Hi, Anyone tried either cinammon or kerela (bitter gourd)

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Martin UK
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   Posted 11/12/2006 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
My son has recently been diagnosed with Type 1.We usually like to use complementary treatments with illness etc but...with diabetes? But I hear say that kerela & cinammon can act like insulin in the body...anyone tried this or heard any reliable stories?

TALLDUDE
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   Posted 11/12/2006 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
INTERESTING

TALLDUDE
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   Posted 11/12/2006 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
GOOGLE CINNAMON DIABETES.......

Claire-Bear
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   Posted 11/13/2006 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Martin,

Sorry to say, but cinammon only help type 2s.  You'll find a lot of complementary therapies for diabetes are only actually for type 2s.  Please don't be fooled into thinking that you can use something complementary to help him.  Only insulin, a good healthy diet, exercise and looking after himself will help.  I'm a type 1 diabetic (since I was 12, and I'm now 27) and I can honestly say that all you can do is keep working on those things.  With a type 1 diabetic, our pancreas no longer makes insulin - there is nothing complementary that will replace that, only giving regular injections of insulin.  As you're in the UK Martin, please look up DAFNE and see if there is a course near you, or look at diabetes UK website (a registered charity).  They run some courses aimed at helping the whole family understand diabetes.

Hope this helps a little.

Claire x


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   Posted 11/13/2006 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
i downed about 2 teaspoons last night and i'm 50 below where i have been all week...coinidence?????? maybe there is something to it.......

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   Posted 11/13/2006 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Talldude,

I seem to remember that there IS evidence that cinnamon helps lower blood sugars, but as I said it's only aimed at type 2s (which I think you are?).  That's really interesting, though - how did you take it?  I'm sure a lot of other type 2s will appreciate knowing that!

Claire x


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   Posted 11/13/2006 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
SPOON AND DIET SODA CHASER..LOL


GOOD THING I LIKE CINNANON

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   Posted 11/13/2006 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I read something about that a long time ago, and ever since I've been adding cinnamon to my morning coffee, sprinkling it on apples (just cinnamon, no sugar) and toast. I don't know whether it's keeping my levels down, but it's easy enough to use. I put it in shaker and keep it on the counter where I'll see it.
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A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 11/15/2006 1:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi...I just buy the cinnamon capsules at the drug store. Totally easy because I'm totally too busy to be all creative and such. I'd just forget so just take 2 caps wih my morning meds.

I also take BORAGE OIL. It's expensive so I wait until it's buy one get one free at Longs or at Walgreens.

BORAGE OIL, they say can reverse a lot of ...oh what's the word??? Drat! It's too late for me to think...You know what I mean, when you lose feeling.

Then I take Vinegar tabs too. 2 of them. If I've been "bad" I O.D. on water and an extra Vinegar tab and cross my fingers. It helps keep my numbers down...I guess. I figure, hey, it can't hurt cause vinegar's so good for you anyway!!

I'm doing really good, knock on wood!
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