By tensiasimmons Latest Reply 2010-01-23 09:51:42 -0600
Started 2010-01-20 10:11:27 -0600

My eye doctor recommended cinnamon capsules to lower my afternoon blood sugars. Has anyone had any good luck with that? My a1c is 7.9 and she thinks it will lower it.

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Troy's Mom
Troy's Mom 2010-01-22 04:25:09 -0600 Report

I heard the same thing and we use it but I haven't noticed a difference in his numbers. We put it on his oatmeal and whole grain toast. Nice AC1 number. Good job there.

Antique-Dave 2010-01-20 17:15:42 -0600 Report

I take cinnamon 2x daily, I'm really not sure if it does anything with my BGL, use table cinnamon if you like the taste. Its not supposed to be as readily bio available as the capsules and even the capsules that are most reasonably priced are not that much better then the table spice.

Everyone is different on its impact, some swear by it. I have had better luck with gymnema.

cw43 2010-01-20 11:53:27 -0600 Report

I used it for a while and talked to my Dr. He said it helps in begining stages, if you are far along not much help.
I would put just a little in my coffee, or with Splendor on my toast or in my oatmeal.
I also like put some margine on a soft tacco shell, then sprinkle a mix of cinnamon and splendia, put it in the toaster oven till it melts togeather.

ptsparkle 2010-01-20 10:20:13 -0600 Report

Don't know if it works or not. I just like it on some toast with truvia. Some say yes, others no. You would have to try it, and then test, test, test, to see what the results are.

kdroberts 2010-01-20 10:19:31 -0600 Report

For a type 1 it will likely have no affect on your blood sugar. For a type 2 there may be a small chance it may give some slight improvement. Try it and see if there is no reason you shouldn't but don't expect anything.

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