Cinnamon and Type 2 diabetics

Jeff - 13885
By Jeff - 13885 Latest Reply 2014-07-19 12:25:55 -0500
Started 2008-04-19 16:27:32 -0500

There is a controversy about whether cinnamon can lower blood sugar in Type 2's. Has anyone who has tried this have success?

90 replies

wanway 2014-07-19 10:35:06 -0500 Report

New to this site. I was recently diagonised with pre-diabetics. I have been reading about chia seed to help improve the # of A1C. How much should you use per day and how are you using it?

jayabee52 2014-07-19 12:25:55 -0500 Report

Howdy Wanway
I found a discussion from 6 yrs ago on chia with a lot of information in it. Look for it here ~

Gabby noted eating too much chia sent her to the bathroom to have a BM frequently and like most food, drink or medication the amount you consume per day may be something which is specific to you. Should you take too much you'll have to run to the bathroom, and note for yourself how much you took that day and then back off on the amount till you get the results you want.

Praying this is helpful


MewElla 2011-07-22 17:13:13 -0500 Report

I sprinkle a liberal amount of cinnamon on my apple every morning and I have definitely seen a difference…

SheliaDell 2011-07-22 17:10:41 -0500 Report

My primary care physician, who is a D.O, recommended that I take a cinnamon capsule every day. I've been doing this for two of the three years since I was diagnosed, and it does make a difference!

Toma 2008-10-22 03:34:40 -0500 Report

There has been a lot of talk these days about cinnamon.

Cinnamon is a powerful herb for blood sugar control. Dr. Richard Anderson, in a study with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, found that cinnamon can improve glucose
metabolism in fat cells by twenty-fold.

Cinnamon, is one of the oldest natural ways to treat
diabetes. It is a powerful blood-glucose regulating agent, an excellent powerful tool for those battling with Type 2 Diabetes.

In a more recent study that appeared in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, in June, 2007, probes deeper into cinnamon's effects on type 2 diabetes.

Scientists tested cinnamon on postprandial blood glucose levels, rate of gastric emptying, and how long a person feels satisfied after a meal.

Fourteen people were tested after eating rice pudding mixed with cinnamon. The results showed that blood glucose levels 2 hours after eating the pudding were significantly lower. The cinnamon-laced pudding was also slower to digest than regular pudding. Slower gastric emptying keeps blood sugar from spiking.

Two things should be mentioned with this study. 14 people is not a large enough sample group to make global assumptions and rice pudding is high glycemic and will still be high glycemic after adding sugar even though it will be lower glycemic after adding the cinnamon. I am not suggesting rice pudding as a good food for a type 2 diabetic.

Cinnamon has also come into the spotlight because of its cholesterol lowering properties as well as it's abilities to counter yeast infections, which baffle conventional medical treatments.

In today's times, almost every individual, whether diabetic or not, is plagued by cholesterol problems which compromised nutrition that then leads to a host of ailments. Although these problems might seem overwhelming when you list them, you can counter them by simply making choices for the better foods. one of the simple things we can do is add a tiny addition to your dietary regime… cinnamon! 1/4 teaspoon per day is the amount that shows the most benefit.

muirj3 2008-09-10 03:19:46 -0500 Report

Cinnamon in small doses is good for you , but if you overdo it , it can be toxic and have serious side effects with time.

Ani 2008-09-08 08:37:22 -0500 Report

How does cinnamon help to lower your sugar.

Toma 2008-09-10 07:58:56 -0500 Report

According to Dr. Richard Anderson at the USDA ARS, they have isolated and characterized several polyphenolic polymer compounds from cinnamon bark that could one day become natural ingredients in products aimed at lowering blood sugar levels. In test tube assays using fat cells, the polyphenolic polymers were found to increase sugar metabolism a whopping 20-fold.

During a decade of efforts to find natural compounds that could help maintain normal blood sugar levels, the scientists tested several components of cinnamon. The newly characterized chemical structures are closely related to a previously reported chemical derivative of cinnamon, MHCP—methylhydroxychalcone polymer. The researchers also tested scores of other plant extracts, but none displayed insulin-enhancing activity near that of cinnamon.

"These new compounds increase insulin sensitivity by activating key enzymes that stimulate insulin receptors, while inhibiting the enzymes that deactivate them," says Anderson, who is with the Nutrient Requirements and Functions Laboratory.

"Polyphenols are known for their antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory functions, but they have not been commonly known to improve insulin function," he says. "The polyphenolic polymers in cinnamon bark have antioxidant effects, which may provide synergistic benefits to persons with various forms of diabetes."

