I have to admit - when I saw the ad on the front page of Diabets1.org promoting cinnamon - I was curious about why they would promote it. As a regular contributor to their website - and being an advocate - I question claims like this - but realise - a website does not run itself for free - so clicks on an ad on a webpage - help keep a site running!
There's no actual proof that cinnamon does help lower your blood sugar - and due to the type of cinnamon that is used in the product - it can't be really regulated to be of actual use in my humble opinion.
Not that I'm saying not to use cinnamon for helping your blood sugars - but it's some of the statements from the company link that I clicked on that I have to admit are scary.
When I clicked on the ad from Cinnaleve that promotes $$'s off your purchase of their product - there are links on the page with "claims" that cinnamon helps reduce BG levels or even worse claim ... prevents diabetes! That link on their page made me scream - actually see red (hmmm - I should go check my blood pressure).
I then went on to check out links for info on cinnamon use in diabetes (I've done this before - but today's ad on Diabetes1.org got me pondering). FDA doesn't really say much (an outdated article on their website doesn't say much).
Now using a nifty CGMS along with an insulin pump!!!