comments!

  18. This is an excellent post! So many uses for baking soda. I am going to have some this morning to freshen my breath and may even wash my feet with it. This is a post I will bookmark for future reference, as there are so many wonderful benefits to baking soda. Thanks so much!

    • Hi Robert, I’ve always been fond of baking soda. Until I got diabetes, I wasn’t aware of how it can help with blood sugars as well. But anything that offers as many benefits as baking soda does is worth having in anyone’s home! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  19. Wow, I never knew baking soda could help with diabetes! I use it in a bath, to calm the itch of my eczema kids. Also in my laundry (homemade laundry powder), as well as many other DIY cleaning agents. Now I’ve learnt something new today, about how baking soda can actually stop fungal growth for people with diabetes. Thanks for the valuable information!

    • Hey Joo! I’ll admit that I knew a lot of things about baking soda but not that it could help in lowering your blood sugar. It’s an awesome product that does so much more than just keeping your fridge smelling clean! And another excellent thing about it is that it is very inexpensive! I will continue to use baking soda for every benefit I can. Thank you for commenting! 🙂

  20. I have used baking soda in the fridge and under the seat of my car for years for the benefits everyone is aware. I have heard rumblings in recent years about the use of baking soda for its benefits against diabetes. Your article was very informative and I will be soaking my feet as you recommend. Great post!

    • Hey Jim! I think we all have baking soda in the fridge and why shouldn’t we? 🙂 I do use baking soda in water to soak my feet. It’s awesome! But it really does help with your blood sugars too and that’s the most important thing to me. Ok Jim, Ya got me. I have to ask. Why the baking soda under the seat of your car? Air freshener? I’d love to know! Thanks for your insight!

  21. Baking soda is incredible, as you have written. In Australia, we call it bicarbonate soda or bicarb soda for short and it always in my home. But your article has raised some uses I’m not doing so am going to add that to my regime – dead curious about the armpit one!!

    • Hi Fleur 🙂 Yes it is. Baking soda might be the best thing that provides more benefits that almost anything else on the planet.
      It’s great for your health and your home. For me, the fact that it helps diabetes is the most important factor. Let’s all realize that there’s more to baking soda than just sitting in the back of the fridge. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  22. WOW Baking Soda is awesome! I took it for heart burn when I was pregnant and I take it if I feel I’m getting a cold or flu but I didn’t know it could do so much including help with diabetes. It’s so cheap too! My dad struggles with high blood sugar I will pass along this article, thanks for the info!

    • Hi Karen ? Yes baking soda is about the best thing going today. It does help with diabetes among many other things. I think your dad could benefit from baking soda. I wanted everyone to know how great baking soda is! Thank you for commenting!

  23. I have been searching for ways to help my dad control his diabetes and I didn’t realize that baking soda can help. I knew about putting it in the fridge and also cleaning with baking soda and vinegar, but diabetes, I had no idea.

    What is the best way to incorporate baking soda into your diet? Obviously, it can be used in baked goods, but is there an everyday application?

    • Hey Steve, Diabetes is controllable. You just have to know what to do and then take action. Baking soda is probably the most beneficial product available today. Everyone relates baking soda to cleaning and the fridge. But it helps with your blood sugars and many other ailments too. For something that is very inexpensive, baking soda sure does pack a lot of power health wise! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Hey David, yes baking soda is excellent for helping to lower blood sugar together with many other health benefits. I don’t think you will find any other product that can be as beneficial for so many things as baking soda is! Thanks 🙂

  24. Great article Rob. I did not know about half of all the wonderful remedies that you can use baking sod for…mind-blowing. I especially love the one about washing your hands to get rid of smells. I love to cook with onions and garlic and I will definitely be trying that one next time…like today. LOL.
    Keep up the great job!

    • Hey Michelle 🙂 Thank you! Baking soda is an awesome product that offers more benefits than anything else on the planet! From cooking to cleaning to helping with type 2 diabetes, it’s the super product for sure! If you know anyone with diabetes, I would pass this on to them. I don’t think too many people know that baking soda can help diabetes. Thanks for your thoughts 🙂

  25. I am so excited to see all the ways I can use baking soda in my daily life! It seems to have many uses, little did I know! Thanks for this article. I enjoy the layout of this site too, very easy to understand and nicely designed.

