blood sugar control

By edtrine Latest Reply 2010-01-23 08:29:50 -0600
Started 2010-01-22 10:57:14 -0600

I have been told by my doctor that cinnimon can help contol blood sugar.. I also looked up a site that claimed a college in arizona did a study on vinegar to control blood sugar. It said it slows the the ability of the intestans to convert starch and carbs to sugar. sorry for the spelling errors. If you do try vinegar mix it with water. I tried drinking it straight and it choked me up for about 30 seconds. It scared the blood sugar out of me lol.

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Kirla 2010-01-23 08:03:51 -0600 Report

I found drinking lots of water. At least 8-10 glasses a day and eating lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, spinach, onions, salad Etc. along with decreasing high carb starchy foods helped lower my blood sugar from A1C 14.1 to 5.9 in just a few months.

I have been taking a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon for about a month now. Not sure if it does anything yet. I use a couple of tablespoons of red wine vinegar on my salad every day along with one serving of low carb salad dressing. My latest A1C was 5.4.

Deb-G 2010-01-23 08:29:50 -0600 Report


I think you take the most realitic approach to trying something…the way you can enjoy it and if it works thats great too!…The study did recommend using it in salad dressing, not drinking it like the test subjects did…I'm sure for the study they had to be exact in ingestion amounts so had to drink it…A realistic approach to trying it can never be a bad thing…and hey it does help…its a bonus! :)

I love cinnamon too…I probably eat cinnamon most days of my life…but here I am 45 years old and rather brittle happenings…so…i'm not buying it LOL..but like some said…for others it could work! All our deseases are the same but different :)

Thanks for sharing the tip :)

SkipT 2010-01-23 07:48:12 -0600 Report

You have to test yourself. For some the cinnamon will work, but for others it has not effect. I just use cinnamon because I like it.

edtrine 2010-01-22 21:22:33 -0600 Report

In my case I wasn't talking about a cure or majic bullet but if you take 1 and add it enough times it can make a pretty big number. It's baby steps. Add everything together and it can have a major effect. I would like to thank all of you for the information you added.

jaclyncrystal 2010-01-22 19:20:18 -0600 Report

Have used apple cider vinegar, followed by a chaser of water and drop of organic juice, noticed a drop in BS the next morning for awhile but as time goes on it really only makes me want to puke. Cin good spice for all kinds of immune problems, i use it on porrage every morning. Figure it cannot hurt.

spiritwalker 2010-01-22 16:12:45 -0600 Report

There are no secrets, no cures. There is simply good
meal planning, exercise, carb counting. That is what works for today. I think we all pray a cure will come.
Today we hope, and due the best we can.

Harlen 2010-01-22 14:43:10 -0600 Report

We keep looking for the pill that will fix Diabetes.I hope we can fined it but I will not give up hope.
best wishes all

Deb-G 2010-01-22 14:18:23 -0600 Report

The study actually showed little effect on diabetics…it did however show better results for those "pre-diabetic"…It also says better ways to get vinegar in your diet would be in salad dressing lol…for the study they used vinegar and water drinks..but…well…I'm sceptical…there's no magic wand…supposedly it slows the digestion of carbs…but then why did it work better on the pre-diabetics and not the diabetics?…guess its too late for us lol

ptsparkle 2010-01-22 11:48:33 -0600 Report

Never heard about the vinegear trial.( must have been at ASU, not too smart in Sun Devil territory). lol. As you navigate through the site, and look at some of the discussions, you'll find pros and cons about cinnamon. It's not bad for you, but I think most will agree it's not a magic bullet. Welcome to this site. Lots of good stuff and great people.

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