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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.
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    thanks for the good information. Although i am thunking i would faint if my blood sugar ever got to 70. I have gotten it to 95 but that meant no carbs at all.
    2540 days ago
    It all depends the time you take your glucose reading, to get an accurate reading.

    1. If you take it an hour after you eat it will be higher then two hours after and two hour reading will be higher then three hour reading.
    2. If you eat fruit by itself with no protein, it will raise your sugar up dramatically, even if it is only one accurate serving,depending on what it was before you ate it.

    Have you ever had a low glucose under 70, your told to eat 15 grams of carbohydrate, be it candy, glucose tablets, fruit, You are told to check again in 15 minutes, is it above 70 now, if so hold off for another 15 minutes, check again, so if it is continuing to rise, (if not have another 15 grams) if so, it will be fine 15=50 in an hour, usually.

    Meals spaced is important
    4 hours between B & L, 5 hours between L & D.

    snack fruit should have protein added.

    grain is best eaten with evening meal if at all.

    2540 days ago
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