Although two naturally occurring substances — chromium and cinnamon — have been shown in some studies to improve insulin sensitivity, other studies have failed to find any benefit for blood sugar control or in lowering A1C levels. Because of the conflicting findings, neither substance is currently recommended for diabetes control.

Type 2 Diabetes Basics

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Complications
Preparing for your appointment
Tests and diagnosis
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Alternative medicine
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Prevention

Updated: January 25, 2013
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