Ani 2008-09-18 04:39:34 -0500 Report

I was wondering if cinnamon tea will have the same effect. Iam on a budget so I can not aford the pills.

Robert Owens
Robert Owens 2008-09-02 05:08:30 -0500 Report

Yes great success, also taking Lypoic acid it does wonders to, also excercising regurlarly. Take you cinnamon on oats, or salad or drinks and to much cannot harm. I have just had a good report from dr. and he says keep dong what i am doing. so try it. Bob

Ryan 2008-08-25 04:59:43 -0500 Report

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Lula Tiencken
Lula Tiencken 2008-08-25 01:12:07 -0500 Report

I take two capsules of cinnamon twice a day and
it helps reduce spikes, but does not seem to reduce my readings.

Elfin 2008-09-04 16:55:48 -0500 Report

I think easing the spikes is what you are looking for. It doesn't lower my BG readings as much as it keeps them more level. For me vinegar is the thing that has lowered my readings. 1 Tbs 3x a day. I am getting so water without vinegar tastes funny.(laugh laugh)

CharlesP 2008-08-25 00:33:46 -0500 Report

I slice apples and sprinkle ground cinnamon powder on it for a snack. I also purchase products which have cinnamon on or in it. Cinnamon sticks in coffee is not a bad idea either. I've read that all kinds of cinnamon is good for diabetics because it helps the cells do whatever it is they are supposed to do.

Elfin 2008-08-25 01:02:06 -0500 Report

Go Charles
It does really seem to cut down on the spike in your surgar that you get immediately after eating.

Elfin 2008-08-07 11:41:31 -0500 Report

So much has been said about cinnamon, and it just convinces me once again, that each of us is sooooo different. I took two capsules of cinnamon twice a day and it helped reduce spikes, but did not seem to reduce my readings. But, when I combined cinnamon and 1 T vinegar three times a day, my sugars dropped dramatically. My daughter on the same regime had little benefit from vinear.

I suspect that, because there are so many factors that contribute to type 2, each person's response to meds and supplements is completely different.

I know I will probably never get off meds (sigh) because I had a severe pancreatitis several years ago. My enzyme levels were nearly 2000 (if my math is right that is about 200 times normal). I believe this destroyed a large part of my insulin production. So pancreatitis, stress and obesity resulted in type 2 for me.

Each of you will have different sets of contributing factors. So it is unreal to expect everyone to respond to the same combinations.

PS someome asked what kind of vinegar is best? It doesn't seem to matter what variety of vinegar I use…I've used cider, distilled and even wine vinegar with good results. (Yeah! yeah! and a little jump for joy!!!)
So we just have to be careful when we try something new…that we only change one thing at a time and chart it's effects on our BG. Then make another change if you want to and chart it's difference.I do this by charting my weekly averages, then using that average to show what happens over several months. Then when I tell my physician about the effects of supplements, it is more than simply anecdotal. Many Drs hate and reject purely anecdotal claims.Happy BG levels all!

Toma 2008-08-07 16:56:15 -0500 Report

Hi Elfin,

I agree with your doctor about anecdotal evidence. Unfortunately, Sometimes that is all we have to go by. 3 1/2 years ago when I started really digging for good answers that was mostly what I had to go by. At that time there was no mention of inflammation and type 2 diabetes. Part of what was working for me was based on anecdotal evidence, hunch and other good studies that seemed to point in the same general direction with out coming right out with it. Fortunately, there have been research studies come along to support the hunches.

I have heard that we are all different and what works for one may not work for others and I think that is clouding the issue for many. I do not believe any of us are terminally unique. Good sound principles apply to all. Some of us may need to apply the principles more stringently due to how far our diabetes damage is already advanced. Right now all I have is anecdotal evidence that neuropathy and other diabetic complications can be reversed which flies in the face of what we get from mainstream medicine and the ADA.

I have reversed much of the damage from when I was badly out of control (A1C 20.9) When I was first talking to me medical team they said I was probably just a miracle patient. I thought maybe they were right but then others started asking what I was doing and got similar results. My mother has reversed her neuropathy. Her toes were purple 2 1/2 years ago (headed toward amputation) and now they are pink and healthy. I am getting more and more similar stories.

This is not going to be accepted by mainstream until I can show a valid scientific study and we are working on that now. The doctors and medical professionals who endorsed my book have agree to supervise an online study which is being set up.