    • Hi Kate 🙂 Baking soda is not just for sitting in the back of the fridge every 30 days. It does benefit blood sugars and diabetes and a host of other diseases and ailments. It is probably one of the best products with more benefits for you than any other product. Time to lower that blood sugar. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 😉

  26. I wanted to post my testimonial. Juvenile insulin dependent diabetic since age 11, now 32 years old. I have been taking baking soda for a very long time now and have found it to be a powerful solution to diabetes management.

    I take shot of baking soda, a small glass mixed with a little honey as a chaser and water with table spoon of baking soda. I also drink about 1.5 callings of water per day mixed, overall consuming about 1/2 cup-1 cup baking soda a day. No need to worry about sodium, it’s not true. 120mg of sodium in one table spoon, have a Ramon pack or a fry from wendys and you’re at 1000mg.

    Don’t listen to experts or doctors who don’t actually know how to do math. I also consume 15 eggs a day, around 100 eggs a week, been doing this for years as well. Myth on the cholesterol, truth is, eggs are more than great for you as is baking soda.
    It’s the carbohydrates, specifically grains and sugar that are killer for diabetics. I eat only fruits, vegetables,eggs, dairy and a ton of baking soda with each meal (mixed with my water, iced and chilled). There is a delicate formula I use of baking soda to water mix that keeps the saltine flavor at bay when chilled.

    It’s also a tolerance, you start with a little bit (teaspoon) in a glass and slowly add more over time and you become acclimated to the flavor so much so that when you have tap water you can taste the acid PH level of the water. I’ve been doing it for a long time.

    Baking soda is the cure. Most are not aware the the number one product the pancreas produces is baking soda/sodium bi carb. The number one thing the liver and license require to filters process and do their job is baking soda/sodium no carb. When the pancreas fails, aka becoming diabetic, it fails to not only produce insulin, but more importantly sodium bicarbonate.

    This why diabetics enter DKA, struggle with insulin does and diets. The PH of the body becomes unstable due to lack of production of sodium bi carb by the pancreas. By simply ingesting this magical solution, you bring balance back to the body and stabilize all systems, liver, kidneys and pancreas and more importantly digestive track, aka intestines and stomach. The key more than anything is discipline and patience.

    It is not an overnight process, but it is a solution and it does work. I don’t waste my time with doctors, their level of knowledge on the subject is very low and their area of study is at 3rd grade level at best. Everyone’s body is different, but the solution is the same.

    It’s a universal truth. It’s just a matter of figuring out how much you need based on how basically damaged the body is. Good news is, everyone is capable of healing their organs, but they must be steadfast and disciplined enough to want it. Cheers.

    • That’s quite a story. I’m not so sure I could eat 15 eggs a day! Wow! But I do believe in doing whatever it takes to help the pancreas.
      Baking soda is about the most beneficial thing you can take to help your body and diabetes too. I do believe in the natural ways to treat blood sugar and not the medications the doctors throw at us! Good luck and thanks for your comments 🙂

  27. I thought baking soda is used only for cooking. I am surprised to see so many benefits! I will try using baking soda for bad breath and other few things. Thanks for this useful post.

    • Hi Kavitha 🙂 Most folks associate baking soda with cooking. The one thing I concentrate on is the fact that it helps with blood sugar levels and diabetes. But baking soda is the product that has more benefits for things than any other product. It’s the one thing you surely want in your home and it’s inexpensive as well. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  28. Hi, my mother taught me the habit of drinking a glass mixed with baking soda with lemon every day for about a month, then rest and do it again, I never believed her so I just did it.
    I live alone now apart from her and I think after reading this that I should go back to that habit but, it is safe to do it every day or just once in a while? I don’t have any of the problems listed in the warning part.

    • Hi Pao! Baking soda is about the most beneficial product on the planet! And mixed with lemon is even better yet.
      It’s great for lowering blood sugar and diabetes and so many other diseases and ailments. I’m very careful about how much I take internally because too much isn’t good for you either. I wouldn’t take more than a tablespoon a day mixed with water and I’d make sure your doctor is aware first and approves. Thank you for commenting!

  29. Wow… I did not realize baking soda not only helps diabetes, but also helps smelly breathe, smelly armpits, feet, canker sores, kidneys, cancer and the list goes on!

    This is such an informative post and I will be sharing it with my friends and family.

    Cannot wait to read more of your posts!

    • Hi Katie 🙂 Isn’t baking soda just totally amazing? I’ll bet that there are tons of people who don’t know that baking soda helps diabetes and blood sugars.
      Of course it has the household benefits that it always provided too.
      Thank you for sharing this with others especially those with type 2 diabetes!

