Cinnamon 1/2 tsp everyday to lower glucose levels by 30% for diabetics (It works)

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aphrodite
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   Posted 7/7/2006 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thought I'd tell everyone (especially diabetics) that using 1/2 tsp of cinnamon every day (any kind is acceptable) can lower your blood sugur up to 30%.  Mix with 1/2 cup of water in a pan on the stove and then boil both for about 2 minutes, put into a cup/glass for about 15 minutes (so the cinnamon granules can drop to the bottom) and then strain the liquid into a glass or cup and discard the remaining cinnamon in the strainer (cinnamon granules can be carcinogenic) and proceed to mix this with tea or milk or unsweetened chocolate every day.  If you miss a day, glucose levels will rise back up.
 
It works for me. If curious, go to "Cinnamon" on the internet and read how wonderful it can be in helping diabetics and people who might be heading that way to lower their glucose levels.  Cinnamon daily (1/2 tsp is enough). lose 10% of your body weight, exercise (walking is just fine) 3 days a week, and eat low carb, low glycemic foods and avoid refined sugar, splenda is a good substitute, and diabetes can just be another word and not a disease!
 
 
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   Posted 7/8/2006 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
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Babsie50
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   Posted 7/9/2006 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Just passing along something I heard a doctor mention one day on Fox News. (This has been weeks ago now.) He said that the most effective way to use cinnamon is in the capsule form, as the saliva in your mouth will neutralize it.

Babsie50
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   Posted 7/9/2006 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Just reread my above reply. That doctor said that cinnamon not taken in capsule form is neutralized by saliva. Thought I should make his point more clear than I did the first time!

Warren
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   Posted 7/10/2006 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Perhaps we should clarify these natural remedies a bit for the people in this forum.  If you are a type 1, you can forget most of these natural remedies because your insulin manufacturing plant is permanently broken.  Remedies aimed at increasing sensitivity to insulin or producing more insulin are aimed squarely at type 2's.

Now for all you type 2's out there that are considering cinnamon, vinnegar, etc.; Im certainly not discouraging you.  However, realize that if you are already taking a really decent mix of oral meds, the response to one more "med" in the form of a "natural" ingrediant may be very little.  This is because your body is already being stimulated very very hard by powerful oral drugs to make it more sensitive to insulin and to nudge the pancreas to produce more insulin.  Adding something else from your cooking closet may not have nearly the same effect on you that it has on a healthy non diabetic or someone that is say, taking only 500mg of metformin 2x a day.

That being said, natural remedies are certianly cheap enough. Just make sure to check your blood sugar with and without the added remedy to see if there is really a worthwhile effect!

scool Warren
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Babsie50
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   Posted 7/10/2006 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for making that point, Warren.  The vinegar and pasta article did say that it may be helpful for people with Type 2.
 

Chutsman
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   Posted 7/10/2006 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Even for those, like me, type 2 and taking 500mg Glucophage twice a day, cinnamon may not work.  It didn't for me.
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JGriffin
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   Posted 7/10/2006 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Cinnamon broke me out in hives and a rash on my neck. I couldn't tell if it brought my BS down or not because the reaction raised it! I guess it was a wash and certainly not worth the itching.

stronglady4me
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   Posted 7/11/2006 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have also heard that cinnamon is good for high blood pressure.  I have no idea if it works but I figure what the heck, give it a try.  I bought empty capsules and fill them myself.  I take two a day.

Lex4153
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   Posted 7/12/2006 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
My doc told me today at the appointment that many of her patients have success with using cinnamon just by sprinkling it on oatmeal or something. I'll have to try it.

stronglady4me
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   Posted 7/12/2006 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Aphrodite, Re: "cinnamon granules can be carcinogenic"

I have done a lot of reading on the benefits of cinnamon and have never seen this before. What makes you say this?

Marburg
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   Posted 7/12/2006 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
For me the cinnamon did lower my glucose readings by about 20 points. I sprinkle pure powdered cinnamon (bought in the baking aisle) on foods and in my coffee. A friend used cinnamon sugar and had the opposite effect.

Marburg

Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/13/2006 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Cinnamon SUGAR!!! Well, DUH!
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Marburg
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   Posted 7/13/2006 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep! Would of thought they'd have considered that, wouldn't you? ;-)

Marburg

Santoz
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   Posted 7/13/2006 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have tried the method Aphrodite recommended in her post above, and it does appear to be working. My fasting numbers are about 10 pts lower than they had been. But, I'm not ready to completely credit the cinnamon for this decrease--I'll need to use it a bit longer.

Aphrodite recommends using this once a day, but I do this twice a day. It is a bit of a PITA though. Boiling the water, stirring, letting the granules settle, etc.

I’m using regular supermarket, McCormick cinnamon ½ teaspoons 2x daily. Frankly, it’s the only “supplement” I’ve tried to date that actually seems to noticeably lower my BG levels.
 


Chutsman
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   Posted 7/13/2006 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good to hear Santoz.  Are you on any meds?

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Santoz
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   Posted 7/13/2006 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Chutsman said...
That's good to hear Santoz.  Are you on any meds?

Yes, 500mg of Metformin controlled release.  I also take the supplement Insulow.  It's Alpha lipoic Acid - Bioton.

 

It is supposed to help with insulin resistance; however, it doesn’t seem to be working.

 

Other than the cinnamon, the only things that have dropped my BG’s levels appreciably have been diet (I eat low-carb), exercise and the Metformin.

 


 


Warren
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   Posted 7/14/2006 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Diet and exercise are two of the most powerful blood sugar control mechanisms you can find.  Im not surprised that this has had the only real beneficial effect on your Blood sugar; but Im glad to hear it has made an impact.

scool Warren
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. - James Gordon, M.D.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Dennison Prentice

I can only please one person per day, today is not your day...tomorrow doesn't look good either.


wmnak
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   Posted 7/17/2006 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   

OK, you convinced me.  I started the cinnamon yesterday in my coffee, so we'll see.  Hope it works.

My numbers have been on a rollercoaster for almost 5 months, since rectal cancer/permanent colostomy surgery in Feb.  Good news is that recent A1c came back at 6.0 - don't know how that happened given daily numbers, but was pleased.

:-)   Martha

Claire-Bear
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   Posted 11/15/2006 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
another bump on the cinnamon issue :)
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