Cinnamon pills

By luked Latest Reply 2012-08-31 17:47:39 -0500
Started 2012-08-31 09:08:34 -0500

I have read that cinnamon is very good for diabetics. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with taking these and if they worked?

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pixsidust 2012-08-31 17:47:39 -0500 Report

I take 3000mg of cinnamon a day and I think it helps lower my sugar.
Its one of those things you try it and see. If it does work do not use it as a means to cheat or you're not giving your body a break and we need all the aids/breaks we can get!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-31 11:44:39 -0500 Report

Luke diabetes is not a one size fits all disease. For instance I can eat something that won't effect my blood sugar and you can eat the same thing and it causes yours to rise. What works for one person may not work at all for others. Supplements that lower your blood sugar could also cause and adverse effect on medications you may be taking to lower your blood sugar. Also those same supplements combined with your medications could make your blood sugar even lower when you exercise. I read that somewhere. I have tried the shakes. Made my stomach cramp. I am not a supplement person so I won't take them. I am allergic to a lot of things so I don't want to risk a reaction. Hospitals are expensive so I try to avoid them.

I absolutely love that you are asking questions and seeking advice. Please before you start taking any kind of supplement, talk to your doctor. He/she can determine how it will effect your body and the medications you take.

When I was first diagnosed and was doing research on the disease, I listed questions for my second doctors visit. I questioned him like I was a prosecutor. I asked about over the counter medications such as Tylenol and cough medications. I am allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen so I don't go near it. I had a respiratory infection and asked about the effects of antibiotics and the meds. I have not had the flu since 1963 so I have never had a flu shot so I don't know what that would do to me either. None of the doctors I have had will give me any kind of flu shot because for some reason I don't get it.

I prefer diet, exercise and maintaining control. I hate taking pills so I am happy with my one pill a day. Take care of yourself.

jayabee52 2012-08-31 11:19:05 -0500 Report

Yes I have tried cinnamon in an attempt to manage my Blood Glucose (BG) levels. I have tried plain grocery store cinnamon, sent for "true" cinnamon from Ceylon, and tried the cinnamon capsules with chromium in it. All had the same effect for me. Zero.

There are some who claim it works for them, but I am not one for whom it seems to work.

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