  30. Wow. I thought baking soda was only for cooking and cleaning, but its also has health benefits. Thanks for sharing. Its a cheap solution and it’s just no big risk to give it a try! Thanks again.

    • So many folks think the same thing about baking soda.
      It’s a cheap solution for many issues but helping to lower blood sugars is the best!

      I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t have baking soda in their homes.
      Knowing now how much more beneficial it is, I’m sure even more people will have it in their homes!
      Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Hi Jenith 🙂
      I’m happy you found this useful! Baking soda is helpful for so many things including lowering your blood sugar.
      Most folks may not know that baking soda has so many more benefits that just sitting on the shelf in your fridge.

      In fact, baking soda is about the best thing on the planet for so many ailments. Try it! You’ll be amazed!
      Thank you for your insights 🙂

  31. Hi Rob, 

    Thanks so much for sharing this very informative article on the numerous health uses of baking soda. I was actually speaking to someone the other day who had been suffering from a bout of gout. He mentioned that he had tried some natural remedies but had never mentioned baking soda. I think I’ll send him this article so that he is aware that it may help. 

    It’s interesting that I started to read the article and it being about diabetes, but ended up taking away some very useful information relating to other conditions as well!



    • Hi Shane!

      You’re welcome 🙂 I just find that baking soda is just so awesome for so many things.

      Gout is horrible as is diabetes and baking soda can benefit both of them.

      I think a lot of folks would be surprised to find out that baking soda does more than just help your fridge smell clean!

      Hope you got through your issues with gout! I’m glad you enjoyed my article! Please pass it on to others!

      Thanks for your comments!

  32. Wow, so many hidden secrets to baking soda and I’m sure there are many people out there that are literally dying without this information. Great article this needs to be shared all over I just shared it on my social media platforms. I 100% agree that health is the most important aspect of life after all we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for a some level of health. 

    I have been using arm & hammer for years and never used it for much more than washing cloths. I did know about the fridge trick but the comb and brush is a good one I’ll have to try. I’ve just been throwing them out when they get to dirty and oily thanks for the tip. 

    Really great website packed with great information I love the way you go into detail about all its affects on the body and in which steps to take for treatment.

    • Hi Doc,

      It is amazing about baking soda, isn’t it? I’ve had Arm and Hammer baking soda ever since I was a kid.

      We’re just used to having in the fridge. And of course there were some other uses for it. But now I have so much more knowledge about how baking soda is beneficial.

      It’s crazing that something such as baking soda is so good and it’s very inexpensive on top of that!

      I love the fact that it helps diabetes and lowering your blood sugar. I’ll take anything that helps with type 2 diabetes!

      Thank you so much for your insights! 🙂

  33. You know, until I read this article, I never really knew what the health benefits of baking soda were. I find it interesting and great that baking soda can help slow the progress of chronic kidney disease. I’ve used Arm & Hammer baking soda before and after reading this, I will certainly keep using it. I like how you described what baking soda does to help fight against diabetes. The other health benefits that you listed are great too and I’ve heard of baking soda being used to clean your teeth. I didn’t know about the benefits of soaking your feet in it though and it also can help with heartburn! Fascinating stuff! I’m gonna share this article with a friend of mine who has diabetes. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Hey Brian! I’m glad I could provide you with the benefits of baking soda that most folks may not know about.

      I’m so grateful that baking soda can help with lowering blood sugars. That’s my main concern.

      But just as I listed the other benefits, it’s great to know that baking soda is more than just sitting in the back of the fridge!

      I hope you find help with this and do suggest it to your friend!

      Thank you so much for reading!

  34. Lately I have been looking into the various uses of baking soda and I am amazed to find it has so many benefits for us and the home. It is a really interesting fact to now find that baking soda can help with diabetes. I know someone with diabetes so I will tell him what I have learned today so he can look further into it.

    • Hey Dianne,

      Isn’t it amazing to find out how beneficial baking soda is? It’s not only good for diabetes and blood sugars, it has a long list of benefits.

      Like many other folks, I always thought it was only good for sitting in the back of the fridge, but who knew?

      I’m trying to spread the word as much as possible to people about baking soda and it’s benefits, especially for type 2 diabetes.

      Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  35. Hey Rob,

    My whole entire family tree (my uncles, aunts, great granparents) all of them died of diabetes except for my family as my parents made us grow up living a healthy lifestyle by increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in our meals and exercising regularly every week.

    However after I started working, I barely have enough time for myself and I started drinking a lot of energy drinks to keep myself awake and focused so I’m getting kind of worried of diabetes might find me. I’m thinking of using baking soda a lot for cooking, would there be any side effects if I take too much?

