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35. Lefty, have you heard about this?

Cinnamon and Benefits for Diabetes
For years, people have touted cinnamon for its potential diabetes benefits. Does the aromatic cooking spice actually help people with diabetes?

It may not be time to toss your diabetes medicines just yet. Studies on the use of cinnamon for diabetes have been mixed. But most research does not support cinnamon for treating diabetes. The American Diabetes Association says cinnamon has no place in the treatment of diabetes.

Does Cinnamon Help Diabetes?
Cinnamon comes in two varieties -- Ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon is the kind most Americans use for baking and cooking. It's also the variety most researchers have used when they've studied cinnamon and diabetes.

Some of this research has shown that cinnamon may lower blood sugar by decreasing insulin resistance. In people with type 2 diabetes, the sugar-lowering hormone insulin does not work as well. This leads to higher blood sugar levels.

In one study, volunteers ate from 1 to 6 grams of cinnamon for 40 days. One gram of ground cinnamon is about half a teaspoon. Researchers found that cinnamon reduced cholesterol by about 18% and blood sugar levels by 24%.

In another study, volunteers ate cinnamon and rice pudding after a meal. These volunteers had reduced blood sugar levels.

In other studies cinnamon did not decrease blood sugar or cholesterol levels.

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  -Hmmm... I am discovering something real interesting about diabetes. LeftyFingerPop  Jul-11-10 09:20 PM   #0 
  - I think you're using your head, my dear LFP!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-11-10 09:28 PM   #1 
  - Thank you , Peg...  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-11-10 09:35 PM   #3 
     - my $ .02  handmade34   Jul-11-10 10:12 PM   #6 
  - how are you feeling under that regimen?  grasswire   Jul-11-10 09:29 PM   #2 
  - Very strange.  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-11-10 09:38 PM   #4 
     - be careful, friend  grasswire   Jul-11-10 10:07 PM   #5 
        - Point well taken...  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-11-10 10:14 PM   #7 
  - It is a very tricky mix  gvstn   Jul-11-10 10:31 PM   #8 
  - Give your mom a hug for me.  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-11-10 10:44 PM   #9 
     - My mom  gvstn   Jul-11-10 11:50 PM   #13 
     - I have never had a low that I know of.  grasswire   Jul-12-10 01:38 AM   #15 
        - You will know it when you get one...  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-12-10 02:47 PM   #20 
  - Your doctor is clearly a giant dooshbag. If I were you I would clearly do the exact  leeroysphitz   Jul-11-10 11:10 PM   #10 
  - Your doctor can give you tools...  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-11-10 11:13 PM   #11 
  - Doctors can, in fact, be quite wrong about things. There are some studies  struggle4progress   Jul-11-10 11:54 PM   #14 
     - Damn damn damn...  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-12-10 02:51 PM   #22 
  - Some ideas:  struggle4progress   Jul-11-10 11:34 PM   #12 
  - Also...  spinbaby   Jul-12-10 06:36 AM   #17 
  - Good for you on the weight loss  wickerwoman   Jul-12-10 03:20 AM   #16 
  - Thank you and best wishes to your parents!  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-12-10 02:52 PM   #23 
  - I am assuming you're a Type 2 Diabetic?  av8rdave   Jul-12-10 07:51 AM   #18 
  - Yes, type 2, started on pills...  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-12-10 02:49 PM   #21 
     - Thanks, Lefty!  av8rdave   Jul-12-10 08:50 PM   #30 
  - that would be wonderful ... keep losing the weight, I think you can do this.  Tuesday Afternoon   Jul-12-10 09:15 AM   #19 
  - Thanks so much...I'll do it...  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-12-10 02:53 PM   #24 
  - Yes, there are two ways to treat diabetes.  cbdo2007   Jul-12-10 04:05 PM   #25 
  - Unfortunately, this is misleading.  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-12-10 04:10 PM   #26 
  - Then what's the point of your original post?  cbdo2007   Jul-12-10 07:52 PM   #28 
     - The following is misleading, stereotypical, and an oversimplification.  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-12-10 07:54 PM   #29 
        - That echoes what you stated from your experience in your op.  cbdo2007   Jul-12-10 09:48 PM   #31 
           - Yes it does, and I appreciate your kind words to me, but...  LeftyFingerPop   Jul-13-10 08:34 AM   #33 
  - You have no idea what you're talking about.  Jokerman   Jul-13-10 08:55 AM   #34 
  - Talk with your doctor about your serum level Viatmin D -  hedgehog   Jul-12-10 06:49 PM   #27 
  - So am I.  In_The_Wind   Jul-13-10 01:55 AM   #32 
  - Lefty, have you heard about this?  Tuesday Afternoon   Jul-13-10 09:01 AM   #35 

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