Cinnamon


Hi my friends. Remember me telling you my doctor took me off of one of my diabetic medications a couple of days ago? Well, the first day all numbers were alright. The next 2 days  they were too high for comfort.

This morning they were on the high side again. I decided I would go back on the medicine after supper tonight. It just wasn’t working. I don’t know if maybe the doctor could add any less of that pill, since I am cutting it in half already.

This morning I went to the place I have been going for the past couple of weeks with my friend. I had taken my medications at 8am and I was very aware that my sugar would drop too a low point in exactly 4 hours.

It was 11:30am, not 4 hours after I ate. It was lunch time so we all got up to get our plates and I felt my knees giving out. My first big mistake is not letting anyone but my one friend know that I am a diabetic.

I froze in spot, not wanting to make an ass out of myself. I kept telling myself, I am in line, I will get the food, sit back down, eat and all will be alright. I got my food and barely made it back to my seat.

Suddenly the PD tremors kicked up. I know without a doubt I looked like a baby shaking a rattle in both hands. I began to cry, I think I was humiliated by the tremors. Once again, a lady recognized my symptoms and told the director to get me orange juice ASAP.

This time I drank the entire cup plus ate my lunch. My legs and arms were hurting from the hard tremors. I became very tired. I wanted to lay down and sleep immediately. This is usually the way I get after my sugars bottom out.

I couldn’t understand what was going on. For 2 days, my sugar numbers were high enough to consider going back on that pill again, and then boom, I have a sugar low before it was time to actually eat again.

I was thinking about all of this later today when I arrived home. Something was different. My sugars remained low in the evenings every day for the past two weeks; except 2 days. What was I doing different?

Then I knew what it was, but I am not sure if that would make such a big difference. Every day at some point, I have been having low carb yogurt with a nice, big sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

The past 2 days I had not had any. This morning I did have some. Would that cinnamon make that big of difference or is something else going on? Any imput or advice? I haven’t called the doctor back yet, because I just knew he was going to tell me to start taking that pill again.

cinnamon

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8 thoughts on “Cinnamon

  1. Terry – Many individuals believe cinnamon will lower blood sugar and help stabilize it. You can always find it in tablet and other forms in health food stores within the diabetic section. Unfortunately, as of today’s date, scientific evidence does not exist to support the use of cinnamon or any other over the counter remedy when it comes to aiding you in your fight against diabetes. Is there another medication your doctor might consider giving you to try. Many new medications have been developed over the past few years. Ask for samples before having a new prescription filled. That way you’ll know if the medication works for you before you buy an entire script.

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