Diabetes and Taking Cinnamon
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I am the first to praise the effect that cinnamon has on blood sugar. If cinnamon is taken 30 minutes before eating it helps to prevent the spikes in blood sugar after eating. The theory is that cinnamon opens the insulin receptors.
The drawback is the possibility of giving false readings. I had been warned of this but kinda blew the idea off. I had been battling to get my blood sugar below 200 and yet when I went to the doctor and had the A1C done, she told me my A1C was 5.1 and I would no longer be classified as a diabetic. I still am wondering how this is possible that these readings are this far off from the actual true picture.