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    cinnamon (a diabetes miracle or a wives tale)
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    Avalon1957 posted:
    has anyone else heard that eating 1.5 tsp of cinnamon a day can lower your blood sugar ...

    just read that in a book
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    Avalon1957 responded:
    here is one of many web references ...

    http://diabetes.about.com/od/whatsonthehorizon/qt/cinnamon.htm
     
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    davedsel57 responded:
    Many diabetics have reported that consuming cinnamon in natural or capsule form does help them control their blood glucose readings.

    This would be in addition to a healthy lifestyle involving a low-carb eating plan and regular exercise. Individual results will vary.

    Please talk to your doctor about this further.
    Blessings, -Dave
     
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    betaquartz responded:
    Wives tail or not, I take 4 500mg capsules a day. I also sprinkle my mixed nuts with cinnamon, and put it in coffee often-especially when at Panera for a 1/2 sandwich and a salad. I began it to help lower my numbers, and don't know if it had anything to do with the lower numbers I see now or not, but would not take the risk that it did-by quitting.
     
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    rubystar2 responded:
    I take cinnamon capsules, too. My doctor said it does help lower blood glucose levels but not drastically. When I was on diabetes meds, he said the prescription meds were like sledgehammers and the cinnamon was like fine tuning hammers. Now I am off all diabetic meds and using those fine tuning hammers.
    Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
     
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    mhall6252 responded:
    I also take cinnamon capsules every day. Mine also contain chromium picolinate.

    Michelle
     
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    nwsmom replied to mhall6252's response:
    Michelle, where do you find the cinnamon/chromium capsules? Thanx...Nancy
     
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    mhall6252 replied to nwsmom's response:
    The brand is Spring Valley and I'm certain I bought them at WalMart in a twin pack.

    Michelle
     
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    soapster1949 responded:
    I also take cinnamon plus chromium 2000 mg. - 2 daily. Since I have added the chromium aspect, I have noticed lower blood sugar levels. Of course, this isn't a substitute for a healthy diet.
     
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    kimmie12 replied to mhall6252's response:
    I just started taking the same today. Sugar today after eating was alot better 105, very happy today. Hope it keeps working.
    i take 2000mg a day one at breakfast and one at dinner i hope this is okay to do? Any suggestions that this is okay to do?
     
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    kimmie12 replied to soapster1949's response:
    Do you take it twice a day? Just wondering if that was okay to do. I started today and was suprised that mine today was 105. Very pleased with that, plus i started exercising also.
     
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    soapster1949 replied to kimmie12's response:
    I take only two daily and usually after my main meal.


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