Tell Diabetes Patients Not to Rely on Cinnamon

Patients often ask whether cinnamon is helpful for diabetes.

It doesn't seem to help in type 1 diabetes...but it may improve insulin sensitivity and lower glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Studies are conflicting. But overall, they suggest that using cinnamon supplements for up to 4 months may modestly lower fasting blood glucose in type 2 up to about 1.4 mmol/L.

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