It may turn out that there are all the differences that are being claimed but we will not know for sure without the study. I do know that just one or two studies or "small changes" like the ADA recommends produce small results and some of us need a complete dietary make over including all the best healthy dietary strategies. (I know I did.)

Olies mom
Olies mom 2008-08-13 06:22:07 -0500 Report

Toma, thanks for sharing your experience on these sites. Each day I wake up and think about how much more respponsible I need to be about my health instead of leaving it up to my doctor and some drug company, who actually do not want me to get off any medication that has been prescribed for me. But I am a risk taker and am always up for a challenge, especially if it means I may feel better.

Elfin 2008-08-17 13:01:20 -0500 Report

Toma Thanks for your reply. I didn't intend to imply "terminal differences" But while we have to face the fact we are different in the causes and responses to meds, supplements and exercisem we do have the commonality of being diabetic and having to make life-style changes. My personal style is to make changes in meds and supplements one at a time so I can see changes in my numbers and physical condition. I think without charting our own changes, we can never convince the medical world that we are responsible folks and not just responding to myths, bad advertising, uncontrolled mass changes or scams.
Dietary changes are a different matter…we need to make carefully radical (that sounds like an oxymoron) changes to control what we give our bodies to repair and build with.

Your newsletters and book are guiding me to understand more and more about the effects of different foods. Thanks again. Lee

ssmile 2008-07-29 09:39:51 -0500 Report

My mom is a nurse and she said Cinnamon helps your metabolism and curves the taste for sugar.


butterfly_8 2008-07-29 16:16:06 -0500 Report

could you please ask your mom what is more beneficial,the 1/3 tsp.of cinnamon or 1-2 capsules.I would like to know if there is a certain amount we should take to get the most benefits.

Toma 2008-08-01 19:30:26 -0500 Report

I can add one answer to that for you. Both work and the regular cinnamon out of the bulk spice jars are less expensive. There is a toxin in cinnamon that is fat soluble but seems to be of little concern. There are proprietary cinnamon capsules based on the work of Dr. Anderson from the USDA ARS that have the fat suluble toxins removed. Those may be better but just regular cinnamon has been working for me. Bare in mind that it is not just one thing like cinnamon that does the trick but rather cinnamon in conjunction with several other things that make up an optimized, balanced, low glycemic, anti-inflammatory diet. Following that strategy has resulted in non-diabetic labs for me for over three years now. My last A1C was 5.0 without any meds. it takes work and a lot to learn but it is doable and I am in contact with a growing number of people who are doing it also.

butterfly_8 2008-08-07 15:50:15 -0500 Report

You just used a magic phrase for me,anti-inflamatory diet That is what I need to survive. I need to keep this inflamation from coming back in my foot. I need to rid my body from toxic foods.

ssmile 2008-08-07 10:12:32 -0500 Report

I was told the capsule is better b/c as Toma mention there are extras in the capsules. But it is up to you what ever suits you best.

Steph ;)

patti 2008-07-21 01:32:14 -0500 Report

I have been taking cinnamon for 10 years it hasnt hurt any. My a1c's are always good and my blood sugars are within normal range. I take 2000 mgs a day. You can find them in health food stores and the grocery/drug stores.

DonnaAnn 2008-07-21 07:48:42 -0500 Report

I am not sure it matters if you use a pill or ground cinnamon. But, price may be a problem for those with tight wallets.

DonnaAnn 2008-07-20 22:34:26 -0500 Report

I put a pinch or two in my coffee grinds before brewing. And, yes, I fell it has helped keep my numbers stable.But, remember, everyone is different.What works for one, doesnt work for another.
There is now a study out that says apple cider vinager is also good for diabetics and for arthritis.You take a table spoon or two with your last meal. some people take it with every meal. it supposidly helps keep your body on the alkaline side of things and less acidity.

elizabethwardlow 2008-07-05 10:39:26 -0500 Report

I have enjoyed cinnamon in my tea and on oatmeal. I notice that the spice works like a stimulant for me, I sweat more and my digestion is not as sluggish. If I eat the cinnamon too late in the day, I suffer with indigestion. Nevertheless, I do enjoy the taste and the fragrance, and I try not to forget to indulge at least once a day… maybe I will find that it has some effect on my blood sugars as I begin monitoring them daily now.