    • Hi Riaz,

      It’s tough when your family has a history of diabetes. Growing up with a healthy lifestyle was smart on the part of your parents.

      Eating fruits and vegetable and exercising on a regular basis is what everyone should be doing.

      This is what we should be doing throughout our entire lives. Unfortunately many of us do not do this and we pay the price.

      Baking soda is awesome for so many things including diabetes. There could be issues if you have too much baking soda. Like everything else, too much can be no good for you. Just use it in moderation.

      Thank you for your thoughts!

  36. Goodness, I never realized that baking soda had so many beneficial uses! You have really opened my eyes here.

    I am particularly interested in its ability to help with diabetes, as I have a family member who has that condition. I will definitely be passing your post on to them. Thank you also for stressing that a doctor should be consulted before using it for this condition.

    I will also be using it to combat joint pain.

    I am really fascinated that baking soda has so many various uses, and I will be bookmarking your post for future reference.

    Thank you so much for your enlightening post.

    Chrissie 🙂

    • Hi Chrissie 🙂

      Many folks probably think that baking soda is just good for sitting on the shelf of the fridge, only to change once a month.

      Baking soda is one of the most beneficial products on the planet! Not many know that it is helpful for blood sugars and diabetes.

      It’s just amazing what can do but I always recommend discussing with your physician first.

      Thank you for sharing your comments and for passing this on to others! 🙂

  37. Hello Rob.

    Who would have thought that you could use baking soda to control diabetes? I am not surprised though because, like you said, baking soda is used in so many ways. I make a paste with it and coconut oil and my husband and I use it to brush our teeth and we get the added benefit of having nicer breath (although I never thought of that aspect until I read your article).

    It’s amazing just how many ways you can use baking soda! It is also a great cleaning agent on oven glass. Just put it on on the glass, slightly dampen it and let it sit for a few minutes. Then gently scrub.

    You mentioned several ways that I personally can use baking soda for, such as soaking the feet and as a deodorant.Thanks for sharing such an informative article. 

    • Hey Mary Ann 🙂

      I’ve always used baking soda for the many purposes that most folks relate it to. I use it for brushing my teeth and as a cleaning agent too.

      But my main focus is that it helps with diabetes and to me that’s the most important feature!

      You know, for something that is very inexpensive and provides so much you can’t find another product that’s better!

      I would appreciate it if you pass this along to others. Thank you!

  38. Baking soda sure is amazing. Having benefits for both our health and for other things. I personally make use of baking soda when washing my backpack and also I make use of it when trying to get rid of stubborn odors. Its really amazing.

    I have read about a lot of positives of baking soda for our health but like you advised, it is extremely important to make sure to contact your doctor before making use of baking soda so it doesn’t react the wrong way with your system.

    • Hi Jay,

      Yes I agree. Baking soda should be used for a lot more than being in the fridge all the time. It can do some amazing things.

      Who doesn’t use baking soda, right? I’ll be most people have baking soda in their homes.

      But one of the most important things is that it can help with your blood sugars! This is awesome!

      As you mentioned, discuss this with your doctor because too much baking soda can be toxic, but the right amount is very beneficial!

      Thank you for your thoughts 🙂

  39. Hi,

    I didn’t know baking soda has so much beneficial to human beings, especially helping diabetes! That is wonderful. I heard before that baking soda does help to clean your armpits, yea – those sort of dark surfaces of your armpits. 1/2 glass of water with two table spoon of baking soda, mixed around then soak the baking soda at your armpit for 4-5 minutes, until all dried then can cleanse with water. It perfectly can be armpit cleaner 🙂

    Anyway, thanks for sharing, I have gained knowledge from you.

    • Hi there,

      The more you read about baking soda, the more impressed you become.

      Why wouldn’t everyone have and use baking soda to their advantage especially if you are a type 2 diabetic?

      You can do more with baking soda than most any other product out there today.

      Mixing the right amount of baking soda with water or other drink can be very beneficial for your diabetes. It will help neutralize your stomach acid! (With your doctor’s approval of course!)

      I appreciate your comments! Thank you 🙂

  40. Great article. I was not aware that baking soda has so many benefits.

    I put a box of baking soda in the fridge to absorb odour. Sometimes I use it for cleaning.

    Using baking soda to clean away smell in hands, I like this.  It is always very difficult to clean away the fishy smell and garlic smell on hands. This is helpful.

    Thank you for the useful information.