I was wanting to know if anyone has tried drinking cinnamon in their drinks and if it had an affect on your diabetes? I want to try to start adding it to my drinks i.e. water and tea.
IMO, cinnamon has no to very minimal effect on BG, and I consider the cinnamon/diabetes connection to be little more than urban legend.
If cinnamon actually made a significant difference, everyone would be chowing down on cinnamon instead of Metformin!
The topic pops up now and again. Usually the reception is not a warm one. I personal think deeming it an “urban legend” is giving it too much credence.
sure i eat it. if i want no sleep due to me being to high.& but other then that i think it a urban legend.
That may be the best answer i have ever read to this question.
I’m T2, not on meds yet after 9 years. I started adding cinnamon to things for other reasons (as an anti-inflammatory) a decade or more ago. I still add cinnamon, turmeric, cumin and ginger in small amounts to my Daily Dose of blueberries—berries being the only fruit that doesn’t give me a bad spike…I find these spices a lovely addition to my diet that are doing no harm and may do some good…Blessings…
You might want to visit https://nccih.nih.gov. They have good information on their site.
You might be interested in reading the research on cinnamon.
thank, for the the links to, i love reading new things, about Diabetes,.
You are quite welcome!
Cinnamon works well in smoothies and coffee where it can dissolve easily. Some research has shown that cinnamon showed an improvement in post meal blood sugar spikes. Everyone’s body reacts differently. You could always try it for a few weeks to see how your body reacts. They used ceylon cinnamon. If your body agrees with it, you should show a slight decrease on your meter.
Lately I have noticed that a little cinnamon with my breakfast helps with my morning spike, an area I have always had a problem with. Here’s a study that seems to confirm a positive effect. Other studies have shown no effect, YMMV.
Like @Judith_in_Portland I add some to blueberries along with a little ginger, it seems to result in a slightly lower reading and tastes good.
Using your meter it’s easy to figure out if cinnamon has a positive effect on your blood sugar. I am using normal amounts and not very large amounts as some do.
In my experience it’s not a cure but seems to result slightly lower readings, since I like the taste there is no reason not to do it.