Millie57 2008-07-06 02:30:01 -0500 Report

Yes, cinammon is good, it has helped me lower my med. intake from 3 pills to 2 pills/day. It's also good to help lower your bad cholesterol. I also drink aloe vera juice. Aloe Vera Juice is good for many things, such as, Diabetes, ulcers, cholesterol, Intestinal Cleansing. I am a witness to improvements of my sugar levels, cholesterol lowered, and intestinal cleansing. Try it, Aloe Vera Juice does not taste bad. It tastes like lemonade without sugar, go ahead add some equal… This can purchase at any grocery store. Jewels etc. even Wal-Mart carries it and the price is right. :)

misty222 2008-07-05 04:20:56 -0500 Report

I have tried it with tea in the afternoon. I have had tremendous results with bringing my blood sugars to a normal level. It doesn't have much taste but it does help.

G Thomas
G Thomas 2008-06-16 07:33:08 -0500 Report

Yes, I tried those too. Those Horse Pills work slower than the vinegar. They are at Walmart at $7. and some change. 500 milgs. 100 pils a bottle.

LeighG 2008-06-10 05:49:46 -0500 Report

i put cinnamon on my toast with peanut in the am almost everyday or when ever i have peanut butter i add it.i also heard it works and have a few people i know that say it works good to help i thought it was worth a try.i have my sugars good right now so i cant really say if it is from that cause i do alot to keep them good.but i guess it helps in the end with all i do.

blessedmom44 2008-06-09 12:53:01 -0500 Report

Hi guys-This sounds great. I have heard it works and will try it from Walmart. Thanks everyone for the good input.

GabbyPA 2008-06-08 11:28:21 -0500 Report

YES! I have found that when I take 1000mg in the morning with my other supplements and then again with dinner at night it helps the most. I do piggyback it with chromium in my second dose and it seems to really help my numbers. I also cook with it any chance I get and I found that freshly ground cinnamon on vanilla yogurt is very yummy.
Other supplemnts that I have found to be helpful are:
Selenium 220mcg
CoQ-10 10mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 50mg
I found out about these on "dTV" and decided to try them out. The important thing is to make sure your supplements are sugar free. It hides in there, so read your lables. I picked up a support packet specially made for diabetes from Nature's Bounty. My 30 day supply is $14, but my Walgreens drug store often has a buy one get one FREE deal, so I stock up then.

GabbyPA 2008-06-08 11:28:21 -0500 Report

YES! I have found that when I take 1000mg in the morning with my other supplements and then again with dinner at night it helps the most. I do piggyback it with chromium in my second dose and it seems to really help my numbers. I also cook with it any chance I get and I found that freshly ground cinnamon on vanilla yogurt is very yummy.
Other supplemnts that I have found to be helpful are:
Selenium 220mcg
CoQ-10 10mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 50mg
I found out about these on "dTV" and decided to try them out. The important thing is to make sure your supplements are sugar free. It hides in there, so read your lables. I picked up a support packet specially made for diabetes from Nature's Bounty. My 30 day supply is $14, but my Walgreens drug store often has a buy one get one FREE deal, so I stock up then.

claire - 16722
claire - 16722 2008-06-04 17:21:08 -0500 Report

I had a cardiologist friend tell me about this. I started adding a little cinnamon to everything, and YES it did help bring my numbers down. It didn't bring them down dramatically, but by a few points with my fasting test each morning. I hope it helps you. claire

Treehugger - 16448
Treehugger - 16448 2008-06-03 04:45:23 -0500 Report

Cinnamon is so delicious I can't imagine why anyone would want to take it in capsules. I sprinkle it on whatever cereal I'm eating, on toast, in tea, over blueberries, on slices of apples and pears, in pancakes, muffins and chocolate cake. (If it's good for diabetics, it should be good for everybody.) I buy mine at Penzey's because the quality is better, the price is lower than at the supermarket and I love visiting the store. You can also buy on line. [ ] I don't work there or have any stock in the company and have to watch myself because I love herbs and spices!

kdroberts 2008-06-03 05:39:49 -0500 Report

Cinnamon is the opposite of delicious to me! I tried taking it for a month or so and saw no difference in my blood sugars. I stopped taking it and didn't notice any change. Just like everything, it won't work for everyone.

Dancehawk 2008-05-26 10:16:56 -0500 Report

I have been reading alot about it and been adding to coffee, tea and things it taste good in.

