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Can cinnamon help diabetes?

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Cinnamon may be useful for people with Type 2 diabetes, according to Mayo Clinic. This is based on studies that have linked cinnamon capsules to glycemic control. However, the research remains sparse, and the role of cinnamon in blood sugar has yet to be confirmed as of 2015.

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Can cinnamon help diabetes?
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Some researchers have tentatively speculated that the positive effects may indicate that cinnamon improves insulin action. Cinnamon should not be substituted for conventional strategies for controlling diabetes, such as blood sugar monitoring, healthy eating, exercise and, if applicable, medical care, as outlined by Mayo Clinic. It is important to speak with a medical professional when considering alternative treatments for diabetes.

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