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From Fayetteville, Tennessee, USA:

I was at Camp SugarBugs in Goodlettesville, Tennessee over the weekend and we were told that cinnamon would help keep blood sugars level in type 1 diabetes. Is this true? Please let me know what you think about this.

Answer:

There is nothing new that I know. It may have some benefit for type 2s. It probably does not hurt, only wastes money and gives false hopes for "cures."

SB

Additional comments from Jeff Hitchcock, CWD Founder and Editor:

While there is no data to support the use of cinnamon in the treatment of type 1 diabetes, there are a couple of studies that looked at its use by patients with type 2 diabetes. See Effects of a cinnamon extract on plasma glucose, HbA, and serum lipids in diabetes mellitus type 2 from the May 2006 issue of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation and Cinnamon Improves Glucose and Lipids of People With Type 2 Diabetes from the December 2003 issue of Diabetes Care.

JSH

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Original posting 2 Sep 2006
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