• worried worried
    May 14, 2009
    Can cinnamon and chromium treat diabetes?
    worried worried
    May 14, 2009

    I have Type 2 diabetes and my blood sugar stays high even with my medication. I would like to try other options before i go to injections. Can cinnamon help?

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  • Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2014

    Hi Worried,

     

    Your doctor will always be the best source of information for you in terms of what will and will not help your blood sugar levels. I will tell you, though, that the American Diabetes Association does not believe cinnamon is effective at controlling blood sugar, and studies on its effects have had really mixed results. Some studies suggest that cinnamon can help decrease insulin resistance, but only people with Type 1 diabetes. It seems to have the opposite effect in people with Type 2 diabetes.

     

    Here are some other links on our site you might find useful:


    Cinnamon: The Magic Spice

    Cinnamon Vindicated

     

    Best of luck to you!


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  • redgiant May 30, 2009
    redgiant
    May 30, 2009

    I can't remember if cinnamon does, but there have been several studies done on postprandial BG and eating CIDER vinegar with your meals. Cider vinegar actually causes your stomach to empty slower, therefore your Bg doesn't shoot up as high after eating.

    I have used oil and vinegar for my salad dressing now for about 3 months and it does have a moderate effect on my blood sugar. It will usually be about 10 mg/dL less than if I hadn't used vinegar.

    These studies were done by legitimate university reseach labs, not some drug company or marketing buisness.

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  • vee
    vee
    May 17, 2009
    vee
    vee
    May 17, 2009

    no cinnamon does not decrease or anyway affect sugar levels,........but it is said to help in lowering blood cholestrol......Kiss

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