Ginger potentially lowers blood glucose levels, according to Truth N Health, but the effects are not a primary function of the root. Sliced ginger pickled in vinegar becomes pickled ginger. Japanese sushi dishes commonly use pickled ginger for flavor enhancement and to accompany a dish.
Some doctors recommend that diabetics begin the morning by drinking ginger in water, states Truth N Health. Ginger features a variety of health benefits for people with and without diabetes. Some people use ginger for muscle strains, sore throats, colds and headaches. Other uses for ginger include relief of nausea and flatulence. Some suffers of arthritis report some relief with the use of ginger.