3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Dieting with Obstacles > Diabetes Support

Cinnamon?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-11-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 12

S/C/G: 242/225/200

Height: 5'3"

Default Cinnamon?

Is anyone taking cinnamon to help control blood sugars? How's it going for you?

I am hypothyroid/ diabetes diagnosed, found out about a month ago. So far I was put on synthroid for my thyroid and for now am trying diet and exercise to control BS.

I have read and was told by several people that they had benefited from cinnamon and was wondering what experiences others have had?
Homeschoolmomto2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
Welcome Spring!
 
Ruthxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Delta, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 26,860

S/C/G: 232/ticker/153

Height: 5'0" on a tall day

Default

Never tried it but there sure is lots of info out there if you Google.
Ruthxxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 06:12 PM   #3
Sea
Senior Member
 
Sea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 726

Default

I use the cinnamon, about a teaspon and a half each day in my oatmeal. My oatmeal looks like it's chocolate. It really does help stablize the bs (as tested) and doing so seems to help me with the hunger. Additionally, I find emotional satisfaction in my food by keeping the flavors stronger. More flavor seems to equal less hunger (at least emotionally, LOL ). Six months into this eating plan, I no longer have to deal with diabetes. Needless to say, my eating plan is not a diet, but a renewed lifestyle.
__________________

Started this journey Aug 2010

Every step I take makes me more healthy and more happy!
Sea
Sea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 01:16 PM   #4
Melissa
 
berryblondeboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5,901

Height: 5'6.5"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sea View Post
I use the cinnamon, about a teaspon and a half each day in my oatmeal. My oatmeal looks like it's chocolate. It really does help stablize the bs (as tested) and doing so seems to help me with the hunger. Additionally, I find emotional satisfaction in my food by keeping the flavors stronger. More flavor seems to equal less hunger (at least emotionally, LOL ). Six months into this eating plan, I no longer have to deal with diabetes. Needless to say, my eating plan is not a diet, but a renewed lifestyle.
I eat cinnamon every day too, but on an apple that I eat with peanut butter. I eat about 3/4s teaspoon every day. I don't know if it has an effect or not (still waiting to see) but it tastes yummy and supposedly helps, so why not!


Sea - what are you doing to change your lifestyle to not deal with diabetes. That's my plan too!
berryblondeboys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 03:33 PM   #5
Sea
Senior Member
 
Sea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 726

Default

Mostly, its simply that I've dropped 57 lbs. My meal plan is simply my meal plan. I don't eat much in the way of sweets. I exercise at least 3 times a week. My blood levels are good enough that my current dr. doesn't realize I ever had a problem.
__________________

Started this journey Aug 2010

Every step I take makes me more healthy and more happy!
Sea
Sea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 01:59 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 12

S/C/G: 242/225/200

Height: 5'3"

Default

Thanks...I do love cinnamon so figure it can't hurt, right?
Homeschoolmomto2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
jendiet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SC
Posts: 3,467

S/C/G: 211/see ticker/140

Height: 5'5"

Default

since cinnamon has insulin like properties, it is considered beneficial. I had a friend who was type I, he ran out of insurance, and complained he just could not afford his insulin anymore, he asked me for suggestions. I advised him about the research about cinnamon and the research on chromium and vinegar.

I gave him what i had, and told him to please be very careful and monitor his blood sugars closely. He did. He told me at the end of 2 weeks, he was using HALF the amount of inuslin he normally had to use.

based on that, i think there are some benefits. I am also conisdering using goat's rue because this is the plant the drug metformin (glucophage) is isolated from. I want to use the tea to assist with breast feeding anyways.
__________________
My Weight Chart:
>
jendiet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cinnamon Omelet (All Phases) fireflynova Breakfast Ideas - Phase 1 17 09-23-2011 10:50 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:39 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2