Cinnamon Tablets

By babycakes1958 Latest Reply 2011-06-14 03:36:38 -0500
Started 2011-01-16 12:36:44 -0600

Has anyone ever taken cinnamon tabs before eating to help control sugar levels. Non-insulin Dependent. Like if you want to eat a candy bar, but take 2-3 tabs before.

Please respond. Anyone ever do any research or direct me to get more info.


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babycakes1958 2011-01-18 17:06:43 -0600 Report

Okay!!! For all of you that have responded to my question regarding taking Cinnamon Tabs; I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your responses. This is the action I will be taking after considering your responses. You can follow me, or wait for my observations!!! - Which I will post. (I should have been in the medical field!!!). Anyway, I have decided to include cinnamon tabs along with my daily oral meds. I am not insulin dependent!! - DON'T & REFUSE T0 BE INSULIN DEPENDENT. No disrespect to those of you who are on insulin. I am reaching out to the RECENTLY Diagnosed Diabetics . Those who have been given Oral meds and told if you didn't watch your weight, LOSE WEIGHT, you will end up INSULIN DEPENDENT!!! (This is where I KNOW Deep in my heart that I'm at this stage!) I have been prescribed Meds, Have gained 20 pds. now taking additional meds!!! Come on you guys, LETS WAKE UP!!! JUST LOSE WEIGHT. I was initially BORDER LINE!!! When you get this diagnosis, God, LISTEN!!! I have not!!! I 'am one of those people that loves to drink my PEPSI (not friggin DIET, that is so FRIGGIN SICK.) PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO HEAR THE REST OF MY STORY REGARDING BEING DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES!!!

donna62M 2011-06-14 03:36:38 -0500 Report

I hope it works for you…I take insulin because I can nat take the oral meds…I built up a reaction to them and ended up allergic to them…and being asthmatic and being on and off the steroids, it is easier to manage my diabetties on insullin than not…I used to think that way aswell…but found that reality for me is diffrent…goodluck and I hope you win

mom of one
mom of one 2011-01-18 14:23:11 -0600 Report

how much research has been done on this, if any?

kdroberts 2011-01-18 15:01:06 -0600 Report

Years and years. There have been hundreds of studies done on cinnamon relating to all sorts of medical conditions. The overall conclusion is that for most people it won't do a thing but some people may have mild improvements in some conditions.

As was said previously, it's mostly psychological. People add cinnamon to their lifestyle at the same time as making other changes and then attribute anything good that happens to the cinnamon and ignore everything else. I challenge anyone who thinks that cinnamon is really helping them to give it up for 6 weeks and make no other changes to their diet or exercise routine and see if your blood sugar goes up, so far no one I know that has done this has noticed any effect from dropping the cinnamon but they do notice a positive effect in their bank balance.

babycakes1958 2011-01-18 17:21:34 -0600 Report

What do you mean by "bank" balance. Thank you. If you read my response to cinnamon tabs, my sister was diagnosed with "Borderline" Diabetes. She started watchng what she ate!!! and in addition started to take 3-4 tabs of Cinnamon before eating!) My study is going to be eating a candy bar, but taking the tabs before you eat the candy bar, then after 2 hours compare your sugar levels. Note everything. You have to be consistent. Good luck for you guys that are willing to try what I'm presently dong. (The notekeeping is a pain in the you know what!!! Take Care Guys, Give me strength, along with my God to do what I know has to be done!!!

kdroberts 2011-01-19 11:18:20 -0600 Report

Cinnamon and cinnamon tablets are not free. Depending on how much you go through it can be quite expensive for very little gain, if any. Even at its cheapest its a lot more than some diabetes drugs that are available free or $10 or less for 90 days worth.

I tried cinnamon for about 3 months to see if it did anything, my general blood sugar actually went down slightly after I stopped using it. Any effect that has been seen in scientific studies largely show that it takes 1-2 months of every day use before you see anything and only a few people see anything positive. You can try your candy bar test but you would need to do it a dozen or so times with cinnamon and dozen or so times without before you could start to make conclusions about its effectiveness.

babycakes1958 2011-01-18 10:23:37 -0600 Report

How can you work at Krispy Kream, Oh my God, don't know if I would have the courage not to eat those delicious donuts!!! Thanks for the input. God Bless.

Cynthia Miller
Cynthia Miller 2011-01-18 09:01:02 -0600 Report

Hello, I Work at krispy Kream and after a long day and work very hard and yes it's very hard to say no to the donuts, when my sugar is off I eat a half of Cinnamon donut and it makes me fill better until I get home and eat something that is good for me. So I think it dose help. I have not tried the capsule yet. Good luck from Sud Muffin Soaps @ etsy .com

PetiePal 2011-01-17 12:55:58 -0600 Report

I've read many sources that say it's pretty much psychological and you're probably going to get much more effect out of exercise. I think a lot of homeopathic or "all natural" solutions are nowhere near as regulated or studied as FDA approved medicines so while there MAY be a ton out there that do indeed have an effect we really don't have anything too conclusive to go on.

Alizia 2011-01-17 12:35:17 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a year ago. I stared taking 2 5mg. of GLIPIZIDE per day. I also started taking 2 500mg cinnamon capsules per day
Now, a year later I take 1 5mg GLIPIZIDE per day and the 2 cinnamon capsules. I think that the diet, exercise and capsules has help to bring my numbers to almost normal.

chopi 2011-01-17 10:04:46 -0600 Report

I take a 1000mg a day, for about 2 months now. I really don't notice any real change. I think it's more psychological.

BandonBob 2011-01-16 15:00:42 -0600 Report

I don't use the tabs but I sprinkle a half teaspoon of cinnamon on my breakfast and I feel it helps. Even if it doesn't it tastes great and doesn't urt so why not.

jayabee52 2011-01-16 14:00:13 -0600 Report

Here's something on Cinnamon from previous discussions:

I could provide more links, but if you want to search for more click the discussions link on the left, and put your search term into the text box at the right and click on the magnifying glass icon next to the text box.

Then you can make your own decision about this controversial topic

To your health!

MewElla 2011-01-16 13:30:17 -0600 Report

I don't take cinnamon tablets, however, I do sprinkle cinnamon on my apple everymorning and this has definitely an improvement in #'s. Guess what works for one will not work for another. Just have to try it and check #'ws. Good Lucki to you.

kyoungMN 2011-01-16 13:03:14 -0600 Report

They don't do anything. There is no clinical proof that I've seen that shows they work. Besides being a higher quality cinnamon than the cheap store baking brand, it's just a fad.

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