It has been referred to by many herbalist as a helper to lower blood sugar, just like licorice helps to support your bladder, Cayenne helps to warm your blood, raspberry helps thicken your blood.
I look at it as every little bit helps so I add it.
I was reading a book about herbs and there properties theres some amazing things in there.
Is it the soul answer to stop our pather of taking care of our selves no, but it does offer help.
One thing I noticed is the amout we would have to consume plus it would have to be really good stock plants.

morris.js 2008-05-26 11:22:11 -0500 Report

I too have tried the cinnamon. I put some in my morning coffee and also sprinkle some on my toast. I really did not see any change in my levels, so I quit taking it every day, but still like to use it once in a while.
I believe it was Dancehawk who said she uses other spices as well. I use a LOT of cayenne pepper when I cook. This one has seemed to help my cholesterol levels. Also Peanut butter seems to raise my HDL levels. Not sure why, but it does seem to work. My HDL is 63, & the LDL is 61.
We all react differently to different things, so I don't always assume because it worked for one it will work for me..but I don't mind doing some experimenting…LOL

CharlesP 2008-05-26 09:33:11 -0500 Report

Yes. All kinds of cinnamon seems to help the cells do what they are supposed to do. One of my favorite snacks is to slice up an apple and sprinkle cinnamon on the slices.
Try 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon added to your coffee as well.

Spottsmom 2008-05-11 02:20:26 -0500 Report

I read the articles and have been considering also giving this a try with taking capsules.
I do at this time add cinnamon to a lot of my foods especially since I found the Grinders with Cinnamon in them In the Spice aisle.
There is a new product called Grinders. The selection has a disposable bottle of either peppercorns, sea salt, and mixtures of peppers and seasonings, that you twist to grind them on your food. They have recently added cinnamon to the collection and I was thrilled. I I have to admit i never bought cinnamon sticks as i just could not fit it into my budget but this gives me that option in a way without the huge price and without having to have utensils needed etc. The taste is so much better that the pre-ground bottles. I had no clue what a difference there was. The way it is packaged makes it so much better to use for me. Oh they also have cinnamon and sugar I walked paste that and did not buy it which was a item I know at one time I would have dove on.
Sorry I sound like a commercial LOL but they are great.
I will check at the Walmart or GNC this week for the cinnamon capsules.

Carebear 2008-05-10 12:21:19 -0500 Report

Hi, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon isn't that much. I put it on my 2 whole grain toast with a little smart balance butter, and sugar substitute, like splenda. I think it is really good. Try it. Enjoy!

kaptroy2 2008-05-07 11:03:06 -0500 Report

Cinnimun did not lower my blood sugar,
though it may have kept it from going higher. Want to see a big drop in blood
sugar? Cut out all carbs and sugars!!
Doctors tell you you may eat some carbs,
NO WAY!! Cut them out watch your blood
sugar go down!!!

nfry52 2008-05-07 10:08:34 -0500 Report

I have used cinnamon for the past year and have to have cholestro checked every 3 months. I have watched my cholestrol level and sugar level drop everytime I have blood drawn. I had open heart surgery with a triple by-pass 6 years ago and I am now way in the normal range. I take two capsules each day and I am a firm believer Just make sure you take them with food because you will burp cinnamon if you dont cinnamon tablets can be purchased at most pharmacys or save some money and buy them at walmart where I buy mine

Trish - 14600
Trish - 14600 2008-05-03 13:27:11 -0500 Report

I use cinnamon capsules and it helps me keep my sugar lower. I take 2 in the mornings. When I don't take them my sugar goes up q lot.

Auntiem - 14799
Auntiem - 14799 2008-05-03 12:17:25 -0500 Report

I tried the tablets and found it best to start out easy as I quite soon suffered indigestion and had a bad taste in my mouth. So I take the tablets occasionally, but use powder on lots of food.

andipandiwinkie 2008-05-03 09:19:05 -0500 Report

I too would like to know where to buy cinnamon pills. I need t loose weight but when I try to exercise my sugar goes wacky, up or down. How do I handle this? Why is my sugar so high in the morning. I take my long acting insulin before I go to bed?

grmpy 2008-05-05 03:59:37 -0500 Report

I also would like to know why my sugar is higher in the morning. I am very carefull of my diet

John Crowley
John Crowley 2008-05-05 04:55:12 -0500 Report

Regarding why sugars are high in the morning:

In diabetes, there is a well-documented dawn phenomenon which is a rise in blood sugars in the early morning without eating. There are several explanations. Your body has stored sugars in your liver primarily. If you're taking too much insulin and your sugars start to drop low overnight, your body can release the stored sugars to bring you back up. Conversely, if your dose of long-acting insulin is too low, you can be high in the morning simply because you don't have enough insulin. The way to tell is to check your bs between 2 and 3 a.m. Also, it appears to be fairly normal for the body to release some of the stored sugars as simply a preparation for waking up.

