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was just wondering if anyone here has tried cinnamon and honey and if its true that it can help to lower or improve sugar levels :confused:
 

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I use honey when I go low to bring my BG up.
HONEY is a carb, carbs raise BG
 

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I haven't tried cinnamon, but there is talk that it can lower BG.
I seriously doubt if honey can effect lower levels, since it has 17g of carbohydrate per tablespoon, which is higher than pure granulated sugar.
 
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They say aerodynamically a bee shouldn't be able to fly. Well, I think if a bee ate leaves or other living things that might be true...but a bee eats honey. Proportionally, if you ate as much honey as a bee eats...your arms would flap around 180 times a second, too! A couple three tablespoons of honey and I'm ready to race the dog to the mailbox! :D
 

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I've seen that endorsement of cinnamon for diabetes in many places. Haven't really tried it, but I do put a lot of cinnamon (and a pinch of nutmeg) on the apples that I bake in the microwave.
 

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Could be a fluke, but I woke up yesterday craving toast with honey. I tested first and my level was good, so, I made two slices of toast and drizzled honey on them.

I tested 2 hours later, expecting the worst - bread topped with honey - not a good idea, but I had been really good all week. (justifying my cheating to myself)

To my surprise, my test showed 84.
 

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I have been taking cinnamon since I heard it can help maintain good blood sugar control. No idea if it is working...but hey...its just cinnamon so I figure if it helps I'll take it :)

Honey I have no idea...I use it as a sweetner sometimes but I have to account for the carbs in it. (the same as with any sweetner).
 

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Has anyone tried Cinnulin PF instead of cinnamon. It is a cinnamon extract and they claim that they have filtered out the toxins that are in whole cinnamon.
 

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Could be a fluke, but I woke up yesterday craving toast with honey. I tested first and my level was good, so, I made two slices of toast and drizzled honey on them.

I tested 2 hours later, expecting the worst - bread topped with honey - not a good idea, but I had been really good all week. (justifying my cheating to myself)

To my surprise, my test showed 84.
As a follow up, an english muffin or piece of toast is becoming a good thing for me. (once or twice a week) The honey DOES react well with my BG at between 85-90 each time.
 

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I took some cinnamon tablets for awhile. I didn't see any difference in bgs.
 

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Would that be the same coumarin that's in chamomile tea?
Yes it is. It is in smaller concentrations in chamomile tea than it is in cinnamon.

It is also important to note that coumarin, as well as being an antocoagulant, can also negatively interact with a number of drugs.

This is why you are better of taking a cinnamon extract to help lower your blood sugar levels than taking large amounts of cinnamon.
 

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In your opinion, are the anticoagulant properties in cinnamon any higher than those of the 81mg aspirin tablets prescribed for many people?
 

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In your opinion, are the anticoagulant properties in cinnamon any higher than those of the 81mg aspirin tablets prescribed for many people?
I am not sure. There have been some studies testing this but the results have really been inconclusive.

I would check with your doctor. I am not a doctor, I only play one on forums. LOL
 

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I use cinnamon and honey. Cinnamon does lower my BG. A little bit of honey is healthy for me. It does not raise my BG and it is a treat.
 
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