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Cinnamon Tablets

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Annie Wilf, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    It was not your fault. It was never your fault. No one wakes up one morning thinking 'Hey! T2 sounds like a lot of fun, let's do that' or 'I might be at risk but I won't worry until I get a diagnosis'. The same goes for GD, too. There is no blame. Give yourself a break, you are tackling the condition right now by wanting to learn about it and being willing to make some changes. There is hope, put the shame into the only place it belongs.... in the bin!
     
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  2. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum, there will be plenty of help. I have a few ideas myself.

    Shame? There is no shame, have you been reading the Daily Mail?

    Preventable? I don't think that's entirely true. While there is some association between being overweight and type II, whatever that association is, it doesn't explain why some overweight people do not have type II or why non overweight people do. Don't forget that insulin resistance will cause the pancreas to create more insulin and insulin is the hormone that controls the storage of fat.

    Absolutely your fault? Not true either, although environmental conditions come into the equation. There are risk factors, see what Diabetes UK have to say.

    https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Prevent...MIio-ln9_v3AIVCbTtCh0cvAeHEAAYASAAEgIf1fD_BwE

    Absolutely! Onward and upward. All the very best.
     
  3. Annie Wilf

    Annie Wilf Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you for your support x
     
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  4. Annie Wilf

    Annie Wilf Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you for the boost x
     
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  5. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Any time.
     
  6. RAPS_od

    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diabetes is a funny thing.
    I'm T1 (type 1) and have been for 50 years. No one else in my family has T1.
    My mother was 86 and never had a lick of diabetes in her whole life, though she drank 4 tsps of sugar every time she had a cup of coffee and ate whatever she felt like eating.
    My father was 75 and never had a lick of diabetes in his whole life, though he drank many cups of coffee a day, each with 5 tsps of sugar in them and ate whatever he felt like eating.
    My brother has type 2, though no one else in our family ever did.
    My point with all this is there's no shame with diabetes. You'll get it or you won't. I'd hate to see you waste your energy on shame.
     
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  7. Moggely

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    Hi Annie I have only just started taking the cinnamon capsules, the same one as Rachox takes. Not the cassia powder as, like she said it's not good on liver. I'm hoping to see some improvement and only time will tell. Will let you know how i go though. Good luck if you try them, it's worth a shot.
     
  8. clarejenkins

    clarejenkins Type 2 · Active Member

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    I took cinnamon tablets for a couple of years and I did think my blood sugars were better. Stopped temprarily while I had some abnormal liver tests but made no change and consultant not concerned so restarted. However I stopped again a couple of months ago (cost) and so far haven't seen a dramatic rise but havenot been having the very low readings either. My glyclazide was reduced to 40mg. May restart again soon - I was using Syntra5 - and see what happens. Had it on monthly delivery.
    Can't stand the taste of powdered cinnamon!!
    Most recent HbA1c 55 which GP was ok with
     
  9. Concordjan

    Concordjan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Going to be blunt, but to say it’s absolutely your fault is absolute rubbish! I’m type 2 and it’s never even occurred to me to feel shame. Not our fault so why feel ashamed?
     
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