Finally, if you eat something with a lot of fat and protein late at night, you may be seeing the effect of that food many hours later.

NyxWulf 2008-05-05 11:38:34 -0500 Report

Wow! John, thank you for that post. I had this exact same question about my blood sugars first thing in the morning.

kdroberts 2008-06-03 05:53:26 -0500 Report

That description of the dawn phenomenon is not really accurate, it's kind of a mix of a couple of things that are different but can give you the same end result.

The dawn phenomenon happens to every single person, diabetic or non-diabetic, diabetics get hit harder with it. You are right in saying that your liver stores and releases glucose, but in the case of the DP it's not because your sugar is low. It releases it to keep your vital functions (like brain activity) ticking over when you haven't eaten anything. It's also kind of a warm up just before you wake up. In non diabetics it's regulated so you the sugar stays stable. In diabetics it can "over sugar" you so your blood sugar goes up (your point about insulin comes in here), it also doesn't switch off when you wake up and is the reason that a lot of diabetics can test immediately after waking up, get ready for the day, test before they eat and their blood sugar is considerably higher.

The release of sugar when you go low is reactive hypoglycemia, also called the Somogyi effect or liver dump. It's basically the same thing as having a glucagon injection. Going low at night is the classic but it can happen any time your body is or believes it is short of fuel, during exercise is not uncommon.

The biggest difference between the two is that the DP is a normal thing gone wrong and is a slow and steady rise in blood sugar. The somogyi effect is something that shouldn't really happen and is a quick, potentially large spike/

azmisty 2008-06-20 11:23:22 -0500 Report

Thanks for the great explanation is there anything that I can do to prevent this from happening?


Bluebutterfly 2008-10-21 14:57:39 -0500 Report

I have a hard time keeping my sugar down in the morning. I just havr read your comment and I have to try this and see where it goes. thanks for the info.

Mitch - 14722
Mitch - 14722 2008-05-03 08:04:02 -0500 Report

I have used cinnamon when making pancakes and french toast but have never heard of cinnamon tablets. Where can you get them. If it works like everyone says I would take them.

azmisty 2008-05-03 08:59:46 -0500 Report

I am pretty sure that you can buy them at a health food store…but I will let someone who has actually purchased them confirm that. It seems to me that it would be more cost effective to just get the grocery store product and measure it out. You can add it to so many different foods…I even put it in sauces and add it to the grounds when I am making coffee.


Evelyn - 14829
Evelyn - 14829 2008-05-04 02:51:13 -0500 Report

You can buy them at Wal-Mart in the Vitamins .
I have been taking 1 teaspoon honey and 1 cinnomon tablet morning with breakfast and 1teaspoon honey and 1 pill at night .I lost 3 lb last week .It gave me a lot of energy also. It won't hurt you if it don't help.BUT chech with your doctor if you are on meds .aometimes you shouldn't mix medicine with any thing else.
Have a great day !!!!

jeffncrsd 2008-05-03 07:33:48 -0500 Report

I have used cinnamon and it does help but I have found that Vinegar works better honestly. I learned this as I live with multiple health issues one being the beginning onset of Type 2 diabetes and I was using the vinegar as a liver cleanse along with garlic and noticed sugar levels would go down when I used the vinegar at dinner. Now all I use is vinegar as I take 2-3 tsp mixed with a little water before each meal and it helps keep my levels down greatly and don't take any medication and last A1C was 6.1 so very happy with results

Bug - 14465
Bug - 14465 2008-05-01 06:21:24 -0500 Report

While many diabetics and doctors say it doesn't help, I have been taking 2 capsules a day for about 10 years. I have been type 2 for since mid 1985 and have always been under very good control. I think the cinnamon helps…for sure it doesn't hurt.

2008-05-01 04:40:56 -0500 Report

yes that is a true statement, I have done that before and it does work great!

Eliazbeth 2008-04-23 13:23:50 -0500 Report

Yes, I take cinnamon capsules 2x a day. I am keeping my A1c down w/diet,exercise,and several supplements. I have had success for 6mo. now w/my last A1c being 5.9. I am convienced if I can lower my weight,(which I have lost25lbs.),my body will be able to produce an adaquate amount of insulin.

anita - 13845
anita - 13845 2008-04-22 15:41:32 -0500 Report

I am trying the cinnamon now has not helped much. What is the monavie acai drink and where would I buy it?