Diabetes

Question
Posted by: anna | 2011-08-03

Q.

cinnamon

Hello Dr,

I''ve heard that cinnamon is helpful in regulating blood sugar levels - is this true, and in what form (and how much) should it be taken?

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert

First of all we have to be sure that you have type 2 diabetes and that you are not on insulin. In that case, cinnamon can help control
the blood glucose level, especially when it’s combined with a healthy lifestyle (more physical activity, healthy eating, lose weight if you are overweight).
I would advise a good cinnamon extract that is high in the active ingredients, such as Diabecinn Extra which is available in South Africa at health shops
and pharmacies. In addition to cinnamon, this product contains vitamins and minerals which are also helpful in lowering the blood glucose level.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2011-08-05

First of all we have to be sure that you have type 2 diabetes and that you are not on insulin. In that case, cinnamon can help control
the blood glucose level, especially when it’s combined with a healthy lifestyle (more physical activity, healthy eating, lose weight if you are overweight).
I would advise a good cinnamon extract that is high in the active ingredients, such as Diabecinn Extra which is available in South Africa at health shops
and pharmacies. In addition to cinnamon, this product contains vitamins and minerals which are also helpful in lowering the blood glucose level.

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