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Discussion in 'Non-Diabetic Medication' started by TTTE, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. TTTE

    TTTE Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine swears by cinnamon as an aide to regulating his BG reading (he's not officially diagnosed as a diabetic) and for helping with maintaining weight loss.

    I can't find anything to substantiate his claims. Even online medication sellers say that there is insufficient data about cinnamon in relation to these claims (especially where diabetes is concerned) so I was wondering, what do the good people of this parish think? Does anyone here take cinnamon, if so, does it work or is it just a placebo?
     
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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If it works,(for the individual) even if it's just a placebo, does it matter?
     
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    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've heard that too about cinnamon, and I read an article about it years ago. It does have a small and very insignificant effect on BG, but you have to eat massive amounts of it. The only reason I pop some in my chai is because I like it.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Moseley, in his book 'The Blood Sugar Diet' writes that cinnamon does have a small affect on bg and that (somewhere) researchers are working to find out exactly what compound is having this affect and why.

    P.S I remember he addresses the question of Turmeric in the same chapter and reckons that the jury is out on that one.
    I'm pretty sure @Rachox uses cinnamon of a particular type to help with bg levels.
     
  5. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I do take cinnamon (and turmeric as it happens). The weeks when I started them (I didn’t start them at the same time) my blood sugars did fall slightly, I haven’t stopped either to see if it was just coincidence. However both are supposed to be beneficial for arthritis which I have too.
    A note about cinnamon if you’re considering taking it make sure you get Ceylon not cassia. Cassia can cause liver damage.
     
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    Roulis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, I've heard about the cinnamon too, so I went ahead and purchased some to try it out. I have been taking it for a week now but I cannot tell at the moment whether it works or not? I would of thought that if it was to have any impact I would have to be taking it for a considerable amount of time, and even then it would be unclear whether it actually works. On the positive note, The pills taste nice though, but there again I like cinnamon. Here is a pic of the actual product which I purchased on line. What really worked for me personally to lower Hba1c from 50 to 40 within 6 weeks from being diagnosed, was an almost no carbs/sugars eating plan and 3-4 times per week badminton. Theo.
     

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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I started with Cassia cinnamon similar to your picture but read that that type of cinnamon can cause liver problems if you don’t take a break from time to time. Either a weeks break every third week or 2 days off 5 days on it. I switched to Ceylon cinnamon which doesn’t harm the liver instead.
     
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    Roulis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheers for the tip! I wasn't aware of that I'll check it out.
     
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