Okra has been brought up in many case studies to aid with stabilization of blood sugar levels. My father has type 2 diabetes, where it's been easy for his levels to spike with a little change in eating habits. We've been soaking cut-up pieces of okra in water overnight, then he drinks the water part of it in the morning. (If he's peckish, he'll eat the okra, as well!) We have noticed that his levels no longer spike when he eats a bit differently. We consulted his doctor before trying this, and it is suggested everyone else does, too. Our family is very fond of natural medicines, so we thought we'd share this one.