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@dorisena I too put cinnamon on my oatmeal and mix it into my yogurt. I use Ceylon cinnamon which is difficult to find except on amazon and in Whole Foods — the price at Amazon just got reduced too. Ceylon cinnamon is called “true cinnamon”. It is milder tasting than other cinnamons so you can use more. The other cinnamons can be harmful in large quantities, particularly to the liver. My sister puts cinnamon in her coffee too.

I had an appointment with my endocrinologist on Monday. I asked him about cinnamon and he felt that the amount you would need to make a difference would be considerably more than most people could possibly use. He is an extremely well regarded doctor but I’m not sure I agree with him on this. I have been using quite a bit of the Ceylon cinnamon and my A1c was 5.8 despite not following a low carb diet very well. I guess it is possible that I “reversed” my diabetes since I have lost a very considerable amount of weight.

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I get my cinnamon from a wholesale place because my daughter knew them but it is a large quantity and I don't know how long it will stay "good" but I certainly love the flavor. Congratulations on the 5.8 test. I spend too much time on the computer when I should be exercising, but running the sewing machine is more fun. I am still interested in finding another doctor but it is risky when you are on Medicare. Others doctors may not accept you as a patient in this area. I am skipping my suggested next appointment in December because my blood pressure is better and I think I should be working on weight loss rather than taking more pills. I must say I enjoy the suggestions and support from this group, and it makes me thankful at Thanksgiving. Dorisena

Congratulations, JK, on your good A1C level and being able to eat a cookie now and then. I also believe it is possible to reverse diabetes but most people do not like to stay on the diet that gives such good success. Also you must exercise, which is not as much fun in the winter. I never was an athlete and loved reading a good book with a bowl of apples at my side. I am working on it. Dorisena